Monday, September 17, 2012

Bon mot for the week

"To sentence a man of true genius to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill." 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1172-1834)

It is unclear whether it was teachers or students that Coleridge was sympathising with here.

And he might equally well have said "to the drudgery of office work".

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