Quotes to Ponder


There isn’t any known way to bulk-educate; it’s all custom work.
~ John Taylor Gatto
An English writer telephoned me from London, asking questions. One was, ‘What’s your alma mater?’ I told him, ‘Books.’

Nobody rises to low expectations ~Calvin Lloyd

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
~ Agatha Christie

He is educated who knows how to find out what he doesn’t know.
~ George Simmel

A house is not a home unless it contains fire and food for the mind as well as the body. ~ Margaret Fuller

I don’t see homeschooling as some kind of answer to badness of schools. I think that the home is the proper base for the exploration of the world which we call learning or education. Home would be the best base no matter how good the schools were. The proper relationship of the schools to home is the relationship of the library to home, or the skating rink to home. It is a supplementary resource. ~ John Holt

I believe that school makes complete fools of our young men, because they see and hear nothing of ordinary life there.
~ Petronius

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