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I do not care for anything. I do not care to ride, for the exercise is too violent. I do not care to walk, walking is too strenuous. I do not care to lie down, for I should either have to remain lying, and I do not care to do that, or I should have to get up again, and I do not care to do that either. Summa summarum: I do not care at all.

Wonder is defined by Thomas [Aquinas] in the Summa Theologiae [I-II, Q.

32, a. 8], as the desiderium sciendi, the desire for knowledge, active longing to know.

To eat at another's table is your ambition's height. [Lat., Bona summa putes, aliena vivere quadra.]

This is a man who graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in three years, editor of the Harvard Law Review, argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court.

Well did graduate summa cum laude from Fordham University.

I loved school, maybe too much, really. I was summa cum laude in high school. I was driven that way.

The whole thing that Dante [Alighieri] did was summed up in the medieval world.

It's like St. Thomas Aquinas, the Summa Theologica. He didn't invent it, he just put it all in one package. You get twelve fat books there sitting in any library. Whereas... I think if Joshi thinks [H.P.] Lovecraft was doing anything like that, just throwing together all this stuff to form a kind of anti-mythology, that's where I would disagree with him.

The sum total of all sums total is eternal (meaning the universe).

[Lat., Summarum summa est aeternum.]

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