Reblog from Front Porch Republic:
–St. Thomas Aquinas
The trouble with mere pragmatism is that it doesn’t work.
–G. K. Chesterton
There are two kinds of education. First, the useful, or “servile”, which are a means to an end. Second, the useless, or “liberal”, the only end of which is human happiness.
For a more detailed treatment of the subject, I recommend the book mentioned in the article: Leisure: The Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper.