Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.
All I ever wanted to be was president of the American League.
On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.
There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.