Алекса́ндр Иса́евич Солжени́цын (Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn) 11 December 1918 – 3 August 2008

“Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience… from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.”

“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes… we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions – especially selfish ones.”

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Julia Richman (1855-1912)

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“Ours is a nation of immigrants. The citizen voter of today was yesterday an immigrant child. Tomorrow he may be a political leader. Between the alien of today and the citizen of tomorrow stands the school, and upon the influence exerted by the school depends the kind of citizen the immigrant will become.”

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Professor John Dewey (1859-1952)

“…if I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the spirit of education, I should say: ‘Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.'”

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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

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