he [G R Driver] always stressed to his pupils in later years the value of a training in classics for anyone who wished to study the Old Testament

Yes, I was naive at 14, but my heart was in the right place

The hours, the discipline, and the pressure of the work done in schools, represent often a vacation from life rather than a preparation for life

The process of developing an effective personality is the process of acquiring extrovert habits

The worship of formal education is one of the outstanding phenomena of American history … formal education above the grade school does little or nothing to improve personality or character

The educational system, by its very nature, tends to discourage the development of specific forms of superiority. It tends to flatten out people’s aptitudes rather than to cultivate them

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

From deep contentment comes the courage to achieve

A foolish consistency is the hallmark of ineffective parenting

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

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