A Man Has Got to Know His Limitations

“He who would become really a man must abandon as early as possible the childish dream of reading everything. Except what is done for recreation — and excessive recreation is destruction — he must have a limited field of study, and must cultivate that field with the utmost possible thoroughness” (Broadus, Preparation and Delivery, p. 124).

  • Rory O’Connor

    One question is if you would allow yourself be moved by something only a little off the beaten track, like Julian of Norwich.

  • bbrewer71

    I do not agree that it is the hight of manliness to be a specialist.

  • Andrew Kelly

    Interesting. How does this jive with your former admonition to read far and wide?