Go forward slowly, its not a race till the end
We may be young, but after what we’ve gone through, we’re also wise. We know what’s important. Many spend a lifetime and never learn that. - Tom Britfield
Few things are more important than learning how to learn.
Time is the single most important resource that we have. Every single minute we lose is never coming back.
As he watched her sleeping, under wretched and insufficient blankets, in the cold nights which swooped down after the panting sun-drenched days, his dry heart blossomed in tenderness. . . . To think that he had once esteemed people because they understood Goossens's music or James Joyce's fiction, because they wore sleek clothes and were clever at the use of forks, because they could set up wooden words as a barricade against roaring life!
It is a good thing to live long but it is much more important to make a difference in life by living a life of significance.
Mr. Ansell was not merely a man of some education; he had what no education can bring — the power of detecting what is important. Like many fathers, he had spared no expense over his boy, — he had borrowed money to start him at a rapacious and fashionable private school; he had sent him to tutors; he had sent him to Cambridge. But he knew that all this was not the important thing. The important thing was freedom.