There can be no final goal for human institutions; the best are those that most encourage progress toward others still better. Without effort and change, human life cannot remain good. It is not a finished Utopia that we ought to desire, but a world where imagination and hope are alive and active.
The object of education ought not to be to make all men think alike, but to make each think in the way which is the fullest expression of his own personality.
The best life is the one in which the creative impulses play the largest part and the possessive impulses the smallest.
Not only teachers, but all commonplace persons in authority, desire in their subordinates that kind of uniformity which makes their actions easily predictable and never inconvenient. The result is that they crush initiative and individuality when they can, and when they cannot, they quarrel with it.