Nothing in the world can take place of persistence.
Talent will not…
Genius will not…
Education will not…
Persistence and determination are omnipotent.
(From Yarn Harlot Daily Calendar Sept 27 2009)
This is how Murphy-the-cat functions; persistence and determination will beat me down every time. Meow.
From my Zen Quote-a-Day from the month of September:
If the teaching doesn’t feel like it’s forcing something upon you, it is not good teaching.
It remains me of one of my favorite quotes from JBS Haldane in the Introduction of Daedalus:
…it is the whole business of a university teacher to induce people to think.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
Having no plates to eat from, moves washing up from a nonessential to an essential, unfortunately.
This one is for any student out there:
A monk: “What is the fundamental teaching?”
Yun-men: “No question, no answer”