Mark Van Doren

There are two statements about human beings that are true: that all human beings are alike, and that all are different. On those two facts all human wisdom is founded. - Mark Van Doren

The connectedness of things is what the educator contemplates to the limit of his capacity. No human capacity is great enough to permit a vision of the world as simple, but if the educator does not aim at the vision no one else will, and the consequences are dire when no one does. - Mark Van Doren