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Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the lear ...
The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency--the belief that the here and now ...
The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejud ...
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments t ...
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise ... s ...
Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did i ...
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because ...
There is no real teacher who in practise does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through spee ...
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