Oliver DeMille quotes

  • The slaves in Rome were incapable of leisure and so their masters gave them entertainment to keep them pacified.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Rome #Leisure #Entertainment

  • Education occurs when students set out to educate themselves… the student will only learn, can only learn, what he chooses to learn…(An) advantage of not pushing is an innate sense (his) education is (his) responsibility and reward.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Responsibility #Rewards #Pushing

  • Thinking is like exercise, it requires consistency and rigor. Like barbells in a weightlifting room, the classics force us to either put them down or exert our minds. They require us to think.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Exercise #Thinking #Consistency

  • Most people spend less than 20 hrs a year learning about freedom, yet many wonder why it's in decline. Don't fight upstream. Instead, turn it around.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Fighting #Years #People

  • The most powerful lessons occur where studies intersect with real life.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Powerful #Real #Lessons

  • The only person who can fix education is the student.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Students #Persons

  • The myth is that it is possible for one human being to educate another
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Myth #Humans #Educate

  • The liberal arts are the arts of communication and thinking. ‘They are the arts indispensable to further learning, for they are the arts of reading, writing, speaking, listening, figuring,
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Art #Communication #Reading

  • Still reading but learning a lot about true education and the process of guiding our children in their educational pursuits.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Children #Educational #Reading

  • Since the purpose of reading, of education, is to become good, our most important task is to choose the right books. Our personal set of stories, our canon, shapes our lives. I believe it is a law of the universe that we will not rise above our canon. Our canon is part of us, deeply, subconsciously. And the characters and teachings in our canon shape our characters--good, evil, mediocre, or great.
    -- Oliver DeMille

    #Believe #Book #Teaching