Selected Quotes about Education

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. -- Henry B. Adams

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. -- Henry B. Adams

America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. -- Jane Addams

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you. -- Mortimer Adler

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. -- Mortimer Adler

No matter what your product is, you are ultimately in the education business. Your customers need to be constantly educated about the many advantages of doing business with you, trained to use your products more effectively, and taught how to make never-ending improvement in their lives. -- Robert G Allen

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. -- Maya Angelou

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals. -- Susan B. Anthony

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals. -- Susan B. Anthony

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. -- Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age. -- Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. -- Aristotle

In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated. -- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers and teachers. -- Richard Bach

Financial education needs to become a part of our national curriculum and scoring systems so that it’s not just the rich kids that learn about money.. it’s all of us. -- David Bach

Essentialists hope that when students leave school, they will possess not only basic skills and an extensive body of knowledge, but also disciplined, practical minds, capable of applying schoolhouse lessons in the real world. -- William C. Bagley

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong. -- Russell Baker

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. -- James Baldwin

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens. -- Ethel Barrymore

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. -- Bill Beattie

There is no greater crime than to stand between a man and his development; to take any law or institution and put it around him like a collar, and fasten it there, so that as he grows and enlarges, he presses against it till he suffocates and dies. -- Henry Ward Beecher

This is how it is today: The teachers are afraid of the principals. The principals are afraid of the superintendents. The superintendents are afraid of the board of education. The board is afraid of the parents. The parents are afraid of the children. The children are afraid of nothing! -- Milton Berle

Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion. -- Allan Bloom

Education is the movement from darkness to light. -- Allan Bloom

Just because you hang a shingle out saying "I'm a financial advisor or a broker with a bond to sell," isn't enough. Most people are a little more intelligent. They do some research. If they haven't heard of you or don't know somebody who knows you, they're not likely to deal with you. You can make the same case against the fax machines. -- Michael Bloomberg

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. -- Alec Bourne

My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had.. every day I'm learning something new. -- Richard Branson

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks. -- Charlotte Bronte

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. -- Lord Brougham

She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life. -- John Mason Brown

Australia must prioritise education spending. It is not a question of whether or not we have the money, it is a question of how we choose to spend it. -- Bob Brown

Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain. -- Gordon Brown

There are as many Scottish roads to Socialism as there are predictions of Britain's economic doom - but most of them demand three things: a coherant plan for an extension of democracy and control in society and industry which sees every reform as a means to creating a socialist society; a harnessing of the forces for industrial and community self-management within a political movement; and a massive programme of education by the Labour Movement as a whole. -- Gordon Brown

Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash. -- Rita Mae Brown

I was somebody who was 14 years old and who got an opportunity to do a job where I could make money, and, most important, to go to school and to help my family financially. And luckily I was successful in my job, thank God. And there were a lot of people my age who didn't have that freedom I had and I'm grateful. -- Gisele Bundchen

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. -- John Burroughs

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. -- Thomas Carlyle

Most people go through college and learn to read Virgil and master the mysteries of calculus without ever discovering how their own minds function. -- Dale Carnegie

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. -- Rachel Carson

I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start. -- Steve Case

But the ground of a man's [sic] culture lies in his nature, not in his calling. His powers are to be unfolded on account of their inherent dignity, not their outward direction. He is to be educated, because he is a man, not because he is to make shoes, nail, or pins. -- William Ellery Channing

I do not look on a human being as a machine, made to be kept in action by a foreign force, to accomplish an unvarying succession of motions, to do a fixed amount of work, and then to fall to pieces at death, but as a being of free spiritual powers; and I place little value on any culture but that which aims to bring out these, and to give them perpetual impulse and expansion. -- William Ellery Channing

I don't think about the reaction of the Americans before I say things. I just speak my mind -- which is trained in the world's best schools, and refined by a thousand years of French cultural superiority. -- Jacques Chirac

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. -- Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations -- Winston Churchill

