A quiet moment

“If we think about it, all that a university or final highest school can do for us, is still but what the first school began doing —teach us to read. We learn to read in various languages, in various sciences; we learn the alphabet and letters of all [kinds] of books. But the place where we are to get knowledge, even theoretic knowledge, is the books themselves. It depends on what we read, after all [types] of professors have done their best for us. The true university these days is a collection of books!” – Thomas Carlyle