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Quotations on Education

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

Ambrose Bierce
Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

Allan Bloom
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.

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

Robert Buzzell
The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.

Rene Carayol
Mentoring is all about people -- it's about caring, about relationships and sensitivity. As it becomes increasingly in vogue it is becoming too formulated -- concerned with performance metrics, critical success factors, investment and spending. It'll be a disaster.

Lauro Cavazos
We must do better or perish as the nation we know today.

Paul Chambers
Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap.

R.D. Clyde
Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.

Benjamin Disraeli
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.

Albert Einstein
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

George Eliot
Those who trust us educate us.

Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson
I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

Edward Everett
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Paul Karl Feyerabend
The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.

Anatole France
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

David P. Gardner
We learn simply by the exposure of living. Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.

John W. Gardner
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.

Moshe Gerstenhaber
Most owners of small businesses openly state that they believe in the value of skills and operational training. However, they also admit that they themselves undertake very little training, or offer only limited training to their employees, because of time restraints.

Paul E. Gray
The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.

Sir William Haley
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

John A. Hannah
Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.

Dr. John G. Hibben
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.

John Holt
People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.

Sam Houston
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.

Elbert Hubbard
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.

Thomas H. Huxley
It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.

Michael Jackson
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

John F. Kennedy
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

Francis Keppel
Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.

Karl Kraus
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.

Timothy Leary
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

C. S. Lewis
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

Andrew Linzey
Moral education, as I understand it, is not about inculcating obedience to law or cultivating self-virtue, it is rather about finding within us an ever-increasing sense of the worth of creation. It is about how we can develop and deepen our intuitive sense of beauty and creativity.

Sir John Lubbock
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

Malcolm X
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.

Alice Duer Miller
It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its natural functions by artificial means. Thus we suppress the child's curiosity and then when he lacks a natural interest in learning he is offered special coaching for his scholastic coaching for his scholastic difficulties.

Sir Claus Moser
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.

Friedrich Nietzsche
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.

Wendell Phillips
The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

Jean Piaget
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done -- men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.

Plato Plato
Let us describe the education of our men. What then is the education to be? Perhaps we could hardly find a better than that which the experience of the past has already discovered, which consists, I believe, in gymnastic, for the body, and music for the mind.

Sylvia Porter
Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.

R. I. Rees
Formal education is but an incident in the lifetime of an individual. Most of us who have given the subject any study have come to realize that education is a continuous process ending only when ambition comes to a halt.

Beah Richards
Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?

Carl Rogers
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Jim Rohn
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

Theodore Roosevelt
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Jean Jacques Rousseau
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.

Lee Rudolph
No one wants a good education. Everyone wants a good degree.

John Ruskin
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.

Robert C. Savage
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.

Arthur Schopenhauer
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.

Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.

James B. Stockdale
A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.

Anne Sullivan
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.

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

Source Unknown
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.

Source Unknown
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.

Source Unknown
Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.

Claire Weeks
If our education had included training to bear unpleasantness and to let the first shock pass until we could think more calmly, many an unbearable situation would become manageable, and many a nervous illness avoided. There is proverb expressing this. It says, trouble is a tunnel thorough which we pass and not a brick wall against which we must break our head.

Simone Weil
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.

Walt Whitman
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

James Baldwin
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

Oscar Wilde
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


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