Mortimer Adler Quotes

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Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.

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Fame does not tarnish as honor does when it is unmerited.

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Love and the union of love is impossible without conversation.

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True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.

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Not to engage in this pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men.

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To agree without understanding is inane. To disagree without understanding is impudent.

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In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
— Mortimer Adler

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Work that is pure toil, done solely for the sake of the money it earns, is also sheer drudgery because it is stultifying rather than self improving.

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In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you—how many you can make your own.

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In Aristotelian terms, the good leader must have ethos, pathos and logos.  The ethos is his moral character, the source of his ability to persuade.  The pathos is his ability to touch feelings, to move people emotionally.  The logos is his ability to give solid reasons for an action, to move people intellectually.

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