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That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature...

—Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Isaac McPherson, 13 August 1813

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.
-Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit



I hope
when all the animals have gone
that robots
will have electronic fur.
- James Neill, c. 1986

If I give you a penny, you will be one penny richer and I’ll be one penny poorer. But if I give you an idea, you will have a new idea, but I shall still have it, too.
- Albert Einstein

With a book tucked in one hand, and a computer shoved under my elbow, I will march, not sidle, shudder or quake, into the twenty-first century.
- Ray Bradbury, Digital Deli

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things, for the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order.

Machiavelli


"On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées." — Victor Hugo (discuss)


In a democracy you can only accelerate by example.
- Lawrence Holt


Power over persons is so dangerous a thing
that only those can be trusted with it
who do not want it.

- Plato

"Do not regard me as the originator either of the diagnosis or the cure which I advocate. Perhaps I can best illustrate what I mean by telling you of a remark which my late Chief Prince Max of Baden once made when he was guiding an over-enthusiastic American through his school. I apologize to all those who have heard this story more than once. The American said to the Prince, “Would you mind telling me what are you proudest of in these beautiful schools?” And Prince Max said, "If you go the length and breadth of them, there's nothing original in them. That is what I am proud of. We have stolen from everywhere, from the Boy Scouts, from Plato, from Goethe and from the public schools." And the American said: “Ought you not to aim at being original?" and Prince Max answered, “No, it is in education as in medicine. You must harvest the wisdom of a thousand years. If ever you come to a surgeon and he wants to take out your appendix in the most original manner possible, I would strongly advise you to go to another surgeon.”"
- Kurt Hahn, 1960.

What to do with Wikipedia
  • "If the average university student can safely go to Wikipedia instead of consulting a specialized print reference source, then academia is broken."
  • "The most daring solution would be for academia to enter the world of Wikipedia directly. Rather than throwing rocks at it, the academy has a unique opportunity to engage Wikipedia in a way that marries the digital generation with the academic enterprise."
  • "Ultimately, the academy has to stop fighting Wikipedia and work to make it better".
  • "When professors are writing the articles or guiding their students in article production and revision, we may become much less paranoid about this wildly popular resource."
- Badke, 2008


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I am of the opinion that the influence of a teacher's conversation with an individual child on any ordinary academic subject is much more potent than what is said in a class lesson. Those of us who are older often hear sermons or lectures which inspire us, and if we are privileged to talk over points with the preacher or lecturer afterwards, the effect is much more emphatic and permanent. But how many class lessons have children to listen to which are boring and useless, and others where they are not sufficiently interested to ask a question? If we use class teaching and individual work in their proper places the best results will follow. Helen Parkhurst

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I am of the opinion that the influence of a teacher's conversation with an individual child on any ordinary academic subject is much more potent than what is said in a class lesson. Those of us who are older often hear sermons or lectures which inspire us, and if we are privileged to talk over points with the preacher or lecturer afterwards, the effect is much more emphatic and permanent. But how many class lessons have children to listen to which are boring and useless, and others where they are not sufficiently interested to ask a question? If we use class teaching and individual work in their proper places the best results will follow. Helen Parkhurst
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I am of the opinion that the influence of a teacher's conversation with an individual child on any ordinary academic subject is much more potent than what is said in a class lesson. Those of us who are older often hear sermons or lectures which inspire us, and if we are privileged to talk over points with the preacher or lecturer afterwards, the effect is much more emphatic and permanent. But how many class lessons have children to listen to which are boring and useless, and others where they are not sufficiently interested to ask a question? If we use class teaching and individual work in their proper places the best results will follow. Helen Parkhurst

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