Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Few Words

Education is not to teach men facts, theories or laws, not to reform or amuse them or make them expert techinicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellect, teach them to think straight, if possible, but to think neverthless.
-- Robert Maynard Hutchins

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
-- Robert Maynard Hutchins

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
-- Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977), "Great Books"

Don't teach your children what to think; just teach them to think.
-- Tannenbaum

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
-- Socrates

It's men who make laws, and enforce them, and break them, and think the whole performance is wonderful. Most women would rather just ignore them.
-- Ursula K. Le Guin

Secular education can make men clever, but it cannot make them good.
-- Unknown

I've spent a fortune on my kids' education, and a fortune on their teeth. The difference is, they use their teeth.
-- Robert Orben

A sign for a superintendent of schools was "Bored of Education"
-- Unknown