Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Washington presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 and is often credited with its success. But he had no known part in drafting its provisions.
I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is, why did other people stop?
Obama came in really wanting to change things, but he hit a wall of corporate money, oil and coal money: when he tried to pass the Cap and Trade system of pharmaceutical money, when he tried to pass the Obamacare – which, of course, then got watered down into a much less effective, much less economical, program.
The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
There’s many, many people who have been through a lot worse things than I went through. I lost my dad when I was 14 and to violence.
Evil is the moment when I lack the strength to be true to the Good that compels me.
I’ll be me, but I don’t like it.
The men and women who occupied the east coast of North America between 1607 and 1800 have been more closely scrutinized than any other collection of people in American history.
There is something about guns that inhibits understanding. It is not just that they can put an end to argument. They somehow generate beliefs that are obviously contrary to observable fact.