Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.
More quotes by Leon Trotsky
If one cannot get along without a mirror, even in shaving oneself, how can one reconstruct oneself or one’s life, without seeing oneself in the mirror of literature?
Workers – men and women – of all countries, place yourselves under the banner of the Fourth International. It is the banner of your approaching victory!
There are no absolute rules of conduct, either in peace or war. Everything depends on circumstances.
The masses go into a revolution not with a prepared plan of social reconstruction, but with a sharp feeling that they cannot endure the old regime. Only the guiding layers of a class have a political program, and even this still requires the test of events and the approval of the masses.
More quotes about Education
We are now embarked on another venture to put the American dream to work in meeting the new demands of a new day. Once again we must start where men would improve their society have always known they must begin – with an educational system restudied, reinforced, and revitalized.
… because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college.
In the schoolroom her quick mind had taken readily that strong starch of unexplained rules and disconnected facts which saves ignorance from any painful sense of limpness.
Studying in countries like China isn’t only about your prospects in the global marketplace. It’s not just about whether you can compete with your peers in other countries to make America stronger. It’s also about whether you can come together and work together with them to make our world stronger. It’s about the friendships you make, the bonds of trust you establish and the image of America that you project to the rest of the world.
I call myself a teacher because they want me to call myself a teacher, but actually, what I’m doing is I’m studying.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the highest return.
We seldom suffer from taking our subject of study too seriously, but we usually suffer when we take ourselves too seriously.
[On school] Not only did I know that I wasn’t one of the smart kids in the class, but so did everyone else.
Perhaps because my father never got a college degree himself, he continued to view people who had one with a respect that bordered on awe. In most cases they didn’t deserve it. My father could run circles around most academics and he would have done very well in college, if he’d been able to go.