I would practice perseverance more often,
and never give up a thing If we want light, we must conquer darkness.
Perseverance can sometimes equal genius in its results.
“There are only two creatures," syas a proverb,
“who can surmount the pyramids-the eagle and the snail."
If I were a boy again, I would school myself into a habit of attention;
I would let nothing come between me and the subject in hand.
I would remember that a good skater never tries to skate in two directions at once.
The habit of attention becomes part of our life, if we begain early enough.
I often hear grown up people say " I could not fix my attention on the sermon or book,a
although I wished to do so" , and the reason is, the habit was not formed in youth.
If I were to live my life over again, I would pay more attention to the cultivation of the memory.
I would strengthen that faculty by every possible means, and on every possible occasion.
It takes a little hard work at first to remember things accurately;
but memory soon helps itself, and gives very little trouble.
It only needs early cultivation to become a power.
If I were a boy again