Sunday, November 06, 2005

overheard

there are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge;
that is curiosity.

there are those who seek knowledge to be known by others;
that is vanity.

there are those who seek knowledge in order to serve;
that is love.

-bernard of clairvaux as quoted in frost and hirsch's the shaping of things to come

4 comments:

ahbahsean said...

i like this. :)

Landis said...

"the shaping of things to come"...one of my favorite reads this year.

jackaway said...

I read this really cool quote earlier today...it kinda follows the bernard quote. i wrote it on a sticky note and put it on my laptop!

"Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God."

its a pretty easy thing for me to forget as i earn my degree here at soybean christian college. thanks for the thoughts, especially the last two.

Angela said...

Beautiful. I wish I had read that ten years ago, instead of taking a decade to work it out in my life....