A true-devoted pilgrim is not weary
To measure kingdoms with his feeble steps
–William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
A picture [of reality] . . . is laid against reality like a measure . . . Only the end-points of the graduating lines actually touch the object that is to be measured . . . These correlations are, as it were, the feelers of the picture’s elements, with which the picture touches reality.
–Ludwig Wittgenstein, Tractatus-Logico-Philosophicus 2.141-2.1515
What they say of disc jockeys is also true of teachers: that someone, somewhere will remember some of your words forever; or, at least, for the duration of their lifetime. The downside is, of course, that you never know which of your words are going to be remembered. The wittily-crafted, near-Wildean aphorism pregnant with socratic wisdom — probably not. The unintentionally hilarious malapropism that makes you sound like a complete…
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