6 Paragraphs Based on Valuable Lessons:
Failures are the Pillars of Success:
Failure and success are the two aspects of life. One should not feel disheartened at a failure. There is hardly any person who has not seen failure. We should not yield before failure. We should try to learn something. We should try to learn the reason for our failure. We should guard against such causes. Failure should serve as a stepping stone to success. Napoleon became the Emperor of France after many failures. Einstein became a world-famous scientist after many failures. King Bruce of Scotland learnt a lesson from the spider which continued its efforts even after it slipped eight times. It finally succeeded. So, did Bruce make effort and won back his kingdom. Thus, we find that failure opens the gate of success.
Knowledge is Power:
Knowledge helps man attain success, position and power in life. Physical strength and money are also power. But knowledge is superior to any other power. A man of knowledge tames physically stronger animals. He rides an elephant. He puts the lion in a cage. It is the knowledge that has made progress possible in life. Man has become the master of the earth, ocean and sky. Science can become the ally or enemy of man according to man’s desire. Great philosophers have moulded the destiny of the world. Rousseau caused French Revolution. Karl Marx found out the truth about social phenomena. Plato laid down what an ideal state should be. It is, therefore, preferable to have the power of knowledge than any other power.
Sweet are the Uses of Adversity:
In his novel, “As You Like It”, Shakespeare wrote this line. It means that adversity or poverty brings out the best in man. It strengthens our qualities. History shows that all great men of the world rose from poverty. It is because adversity is a great teacher. It teaches sympathy, love and humility. It teaches cooperation and team spirit. It strengthens character and willpower. Man’s real virtues appear in the hours of difficulty. It also tries one’s friends. While prosperity gains friends, adversity tries them. In fact, adversity helps us see life in its true colours. It is in our difficulty that we remember God. Adversity is thus not a curse. It is indeed a blessing in disguise.
The Child is the Father of Man:
“The Child is the father of man”, said Shakespeare. It means that childhood shows the man. It means that the conduct of a child shows what he could become. The habits formed in childhood shape the character of the mature man. Gandhiji was the devotee of love and truth from his childhood. Florence Nightingale showed her interest in nursing in her childhood. Shivaji’s character was moulded by his mother in his childhood. It cannot be denied that coming events cast their shadows before. Childhood is the formative period in the life of a person. Whatever qualities are learnt, in this period continue in later life.
Work is Worship:
Work is really worship. If worship makes us noble and pious, work builds our character. A worker earns his living by honest labour. An idler depends upon others. He becomes a parasite. Rest is rust. Greatness comes in life by hard work. Religion teaches us to earn our livelihood by labour. Only they worship God who takes delight in work. Tagore held that God does not live in temples. He lives in stone breakers who work in sun and rain on the road. It was only work that brings peace of mind. It is only work that brings glory. It is only work that brings salvation.
Honesty is the Best Policy:
There are various values that sustain life. Honesty is one of them. Honesty fetches success, satisfaction and peace of mind. An honest person never deceives anyone. In return, he gets love and respect. He is trusted by everyone. Honesty, however, does not mean honesty in money matters alone. It includes honesty in thought, words and deeds also. An honest man is always regular and punctual. He would never waste time. He is always straight and just. He has nothing to fear. Success and glory in life go to those who practise honesty. All the great men of the world were honest in their dealings.