Sunday, 8 October 2017

Solitude is the school of genius

Does one find ones true self only when alone? I don't think so - ones true self is more likely to be found with close friends, a true love, a soul-mate.

Though great minds need solitude, which Gibbon called 'the school of genius'.

He never married but was very sociable and proposed to a lady when quite old. He went down on her knees and she rejected him saying 'Mr Gibbon, don't be so silly.' Even worse

than that, he was unable to get up again and servants were sent from the house to raise him from his kneeling posture.

Had he been a Christian he'd have had experience in kneeling. 
God is not mocked (Galatians 6:7).

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