Thursday, May 21, 2009

Longing to Know

"There are some who long to know, simply for the sake of knowing, and that is shameful curiosity. Others long to know to show off before others, and that is shameful vanity. There are others who long for knowledge to make a fat profit from it, or to make honors from it; and this is shameful profiteering. But there are those who long to know in order to be of service to others; and this is love."

-- Bernard of Clairvaux, The Love of God, 11th -century

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