Hitting children clearly “teaches them a lesson” – and the lesson is that you can get your way with people who are weaker than you are by hurting them

A foolish consistency is the hallmark of ineffective parenting

by writing sequenced textbooks and by organizing school classes according to calendar age, schoolmasters invented, as it were, the stages of childhood

personal philosophy does not always overcome personal insecurity

Even in ihe high schools and grade schools, superiority or greater effort in a few directions could be made a condition

Man darf dabei nicht von abnormen Zuständen, wie sie bei der Erziehung in grossen Städten, zumal in Wien, herrschen, ausgehen

when a group of people think alike most of their brains are redundant … the educational process does little to enhance original thinking and a great deal to stop it

Real autonomy comes from construction more than from selection

From deep contentment comes the courage to achieve

der vollständige Mangel einer häuslichen gebildeten Erziehung und der Mangel an Verkehr mit gebildeten Menschen während der Studien