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Famous Education Quotations

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"No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education."
by Plato
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
by Mark Twain
"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul."
by Joseph Addison
"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource."
by John F. Kennedy
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."
by Theodore Roosevelt
"The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present."
by Ellen Key
"The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight."
by Harold Rosenberg
"The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living."
by Wendell Phillips
"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students."
by John Ciardi
"The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced."
by John Ruskin
"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."
by Karl Kraus
"The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse."
by Ed Koch
"The education of the will is the object of our existence."
by Anonymous
"The education of a man is never completed until he dies."
by Anonymous
"The educated do not share a common body of information, but a common state of mind."
by Mason Cooley
"The dons of Oxford and Cambridge are too busy educating the young men to be able to teach them anything."
by Samuel Butler
"The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal."
by Samuel Richardson
"The growth for education and training will be in continuing adult education. Online delivery is the trigger for this growth, but the demand for lifetime education stems from profound changes in society. We live in an economy where knowledge, not buildings and machinery, is the chief resource and where knowledge-workers make up the biggest part of the work force."
by Anonymous
"The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education."
by Paul E. Gray
"The learned man knows that he is ignorant."
by Victor Hugo
"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."
by Aldous Huxley
"The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty"
by Benjamin Rush
"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it."
by John Locke
"The seeds of learning can grow almost anywhere. Trump University and my other education-related ventures like"
by Anonymous
"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education."
by Maya Angelou
"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."
by Franklin D. Roosevelt
"The world has changed dramatically, with globalization and free trade, moving from an industrial economy to an information economy, ... But while that's been happening, K-12 education hasn't changed at all. Meanwhile, China's graduating five times as many engineers as we are, and you look at India and you get alarmed."
by Eli Broad
"The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his own education"
by John Gardner
"There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies."
by Anonymous
"There is no education like adversity."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"There is an issue of public financial education here... It seems many parents, as yet, do not understand child trust funds."
by Brian Morris
"There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests."
by Marvin Hamlisch
"There were plenty of role models for us. My mother believed in education and she put all three of us through college at Grambling. She did not have a high school education, but it was something she impressed upon us. After I graduated, I left Texarkana for California, because I knew I could not get a job here. I was in business with certification and accounting, so I figured it was best to go out West. So I went there. It was still tough to get in that field, but things opened up for me."
by Al Davis
"This is in some ways the dark ages of federal support of education."
by Mark Kantrowitz
"Those who trust us educate us."
by Anonymous
"This isn't how education is supposed to be funded."
by Joy Smolnisky
"This is a national commitment to you all here in the Gulf Coast, ... We owe each of these precious children, particularly after all they have been through, a high quality education."
by Margaret Spellings
"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
by Anonymous
"To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education."
by John Ruskin
"Very likely education does not make very much difference."
by Gertrude Stein
"Under any scenario, there is going to be a bucketful of cash being dumped into education this year. There's always something for every side. That's the way politics is played in Albany."
by Brian Backstrom
"We are deeply disappointed that the administration has chosen, once again, to eliminate federal funding for education technology. Understanding and using technology are critical components of all students' academic careers�. We do not see how eliminating federal education technology funding advances [the president's] global competitiveness agenda or helps our students."
by Don Knezek
"We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends."
by Benjamin Disraeli
"We believe that assisting students with their academic and real-world education helps strengthen our communities, one neighborhood at a time."
by Lee Lewis
"We have made arrangements to fulfill food, shelter, education and health requirements for the convenience of the government servants."
by Kyaw Hsan
"We need to solve structural problems, such as agrarian reform and the structural problems of housing, employment, health, education and roads."
by Raul Reyes
"We try to combine (education and entertainment) because we feel as young adults we're interested in both. We already have CNN telling us what they think we want to hear or what they think we want to know."
by Tamika Jackson
"We've had inquires about adult education and prep courses,"
by Michael Gross
"We're pleased that the Executive wants to widen access to higher education, but we need to make sure that they put in place the necessary support package to make sure students do not have to give up their studies for financial reasons."
by James Alexander
"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."
by George Bernard Shaw
"When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course."
by Peter Drucker
"Yes, the name has been changed because this park gives more emphasis to science and education. There are lots of things in the park to arouse children's curiosity."
