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The Right Use of Books

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June 26, 2007

"The Right Use of Books" from The Art of Living, circa 55 CE, by Epictetus. Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person.

"The Right Use of Books" from The Art of Living, circa 55 CE, by Epictetus. Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents.

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