Of Studies

by Francis Bacon

"Read not to contradict, nor to believe, but to weigh and consider."

This quotation has the most significance for me because I love reading as a means to learn new things or reconsider things I already know. I feel that this quote sums up what earnest learning means: to not look at information with preconceived notions of what's right or wrong, but to really think and ponder over what is being revealed. Personally, this quote means that learning is to be open to new ways of thinking, but simultaneously discerning. It's important to be non-judgmental, but it's also wise to not be over-indulgent or quick to believe things without active thought.
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"d-221 books" by az (azrasta)