Sunday, August 28, 2011

Can One Ever Have Too Many Books?

I came across this quote in a small book called The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers. It was under the title of True Wisdom.

A brother said to Abba Serapion, "Give me a word." The old man said to him, "What shall I say to you? You have taken the living of the widows and orphans and put it on your shelves." For he saw them full of books.

I used to think that you couldn't have too many books. After reading this quote, now I'm not so sure.

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