The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
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|Birth:||22nd June, 1906|
|Death:||20th January, 1978|
|Profession:||Critic, Professor, Writer|
Gilbert Arthur Highet was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a Scottish-American writer, literary critic, and professor. He is best known as a mid-20th-century teacher of the humanities in the United States. He received a B.A. degree from Balliol college, Oxford University. He received an M.A. degree in Greek and Latin from Glasgow University. He was appointed to the chair of Latin & Greek at Columbia University from 1938-1972. Outside the classroom he served as Literary Critic for Harper's Magazine from 1952-1954, and Chairman of the Editorial Board of Horizon Magazine from 1958-1977. His five books of essays contain lectures presented on his radio program of the 1950s, carried by over 300 stations in the United States and Canada. He wrote several books include: The Classical Tradition, The Art of Teaching, The migration of ideas, Poets in a Landscape, The powers of poetry, and The anatomy of satire.
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