It ought not to be so, but it has often happened that the student in college has gathered fuel, but lost the fire which is to kindle it. It will be our everlasting disgrace if we bury our flame beneath the fagots which are intended to sustain it. If we degenerate into bookworms it will be to the old serpent's delight, and to our own misery. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Waiting upon God often turns darkness into light.
Master those books you have. Read them thoroughly. Bathe in them until they saturate you. Read and reread them, masticate and digest them. Let them go into your very self. Peruse a good book several times and make notes and analyses of it. A student will find that his mental constitution is more affected by one book thoroughly mastered than by twenty books he has merely skimmed. Little learning and much pride comes of hasty reading. Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. In reading let your motto be "much, not many."