You will seek not a near but a distant objective, and you will not be satisfied with what you may have done.
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All that you may achieve or discover you will regard as a fragment of a larger pattern of the truth which from the separate approaches every true scholar is striving to descry.
You will be courteous to your elders who have explored to the point from which you may advance; and helpful to your juniors who will progress farther by reason of your labors.
Your aim will be knowledge and wisdom, not the reflected glamour of fame.
You will not accept credit that is due to another, or harbor jealousy of an explorer who is more fortunate.