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BOWING TO THE TRUTH

by Guo Moruo (1892 - 1978)
English translation: Zhi Yue

I

We are only willing to bow before the altar of truth, unwilling to grovel before authority of all materialism.


II

We should have the determination to win, but we should also be unafraid of failures and setbacks.


III

What determines genius is diligence. Working and studying diligently allow one’s innate talent to be further developed.

The amount of one’s talent developed is directly proportional to one’s diligence.


IV

Time is life; time is speed; time is power.


V

Studying is not about burning the midnight oil. One reaches success not by being sporadic.


VI

Planting a gourd will result in gourds. Planting a bean will result in beans. Planting benevolent friendliness will result in benevolent friendliness.

── from Guo Moruo Quanji (Complete Works of Guo Moruo)