Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
To the Kenyan families, school doesn’t really matter because none of them are going on to college. Almost all of drop out of school and so, they’re spending their time learning things that are important to them.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
I don’t claim to know Israel. I don’t speak Hebrew; my contacts are pretty limited. But I didn’t know Vietnam; I didn’t know Nicaragua, El Salvador or Honduras. It doesn’t mean you can’t reach your conclusions.
In other words, the better they did on the IQ test, the worse they did on the practical test and the better they did on the practical tests, the worse they did on the IQ test.
And so, you can do hundreds and hundreds of studies showing a general factor and just so long as you restrict your populations, your testing materials and the kinds of situations you look at, you can keep finding the same wrong thing again and again.
I admired my father very much… at the age of sixteen. But now I see that he was a brutal and cruel man, – but not without remorse, and that was what tortured us, his alternations.
I’m not a good writer, and I don’t care. Unfortunately, after I left college, I didn’t have time much for literature. I wish I did. Most of the time I read documents, and that’s not going to help your writing. But I’m a very logical writer, and you can’t get out of me. Once I’ve nailed you, you’re finished.
All literature is an effort at the formal character of the epigram.