“Humankind cannot bear very much reality”
“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience”
“Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance”
(T.H. White, The Once and Future King)
“Where would we be without the agitators of the world attaching the electrodes of knowledge to the nipples of ignorance?”
(Dick Solomon, Third Rock from the Sun)
“The educational process has no end beyond itself; it is its own end.”
“An education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on”
(Terry Pratchett, Hogfather)
“He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth”.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read”
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
“I myself am made entirely of flaws
stitched together with good intentions”
“The principle goal of education is to create [people] who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done—[people] who are creative, inventive, and discoverers”
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.”
“The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.”