… I discern –
Infinite passion, and the pain
Of finite hearts that yearn.
Browning, from “Two in the Campagna”.
The boy’s will is the wind’s will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts. [He says that these lines are ‘a verse of a Lapland Song’.]
Longfellow, H W, from “My Lost Youth”.
Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other both in mind and body; to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud ‘Hernani’.
Stevenson, R L, in Great Quotations (Readers Digest, 1978), 63.
When you reach the top, keep climbing.
It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes, but an even wiser man to learn from others’.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.
The tighter you squeeze the less you have.
When the pupil is ready to learn, a teacher will appear.
Knock on the sky and Listen to the sound.
To follow the path, look to the master, follow the master, walk with the master, see through the master, become the master.