The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

The diffusion of a universalist culture and of a pedagogy of peace appears more than ever to be the path that we must follow for the salvation of all nations on earth. -- Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. -- John Ciardi

When we make college more affordable, we make the American dream more achievable. -- Bill Clinton

Study the business you think you might like. Satisfy yourself that they will suit your needs. There are so many alternatives available - don't be too quick to choose. Just about any business can fail and any can succeed. -- Paul Clitheroe

You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves. -- Adam Cooper and Bill Collage

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them. -- Henry Steele Commager

Changing a college curriculum is like moving a graveyard--you never know how many friends the dead have until you try to move them! -- Calvin Coolidge

These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom. Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future. -- Vernon Cooper

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men. -- Clarence Darrow

As important as school was, I found that it could be very disruptive to a steady income. -- Michael Dell

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. -- Rene Descartes

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. -- John Dewey

I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform. All reforms which rest simply upon the law, or the threatening of certain penalties, or upon changes in mechanical or outward arrangements, are transitory and futile.... But through education society can formulate its own purposes, can organize its own means and resources, and thus shape itself with definiteness and economy in the direction in which it wishes to move.... Education thus conceived marks the most perfect and intimate union of science and art conceivable in human experience. -- John Dewey

The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society. -- John Dewey

The number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes. -- Denis Diderot

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. -- Norman Douglas

Educate yourself. Marriage is a partnership, and both individuals need to be well-informed. Many problems — especially when it comes to money — stem from lack of knowledge. -- Dr.Phil

Education will become the center of the knowledge society, and schooling its key institution. -- Peter Drucker

Ye can lead a man up to the university, but you can't make him think. -- Finley Peter Dunne

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -- Will Durant

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. -- Marian Wright Edelman

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. -- Albert Einstein

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. -- Albert Einstein

My son first wanted to go to Stanford, which I thought was O.K. The weather is pretty good, and it's a fairly short drive to the beach. But it wouldn't be as good as let's say, Pepperdine, which is in Malibu. And he said, 'Dad, what about the education?' I said, 'Clearly, I failed as a parent'. -- Larry Ellison

If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each wishes to learn, and insisting that you shall learn what you have no taste or capacity for. The college, which should be a place of delightful labour, is made odious and unhealthy, and the young men are tempted to frivolous amusements to rally their jaded spirits. I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skill to do comes of doing. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion . . . It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. -- Epictetus

We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free. -- Epictetus

Only the educated are free. -- Epictetus

Only the educated are free. -- Epictetus

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. -- Evan Esar

What will we do in a globalised world? All human beings are equal, so they have the same right to have the same lifestyle-the same social security, jobs, education. -- Joschka Fischer

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. -- Malcolm Forbes

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. -- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards -- Anatole France

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. -- Anatole France

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. -- Anne Frank

Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. -- Paulo Freire

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. -- Robert Frost

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. -- Robert Frost

All I really need to know ... I learned in kindergarten. -- Robert Fulghum

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. -- Dr. Thomas Fuller

If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them. -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

Seven sins of life: Politics without principle. Commerce without morality. Wealth without work. Education without character. Science without humanity. Pleasure without conscience. Worship without sacrifice. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. -- James A. Garfield

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. It’s complicated by the fact that in most nations women receive substantially less education than men. -- Melinda Gates

Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world. -- W. E. Gladstone

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. -- Gail Godwin

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. -- Gail Godwin

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. -- Goethe

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. -- Emma Goldman

What does labor want? We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact, more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful, and childhood more happy and bright. -- Samuel Gompers

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. -- Russell Green

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving. -- Russell Green

I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University. -- Alan Greenspan

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education--literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. -- Alan Greenspan

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others. -- Sidonie Gruenberg

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated. -- Edith Hamilton

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is educated. -- Edith Hamilton

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. -- L. L. Henderson

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing. -- R. D. Hitchcock

In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. -- Eric Hoffer

Education – compulsory schooling, compulsory learning – is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can. -- John Holt

