Friday, March 12, 2010

'Mere Knowledge
Is Not Enough'

'Man has two windows to his mind: through one he can see his own self as it is; through the other, he can see what it ought to be. It is our task to analyze and explore the body, the brain and the mind of man separately. But if we stop here, we derive no benefit despite our scientific knowledge. It is necessary to know about the evil effects of injustice, wickedness, vanity and the like, and the disaster they spell where the three are found together. And mere knowledge is not enough; it should be followed by appropriate action. An ethical idea is like an architect's plan.'
--Gandhi. You can review earlier mentions of him here.


At 12:49 PM, Blogger Gabriela Abalo said...

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. ~G.K. Chesterton


At 1:36 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Gandhi and GKC are a pretty powerful combo, Gabi. Thanks.

At 6:09 AM, Anonymous First Article Compliance said...

Very enjoyable post. I like it. Looking for more. Thanks.


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