long to accomplish a great and noble task, but my chief duty is to
accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.
world is moved along,
not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the
aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb
Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the
summit, I must
zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand
still, I run
against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it
and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel
encouraged, I get
more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon.
struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous
blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.