Monday, March 07, 2011


Liberal and Servile Arts

Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913-1994), Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección (Bogotá: Villegas Editores, 2001), p. 464 (tr. by Stephen at Don Colacho's Aphorisms):
An education without the humanities prepares one only for servile occupations.

Una educación sin humanidades prepara sólo para los oficios serviles.
On the other hand, remember the old joke:
Q. What did the liberal arts graduate say to the engineering graduate?

A. Would you like fries with that?

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