It is not true that I invented what is called the Montessori Method… I have studied the child; I have taken what the child has given me and expressed it, and that is what is called the Montessori Method.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given.
A woman has a responsibility and a privilege that a man doesn’t have of given birth to another human being.
Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.
The higher the social class of other students the higher any given student’s achievement.
There is no doubt that life is given us, not to be enjoyed, but to be overcome; to be got over.
It is one thing to take as a given that approximately 70 percent of an entering high school freshman class will not attend college, but to assign a particular child to a curriculum designed for that 70 percent closes off for that child the opportunity to attend college.
Therefore, the church is not absolutely necessary as an object of faith, not even for us today, for then Abraham and the other prophets would not have given assent to those things which were revealed to them from God without any intervening help of the church.
No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic.