Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part.
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative.