I think that there are some teachers that do a very good job of incorporating culture and history. And there are some teachers who could use a little more help in that area.
We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties.
I remarked constantly, just at sunset, in these latitudes, that the eastern horizon was brilliantly illuminated with a kind of mock sunset. This in a short time disappeared, to be soon succeeded by another similar in character, but more faint.
The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.
To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.
Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us.
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
I’d rather break stones on the king’s highway than hem a handkerchief.
Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
The processes of teaching the child that everything cannot be as he wills it are apt to be painful both to him and to his teacher.