“Montaigne speaks of ‘an abecedarian ignorance that precedes knowledge, and a doctoral ignorance that comes after it.’ The first is … Continue reading Literate Ignoramuses
“The very quantity of books to read and facts to master with which the twentieth-century man is confronted encourages him to … Continue reading Read Widely or Well?
“When thou hast resolved what to study, advise what are the best books on that subject, and procure them: as … Continue reading A Few Books Well Chosen
“In the matter of reading, I would have thee fix upon some particular authors, and make them thy own. If … Continue reading Everywhere & Nowhere
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