MAN'S mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed-seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.
Just as a gardener cultivates his plot, keeping it free from weeds,and growing the flowers and fruits which he requires, so may a man tend the garden of his mind, weeding out all the wrong, useless, and impure thoughts, and cultivating toward perfection the flowers and fruits of right, useful, and pure thoughts. By pursuing this process, a man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life. He also reveals, within himself, the laws of thought, and understands, with ever-increasing accuracy, how the thought-forces and mind elements operate in the shaping of his character, circumstances, and destiny.
After the tour got over I just roamed around in the ground floor which had few information about Hamilton. He was the first American involved in a sex scandal which damaged his reputation and forced him out of public life. He was killed in a duel between Aaron Burr the then vice president of United States.
He is one of the two non US president to be put on a currency note.
He favored government over business and felt that government was needed to control business.Below are the few of other stuffs I found interesting in the place.
Hamilton Grange the place built by Alexander Hamilton was renovated and reopened to public last month.The property transferred few hands and was with a church. Then the National park service got it from them and moved the house from that place . They literally carried the house 100 feet up from the ground using a crane and moved to hill where it is located now.
There was not many people in the place and I signed for a tour around the house ,first I was the only person in that tour and guide was explaining little bit about the importance of Alexander Hamilton by being the founder of national treasury and building the initial foundation to make new york city financial capital of the world.Then a family joined the tour ,they had a eight year old kid who was named Alexander. Then the tour guide started explaining the American war of Independence how battle for new york proved to be a turning point. Then he took us around the house explaining the old architecture ,furniture working etc.
Then we were left on our own to explore the little of the remaining stuffs for ourselves.