Sunday, July 31, 2005

The Higher Pragmatism - O. Henry

"As the poet says, "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers." Wisdom is dew, which, while we know it not, soaks into us, refreshes us, and makes us grow. Knowledge is a strong stream of water turned on us through a hose. It disturbs our roots.

Then, let us rather gather wisdom. But how to do so requires knowledge. If we know a thing, we know it; but very often we are not wise to it that we are wise."

- "the higher pragmatism," written by o. henry, dubbed a "master of surprise endings"