Someday I must read this scholar Everyone. He seems to have written so much--all of it wrong.
Am I a fraud, then, or a scholar? I am both, of course, as we all are. Half of what I know I do not believe. Half of what I believe I cannot prove. For the rest, I hope to muddle through and my mistakes go without comment.
يظن الغمر أن الكتب تهدى ... ... أخاً فهم لإدراك العلوم وما يدرى الجهول بأن فيها ... ... غوامض حيرت عقل الفهيم إذا رمت العلوم بغير شيخ ... ... ضللت عن الصراط المستقيم وتلتبس الأمور عليك حتى ... ... تصير أضل من 'توما الحكيم
Inexperience people think that books will lead the one of intellect to understanding. But the ignoramus doesn't know that in these books are ambiguos that will confuse even the most intelligent of people. If you try to learn this knowledge without a teacher you will go astray and affairs will become so confusing to you that you will be more astray than Toma*, the physician. *توما الحكيم
To talk in public, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to enquire and answer enquiries, is the business of a scholar. He wanders about the world without pomp or terror, and is neither known nor valued but by men like himself.
The old man was peering intently at the shelves. 'I'll have to admit that he's a very competent scholar.' Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?' That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
In my stunted career as a scholar, I'd read promissory notes, papal bulls and guidelines for Inquisitorial interrogation. Dante, too. Boccaccio... But after 1400? Nihil.
When I'm writing for Esquire, my conscious thought is, I'm not writing for American Scholar.
The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.
I'm not a scholar of Islamic history or jurisprudence or anything.
I'm a Nietzschean scholar. I've read an immense amount about nihilism and existentialism.
Every scholar, I presume, is not, necessarily, a man of sense.
Man is priest, and scholar, and statesman, and producer, and soldier.
He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
Over the years my mom has become a self-taught Biblical scholar.
Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.