An education is frequently confused with the flotsam one picks up on the way to acquiring it.
Americans take no interest in education but are obsessed with schooling.
A pseudo-science colonizes other disciplines; a real one sticks to its last.
The most effective way to learn is by devoting oneself to a single subject for months at a time. Its opposite is school.
Beware of any discipline that creates its own subject matter.
Defang a book by putting it on the syllabus, a painting by putting it in a museum, and a radical by putting him in the ministry.
It never seems to occur to the teacher who complains of inattentive students that he may not be worth attending to.
The least forgiving pedant is the kindergartener in possession of a new fact.
Never before have so many spent so much time in school to so little purpose.
An above-average capacity for boredom is optimal; a superior one is disastrous.