Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quoting a Victorian cleric

Children, we all know, are the clearest and most merciless of logicians. The only fault in their reasoning about the conduct of their elders is, that it is too mathematical. They allow nothing for the friction of actual life. They do not understand the difficulty of working abstract principles into conduct. -The Rev. Professor E. Johnson ('On "Bishop Blougram's Apology"', 1882)

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