Real virtue is robust and in contact with facts, not with pretty-pretty fancies. We have chosen to hedge round the profession of teaching with such restrictions that, in the main, those who choose this profession are men and women who are afraid of reality, and we have done this because, while many of us recognise that contact with reality has been good for us, few of us have the courage to believe that it is good for our children. This is the fundamental reason why education, as it exists, is so unsatisfactory.
出典: Does education do harm? (written in Feb. 17, 1932 and pub. in Mortals and Others, v.1, 1975.)]