Thomas Carlyle: Concentrating powers

“The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something. The strongest, by dispensing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything. The drop, by continually falling, bores its passage through the hardest rock. The hasty torrent rushes over it with hideous uproar, and leaves no trace behind.”

—Thomas Carlyle, essayist and historian (4 Dec 1795-1881). 

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