“To love a person means to see him as God intended him to be.”

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A nation’s system of education is much more important than its system of government.”

– T.S. Eliot

“Whoever marries the spirit of this age will find himself a widower in the next.”

– William Ralph Inge

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Ronald Reagan

“True education is not a matter of raw intelligence or accumulated data; it is knowledge joined to eloquence joined to prudence.”

– Giambattista Vico

“Men cannot improve a society by setting fire to it: they must seek out its old virtues and bring them back into the light.”

– Russell Kirk

“I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas. And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job.”

– Antonin Scalia

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.”

– G.K. Chesterton

“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”

– Will Rogers

“A good teacher makes himself increasingly dispensable.”

– Peter Kreeft

“We all complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are spent either in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do; we are always complaining that our days are few, and yet we act as though there would be no end of them.”

– Seneca

“Education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue, and it is accomplished by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty.”

– Leigh A. Bortins

“Giving offense is the price of diversity, not an impediment to diversity. While more and more schools are teaching young people how not to be offensive, they also need to be teaching a new generation how not to be offended.”

– Irshad Manji

“The spirit of truth can dwell in science on condition that the motive prompting the savant is the love of the object which forms the stuff of his investigations. That object is the universe in which we live. What can we find to love about it, if it isn’t its beauty? The true definition of science is this: the study of the beauty of the world.”

– Simone Weil

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves…self-discipline with all of them came first.”

– Harry Truman

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

– Robert Orben