All intellectuals must begin as pseudo-intellectuals.
First school spoils us for learning, and then jobs spoil us for work.
Some subjects are to be studied for their own sake, others for the immunity conferred against their adepts. The vaccination principle applies to education as well as to medicine.
No one will listen to you talk about the uselessness of a prestigious education unless you have one.
One can learn quickly just enough to exasperate someone who understands the subject.
Adolescents have no opinions, only symptoms.
School doesn’t teach: it trains.
Nearly every field of human endeavor should be rescued from its admirers.
Of all the lies taught in school, the most vicious is that one ought to perform boring tasks diligently.
Clever is a great compliment to children and a gross insult to adults.