The Delightful Way

Spiritual vs. Intellectual
April 21, 2007, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Spiritual Life

“…There is a danger lest that which is moral and spiritual should be neglected amidst the attention to that which is merely intellectual; lest talents should be appreciated more highly than virtues, and secular be more eagerly sought than religious knowledge. Yet it must be obvious to you, on reflection, that happieness, even for this world, to say nothing of the next, depends much more upon the state of the heart and the practice of life, than upon the culture of understanding.”

– John Angell James,  in A Young Man’s Guide through Life to Immortality, 15th ed.

The copy I’m reading was published in Birmingham, England in 1880.


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Excellent quote!

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