The Lark in the Clear Air

"Education doesn't make you happy...nor does freedom.
We don't become happy just because we're free (if we are)
or because we've become educated (if we have),
but because education may be the means
by which we realize that we are happy.
It opens our eyes, our ears;
It tells us where delights are lurking,
convinces us that there is only one freedom
of any importance whatsoever - that of the mind.
It gives us the assurance, the confidence
to walk the path our mind - an educated mind - offers."
-Iris Murdoch