Posted by: chuckbumgardner | November 20, 2012

Much, not Many: Spurgeon on Books

Some convicting words from our friend Charles Spurgeon:

master those books you have. . . . Little learning and much pride come of hasty reading.  Books may be piled on the brain till it cannot work.  Some men are disabled from thinking by their putting meditation away for the sake of much reading. . . . Books on the brain cause disease.  Get the book into the brain, and you will grow. . . . In reading books let your motto be, “Much, not many.”  Think as well as read, and keep the thinking always proportionate to the reading.

Difficult advice to heed in a Ph.D. program, but challenging nonetheless!

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