The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
More Quotes from Gilbert Highet:The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching.
By taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.
The mind never need stop growing. Indeed, one of the few experiences which never pall is the experience of watching one's own mind and how it produces new interests, responds to new stimuli, and develops new thoughts, apparently without effort and almost independently of one's own conscious control.
The aim of those who try to control thought is always the same. They find one single explanation of the world, one system of thought and action that will (they believe) cover everything and then they try to impose that on all thinking people.
A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health.
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An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
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