“The justification for a university is that it preserves the connection between knowledge and the…”

“The justification for a university is that it preserves the connection between knowledge and the zest of life, by uniting the young and the old in the imaginative consideration of learning.”

Alfred North Whitehead, The Aims of Education

“For successful education there must always be a certain freshness in the knowledge dealt with. It…”

“For successful education there must always be a certain freshness in the knowledge dealt with. It must be either new in itself or invested with some novelty of application to the new world of new times.”

Alfred North Whitehead, The Aims of Education

“The very corner-stone of an education intended to form great minds, must be the recognition of the…”

“The very corner-stone of an education intended to form great minds, must be the recognition of the principle, that the object is to call forth the greatest possible quantity of intellectual power, and to inspire the intensest love of truth.”

John Stuart Mill, “Civilization”, London and Westminster Review (April 1836)

“All poetry is supposed to be instructive but in an unnoticeable manner; it is supposed to make us…”

“All poetry is supposed to be instructive but in an unnoticeable manner; it is supposed to make us aware of what it would be valuable to instruct ourselves in; we must deduce the lesson on our own, just as with life.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “Letter to Carl Friedrich Zelter (26 November 1825)”

“Waste of time is the leading feature of our present education. Not only are we taught a mass of…”

“Waste of time is the leading feature of our present education. Not only are we taught a mass of rubbish, but what is not rubbish is taught so as to make us waste over it as much time as possible…”

Peter Kropotkin, Fields, Factories and Workshops

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