Charles Caleb Colton Quote

Men are more readily contented with no intellectual light than with a little; and wherever they have been taught to acquire some knowledge in order to please others, they have most generally gone on to acquire more, to please themselves.


Remarks on the Talents of Lord Byron and the Tendencies of Don Juan (ed. 1823)

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Men are more readily contented with no intellectual light than with a little; and wherever they have been taught to acquire some knowledge in order...

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Men are more readily contented with no intellectual light than with a little; and wherever they have been taught to acquire some knowledge in order...

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Men are more readily contented with no intellectual light than with a little; and wherever they have been taught to acquire some knowledge in order...

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Men are more readily contented with no intellectual light than with a little; and wherever they have been taught to acquire some knowledge in order...