Only the refusal to listen guarantees one against being ensnared by the truth.Nozick
For with slight efforts how should we obtain great results It is foolish even to desire it.Euripides
Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover's qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.La Rochefoucauld
A small rock holds back a great wave.Homer
The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao.Lao Tzu
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourselfMarcus Aurelius Antoninus
If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows. I have guesses enough of my own.
Everyone values things differently. In other words, they place their own value on everything that affects their lives. Also from moment to moment they may even change their values. Such as a person, who values diamonds above all else, might be willing to trade a gallon of diamonds for a drink of water to save his life in a desert. What this means is value is a relative thing depending on a need or a perceived need. Yet, how many people will argue and even violently fight over the perceived value of something or some idea only later have an entirely different view point or value.