HARVARD SQUARE COMMENTARY

March 5, 2007
Wisdom from Polonius


Horace Mann

"A teacher who is attempting to teach, without inspiring the pupil with a
desire to learn, is hammering on a cold iron."


Ambrose Bierce

"Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding."


Thomas Jefferson

"The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance."


Joseph Addison

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul."


Russell Baker

"By the age of six the average child will have completed the basic American education. ... From television, the child will have learned how to pick a lock, commit a fairly elaborate bank holdup, prevent wetness all day long, get the laundry twice as white, and kill people with a variety of sophisticated armaments."


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