Education is the movement from darkness to light.
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions - not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy - but forming and informing them as art.
An education, other than purely professional or technical, can even seem to be an impediment.
The importance of these [college] years for an American cannot be overestimated. They are civilization's only chance to get to him.
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