I doubt if anything learnt at school is of more value than great literature learnt by heart.

— Richard Livingstone

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There is no virtue in being uncritical;

nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.


If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.


There are few greater treasures to be acquired in youth than great poetry-and prose-stored in the memory. At the time one may resent the labor of storing. But they sleep in the memory and awake in later years, illuminated by life and illuminating it.


Everyone has a vocation by which he earns his living, but he also has a vocation in an older sense of the word-the vocation to use his powers and live his life well.


One is apt to think of moral failure as due to weakness of character: more often it is due to an inadequate ideal.


A technician is a man who understands everything about his job except its ultimate purpose and its place in the order of the universe.


Our danger is not too few, but too many options ... to be puzzled by innumerable alternatives.


The young, whether they know it or not, live on borrowed property.


Theories are more common than achievements in the history of education.

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