I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
A vote should be generative, not like business as usual, which is what voting feels like for most of us.
Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.
The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
There is, in our nature, a disposition to indulgence, a secret desire to escape from labor, which, unless hourly combated, will overcome and destroy the best faculties of our minds and paralyze our most useful powers.
There is no self-knowledge but an historical one. No one knows what he himself is who does not know his fellow men, especially the most prominent one of the community, the master’s master, the genius of the age.
I really believe we read differently when we know even the most banal facts of an author’s life.
All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football.
Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.