The more I learn

the better I see how little I know.
and how little I know of my own capacity to know.
I see that each branch of knowledge
is so rich, so complex
one can study a life-time
and still be a beginner.
Teach me how to learn wisely and well,
Help me to master the subjects I need to study,
and never give in to despair or boredom
Help me to remember how fortunate I am
to be able to study to grow in knowledge.
Give me wisdom,
that I may treasure knowledge
and never forget how little I know
Help me to be diligent, without undue ambition
and successful, without worshiping success.
Teach me to give each task.
its rightful place.

and use my talents to the best of my ability,
Make me strong against temptations,
resolute before distractions,
humbly before the truth, and gracious to the less gifted.
Give me a vision larger than my studies
and greater than my individual success.
Teach me to use my opportunities gratefully,
develop my talents responsibly,
and place my learning
at the service of truth and justice
May I keep learning all through my life.
knowing that, however much I may learn,
there are always new worlds to discover,
Make me wise and strong,
that I may learn from life itself,
consider every one as my teacher,
and value my parents and teachers
and apply my knowledge in real life.