Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
God cannot be reduced to a sample for analysis.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
Say and do something positive that will help the situation; it doesn’t take any brains to complain.
The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.
I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: ‘steady as she goes’.
I am rather in favour of dealing with teenage hooliganism.
There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake.
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.