Learn a craft while you are young, that you may not have to live by craft when you are old.— Proverb
Learning makes a person a fit companion for themself.— Proverb
Learning, like money, may be of so base a coin as to be utterly devoid of use; or, if sterling, may require good management to make it serve the purpose of sense and happiness.— William Shenstone
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all the management of human affairs.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
I THINK that I should like to be
A pavement artist best,
For he has every kind of chalk
Spread in a cosy nest.
I have ten pieces in a box,— Compton Mackenzie
Black, yellow, white and blue,
Pink, red, brown, orange, grey and green,
But these are far too few.
Tis done! Dread Winter spreads his latest glooms,— George Thompson Hutchinson
And reigns tremendous o’er the conquered year.
How dead the vegetable kingdom lies!
How dumb the tuneful! Horror wide extends
His desolate domain. Behold fond man!
See here thy pictured life: pass some few years,
Thy flowering spring, thy summer’s ardent strength,
Thy sober autumn fading into age,
And pale concluding winter comes at last.
A book is meant to be read from beginning to end but it’s best understood from end to beginning—Winston Church