Friday, September 25, 2009

Sore hands and muscles...

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.

~Mortimer Adler, “Invitation to the Pain of Learning”

This quote seems especially apropos as the new school year gets into full swing. The excitement of a new beginning is waning, and the hard work is setting in. We all have our areas where we need to work hard to learn, Gentle Readers. I hope you are making headway with your sore hands and muscles!

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