Be like a wolf. Wild. Free. Hungry.
Even a lone wolf is full of hope and freedom.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
We are all born free and spend a lifetime becoming slaves to our own false truths.
Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation, and advancement of one’s own culture and social organization.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
I am often accused of colluding with the British during the freedom struggle. I want to ask, how?
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Politics, these days, is no occupation for an educated man, a man of character. Ignorance and total lousiness are better.
A demagogue must be neither an educated nor an honest man; he has to be an ignoramus and a rogue.
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
If you wish to educate a child who has gone wrong, then you must, above all, keep your attention fixed on the intersection of two charmed circles.
There is no study that is not capable of delighting us, after a little application to it.
Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.
Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.