Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Separated at Birth...

Abraham Lincoln and...Mrs. Mental Multi-Vitamin?

Planning for our upcoming camping trip to Springfield, IL (the Lincoln Museum, Lincoln Home, New Salem) and Hannibal, MO (Samuel Clements/Mark Twain sites), I ran across this web page.

Don't these quotes sound like Mrs. MM-v's mantra--"Read. Think. Learn."--?

"If you are resolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already. It is but a small matter whether you read with any body or not. I did not read with any one. Get the books, and read and study them till, you understand them in their principal features; and that is the main thing. It is of no consequence to be in a large town while you are reading. I read at New-Salem, which never had three hundred people living in it. The books, and your capacity for understanding them, are just the same in all places."

"If you wish to be a lawyer, attach no consequence to the place you are in, or the person you are with; but get books, sit down anywhere, and go to reading for yourself. That will make a lawyer of you quicker than any other way."

"The mode is very simple, though laborious, and tedious. It is only to get the books, and read, and study them carefully.... Work, work, work, is the main thing."

What great advice for autodidacts everywhere.

1 comment:

© 2003-2007 M-mv said...

LOL! Thank you for the link and the kind (undeserved) compliment.