Getting Books on your Shelf: The Pros and Cons of Big versus Small Presses – Follow-up

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Here is a quote I came across today that I thought pertinent, what with my previous post and all: “Thoughts may be divided into two classes: (1st) Thought that belongs to the world of thought alone; (2nd) Thought that expresses itself in action. Some men and women glory in their exalted thoughts, but if these thoughts never reach the plane of action they remain useless: the power of thought is dependent on its manifestation in deeds. A philosopher’s thought may, however, in the world of progress and evolution, translate itself into the actions of other people, even when they themselves are unable or unwilling to show forth their grand ideals in their own lives. (…) When we find a philosopher emphasizing the importance and grandeur of justice, and then encouraging a rapacious monarch in his oppression and tyranny, we quickly realize that he belongs to the first class: for he thinks heavenly thoughts and does not practise the corresponding heavenly virtues.” (Abdu’l-Bahà, Paris Talks)

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