Abandon wrongdoing. It can be done. If there were no likelihood, I would not ask you to do it. But since it is possible and since it brings blessing and happiness, I do ask of you: abandon wrongdoing.
Cultivate doing good. It can be done. If it brought deprivation and sorrow, I would not ask you to do it. But since it brings blessing and happiness, I do ask of you: cultivate doing good.
Anguttara Nikaya, From “Buddha Speaks,” edited
The deeper a sand-well is dug the freer is its flow of water.
Even so, the deeper a man’s learning the greater is his wisdom.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.