Wednesday, April 05, 2006


I just read this quote from Mortimer Adler's essay, “Invitation to the Pain of Learning", as quoted on Justin Taylor's blog "Between Two Worlds." It's a great challenge about the price that is worth paying to be a life long learner.

"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 ropes, with sore hands and aching muscles."

To read the full quote go here.

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