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Quotations on Education

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Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
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Albert Einstein
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
o
Chinese proverb
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Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
o
John F. Kennedy
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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.
o
Thomas Jefferson
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Education is a treasure.
o
Petronius
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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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Oscar Wilde
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Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
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John Dewey
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The better the citizenry as a whole are educated, the wider and more sensible public participation,
debate and social mobility will be...Highly sophisticated \u00c9lites are the easiest and least original thing
a society can produce. The most difficult and the most valuable is a well-educated populace.

o
John Ralston Saul
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The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
o
Mohammed
Self-education and home education
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It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
o
Epictetus
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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Mark Twain
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The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.
o
Mark Twain
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Read, read, read. Do, do, do.
o
Louis L'Amour
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The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
o
Robert E. Lee
Raising children
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Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
o
John Locke, English philosopher (1632-1704)
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It takes a whole village to raise a child.
o
Ashanti proverb
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To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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o
Theodore Roosevelt, American adventurer and U.S. president (1858-1919)
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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
o
Kahlil Gibran , Lebanese-American novelist and poet (1883-1931)
Goal of education
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Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.
o
Swami Vivekananda
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Intelligence plus character \u2013 that is the goal of real education.
o
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy: that education makes
good men, and that good men act nobly.
o
Plato, Greek philosopher (c. 428\u2013c. 348)
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Educate the heart. Let us have good men.
o
Hiram Powers , American sculptor (1805-1873)
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Education would be much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave
school every student should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire
to know it.

o
William Haley
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If we are to reach real peace in this world ... we shall have to begin with the children.
o
Mohandas Gandhi, Indian nonviolent civil rights leader (1869-1948)
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No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a
child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
o
Emma Goldman , Lithuanian-American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist (1869-1940)
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The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
o
Robert Hutchins
Role models
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Children need models rather than critics.
o
Joseph Joubert , French essayist (1752-1824)
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A poor teacher complains, an average teacher explains, a good teacher teaches, a great teacher
inspires.
o
H. Narasimhaiah
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Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you.
o
Robert Fulghum, American author (b. 1937)
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I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. My personal
approach creates a climate. My daily mood makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess tremendous
power to make a child's life miserable or joyous. I can be the tool of torture or an instrument of
inspiration. I can humiliate or humor. Hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides
whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.

o
Haim Ginott
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The best way to teach morality is to make it a habit with children.
o
Aristotle , Greek philosopher (384-322 B.C.)
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The question for the child is not 'Do I want to be good?' but 'Whom do I want to be like?'
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o
Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American child psychologist, author (1903-1990)
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Example has more followers than reason.
o
Christian Nevell Bovee, American author and lawyer (1820-1904)
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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be
given the wish to learn.
o
John Lubbock(1834-1913)
Against education
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Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth
reading.
o
G. M. Trevelyan
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Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.
o
Irwin Edman
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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert
facts.
o
Henry Brooks Adams
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Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
o
Erich Fromm
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Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
o
Gertrude Stein , American writer (1874-1946)
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Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
o
Victor Hugo
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Instead of studying for finals, what about just going to the Bahamas and catching some rays? Maybe
you'll flunk, but you might have flunked anyway; that's my point.
o
Jack Handey
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Whatever the explanation, it's perfectly obvious that our educational system has nothing to do with
education: it's a babysitting service designed to replicate the worst qualities of the parents.
o
Stephen R. Donaldson , author
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School days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence.
o
H.L. Mencken
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[Schools:] vast factories for the manufacture of robots.
o
Robert Lindner(1914-1956)
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Education, the great mumbo jumbo and fraud of the age purports to equip us to live and is prescribed
as a universal remedy for everything from juvenile delinquency to premature senility.
o
Malcolm Muggeridge; quoted in The Observer (1966)
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School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect, and nobody's perfect, so why practice?
o
Billie Joe Armstrong
Against state education
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America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional
athlete earns in a whole week.
o
Evan Esar , American humorist, 1899-1995
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