“It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at…”

“It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self — never to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dim-sighted.”

George Eliot, Middlemarch

“In my education, as in that of everyone, the moral influences, which are so much more important than…”

“In my education, as in that of everyone, the moral influences, which are so much more important than all others, are also the most complicated, and the most difficult to specify with any approach to completeness.”

John Stuart Mill, Autobiography

“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

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