Scholasticism

And I saw another vanity under the sun,

A wise man built a school around himself,

And showed to all the secrets of the world,

and secrets hidden from the hand and eye.

His children grew in strength and subtlety,

and took delight in being learned men.

Following delight, they turned their words

Against the one who taught them in his school.

At first a crowd would gather, listening,

but soon they grumbled, saying “who can know?”

and one man turned to pictures, one to fields,

one to sword and one to lonely reasoning.

This too is vanity and vexation of spirit.

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