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Mortimer Adler Quotes: "All genuine learning is active, not passive. It involves the use of the mind, not just the memory. It is a process of discovery, in which the student is the main agent, not the teacher."

All genuine learning is active, not passive. It involves the use of the mind, not just the memory. It is a process of discovery, in which the student is the main agent, not the teacher.




Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Erotic or sexual love can truly be love if it is not selfishly sexual or lustful."

Erotic or sexual love can truly be love if it is not selfishly sexual or lustful.




Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men."

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian."

One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian.




Mortimer Adler Quotes: "More consequences for thought and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other basic question."

More consequences for thought and action follow the affirmation or denial of God than from answering any other basic question.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "A good book can teach you about the world and about yourself. You learn more than how to read better; you also learn more about life. You become wiser."

A good book can teach you about the world and about yourself. You learn more than how to read better; you also learn more about life. You become wiser.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you."

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




Mortimer Adler Quotes: "To agree without understanding is inane. To disagree without understanding is impudent."

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



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction."

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely."

Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, persists after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared."

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, persists after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live."

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.




Mortimer Adler Quotes: "You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think."

You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The truly great books are the few books that are over everybody's head all of the time."

The truly great books are the few books that are over everybody's head all of the time.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Education is the sum total of one's experience, and the purpose of higher education is to widen our experiences beyond the circumscribed existence or our own daily lives."

Education is the sum total of one's experience, and the purpose of higher education is to widen our experiences beyond the circumscribed existence or our own daily lives.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love."

If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Too many facts are often as much of an obstacle to understanding as too few. There is a sense in which we moderns are inundated with facts to the detriment of understanding."

Too many facts are often as much of an obstacle to understanding as too few. There is a sense in which we moderns are inundated with facts to the detriment of understanding.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless."

Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Love without conversation is impossible."

Love without conversation is impossible.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks."

The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Only hidden and undetected oratory is really insidious. What reaches the heart without going through the mind is likely to bounce back and put the mind out of business."

Only hidden and undetected oratory is really insidious. What reaches the heart without going through the mind is likely to bounce back and put the mind out of business.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names."

In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself."

Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The great authors were great readers, and one way to understand them is to read the books they read."

The great authors were great readers, and one way to understand them is to read the books they read.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "All genuine learning is active, not passive."

All genuine learning is active, not passive.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "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."

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.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity."

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Sometimes it feels like I'm thinking against the wind."

Sometimes it feels like I'm thinking against the wind.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union."

One of the aims of sexual union is procreation - the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "There is no more irritating fellow than the man who tries to settle an argument about communism, or justice, or liberty, by quoting from Webster."

There is no more irritating fellow than the man who tries to settle an argument about communism, or justice, or liberty, by quoting from Webster.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The teacher's role in discussion is to keep it going along fruitful lines - be moderating, guiding, correcting and arguing like one more students."

The teacher's role in discussion is to keep it going along fruitful lines - be moderating, guiding, correcting and arguing like one more students.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Angels are able to know and understand better than the human intellect can, precisely because such knowledge and understanding comes to them by way of ideas infused in them by God."

Angels are able to know and understand better than the human intellect can, precisely because such knowledge and understanding comes to them by way of ideas infused in them by God.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess."

If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind."

The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The dictionary also invites a playful reading. It challenges anyone to sit down with it in an idle moment. There are worse ways to kill time."

The dictionary also invites a playful reading. It challenges anyone to sit down with it in an idle moment. There are worse ways to kill time.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give."

I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Angels are not merely forms of extraterrestrial intelligence. They are forms of extra-cosmic intelligence."

Angels are not merely forms of extraterrestrial intelligence. They are forms of extra-cosmic intelligence.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea."

The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Ultimately there can be no disagreement between history, science, philosophy, and theology. Where there is disagreement, there is either ignorance or error."

Ultimately there can be no disagreement between history, science, philosophy, and theology. Where there is disagreement, there is either ignorance or error.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Philosophy is everybody's business."

Philosophy is everybody's business.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable."

Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality."

Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "I suspect that most of the individuals who have religious faith are content with blind faith"

I suspect that most of the individuals who have religious faith are content with blind faith



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "It's not how many books you get through, it's how many books get through you."

It's not how many books you get through, it's how many books get through you.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "We love even when our love is not requited."

We love even when our love is not requited.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth."

Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "All books will become light in proportion as you find light in them."

All books will become light in proportion as you find light in them.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship."

Aristotle uses a mother's love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.



Mortimer Adler Quotes: "The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God."

The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God's love and the love of God.