Quotes from the World for Monday 12/17/MMXII

Education is the point at which we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, not to strike from their hands their chance of undertaking something new—but to prepare them in advance for the task of renewing a common world.

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt (20th century), U.S. political philosopher. Between Past and Future, ch. 5 (1961).