Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.
A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
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.
The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
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.