by M.V. Govindan
"Without adequate money going into education, you can't reform it,"
by Robert Duncan
"You have four years to be irresponsible here. Relax. Work is for people with jobs. You'll never remember class time, but you'll remember time you wasted hanging out with your friends. So, stay out late. Go out on a Tuesday with your friends when you have a paper due Wednesday. Spend money you don't have. Drink 'til sunrise. The work never ends, but college does."
by Anonymous
"'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman."
by William Congreve
"Baseball, I think, is a good channel for reaching children. And at the same time, to convince them of the importance of education. In other words, you can combine education and sports."
by Manny Mota
"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education."
by Victor Hugo
"Crippling low incomes, lack of access to health care and low education prospects all plague the Chinese countryside."
by Khalid Malik
"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."
by Will Durant
"Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college."
by Lillian Smith
"Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices."
by Laurence J. Peter
"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage."
by Joseph Addison
"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."
by Edward Everett
"Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations."
by Maya Angelou
"Education has really one basic factor, a sine qua non-you must want it"
by George Woodberry
"Give a boy address and accomplishments and you give him the mastery of palaces and fortunes where he goes."
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
"For good nurture and education implant good constitutions."
by Plato
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
by Victor Hugo
"I always say the late 60s, early 70s in American education were really exciting times to teach. The late 70s, on the other hand, were awfully dull. People tended to be quiet and repressed and all headed off to business school or something."
by Reynolds Price
"I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education up to power. And I admire him for being such a good public speaker and for what he did with it."
by Anonymous
"I don't think this chicken-little approach by higher education is going to win them any votes for the tax increase."
by Jon Caldara
"I'd like to tell them thank you. Their courage and ambition to get a higher education ... is something I truly admire. It's something I can't picture, but it's something I know happened, and that's why I commend them for doing what they've done."
by Bruce Davison
"In December, we found out we were selected to be part of the music program featured on PBS to be broadcast March 9. It is part of their pledge drive. As a part of a pilot program, they are spotlighting music education in Kansas at that time."
by Judy Jones
"If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family."
by Ruby Manikan
"In spite of the roaring of the young lions at the Union, and the screaming of the rabbits in the home of the vivisect, in spite of Keble College, and the tramways, and the sporting prints, Oxford still remains the most beautiful thing in England, and nowhere else are life and art so exquisitely blended, so perfectly made one."
by Oscar Wilde
"It's an education campaign,"
by Peter Hamm
"It shows education is important to them."
by John Pinzl
"Knowledge without education is but armed injustice."
by Horace
"It's satisfying to know that the U.S. Department of Education recognizes the expertise of our faculty and has selected us to lead the way in improving mathematics teacher recruitment, preparation and support."
by Ken Goldberg
"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors."
by Louisa May Alcott
"Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education."
by Bertrand Russell
"No religious organization must be allowed to impose its biased views on the rest of us about what they consider to be proper morality, education, sexual behavior, marriage, divorce, birth control, abortion, stem cell research by legislating their private prejudices on the rest of us."
by Bernard Katz
"Our minds want clothes as much as our bodies."
by Samuel Butler
"Now, I think about getting an education, getting a job and going to work,"
by Chris King
"Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding."
by Ezra Pound
"Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there."
by George Orwell
"Sixty percent of our general budget goes to education. It would be ironic if electronic commerce erodes the science and math education that the visionary leaders of tomorrow need to keep this industry going."
by Gary Locke
"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."
by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon."
by E. M. Forster
"Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass."
by Ron Jaworski
"No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure."
by Emma Goldman
"No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy."
by George Orwell
"That our popular art forms have become so obsessed with sex has turned the U.S.A into a nation of hobbledehoys; as if grown people don't have more vital concerns, such as taxes, inflation, dirty politics, earning a living, getting an education, or keeping out of jail."
by Anita Loos
"That's a very magnanimous gesture. I wish that higher education could be affordable to anyone who wants to pursue it."
by Robert Ekstrand
"The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society."
by Anonymous
"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving."
by Russell Green
"Only the educated are free."
by Epictetus
"My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects."
by Robert Hutchins
"In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books."
by Michel de Montaigne


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