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Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. Occasional urticaria. Edward Everett Real education must ultimately be limited to men who INSIST on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. Ezra Pound, ‘The Instructor: II,’ Chapter Eight, ABC of Reading, 1934 Education should be exercise; it has become massage. Fischer (1879–1962). Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education is the movement from darkness to light. The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

So this week — as schools are starting again — I’d like to share 141 of the most motivating and inspiring quotes on education.

I hope you’ll find them helpful no matter if you’re a student that needs a boost of motivation or if you’re a teacher of any kind that wants to inspire and make a change in the lives of your students.

And if you want more inspiration check out this collection of quotes on moving forward and this one with growth mindset quotes.

[Note: the original version of this post contained 80 quotes but I’ve now updated it with 61 additional quotes on education.]

Education Quotes to Motivate Students

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
Victor Hugo

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Arthur Ashe

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”
Jim Rohn

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
Malcolm X

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
Zig Ziglar

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Andy McIntyre

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.”
Carl Rogers

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
Mark Twain

“Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.”
Helen Keller

Education Quotes Inspirational For Students

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
Will Durant

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
Wayne Dyer

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
Tom Bodett

“We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.”
Lloyd Alexander

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
John R. Wooden

“You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety.”
Abraham Maslow

“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.”
Ben Franklin

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

“We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
Albert Einstein

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
Maya Angelou

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much.”
Francis Bacon

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“They cannot stop me. I will get my education, if it is in the home, school, or anyplace.”
Malala Yousafzai

“That is never too often repeated, which is never sufficiently learned.”
Seneca

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.”
James Dewar

“To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.”
Epictetus

“Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.”
Chinese proverb

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”
Bill Nye

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”
Dorothy Parker

“Success is a poor teacher.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Time is the best teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all of its students.”
Robin Williams

Quotes On Education
Quotes On Education

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”
Cicero

“Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.”
Lee Iacocca

“Despise school and remain a fool.”
German proverb

“Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.”
Bruce Lee

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”
Seneca

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”
Nora Roberts

“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”
Baruch Spinoza

“The learned man knows that he is ignorant.”
Victor Hugo

“Experience, travel — these are an education in themselves.”
Euripides

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
Og Mandino

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
Albert Einstein

“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

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”
Chinese Proverb

“The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas — just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow.”
Naval Ravikant

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”
Charles F. Kettering

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”
Zig Ziglar

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
Jim Rohn

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Quotes On Education Reform

Education Quotes for Teachers

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Henry B Adams

“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

“To teach is to learn twice.”
Joseph Joubert

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”
Chinese proverb

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
Alfred Mercier

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”
Erich Fromm

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.”
Roger Lewin

“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

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.”
Alexandra K. Trenfor

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.”
Lady Bird Johnson

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
Chinese proverb

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”
Anatole France

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”
Jim Rohn

“The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his “mistakes.” The more a child’s work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child’s work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes.”
Franz Cizek

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.”
Goethe

“Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.”
Claus Moser

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.“
Steve Irwin

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Nelson Mandela

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
Margaret Mead

“The person who asks questions is more helpful than the person who offers advice.”
James Clear

“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.”
Plato

“Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
Jim Henson

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Aristotle

“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.”
Stanley Kubrick

“The more you make it easy for your kids, the more you remove the struggle necessary for learning.”
Maxime Lagacé

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
Hellen Keller

“All learning has an emotional base.”
Plato

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
C.S. Lewis

“If a seed of a lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly.”
Buddhist proverb

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”
Franklin P. Jones

“Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.”
Walter Isaacson

“The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quotes on educational leadership
Quotes on educational leadership

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.”
Diogenes

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

“People learn more on their own rather than being force fed.”
Socrates

“By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.”
Latin proverb

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
William James

“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.”
Bob Talber

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
Chinese proverb

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
Plato

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
Maya Angelou

“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg — not by smashing it.”
Arnold Glasow

Quotes on the Power of Education

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
Abraham Maslow

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle

“No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.”
G.K. Chesterton

“When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.”
Peter Drucker

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”
Gloria Steinem

“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

“The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.”
William R. Inge

“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.”
Bill Vaughan

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

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
Leo Buscaglia

“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven.”
Edward De Bono

“I’ve learned… that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.”
Andy Rooney

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
Sydney J. Harris

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

“What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul.”
Joseph Addison

“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”
Peter Brougham

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
Albert Einstein

“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

“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.”
Helen Keller

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
Robert G. Ingersoll

“Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.”
Abraham Lincoln

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
Buckminster Fuller

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.”
John Keats

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

“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.”
T.S. Eliot

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

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
Robert Frost

Quotes on educational leadership
Quotes on educational leadership

“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

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
Brigham Young

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”
Thomas Paine

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King

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“When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world.”
Shai Reshef

