‘Young people need to be taught to filter and question the information they receive through the internet, rather than to take it at face value’.
‘People like me, we are intellectuals – we do our job, we write articles, we have ways of protesting, but we can’t change the world. All we can do is support the politics of empathy’.
‘My grandson has ben studying Greek for the past two years; he might not be able to read Homer in the original yet, but he has developed an understanding of Greek civilisation. It’s a part of what was called ‘encyclios’, which means ‘circular education’ from which comes the word encyclopaedia’.
‘There is a beautiful sentence attributed to GK Chesterton: “When men don’t believe in God any longer, it is not the they believe in nothing; they believe in everything”‘.
‘Karl Marx said that religion is the opium of the people – that it keeps people quiet. But it can also be the cocaine of the people’.