Analects of the Core: Milton on perception

The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

— from Paradise Lost by John Milton, Book I, ll. 254-5. Today’s analect was suggested by Tom Farndon (Core ’10, CAS/SMG ’12), who writes: “The Core reminds us that perception is our most powerful tool, endowing each of us with the ability to make the best of  our surroundings — or the worst of them.” Students in CC201 will be attending a lecture next Tuesday by our resident expert on Milton, Prof. Christopher Ricks.

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