is within each of us a potential for greatness.
And greatness is not measured by objective achievement alone, but needs
to take its starting point into account. An
Irish proverb says: Praise the ripe field not the green corn. And to Oliver Cromwell is attributed: “None climbs so high
as he who knows not whither he is going.”
To which we would add: it doesn’t matter how far you have come or where
you wish to go, you can always get there from here.
aim of Nurturing
Potential is to provide signposts, to suggest less-travelled
footpaths, to open up new vistas and new territories, and to recommend different
maps for familiar territories. To
this end we will be providing serious and light-hearted material, for we believe
the frivolous can be as didactic as the academic.
bouquets and brickbats will be equally welcome.
Even more appreciated will be your contributions by way of articles,
comments and suggestions. And do
not neglect the Letters’ page.
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The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become
people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what
they are capable of being
W. von Goethe]
the saddest experiences that can come to a human being is to awaken, grey-haired
and wrinkled, near the close of an unproductive career, to the fact that all
through the years he has been using only a small part of himself
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old. Seek what they sought.