Mondays with Marty

In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther instructs us on his reading strategy:

2894b. Doctor Martin Luther urged all students, no matter what faculty, to constantly read certain good authors. A few good writers should become so familiar through diligent reading that they are, so to speak, transformed into their own flesh and blood. Simply, reading various and sundry authors brings about far more confusion than an actual amount of knowledge. For when one feels at home everywhere, he finally realizes that he doesn’t really feel at home anywhere. And just as it is in human society, where we do not need all of our friends around us every day, but only a few of the exceptional ones, so should one keep company with the best books, and certainly just a few and exceptional ones. (p. 337)

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