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Single Idea 8768

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / b. Education principles]

Full Idea

Of making many books there is no end; and much study is weariness of the flesh.

Gist of Idea

Books are endless, and study is wearisome


Anon (Ecc) (21: Book of Ecclesiastes [c.200 BCE], 12.12)

Book Reference

'The Bible', ed/tr. the Church [Collins 1950], p.330

A Reaction

Does anyone share my occasional sinking heart on entering a large library or bookshop? I truly believe that there is nothing better in the world than books. And yet, and yet...