Thursday, October 07, 2004

Revelation

"The present system of education is all wrong. The mind is crammed with facts before it knows how to think. Control of the mind should be taught first. If I had my education to get over again and had my voice in the matter, I would learn to master my mind first, and then gather facts if I wanted them. It takes people a long time to learn things because they cannot concentrate their mind at all."

- Swami Vivekananda

1 comment:

Kraz Arkin said...

Lord Chesterfield - The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

also,

E.M. Forster - Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.