Wendell Berry Quote

To think better, to think like the best humans, we are probably going to have to learn again to judge a person's intelligence, not by the ability to recite facts, but by the good order or harmoniousness of his or her surroundings. We must suspect that any statistical justification of ugliness and violence is a revelation of stupidity. (pg.192-193, People, Land, and Community)


The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (ed. Counterpoint, 2003) - ISBN: 9781582439242

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