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We can advance and develop democracy but little faster than we can advance and develop the average level of intelligence and knowledge within the democracy. That is the problem that confronts modern educators.

We didn't feel so good when we took our son to college and saw a sign on the liquor store - Back to School Sale.

We must reject that most dismal and fatuous notion that education is a preparation for life.

We should not value education as a means to prosperity, but prosperity as a means to education. Only then will our priorities be right. For education, unlike prosperity is an end in itself. .. power and influence come through the acquisition of useless knowledge. . . irrelevant subjects bring understanding of the human condition, by forcing the student to stand back from it.

What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul. The philosopher, the saint, the hero, the wise, and the good, or the great, very often lie hid and concealed in a plebeian, which a proper education might have disinterred and brought to light.

Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.

When asked to spell Mississippi the boy asked, "The river or the state?"

When there are two PhD's in a developing country, one is Head of State and the other is in exile.

Whenever I'm asked what college I attended, I'm tempted to reply, Thornton Wilder'.

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

Wouldn't it be great if we could look forward to a whole world in which no child will be left behind?

You can lead a man up to the university, but you can't make him think.

You could do anything in your room at college. You could smoke pot, live in a coed dorm, have a girl. But you couldn't have a . . . hot plate!

You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.


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