Mortimer Adler

Mortimer Adler

American philosopher, educator and promoter.
Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active, because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external stimuli to keep us going is limited. They are like drugs. We grow used to them, and we continuously need more and more of them. Eventually, they have little or no effect. Then, if we lack resources within ourselves, we cease to grow intelleMore Mortimer Adler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. [It is] when they are in love and reading a love letter.More Mortimer Adler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.More Mortimer Adler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.More Mortimer Adler quotes [07/11/2011 07:07:34]
If you are reading in order to become a better reader, you cannot read just any book or article. You will not improve as a reader if all you read are books that are well within your capacity. You must tackle books that are beyond you, or, as we have said, books that are over your head. Only books of that sort will make you stretch your mind. And unless you stretch, you will not learn.More Mortimer Adler quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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