David Foster Wallace:
Look at utilitarianism - that most English of contributions to ethics- and you see a whole teleology predicated on the idea that the best human life is one that maximizes the pleasure-to-pain ratio. God, I know this sounds priggish of me.

Education quotes

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Journalism is literature in a hurry.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Make no mistake: technical education can change lives for the better, by preparing people for challenging new careers.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
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