Tao Te Ching

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How Children Fail

By John Holt


Themes: Education

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“Much of what we call History is the success stories of madmen.”

Chapters: 41. Distilled Life

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“So many people have said to me, ‘If we didn't make children do things, they wouldn't do anything.’ Even worse, they say, ‘If I weren't made to do things, I wouldn't do anything.’ It is the creed of a slave.”


Themes: Freedom Slavery

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“The biggest enemy to learning is the talking teacher.”

Chapters: 48. Unlearning

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“We learn to do something by doing it. There is no other way.”

Chapters: 38. Fruit Over Flowers

Themes: Skillful Means

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