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There is now less flogging in our great schools than formerly but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.
Dr. Samuel Johnson Category: Education
Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats Category: Education
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Mandell Creighton Category: Education
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Alec Bourne Category: Education
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Elmer G. Letterman Category: Education
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
James Truslow Adams Category: Education
It was in making education not only common to all but in some sense compulsory on all that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
James Russell Lowell Category: Education
Experience is the best of school masters only the school fees are heavy.
Thomas Caryle Category: Education
Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive.
Josephine Tey Category: Education
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan Category: Education
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Henry David Thoreau Category: Education
Education then beyond all other devices of human origin is the great equalizer of the conditions of man the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Horace Mann Category: Education
You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love I have what is better the experience of Sappho of Euripides of Catallus of Shakespeare of Spenser of Austen of Brontë of anyone else I have read.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis Category: Education
Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you do not consider your students to be human beings.
Lou Ann Walker Category: Education
An education isnt how much you have committed to memory or even how much you know. Its being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Anatole France Category: Education
If you think education is expensive try ignorance!
Andy McIntyre Category: Education
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green Category: Education
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James Abram Garfield Category: Education
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Unknown Category: Education
Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Education
The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.
Grayson Kirk Category: Education
We are what we think. With our thoughts we make the world. All that we are will rise with our thoughts.
Sogyal Rinpoche Category: Education
Every educated person is a future enemy.
Martin Ludwig Bormann Category: Education
The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
Wendell Phillips Category: Education
We can learn to be whole by saying what we mean and doing what we say.
Martin Buber Category: Education
The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Creighton Category: Education
He who opens a school door closes a prison.
Victor Hugo Category: Education
Education is the state-controlled manufacture of echoes.
Norman Douglas Category: Education
We must do all in our power to educate the public for I believe that in the end only a change of heart is really effective.
Ruth Harrison Category: Education
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Bertrand Russell Category: Education
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 Category: Education
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Albert Einstein Category: Education
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
Albert Einstein Category: Education
Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.
Aristippus Category: Education
Spoon-feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster Category: Education
Education is what most receive many pass on and few possess.
Karl Kraus Category: Education
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Anne Sullivan Category: Education
Education Many believe our entire public-education establishment is going in exactly the wrong direction. Rather having a goal of real achievement the trend seems to be toward reaching some kind of educational parity to make sure no students feel badly about themselves. The liberal educational theoreticians tell you that bad grades only serve to discourage underachievers. The primary objective of Outcome-Based Education is to avoid humiliating a student. We should be educating the student first. Students are passing courses and graduating because of lower requirements because of this new philosophical belief that no one should be held back. Colleges and universities are finding out that a high-school diploma is meaningless in terms of real achievement. The liberal school establishment lowers standards ignores human nature refuses to reward success and doesnt punish failure.
Rush H. Limbaugh III Category: Education
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin Category: Education
Yeah Im a thrill seeker but crikey educations the most important thing.
Steve Irwin Category: Education
To the uneducated an A is just three sticks.
Alan Alexander Milne Category: Education
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Category: Education
There is nothing which God cannot do.
Marcus Tullius Cicero Category: Education
No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
Goldman Category: Education
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 Category: Education
The length of your education is less important than its breadth and the length of your life is less important than its depth.
Marilyn vos Savant Category: Education
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela Category: Education
That which is unjust can really profit no one; that which it just can really harm no one.
Henry George Category: Education
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins Category: Education
We are what we think. All that we are arises With our thoughts. With our thoughts We make our world.
Guatama Buddha Category: Education
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an edcuated person the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought that is to be educated.
Edith Hamilton Category: Education
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.
Emma Goldman Category: Education
College graduates who have kept on with self-education generally are the ones who reap the richest harvests of material rewards and even more important the great intangible satisfactions of life.
Lavor K. Chaffin Category: Education
Only the educated are free.
Epictetus Category: Education
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Tryon Edwards Category: Education
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 Category: Education
What we are is more important than what we have or what is said of us.
Marvin J. Ashton Category: Education
I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism socialism communism or any other minority viewpoint--no matter how distasteful to the majority provided.
Richard Milhouse Nixon Category: Education
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 the thoughts of other men.
James Beattie Category: Education
The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
Robert E. Lee Category: Education
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle Category: Education
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
George Santayana Category: Education
The test and use of a mans education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Barzun Category: Education
The preservation of the means of knowledge among the lowest ranks is of more importance to the public than all the property of all the rich men in the country.
John Adams Category: Education
The young man of native ability the will to work and good personality will in the long run get the equivalent of a college education in the tasks he will set for himself. If he has ability and determination he will find ways to learn and to get ahead.
Edward G. Seubert Category: Education
A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a months study of books.
Proverb Category: Education
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Laurence J. Peter Category: Education
Theories are more common than achievements in the history of education.
Sir Richard Livingstone Category: Education
What we must look for here is first religious and moral principles; secondly gentlemanly conduct; thirdly intellectual ability.
Thomas Arnold Category: Education
If you educate a man you educate a person but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Ruby Manikan Category: Education
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.
Baron Henry Peter Brougham Category: Education
If a man neglects education he walks lame to the end of his life.
Plato Category: Education
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make ones mind a pleasant place in which to spend ones leisure.
Sydney J. Harris Category: Education
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Alexandre Dumas Category: Education
Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius Category: Education
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Category: Education
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant Category: Education
Herein lies the real value of education. Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality increases the wealth of the mind and hence brings happiness. It is the finest insurance against old age against the growth of physical disability against the lack and loss of animal delights. How essential it is then in youth to acquire some intellectual or artistic tastes in order to furnish the mind to be able to live inside a mind with attractive and interesting pictures on the walls.
William Lyon Phelps Category: Education
If you think education is expensive try ignorance.
Derek Bok Category: Education
The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a gook living.
Charles Franklin Kettering Category: Education
Education is a social process ... education is growth ... education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey Category: Education
There is nothing so stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Will Rogers Category: Education
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know about something you do not want to know.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton Category: Education
In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Mark Twain Category: Education
Self-education is I firmly believe the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov Category: Education
The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things but enjoy the right things not merely industrious but to love industry not merely learned but to love knowledge not merely pure but to love purity not merely just but to hunger and thirst after justice.
John Ruskin Category: Education
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner Category: Education
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Robert Green Ingersoll Category: Education