The most important function of the university in an age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
The real community of man is the community of those who seek the truth, of the potential knowers.
Nothing is more singular about this generation than its addiction to music.