Norms and Nobility by David Hicks
"I know that we live in an age where the homely or psychological detail is considered all-important. We like heroes in shirtsleeves, or, in other words, we don't like heroes. But things were not always that way, and today is not forever."
~ Louis Auchincloss
A college president I know keeps three books on his night table: the Bible, the Iliad, and Louis Auchincloss' 1964 novel The Rector of Justin. When I once asked him, "Why the novel?," he responded, "Because it raises questions I cannot answer or ignore, the sort of questions that possess a wisdom apart from answers."
This short quote was enough to get my mind spinning, in a good way.
The Rector of Justin by Louis Auchincloss is now in my amazon.com cart, and I am re-reading Norms and Nobility for some educational inspiration.