13 January 2011

He Said It: St. Benedict

"Speaking and instructing are the teacher's duties; the student's duty is to be silent and listen. If any questions must asked of the teacher, they should therefore be asked with sincere humility and proper respect."

--St. Benedict of Nursia (AD 480-547), "De taciturnitate," Regula monachorum 6.6-7 (ca. AD 529; my translation)

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