Umberto Eco Quote

A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is for laymen and the yearning for riches is for secular ecclesiastics, the seduction of knowledge is for monks.


The Name of the Rose (1980)

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A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is...

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A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is...

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A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is...

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A monk should surely love his books with humility, wishing their good and not the glory of his own curiosity; but what the temptation of adultery is...