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The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.
Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
It has been said that we have not had the three R's in America, we had the six R's remedial readin', remedial 'ritin' and remedial 'rithmetic.
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.
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