No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
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Genius is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.
Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
If the individual, or heretic, gets hold of some essential truth, or sees some error in the system being practiced, he commits so many marginal errors himself that he is worn out before he can establish his point.
The art of letters will come to an end before A.D. 2000. I shall survive as a curiosity.
If a nation's literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.
Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance... poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music.
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.