Quotes on Education

“How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about arithmetic, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone?…I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.” G.K. Chesterton

 

“Innovators and creative geniuses cannot be reared in schools. They are precisely the men who defy what the school has taught them.” Von Mises

 

“Lewis, as a staunch defender of liberal education, was keen to keep alive the idea that ‘free study seeks nothing beyond itself and desires the activity of knowing for that activity’s own sake. That is what the man of radically servile character will never understand. He will ask, ‘But what use is it?”” Michael Ward, Planet Narnia 

 

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