To view an object in the proper light we must stand away from it. The study of the classical literatures gives the aloofness which cultivates insight. In learning to live with peoples and civilizations that have long ceased to be alive, we gain a vantage point, acquire an enlargement and elevation of thought, which enable us to study with a more impartial and liberal mind the condition of the society around us.
To say I removes a false impression of a Jovian aloofness.jerome frank
His writings, like his actions, were faulty, violent, a little morbid even, and abnormal. He was not, and did not attempt to be, an average man. But actions and writings alike, in their strangeness and aloofness, were unadulterated by a tinge of affectation.john donne
Let us disperse from our aloofness and serve the weak who made us strong , and cleanse the country in which we live. Let us teach this miserable nation to smile and rejoice with heaven 's bounty and glory of life and freedom .khalil gibran
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