Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Quote - Seneca on Knowledge synthesis

From the Farnham Street blog, here is what Seneca says about Knowledge, and synthesising knowledge

 "We must digest it; otherwise it will merely enter the memory and not the reasoning power.

Let us loyally welcome such foods and make them our own, so that something that is one may be formed out of many elements, just as one number is formed of several elements whenever, by our reckoning, lesser sums, each different from the others, are brought together.

This is what our mind should do: it should hide away all the materials by which it has been aided, and bring to light only what it has made of them"

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