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Education Quotes

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

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The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

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

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The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

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

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

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

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

In the world today, a young lady who does not have
a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
- Ralph Ellison

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

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

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

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

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

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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

There comes 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 or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living.
That's one thing about a little education.
It spoils you for actual work.
The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
- Will Rogers

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

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

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths
for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
- Ernest Renan

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

Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim G. Ginott

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To the extent that we are all educated and informed,
we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick The Great

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

Learn to think continentally.
- Alexander Hamilton

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world,
that is bad.
But if a learned person is thus attracted,
it is worse.
- Abu Bakr

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

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

Data is not information, information is not knowledge,
knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- Clifford Stoll

Where the press is free and every man
is able to read, all is safe.
- Thomas Jefferson


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