“Study a great man,” said Louis Pasteur.
Great men who have done things, who are still doing things, can become our inspiring lifetime friends through their biographies and autobiographies. Get a hero—and get better acquainted with him by reading about him.
Some rich man who wanted to make the world hum could put more books about people who have done things within reach of minds of the generation which is yet to do things.
Everyone can find new friends who count by reading books about people who count. Try reading a biography a month for several months.
~ Dr. Donald & Eleanor Laird, The Technique of Getting Things Done. (1947)