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Oh, Is That What That Means?

February 4, 2010

From Webster’s definition:

Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one,
Have ofttimes no connection. Knowledge dwells
In heads replete with thoughts of other men;
Wisdom, in minds attentive to their own.
Knowledge, a rude, unprofitable mass,
The mere materials with which wisdom builds,
Till smoothed, and squared, and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

— Cowper

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Momin permalink
    February 5, 2010 8:50 am

    huh. Did you take that picture or is it a stock image from a professional photo service? Because if you did take it, well, it’s totally professional.

  2. February 5, 2010 11:02 am

    haha, nope, can’t claim credit for this one — Google Images yielded another perfect fit.

    but now that you mention it, i’m kind of curious to try myself and see what i might be able to configure with my own camera…could lead to a cool miniseries of word definitions.

    i’ll be thinking of you when i fly out of Newark in a few hours (knock on wood, if we miss the snow). hope you’ve been keeping warm through what sounds like a Cambridge-style winter in New York.

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