Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.— Nnamdi Azikiwe
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles with it.
So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students.
The resources of the scholar are proportioned to his confidence in the attributes of the intellect.
The old man was peering intently at the shelves.
'I'll have to admit that he's a very competent scholar.' Isn't he just a librarian?' Garion asked, 'somebody who looks after books?' That's where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won't help you if they're just piled up in a heap.
I tend to integrate poet and scholar is by ironizing the scholarship.
My hope is to disturb that space between the two so they can coexist in a kind of mutual uncertainty.
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority . . .
At 13, I was a big, totally uncoordinated, hopeless football player.
I responded to somebody elses rules, and I stayed just good enough to get a scholarship to Columbia, which was looking for scholar-athletes.
Scholars are wont to sell their birthright for a mess of learning.
However great an intellectual may be, however great one may be as a scholar or a man of learning, one has also to acquire humanness. Without humanness, scholarship and intellectual eminence are of no value.
Scholars dream of finding small facts pregnant with great progeny.
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.
Scholarship aimed at truly understanding what the biblical writers meant often does not filter down into the church and through the pulpit to folks who show up on Sunday. I think that's just wrong, but scholars rarely make any effort to decipher their own scholarly work for people outside the ivory tower.
There seems also to be a tremendous risk to indigenous cultures if we insist that all scholarship be conducted in English. We are, for example, dealing with ancient and very highly-developed cultures in Korea, Japan, China and the Middle East. What is the impact on cultural and scholarly vitality forcing everyone to do their work in English? I do not have an answer, but this issue has been very much on my mind.
Anybody who has read any biblical scholarship knows that every scholar struggles over completely intractable problems with the original texts, or what they have to work from. It's one of the great, powerful, mysterious objects that have come down through history. This does not translate into literal interpretation for me.
The twentieth century saw an amazing development of scholarship and criticism in the humanities, carried out by people who were more intelligent, better trained, had more languages, had a better sense of proportion, and were infinitely more accurate scholars and competent professional men than I. I had genius. No one else in the field known to me had quite that.
The ordinary man is ruined by the flesh lusting against the spirit;
the scholar by the spirit lusting too much against the flesh.
It is the vice of scholars to suppose that there is no knowledge in the world but that of books.
Everything that's prose isn't verse and everything that isn't verse is prose.
Now you see what it is to be a scholar!
When you see that any scholar loves the world, then his scholarship is in doubt.
Do not be an arrogant scholar, for scholarship cannot subsist with arrogance.