Against Knowledge I have, as the light cynic observed of a certain lady's past, only one serious objection - that there is so much of it.
If you crave for Knowledge, the banquet of Knowledge grows and groans on the board until the finer appetite sickens.
The more clearly you write, the more easily and surely you will be understood.
By all means, let us study the great writers of the past for their own sakes, but let us study them for our guidance: that we, in our turn, having (it is to be hoped) something to say in our span of time, say it worthily, not dwindling out the large utterance of Shakespeare or of Burke.
If you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: 'Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it - whole-heartedly - and delete it before sending your manuscript to press.'