2017 March 24
"The school as a means of education to me was simply a blank."
"'Painters and poets,' you say,
'have always had an equal license in bold invention.'
We know; we claim the liberty for ourselves
and in turn we give it to others."
2017 March 23
"Security is when everything is settled.
When nothing can happen to you.
Security is the denial of life."
"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."
"It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives."
2017 March 22
"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it."
2017 March 21
"I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning."
"This is exactly the message that faily tales get across to the child in manifold form: that a struggle against severe difficulties in life is unavoidable, is an intrinsic part of human existence -- but that if one does not shy away, but steadfastly meets unexpected and often unjust hardships, one masters all obstacles and at the end emerges victorious."
"Political history is far too criminal and
pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young.
Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction."
2017 March 20
"Political correctness is simply tyranny with manners."
"For the truth of the conclusions of physical science, observation is the supreme Court of Appeal."
"The next time somebody in the media denies that there is media bias, ask how they explain the fact that there are at least a hundred stories about the shrinking arctic ice cap for every one about the expanding antarctic ice cap, which has now grown to record size."
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