Quotes of the day

“Rousseau had it backwards. We are NOT born free. We are born in the chains of the random and the reflexive, and are ignorant and unreasonable by simple nature. We must learn to be free, to organize the random and detect the reflexive, to acquire the knowledge of particulars and the powers of reason. The examined life is impossible if we cannot examine, order, classify, define, distinguish, always in minute particulars.”
— Richard Mitchell
(1929-2002) Professor at Glassboro State College, NJ, author, founder and publisher of The Underground Grammarian
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Richard.Mitchell.Quote.DED0

“The central task of education is to implant a will and facility
for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people.
The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents,
parents, and children are students together.”
— Eric Hoffer
(1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/Eric.Hoffer.Quote.57C2

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