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.
Education is free: credentials are expensive.