The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.
At the ballet classes I took when I first came to New York, I would see great dancers like Cynthia Gregory and Lupe Serrano. I would look at them and study what they could do, and what I couldn't do. And then I'd think maybe they should try what I could do.
Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel.