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Gilbert Highet
(1906-1978) born on
Jun 22
US educator, author, critic. He is noted for popularizing intellectual topics; wrote "Anatomy of Satire," 1962.
These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but "minds" alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice . . .

[B]y taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.
The aim of those who try to control thought is always the same. They find one single explanation of the world, one system of thought and action that will (they believe) cover everything; and then they try to impose that on all thinking people.
The mind never need stop growing. One of the few experiences which never pall is the experience of watching one's own mind and how it produces new interests, responds to new stimuli, and develops new thoughts, almost independently of one's own control.
Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From an Internet collection of quotations.
R: From an Internet collection of quotations.
A: "Man's Unconquerable Mind," 1964.
N: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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