You are never given a wish without also being given
the power to make it come true.
We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill,
going more or less in one
direction until we splash into something
that forces us to find a new course.
In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
Leonardo da Vinci
Magic is one of the subtlest and
most difficult of the sciences and arts.
There is more opportunity for errors of comprehension,
judgment and practice than in any branch of physics.
In each age men of genius undertake the ascent. From below, the world follows them with their eyes. These men go up the mountain, enter the clouds, disappear and reappear. People watch them, mark them. They walk by the side of precipices. They daringly pursue their road. See them aloft, see them in the distance; they are but black specks. On they go. The road is uneven, its difficulties constant. At each step a wall, at each step a trap. As they rise, the cold increases. They must make their ladder, cut the ice and walk on it, hewing the steps in haste. A storm is raging. Nevertheless they go forward in their madness. The air becomes difficult to breath. The abyss yawns below them. Some fall. Others stop and retrace their steps; there is a sad weariness. The bold ones continue, eyed by the eagles. The lightning plays about them, the hurricane furious. No matter, they persevere.
The eye that directs a needle in the delicate meshes of embroidery
will equally well bisect a star with the spider web of the micrometer.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Those who have knowledge, don't predict.
Those who predict, don't have knowledge.
Lao Tzu, 6th Century BC Chinese Poet
The journey is the reward.
All great progress takes place when two sciences come together,
and when their resemblance proclaims itself,
despite the apparent disparity of their substance.
You see, but you do not observe.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam.
I looked into the soul of the boy next to me.
Begin at the beginning and go on
till you come to the end; then stop.
A director makes only one movie in his life.
Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again.
Jean Renoir (Director)
Have I done the world good,
or have I added a menace?
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but
of the life-long attempt to acquire it.
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