Point of interest

1st June 2012 at 01:00

Putting sparks to the kindling

"The mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth."

Greek philosopher and biographer Plutarch (c.AD 46-c.120), who described Cicero as:

"The man who is thought to have been the first to see beneath the surface of Caesar's public policy and to fear it, as one might fear the smiling surface of the sea."

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