Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Scholars: literature class 04-05, CMHS / Braunig

You go to a great school not so much for knowledge as for arts and habits;
for the habit of attention, for the art of expression,
for the art of entering quickly into another person's thoughts,
for the art of indicating assent or dissent in graduated terms,
for the habit of regarding minute points of accuracy,
for the art of working out what is possible in a given time,
for taste, discrimination,
for mental courage and mental soberness.
And above all you go to a great school for self-knowledge.

- William Johnson Cory (English poet and classicist, 1823-92)

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