What all youngsters ought to consider when entering the American Academy regarding their ‘Professors’…

Montaigne

Montaigne

“It seems to me that with this complication and interlacing of language with which they [those possessing PhDs, Juris Doctorates, and other advanced degrees] beset us it turns out as with sleight-of-hand performers: their dexterity attacks and overpowers our senses, but it does not shake our belief at all.  Aside from this legerdemain, they do nothing that is not commonplace and mean.  For being more learned they are none the less inept.” ― The Complete ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, Translated by Donald M. Frame, Stanford University Press, Stanford, California; Copyright 1943 by Donald M. Frame, renewed 1971.  Copyright © 1948, 1957, and 1958 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Page 707.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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