Promotive of originality…

Reading accompanied by honest thinking is promotive of originality; but we are tempted to waste ourselves upon a species of reading which does not demand reflection, nor leave time for it. One who is inclined to free indulgence in light literature must curb himself with a very steady hand, or he will never achieve much as a thinker, nor be in any respect worth much to the world.

John Broadus, On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, p. 136,

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