Internesting Quote on Knowldege

For those of you who are in engineering and science:

There are some who desire knowledge merely for its ownsake; and that is shameful curiosity. And there are otherswho desire to know, in order that they may themselves beknown; and that is vanity, disgraceful too. Others againdesire knowledge in order to acquire money or preferment byit; that too is a discreditable quest. But there are alsosome who desire knowledge, that they may build up the soulsof others with it; and that is charity. Others, again,desire it that they may themselves be built up thereby; andthat is prudence. Of all these types, only the last two putknowledge to the right use” (St. Bernard, Sermon on the Canticle of Canticles)

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