The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.
The adolescent must never be treated as a child, for that is a stage of life that he has surpassed. It is better to treat an adolescent as if he had greater value than he actually shows than as if he had less and let him feel that his merits and self-respect are disregarded.
When student performance shows increases on test scores, that improvement is not associated with an increase in ‘fluid intelligence’ – that is, using logical thinking and problem solving in novel situations, rather than recalling previously learned facts and skills.
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination of distance between people.
Almost everybody accepts that some people can be killed. ‘The concept of ‘brain death’ – the belief that people on respirators can legitimately be killed – shows that.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Observation, very general and wide-spread, has shown that small children are endowed with a special psychic nature. This shows us a new way of imparting education!