School selects partly for intelligence but mostly for compliance.
It is frequently remarked that IQ tests measure your ability to perform well on IQ tests; the same could be said, more accurately, of school.
To become expert in something is the only way to learn that you know nothing about anything else.
Many academic fields are barren, most because there are no truths to discover, not a few because the practitioners are too dull to discover them.
More education, touted by all sides as the solution for every conceivable social problem, has yet to fix a single one, though it has created a few.
Many modern ills trace to the fateful decision to teach stupid people how to read.
It would not be possible for school to make us as stupid as it does without our native gifts.
Academic press: Books that no one will read at prices that no one will pay.
Ignorance, cultivated with sufficient rigor, is bliss.
Merciful regimes kill the troublesome without insisting on reeducating them first.