Successful pedagogy requires the right students; successful governance, the right populace.
No one wants more common sense: most think they have a full measure; a few that they have a finer, uncommon sense to make up for its lack.
The modern tragedy is that the procedures that revolutionized science happen to be disastrous when applied anywhere else.
The twin tragedies of pedagogy: talent without application, and application without talent.
The cure for any political ideology is to live under it for a while.
There is nothing too profound for the right interpreter to grind into banality.
It is because we always begin with the conclusion that we ever get anywhere.
It is possible to change your mind, when old, only if you have previously acquired the habit.
A proper cultural revolution requires a proper culture to revolt against.
Many books are good for no one, but no books are good for everyone.