During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
The overvaluation of intelligence among cultured people in our country has reached a frightening degree. Not only our public schools and our colleges and universities, but also our research institutions give the impression that the intelligence test is the only criterion of man’s mental endowment… It is as if imagination, moral courage, creative facilities were […]
When one considers the sublime disposition underlying the truly universal education (of traditional India)… then what is or has been called religion in Europe seems to us to be scarcely deserving of that name. And one feels compelled to advise those who wish to witness religion to travel to India for that purpose.
One of the greatest joys known to man is to take a flight into ignorance in search of knowledge.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. (“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”)
Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.
No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or nonattendance.
The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.