Quote by Chinese Proverb
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
This quote emphasizes the important role that teachers play in our lives, but also stresses the individual responsibility we have in the learning process. Teachers have the task of providing knowledge, guidance, and opportunities for growth, but it is up to us, the students, to seize those opportunities and actively engage in learning. The phrase reminds us that teachers can only do so much - it is ultimately our own effort, curiosity, and dedication that will lead us through the doors of knowledge and personal development.
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
I missed the future. Obviously I knew even before his recurrence that I'd never grow old with Augustus Waters. But thinking about Lidewij and her boyfriend, I felt robbed. I would probably never again see the ocean from thirty thousand feet above, so far up that you can't make out the waves or any boats, so that the ocean is a great and endless monolith. I could imagine it. I could remember it. But I couldn't see it again, and it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.