Quotations The Best Quotes About Education  

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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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Only the educated are free. Epictetus

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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 mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch

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

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An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all Socrates

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Education is not received. It is achieved.

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A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.

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

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

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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

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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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Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. Benjamin Disraeli

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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. John W. Gardner

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Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle

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

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The world is run by C students.

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

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

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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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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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Wisdom, Niko thought as he leaned his cheek against his long-handled rake, cannot be had without price. Janet Morris

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

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

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What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook. Henry David Thoreau

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All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind. Logan Pearsall Smith

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What we call education and culture is for the most part nothing but the substitution of reading for experience, of literature for life, of the obsolete fictitious for the contemporary real. George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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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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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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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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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. Aristotle

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Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations. Maya Angelou

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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle

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Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. Louisa May Alcott

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

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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul. Joseph Addison

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