Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Once the children have been educated to freedom of personality, and have come of age, they become recognised as persons in the eyes of the law.
Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war?—not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she may win the same advantages as her brothers?