One reader is better than another in proportion as he is able of a greater range of activity in reading and exerts more effort.
Mortimer Adler, How to Read a Book, (1940; 1972).
Too many facts are often as much of an obstacle to understanding as too few. There is a sense in which we moderns are inundated with facts to the detriment of understanding.Mortimer Adler
Work that is pure toil, done solely for the sake of the money it earns, is also sheer drudgery because it is stultifying rather than self improving.Mortimer Adler
Adler struck me as far too nimble at winning arguments to be really convincing.Mortimer Adler