Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Experience a living tradition of intellectual rigor and scope. Take a risk on an untested concept. Develop the acuity to frame an argument, and the eloquence to persuade others of its merit. Take an art class even though your major is engineering. Work with a faculty of scholars who respect their students enough to expect the highest standards of academic achievement.