There is only one justification for universities, as distinguished from trade schools. They must be centers of criticism.
When I feel like exercising I just lie down until the feeling goes away.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
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.
We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg’s great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
This is a do-it-yourself test for paranoia: you know you’ve got it when you can’t think of anything that’s your fault.
To solve a problem it is necessary to think. It is necessary to think even to decide what facts to collect.
A world community can exist only with world communication, which means something more than extensive short-wave facilities scattered; about the globe. It means common understanding, a common tradition, common ideas, and common ideals.