Quote by Andrew Carnegie
You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.
This quote implies that in order for someone to fully utilize their intellectual capacities, their emotional well-being and passion must be addressed first. The "original and supremely able man" refers to the authentic and talented individual, suggesting that their heart, symbolizing their desires and motivations, must be engaged and satisfied for their intellect to flourish. Without a genuine connection to their work and a sense of purpose, their mind will not be able to function optimally. This quote highlights the importance of emotional fulfillment in unlocking one's intellectual potential.
In the school of political projectors, I was but ill entertained, the professors appearing, in my judgment, wholly out of their senses; which is a scene that never fails to make me melancholy. These unhappy people were proposing schemes for persuading monarchs to choose favorites upon the score of their wisdom, capacity, and virtue; of teaching ministers to consult the public good; of rewarding merit, great abilities, and eminent services, of instructing princes to know their true interest, by placing it on the same foundation with that of their people; of choosing for employment persons qualified to exercise them; with many other wild impossible chimeras, that never entered before into the heart of man to conceive; and confirmed in me the old observation, that there is nothing so extravagant and irrational which some philosophers have not maintained for truth.
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn't fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it's been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.