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.
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.