Quote by Vernon Law
Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade.
This quote emphasizes the danger of becoming too preoccupied with superficial aspects of a skill or profession, without actually developing a deep understanding of its fundamental principles. It suggests that some individuals may focus on acquiring shortcuts or quick techniques instead of patiently mastering the craft itself. In doing so, they may miss out on truly grasping the underlying knowledge and wisdom necessary for long-term success and excellence in their chosen field.
Every man who has lived for fifty years has buried a whole world or even two; he has grown used to its disappearance and accustomed to the new scenery of another act: but suddenly the names and faces of a time long dead appear more and more often on his way, calling up series of shades and pictures kept somewhere, just in case, in the endless catacombs of the memory, making him smile or sigh, and sometimes almost weep.
And, oh, how blessed is it thus to meet! To feel that vanished years have not estranged us,distance has not diminished love, that we are to each other even as we parted; to feel again the fond kiss, to hear once more the accents of a voice which to us has been for years so still,--a voice that brings with it the gush of memory! Past days flit before us; feelings, thoughts, hopes, we deemed were dead, all rise again, summoned by that secret witchery, the well-remembered though long silent voice. Let years, long, lingering, saddening years drag on their chain, let youth have given place to manhood, manhood to age, still will it be the same--the voice we once have loved, and deemed to us for ever still--oh, time, and grief, and blighted hope will be forgotten, and youth, in its undimmed and joyous beauty, its glow of generous feelings, its bright anticipations, all, all again be ours.http://library.beau.org/gutenberg/1/2/3/6/12362/12362-8.txt