The Whole Usefulness of Education

The whole usefulness of education consists only in the memory of it, for just as having heard something does not profit one who cannot understand, likewise having understood is not valuable to one who either will not or cannot remember.

Hugh of Saint-Victor, Chronicle (c. 1130)

Why, yes, I did get a new Lapham’s Quarterly in the mail earlier this week: “Memory.” Having a ball.

Jeremy @restlesslens