Saturday, November 22, 2014
"The century of the Enlightenment was often indifferent to religion, but never to education. From Fenelon to Rousseau by way of Condillac, pedagogues pullulated."
From Chapter 17, William Beckford: The Author of Vathek
Friday, November 21, 2014
From The Reader's Macaulay, edited by Walter H. French and Gerald D. Sanders
SWIFT AND VOLTAIRE
"The mirth of Swift is the mirth of Mephistophiles; the mirth of Voltaire is the mirth of Puck."
From Joseph Addison
Thursday, November 20, 2014
"The Glance with which he surveyed the intellectual universe resembled that which the Archangel, from the golden threshold of heaven, darted down into creation."
From Francis Bacon