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Famous Education Quotes

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A list of the best education quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous education quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic education quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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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 More
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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.

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    Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

    Robert Frost More
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    Only the educated are free.

    Epictetus More
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    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 More
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    Plutarch More
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    Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

    Plato More
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    The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

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

    Wendell Phillips More
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    Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

    Laurence J. Peter More
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    Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.

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

    Friedrich Nietzsche More
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    The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.

    John Ruskin More
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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 More
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    Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

    Alexander Pope More
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    Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.

    Ezra Pound More
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    An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.

    Edgar Quinet More
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    Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

    Jim Rohn More
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    A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

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

    Theodore Roosevelt More
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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 More
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    The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read.

    Hannah More More
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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 More
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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 More
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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 More
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    The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

    John Locke More
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    No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.

    Walter Lippmann More
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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 More
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    C. S. Lewis More
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    The education of a man is never complete until he dies.

    Robert E. Lee More
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    The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.

    Jean de La Bruyère More
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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 More
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    Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.

    Malcolm X More
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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 More
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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 More
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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 More
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    We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

    Michel de Montaigne More
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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 More
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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 More
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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 More
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    A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

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

    Horace Mann More
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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 More
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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.

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

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

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

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