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

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    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. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Only the educated are free. Epictetus

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    Education is hanging around until you've caught on. Robert Frost

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

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

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    The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced. John Ruskin

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

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    The school system, custodian of print culture, has no place for the rugged individual. It is, indeed, the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing. Marshall McLuhan

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    People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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    We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void. Michel de Montaigne

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    In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk -- they are all part of the curriculum. Michel de Montaigne

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    If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? Maria Montessori

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    If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks. Maria Montessori

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    Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. John Ruskin

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    Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all. Thomas Szasz

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    The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight. Harold Rosenberg

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

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    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. Plato

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

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    The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet. Phyllis McGinley

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

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    The education of a man is never complete until he dies. Robert E. Lee

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    The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. Jean de La Bruyère

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    Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life. Karl Kraus

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

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    Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs. Florence King

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    Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. John F. Kennedy

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    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. John F. Kennedy

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    I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond. Franz Kafka

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    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

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    Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge. Horace Mann

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    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

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

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    Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty. James Madison

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    I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth. Martin Luther

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    A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. Sir John Lubbock, 1st Baronet

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    The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. John Locke

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    No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people. Walter Lippmann

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    Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. Thomas Jefferson

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

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    I just graduated and already I'm way behind.

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    If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates?

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

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    The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.

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    Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.

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    School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you. John Updike

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

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

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