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They know enough who know how to learn.
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There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
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Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.
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Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
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Education is the best provision for old age.
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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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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.
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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
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Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.
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The paradox of education is precisely this -- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
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It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
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A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
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Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty--how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
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Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools
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Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]
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Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
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Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature.
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The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
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Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.
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In my early life, and probably even today, it is not sufficiently understood that a child's education should include at least a rudimentary grasp of religion, sex, and money. Without a basic knowledge of these three primary facts in a normal human being's life --subjects which stir the emotions, create events and opportunities, and if they do not wholly decide must greatly influence an individual's personality --no human being's education can have a safe foundation.
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It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
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Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
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There's a new tribunal now higher than God's --The educated man s!
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We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educability of man-the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.
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Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.
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The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.
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Mentoring is all about people -- it's about caring, about relationships and sensitivity. As it becomes increasingly in vogue it is becoming too formulated -- concerned with performance metrics, critical success factors, investment and spending. It'll be a disaster.
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We must do better or perish as the nation we know today.
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Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap.
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Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.
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It's fairly obvious that American education is a cultural flop. Americans are not a well-educated people culturally, and their vocational education often has to be learned all over again after they leave school and college. On the other hand, they have open quick minds and if their education has little sharp positive value, it has not the stultifying effects of a more rigid training.
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He is to be educated not because he's to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man.
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Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
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Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
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Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.
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It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.
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Better build schoolrooms for the boy, than cells and gibbets for the man.
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Education is the fire-proofer of emotions.
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The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
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Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
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The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.
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On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.
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Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
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Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
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There is no education like adversity.
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The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing, but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
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Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero, I remember. Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.
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When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
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Education can no longer be the sole property of the state.
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It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it.
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Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
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Education ought everywhere to be religious education. Parents are bound to employ no instructors who will instruct their children religiously. To commit children to the care of irreligious persons is to commit lambs to the superintendency of wolves.
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It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
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Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
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It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
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According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
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Those who trust us educate us.
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I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.
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Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
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The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
  View quote | Emerson, Ralph Waldo quotes

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.
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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
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Only the educated are free.
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Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
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The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education
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Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
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Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
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The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
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Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
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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.
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Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
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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.
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Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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Out of my general world-pattern-trend studies there now comes strong evidence that nothing is going to be quite so surprising and abrupt in the future history of man as the forward evolution in the educational process.
  View quote | Fuller, R. Buckminster quotes

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.
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We learn simply by the exposure of living. Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.
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America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
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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.
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Most owners of small businesses openly state that they believe in the value of skills and operational training. However, they also admit that they themselves undertake very little training, or offer only limited training to their employees, because of time restraints.
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Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.
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They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
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Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
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We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
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America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.
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The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.
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We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.
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Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
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Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.
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Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
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Education is the art of making man ethical.
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Much learning does not teach understanding.
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Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!
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Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
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Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
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The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
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People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.
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The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
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You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
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The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
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Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
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The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
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Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
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Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a person's training begins, it is probably the last lesson a person learns thoroughly.
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It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
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The public school has become the established church of secular society.
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The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
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I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
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The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.
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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.
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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
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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.
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The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
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We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
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The education of a man is never complete until he dies.
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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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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.
  View quote | Lincoln, Abraham quotes

Moral education, as I understand it, is not about inculcating obedience to law or cultivating self-virtue, it is rather about finding within us an ever-increasing sense of the worth of creation. It is about how we can develop and deepen our intuitive sense of beauty and creativity.
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No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
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The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
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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.
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Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
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A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
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The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.
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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.
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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.
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It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its natural functions by artificial means. Thus we suppress the child's curiosity and then when he lacks a natural interest in learning he is offered special coaching for his scholastic coaching for his scholastic difficulties.
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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.
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We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
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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.
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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.
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Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.
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Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
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The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
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The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done -- men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
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The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
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Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
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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.
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Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
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Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.
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Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.
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An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
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Formal education is but an incident in the lifetime of an individual. Most of us who have given the subject any study have come to realize that education is a continuous process ending only when ambition comes to a halt.
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Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?
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The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
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Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
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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.
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To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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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.
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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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No one wants a good education. Everyone wants a good degree.
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The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.
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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 first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
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The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
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Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.
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True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world.
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Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself.
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The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
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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.
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Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
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Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
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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.
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Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.
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An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
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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.
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Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
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The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.
  View quote | Sterling, John quotes

A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.
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Now, if the principle of toleration were once admitted into classical education --if it were admitted that the great object is to read and enjoy a language, and the stress of the teaching were placed on the few things absolutely essential to this result, if the tortoise were allowed time to creep, and the bird permitted to fly, and the fish to swim, towards the enchanted and divine sources of Helicon --all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers, its beauty, and its coolness.
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I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
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It is only the ignorant who despise education.
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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.
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How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
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What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
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There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
  View quote | Twain, Mark quotes

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
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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.
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A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
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The world is run by C students.
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You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much.
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Education has opened many, many doors. However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight -- unopened yet. These are the doors of the future. Perhaps one of my children will open one of these doors -- I shall help give him the key.
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Education is not received. It is achieved.
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Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
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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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Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers who are afraid of the principal, principals who are afraid of the school board, school boards who are afraid of the parents, parents who are afraid of the children, and children who are afraid of nobody.
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School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you.
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If our education had included training to bear unpleasantness and to let the first shock pass until we could think more calmly, many an unbearable situation would become manageable, and many a nervous illness avoided. There is proverb expressing this. It says, trouble is a tunnel thorough which we pass and not a brick wall against which we must break our head.
  View quote | Weeks, Claire quotes

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
  View quote | Weil, Simone quotes

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
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No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God... and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
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The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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Education, we see, is not merely gaining knowledge or skills helpful toward productive work, though certainly that is a part of it. Rather it is a replenishment and an expansion of the natural thirst of the mind and soul. Learning is a gradual process of growth, each step building upon the other. It is a process whereby the learner organizes and integrates not only facts but attitudes and values. The Lord has told us that we must open our minds and our hearts to learn. There is a Chinese proverb: Wisdom is as the moon rises, perceptible not in progress but in result. As our knowledge is converted to wisdom, the door to opportunity is unlocked.
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Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
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Our attitude towards ourselves should be to be satiable in learning and towards others to be tireless in teaching.
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