Saturday, January 20, 2007

perspective for the academic

There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge;
that is curiosity.
There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others;
that is vanity.
There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve;
that is love.

Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

2 comments:

Olin said...

Thats encouraging! Thank God I'm doing this for the right reason. Thank Bernard for passing on that wisdom. I'm so thankful right now I could share a handful of hair with each of them. The application process to Fuller seems easy enough, the Air Force on the other hand would like paperwork on everything I've ever forgotten.

Jonathan Toner said...

That's a good perspective. Something I shouldn't forget.