Quotes

  • 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
  • Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~Albert Einstein
  • It'll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers. ~Author unknown, quoted in You Said a Mouthful, Ronald D. Fuchs, ed.
  • 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. ~Author Unknown
  • It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~Robert G. Ingersoll
  • Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~G.M. Trevelyan
  • Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. ~Ezra Pound
  • He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor HugoW
  • hy should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? ~Erich Fromm
  • Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs. ~Martin H. Fischer
  • Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. ~William Haley
  • I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. ~Tallulah Bankhead
  • A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~George Santayana
  • 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. ~R. Baker
  • What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook. ~Henry David Thoreau
  • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde,"The Critic as Artist," 1890
  • Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it's anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be hooked on phonics. ~Leighann Lord
  • 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, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else. ~Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection; otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books. ~Michel de Montaigne
  • Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928
  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain
  • When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. ~Peter Drucker
  • If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous. ~Desmond Bagley
  • 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
  • There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. ~Will Rogers
  • A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. ~Martin H. Fischer
  • Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. ~Roger Lewin
  • They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing. ~Richard Yates
  • I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. ~Al McGuire
  • A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it. ~Brander Matthews
  • If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world. ~Heinrich Heine
  • You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, "Have a nice day." ~Peter Brodie
  • The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life. ~Ernest Renan, Souvenirs d'enfance et de jeunesse, 1883
  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~John Dewey
  • I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. ~Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
  • Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throats. ~Martin H. Fischer
  • It doesn't make much difference what you study, as long as you don't like it. ~Finley Peter Dunne
  • Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ~Pete Seeger
  • We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. ~Albert Edward Wiggam
  • The founding fathers... provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you. ~John Updike, The Centaur, 1963
  • You can get all A's and still flunk life. ~Walker Percy
  • 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
  • All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. ~George Eliot
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