“Learning is not Virtue”

Nathanael Greene writing to a young friend with advice on life and learning:

“Study to be wise and learn to be prudent. Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.”

Washington’s General
Terry Golway


4 thoughts on ““Learning is not Virtue”

  1. You come up with the most amazing quotes. It must be ’cause you read so much. šŸ™‚ I wish I had more time to read. I really appreciate the thought you shared. Can I quote you sometime? šŸ™‚

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