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

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”
Michel Legrand

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”
George Santayana

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
B.B. King

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No man who worships education has got the best out of education.. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete. ~G.K. Chesterton
Every boy and girl in America ought to go to school. The public school is one of the best institutions connected with the life of our nation. ~Silas X. Floyd (1869–1923), ‘Keeping School,’ Floyd’s Flowers: or, Duty and Beauty for Colored Children, 1905
Despise school and remain a fool. ~German proverb
We must be men of our age. Useful knowledge, living languages, and the forming of the mind through observation and experiment, these are the fundamental articles of my educational creed. ~’Archimedes Silverpump, Ph.D.’ (Matthew Arnold)
Where are gone those older spirits in education who knew and taught boldly that school is an apprenticeship, and a hard one, for a life harder yet? and that prayer is necessary not to escape burdens but for strength the better to carry them? ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
The education of the twentieth century will develop the heart as well as the intellect. ~G. Stanley Hall (1846–1924)
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
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 aliving but doesn’t teach them how to make a life. ~Author Unknown
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. ~Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok
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
Do you know what A means..? It means Learning, it means Education.. People come and go in this Forest.. But do they know anything about A? They don’t. It’s just three sticks to them. But to the Educated.. it’s a great and glorious A. ~A. A. Milne, ‘Chapter Five: In Which Rabbit Has a Busy Day, and We Learn What Christopher Robin Does in the Mornings,’ The House at Pooh Corner, 1928[often quoted as ‘To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.’ — tg]
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. ~Abraham Flexner
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. ~Edward Everett
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who INSIST on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. ~Ezra Pound, ‘The Instructor: II,’ Chapter Eight, ABC of Reading, 1934
Education should be exercise; it has become massage. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins
He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ~Victor Hugo
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog. ~Mark Twain, 1900
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins
Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators. ~A. Bronson Alcott (1799–1888)
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. ~Will Durant
Why 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 (1879–1962)
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
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm S. Forbes
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 that is worth knowing can be taught. ~Oscar Wilde, ‘The True Function and Value of Criticism; With Some Remarks on the Importance of Doing Nothing: A Dialogue,’ The Nineteenth Century, July 1890 (Gilbert speaking)
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
What if man were required to educate his children without the help of talking animals. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
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
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. ~Aristotle
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ~G.K. Chesterton
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~Robert Frost
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928
The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know. ~William R. Inge
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle
What a misfortune it is that we should thus be compelled to let our boys’ schooling interfere with their education! ~Grant Allen, 1894, commonly attributed with various wordings to Mark Twain(Thanks, Garson O’Toole of quoteinvestigator.com!)
Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~Allan Bloom
We believed then, and believe now, that we had a good government, worth fighting for, and, if need be, dying for. How many of our comrades of ten and fourteen years ago paid the latter price for our preserved Union! Let their heroism and sacrifices be ever green in our memory. Let not the results of their sacrifices be destroyed.
Let us guard against every enemy threatening the perpetuity of free republican institutions. If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s, but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition, and ignorance on the other.
The free public school is the promoter of that intelligence which is to preserve us as a free nation. Let us all labor to add all needful guarantees for the more perfect security of free thought, free speech, and free press; pure morals, unfettered religious sentiments, and of equal rights and privileges to all men, irrespective of nationality, color, or religion.
Encourage free schools and resolve that not one dollar of money appropriated to their support shall be appropriated to the support of any sectarian school. Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. ~Ulysses S. Grant, speech, 1875[abridged — tg] #CivilWar #PublicEducation
This is a free country because compulsory education. ~E.E. Cummings, 1940
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
Nothing is as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated on. ~Will Rogers
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
A man must serve his time to every trade,
Save censure — critics all are ready made.
Take hackney’d jokes from Miller, got by rote
With just enough learning to misquote..
~Lord Byron, ‘English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire,’ 1809
There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal. The very existence of modified ‘educations’ is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free. An ‘education’ that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must ‘teach’ by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny. ~Richard Mitchell, The Underground Grammarian, September 1982
The regular course was Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with; and then the different branches of Arithmetic — Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. ~Lewis Carroll
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
The tragedy of education is played in two scenes — incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it. ~Brander Matthews
But oh! the Latin! — Madame, you can really have no idea of what a mess it is. The Romans would never have found time to conquer the world if they had been obliged first to learn Latin. Lucky dogs! they already knew in their cradles the nouns ending in im. I on the contrary had to learn it by heart, in the sweat of my brow.. ~Heinrich Heine, ‘Ideas: Book Le Grand,’ 1826, translated from German by Charles Godfrey Leland, Pictures of Travel, 1855
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
Who knows the difference between education and training? For those of you with daughters, would you rather have them take sex education or sex training? Need I say more? ~Dennis Rubin
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
Education! Why say it is a stimulant when it is really an anaesthetic? ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)
Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know. ~George Boas
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. ~Michel de Montaigne
Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throats. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962), quoted from a physiology lecture by his University of Cincinnati student Howard D. Fabing in Fischerisms, 1930 [‘We are made little wiser, tho much more vain and conceited in the Universitys.. The University is the most fertile Nursery of Prejudices, whereof the greatest is, that we think there to learn every thing, when in reality we are taught nothing; only talk by Rote with mighty assurance the precarious Notions of our Systems, which if deny’d by another, we have not a word further to say out of our common Road, nor any Arguments left, to satisfy the Opposer or our selves.’ ~John Toland (1670–1722) — tεᖇᖇ¡·g]
It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it. ~Finley Peter Dunne
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 great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. ~George Santayana
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
My parents told me, ‘Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.’ I tell my daughters, ‘Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.’ ~Thomas L. Friedman
All the learnin’ my father paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and an alphabet at the other. ~George Eliot
Education is the transmission of civilization. ~Ariel and Will Durant
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~Mandell Creighton
If you sincerely desire a truly well-rounded education, you must study the extremists, the obscure and ‘nutty.’ You need the balance! Your poor brain is already being impregnated with middle-of-the-road crap, twenty-four hours a day, no matter what. Network TV, newspapers, radio, magazines at the supermarket.. even if you never watch, read, listen, or leave your house, even if you are deaf and blind, the telepathic pressure alone of the uncountable normals surrounding you will insure that you are automatically well-grounded in consensus reality. ~Ivan Stang, High Weirdness By Mail
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