A passion for a single mission whatever the obstacles and however long it might take, because little strokes fell great oaks. You are never too old to learn. By little and little the bird makes his nest.
Patience and perseverance will overcome many obstacles : Gutta cavat Lapidem.
The horse one cannot have always has a cognitive dissonance. People want to invest in art if they found a purpose for it.
Many little makes a mickle, Aesop prefers the tortoise's strategy.
"Scientific research gradually has progressed into an unfortunate fight for power, fame and authority. And as we all know there is no end to the greed of fame and power.". Misconduct jeopardizes the good name of any institution.
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Arthur Rackham, Aesop
The devil knows a great deal, for he is old.