Quotation by Mortimer J. Adler

There is a strange fact about the human mind, a fact that differentiates the mind sharply from the body. The body is limited in ways that the mind is not. One sign of this is that the body does not continue indefinitely to grow in strength and develop in skill and grace. By the time most people are thirty years old, their bodies are as good as they will ever be; in fact, many persons' bodies have begun to deteriorate by that time. But there is no limit to the amount of growth and development that the mind can sustain. The mind does not stop growing at any particular age.
Mortimer J. Adler (b. 1902), U.S. educator, philosopher, and Charles Van Doren (b. 1926), U.S. How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, ch. 21, Simon & Schuster (1972).
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