The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Vietnam helped me to look at the horror and terror in the hearts of people and realize how we can’t aim guns and set booby traps for people we have never spoken a word to. That kind of impersonal violence mystifies me.
Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
We should aim for our children to be good people, and to live ethical lives that manifest concern for others as well as for themselves.
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.