Wish and learn to smooth away the surly wrinkles, to raise your lids frankly, and change the fiends to confident, innocent angels, suspecting and doubting nothing, and always seeing friends where they are not sure of foes.
When a man has finished building his house, he finds that he has learnt unawares something which he ought absolutely to have known before he – began to build.[Wenn man sich sein Haus fertig gebaut hat, merkt man, unversehens Etwas dabei gelernt zu haben, das man schlechterdings hätte wissen müssen, bevor man zu bauen – anfieng.]
What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.[O que é um mestre? Pois eu lhe respondo: não é aquele que ensina algo, mas aquele que inspira o aluno a dar o melhor de si para descobrir o que ele já sabe.]
What experience and history teach is this, – that peoples and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.[Die Erfahrung aber und die Geschichte lehren, ist dieses, daß Völker und Regierungen niemals etwas aus der Geschichte gelernt und nach Lehren, die aus derselben zu ziehen gewesen wären, gehandelt haben.]
Very learned women are to be found in the same manner as female warriors, but they are seldom or ever inventors.
Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
True learning must not be content with ideas, which are, in fact, signs, but must discover things in their individual truth.