Unlearned men of books are like the eunuchs who are guardians of the beautiful.
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- The person of wisdom is the person of years.
- When boasting ends, there dignity begins.
- Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.
- Learning is, in too many cases, but a foil to common sense; a substitute for true knowledge. Books are less often made use of as spectacles to look at nature with, than as blinds to keep out its strong light and shifting scenery from weak eyes and indolent dispositions. The learned are mere literary drudges.
- Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved-to write a book.
- There is no need to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.