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view. -- Robert Hutchins

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. -- Thomas H. Huxley

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever or whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. -- Thomas H. Huxley

People say to me, "You were a roaring success. How did you do it?" I go back to what my parents taught me. Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make something happen. -- Lee Iacocca

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values. -- Dean William R. Inge

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. -- Robert Green Ingersoll

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. -- Steve Irwin

Bachelor's degrees make pretty good placemats if you get 'em laminated. -- J. Jacques

That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room. -- J. Jacques

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology. -- Clive James

Cramming seeks to stamp things in by intense application immediately before the ordeal. But a thing thus learned can form but few associations. -- William James

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government. -- Thomas Jefferson

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. -- Benjamin Jowett

Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo Clinic. -- Roy Blount, Jr.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model. -- Abdul Kalam

Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten. -- Wendy Kaminer

The public school system: "Usually a twelve year sentence of mind control. Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism and compromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting it instead into meek subservience to authority." -- Walter Karp

College isn't the place to go for ideas. -- Helen Keller

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. "Light! Give me light!" was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. -- Helen Keller

A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks. -- Helen Keller

Remember that our nation's first great leaders were also our first great scholars. -- John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The average person is 95 percent eyes and only 5 percent mind when they invest. If you want to become a professional you need to train your eyes to be only 5 percent and train your mind to see the other 95 percent. -- Robert Kiyosaki

Think about educating people to be owners of businesses, not employees of business. -- Robert Kiyosaki

You do not have to go to school to become rich. -- Robert Kiyosaki

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse. -- Ed Koch

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. -- Arthur Koestler

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -- Jonathan Kozol

While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap. -- Ray Kroc

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. -- Diogenes Laertius

The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless. Suicide. -- Dalai Lama

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. -- Roger Lewin

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. -- Abraham Lincoln

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. -- Abraham Lincoln

By educating the consumer, Realtors can charge lower commission rates because they don't have to work as many hours with each consumer. The agent doesn't have to show as many properties. -- Dave Liniger

A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life. -- Reverend Edward A. Malloy

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. -- Nelson Mandela

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery. -- Horace Mann

My business education started at the shallow end of a swimming pool and sometimes seemed like it was stuck in the deep end of a shark tank. But you keep going, and pretty soon you're on dry land. -- Max Markson

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all: it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. -- H. L. Mencken

Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow. -- Maria Mitchell

We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing. -- Maria Mitchell

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. -- Wilson Mizner

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. -- Michel de Montaigne

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. -- Maria Montessori

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something that neither their teacher nor they know. -- Vladimir Nabokov

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations. -- Patricia Neal

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. -- Patricia Neal

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. -- Flannery O'Conner

I grew up thinking that because I couldn't read, I was stupid and would never amount to anything. I worked my way through college as a waitress and thought I wasn't capable of doing anything else. My grades in English were horrible, and I barely got through. -- Suze Orman

Who are you if you are not your job title or the house you live in, or the cars you drive, or the clothes you wear, or the schools you send your children to? Who are you? -- Suze Orman

Many of the most important technological contributions of this century have come from university faculty members who began their research early in their careers and have worked in their areas of interest over a long period of time. -- David Packard

Education: a debt due from present to future generations. -- George Peabody

The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people. -- Claiborne Pell

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. -- Laurence J. Peter

Don't cut the training budget when crisis come, increase it! -- Tom Peters

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -- Pablo Picasso

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. -- Plato

Education and admonition commence in the first years of childhood, and last to the very end of life. -- Plato

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. -- Plutarch

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. -- Mary Pettibone Poole

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. -- Beatrix Potter

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. -- John Powell

One of the pre – requisites for children becoming proactive and responsible citizens is the availability of enough role models inside and outside the school. -- Azim Premji

It is imperative that our schools and educational institutions create an environment in which the required intellectual, physical, social and moral attributes can be developed, cherished and nurtured. Schools must be viewed as places that have the potential to transform the future of child and the nation. -- Azim Premji

