Wednesday, August 1, 2007

On Elevating the Mind

"Whoever passes by what is over his head condemns his head to its present low altitude; for nothing can elevate a mind except what is over its head; and that elevation is not accomplished by capillary attraction, but only by the hard work of climbing up the ropes, with sore hands and aching muscles."

- Dr. Mortimer J. Adler,

excerpts from Invitation to the Pain of Learning , 1941

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