No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
The only persons who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
As regards moral courage, then, it is not so much that the public schools support it feebly, as that they suppress it firmly.
That is the one eternal education: to be sure enough that something is true that you dare to tell it to a child.
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
I would look at the first chapter of any new novel as a final test of its merits. If there was a murdered man under the sofa in the first chapter, I read the story. If there was no murdered man under the sofa in the first chapter, I dismissed the story as tea-table twaddle, which it often really was.