Thought for the Day

The fruits of learning never come easily or pleasantly, but must be striven for. The strenuous self-discipline and self-denial necessary to master a difficult or complicated body of knowledge at least initially involves pain. to teach that things which bring lasting happiness to the individual can be acquired effortlessly and enjoyably is to ill-prepare one for the real hardships of life.

— W. Wesley McDonald, Russell Kirk and the Age of Ideology.