Have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat, and see how many follow you in times of peace. [Cf. Winston Churchill]
A wise man eventually makes more opportunities than he finds. [With Francis Bacon]
It is in our lives and not our words that our head religion can be read. [Cf. Thomas Jefferson]
Interestingly, external influencing climaxes in a school setting. Teaching and learning are two different things. Good learning is valuable to the individual. There are excellent methods and devices that maximise learning through focusing on happy recall.
Forming imagery helps too. There are vast possibilities open for those who learn to form inner, mental images in good, bright ways and link them up with issues and ideas of good worth. In the long run it may improve one's lot.
The ability to form one's own, inner images (imagination), is one of the most vital and finest that humans have, Zoroaster is credited with teaching.
There are rewards to be gained by those who learn to make the most of their minds in these ways and other ways.
Able poets deal in images far and wide.
I love the season well, when forest glades are teeming with bright forms. [Henry W. Longfellow]