Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss

A stone which lies in the same place for a long time collects moss, while a stone which is always rolling from one place to another does not. In the same way, a man who is a ‘rolling stone ‘, i.e., who is constantly changing his occupations and pursuits and does not settle down long to any particular work, achieves little or no success in life. One who is constantly chopping and changing will never become wealthy. He is merely dissipating his energies, and will get nowhere. He must be careful in choosing a profession and stick to the profession if he wants to achieve success. The proverb is applicable to studies too. A student who aims to become a scholar must stick to one project. The student who chooses physics, and then takes up mathematics, and tiring of that, goes in for chemistry, and drops this again for medicine, will be “Jack of all trades and master of none”

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