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“What a silly t…

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Food for Thought, Studies
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“What a silly thing love is!’ said the student as he walked away. ‘It is not half as useful as logic, for it does not prove anything, and it is always telling one of things that are not going to happen, and making one believe things that are not true. In fact, it is quite unpractical, and, as in this age to be practical is everything, I shall go back to philosophy and study metaphysics.’
So he returned to his room and pulled out a great dusty book, and began to read.”
― Oscar Wilde

“As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“Literature off…

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Food for Thought, Studies
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“Literature offers the thrill of minds of great clarity wrestling with the endless problems and delights of being human. To engage with them is to engage with oneself, and the lasting rewards are not confined to specific career paths.”

“The authority …

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Food for Thought, Studies
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“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”
― Cicero

“No matter how …

Posted: October 22, 2013 in Food for Thought, Studies
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“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”
― Atwood H. Townsend