Welcome to my next installment as part of the iHomeschool Network’s new series called Quotable Wisdom.
Each Tuesday, we’re all posting thoughts from topics or authors of interest. I’m sharing quotes from famous mathematicians and scientists for your pinning and Facebooking pleasure, but my biggest goal is that I hope something will spark you or your family to dig deeper into a particular area or a particular person’s life.
Sarah picked our quotable person this week as the “part two” of last week’s quote. Like Nicholas Flamel last week, today’s author – Queen Elizabeth’s personal mathematician, physician, astronomer and spy (and even the original “007”) – is the subject of some factual reading we’ve been doing – as well as our new favorite fiction series by Michael Scott.
There is (gentle reader) nothing (the works of God only set apart) which so much beautifies and adorns the soul and mind of man as does knowledge of the good arts and sciences.
~ Dr. John Dee
Learn more about Dee
- John Dee on Wikipedia
- Britannica’s entry on Dr. John Dee
- Check out Random House’s fictionalized young-adult series casting Dee as the villain (complete with a surprisingly high number of factual references to early chemists and alchemists and to the documented mythologies of several cultures)