We need to stop looking at schools as factories churning out students equipped to merely memorise the text. -- Azim Premji

It takes a village to raise a child. -- African proverb

Adapted from an L.L. Bean Co. poster: "What is a customer?" by J. M. Eaten -- William W. Purkey

I used to advise kids at school about stock markets even then. -- Rene Rivkin

There is no better investment that companies can make than in the education and development of their own people. -- Tony Robbins

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning. -- Carl Rogers

I am a socialist and at the same time clear about a certain number of values ... family values, environmental values, the value of succeeding at school, the value of merit and respect for work. To me these are not incompatible with being of the left. -- Segolene Royal

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race. -- Bertrand Russell

You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves. -- Saint Francis de Sales

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. -- George Santayana

Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. -- Rabbinical saying

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. -- Sir Walter Scott

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. -- Pete Seeger

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. -- Pete Seeger

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. -- George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. -- George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. -- George Bernard Shaw

I believe an equitable society can only be achieved if each and every individual is ready and willing to do his or her part in capacity empowerment through education and the building of a caring society, particularly through medical and healthcare related projects. These are two important pillars of hope for any society. -- Li Ka Shing

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. -- B. F. Skinner

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. -- B. F. Skinner

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education, I call it intrusion. -- Muriel Spark

Education has for its object the formation of character. -- Herbert Spencer

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -- Joseph Stalin

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -- Josef Stalin

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. -- Gloria Steinem

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. -- Gloria Steinem

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction. -- Annie Sullivan

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism. -- David Suzuki

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. -- Ben Sweetland

It is only the ignorant who despise education. -- Publilius Syrus

I was determined to know beans. -- Henry David Thoreau

History is Philosophy teaching by examples. -- Thucydides

Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled. -- Wu Ting-Fang

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. -- Alvin Toffler

Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. -- G. M. Trevelyan

No matter how smart you are, no matter how comprehensive your education, no matter how wide-ranging your experience, there's simply no way to acquire all the wisdom you need to make your business thrive. -- Donald Trump

You can take the smartest kid at Wharton, the one who gets straight A's and has a 170 IQ, and if he doesn't have the instincts, he'll never be a successful entrepreneur. -- Donald Trump

I never planned on becoming a brand name. The success of the Trump name worldwide has been a surprise. -- Donald Trump

Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced. -- Barbara Tuchman

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. -- Mark Twain

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. -- Mark Twain

All schools, all colleges, have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal, valuable knowledge. The theological knowledge which they conceal cannot justly be regarded as less valuable than that which they reveal. That is, when a man is buying a basket of strawberries it can profit him to know that the bottom half of it is rotten. -- Mark Twain

Many public-school children seem to know only two dates--1492 and 4th of July; and as a rule they don't know what happened on either occasion. -- Mark Twain

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. -- Mark Twain

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. -- Mark Twain

Some children's answers to church school questions - from the Church of England: -- Unknown

As the twig is bent the tree inclines. -- Virgil

Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you don't consider your students to be human beings. -- Lou Ann Walker

The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is in running. Where it is lacking there are no real students, but only poor caricatures of apprentices who, at the end of their apprenticeship, will not even have a trade. -- Simone Weil

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. -- H. G. Wells

Looking at the distance between you and money teaches you things. Perhaps all you really need is a bit more money and a bit more security. -- Stuart Wilde

To enjoy freedom, if the platitude is pardonable, we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, squirting half the house in order to water a single rose-bush; we must train them, exactly and powerfully, here on the very spot. -- Virginia Woolf

The first duty of a lecturer: to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks, and keep on the mantlepiece forever. -- Virginia Woolfe

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. -- Malcolm X

Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward. -- St. Francis Xavier

If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation. -- Xenophon

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -- William Butler Yeats

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -- William Butler Yeats

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life. -- Brigham Young

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