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.
Parents go to considerable trouble and expense to provide their children instruction in how to hate them.
A field that uncomprehendingly imitates the methods of a more prestigious field will also imitate its style: the result being writing that not even the author understands.
Teaching everyone to read leaves the difficulty of supplying vast amounts of reading matter suitable for everyone.
He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches; and he who does, usually cannot teach.
An infallible sign of fraudulence, in an academic department, is “studies” in its name.
Life is a series of increasingly elaborate marshmallow tests.