There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with skylights.

All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story minds.

Two-story minds compare, reason, generalize, using the labors of a fact collector as well as their own.

Three-story minds idealize, imagine, predict – their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight!

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

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