Feeling Rusty? Read a Book.

“He who dwells (literally: pounds, hammers) upon books shall cleanse his heart from rust.”

-Ephrem the Syrian*

*trans. Arthur Vööbus, History of Asceticism in the Syrian Orient: A Contribution to the History of Culture in the Near East, vol. 2; CSCO 197 (Louvain: Peeters, 1960), p. 106, citing Ms. Vat. Syr. 543, folio 41b.


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