The book opens with these two quotes. I can read these two quotes every day as a meditation. So powerful, so potent.
“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years,
and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years.”
– John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“By three methods we may learn wisdom:
first, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is easiest;
and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”