From the old box ‘Drafts’ or forgotten articles: August 31, 2012
From the old box: “Forgotten articles”: August 31, 2012
“It is more of a job to interpret the interpretations than to interpret things,
and there are more books about books than about any other subject:
We do nothing but write glosses on each other.
The world is swarming with commentaries; of authors there is a great scarcity.
It is not the chief and most reputed learning of our times
to learn to understand the learned?
Is this not the common and ultimate end of all studies?”
“It is an absolute perfection and virtually divine to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
We seek other conditions because we do not understand the use of our own,
and go outside of ourselves because we do not know what it is like inside.
Yet there is no use our mounting on stilts,
for on stilts we must still walk on our legs.
And on the loftiest throne in the world we are still sitting only on our rump.”
Michel de Montaigne, “Of Experience”
Next: Readiness to believe anything – ignorance and conviction
Update 2018: Further related
- I quote others only to better express myself.
- Loving What We Are
- Quotes that deserve to be shared, again and again…
- Seeking to Understand
- Looking through a kaleidoscope
- Silence Speaks a thousand Words. Listen to It.
- The Need To Be Understood.
- Poem: you don’t understand
- Delays & Failures