Wear your learning, like a watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
-- Lord Chesterfield
Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are, to some extent, a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece-by thought, choice, courage and determination.
-- John Luther
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.