Knowledge – Something Borrowed, Something New

 St. Valentine at Desk  J.C. Leyendecker Giclee on paper Saturday Evening Post cover 2/16/1918


St. Valentine at Desk
J.C. Leyendecker
Giclee on paper
Saturday Evening Post cover 2/16/1918

LEARN FROM OTHERS THINK FOR YOURSELF BUT BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS

We take other men’s knowledge and opinions upon trust; which is an idle and superficial learning. We must make them our own. We are just like a man who, needing fire, went to a neighbor’s house to fetch it, and finding a very good one there, sat down to warm himself without remembering to carry any back home. What good does it do us to have our belly full of meat if it is not digested, if it is not transformed into us, if it does not nourish and support us?

The Difference Between Knowing the Name of Something and Knowing Something

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