Quote of the Week: Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

The mind can atrophy, like the muscles, if it is not used. Atrophy of the mental muscles is the penalty that we pay for not taking mental exercise. And this is a terrible penalty, for there is evidence that atrophy of the mind is a mortal disease.

– Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren, How To Read A Book (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1972), 345.

One response to “Quote of the Week: Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren

  1. I listen attentively to your comments on this book in the Are You a Renaissance Christian lectures. I would say that you speak and write in a “clear, concise, cogent, and compelling” way. Very good set of talks, Brother! Thanks. /Bret

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