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Thomas Aquinas
“Beware the man of a single book.”
St. Thomas Aquinas

Wendell Berry
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
Wendell Berry

Julio Cortázar
“I realized that searching was my symbol, the emblem of those who go out at night with nothing in mind, the motives of a destroyer of compasses.”
Julio Cortazar

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.”
Rumi, Masnavi i Man'avi, the spiritual couplets of Maula

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

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