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A man can learn a lot if he listens, and if I didn't learn anything else I was learning how much I didn't know.
As youngsters we were taught not just to learn something but to learn something else that went with it. Pa, he used to say that no memory is ever alone, it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations.
I have read my books by many lights, hoarding their beauty, their wit or wisdom against the dark days when I would have no book, nor a place to read. I have known hunger of the belly kind many times over, but I have known a worse hunger: the need to know and to learn.
No man can put a rope on the past and hope to snub it down. The best thing is to learn to ride the new trails.
A man in his life may have many teachers, some most unexpected. The question lies with the man himself: Will he learn from them?
Often I hear people say they do not have time to read. That's absolute nonsense. If one really wants to learn, one has to decide what is important. Spending an evening on the town? Attending a ball game? Or learning something that can be with you your life long.
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