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Education provides you light with the help of which you can find the direction of your life. ~Ejaz Alam

No one has ever died, from an overexposure to education. Robert M. Hensel

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. R. Buckminster Fuller

An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body. Edgar Quinet

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

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

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. Edward Everett

Better build schoolrooms for ''the boy,'' than cells and gibbets for ''the man.'' Eliza Cook

I just graduated and already I'm way behind. Anonymous

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life. Brigham Young

Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. Ambrose Bierce

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. Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it. Anonymous

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. John Locke

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. Laurence J. Peter

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. Sir John Lubbock

Every uneducated person is a caricature of himself. Friedrich Schlegel

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. Marshall Mcluhan

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. Aldous Huxley

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

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

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. John F. Kennedy

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. Horace Mann

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. Logan Pearsall Smith

It is only the ignorant who despise education. Publilius Syrus

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding. Ezra Pound

On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends. Benjamin Disraeli

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am. Alice James

Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X

A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it. Anonymous

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated. Horace Mann

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. Allan Bloom

Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children. Patrick Buchanan

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

The world is run by C students. Anonymous

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. Philip K. Dick

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. Allan Bloom

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. Jean Piaget

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson

We must do better or perish as the nation we know today. Lauro Cavazos

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. Aristotle

The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education. Paul E. Gray

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. Emma Goldman

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. William Hazlitt

The education of a man is never complete until he dies. Robert E. Lee

Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus

It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it. Finley Peter Dunne

The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. Jean De La Bruyere

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. Florence King

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. Aldous Huxley

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery. Plato

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. John W. Gardner

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. Anatole France

The secret in education lies in respecting the student. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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? Beah Richards

Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations. Maya Angelou

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education. Paul Karl Feyerabend

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. Thomas Jefferson

The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. Mandell Creighton

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. Sir Claus Moser

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge. Horace Mann

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. Robert M. Hutchins

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom. Jean Giraudoux

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors. Louisa May Alcott

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

Education is hanging around until you've caught on. Robert Frost

The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work. John Ruskin

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. Anonymous

Only the educated are free. Epictetus

The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that. John Sterling

Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance. Albert Einstein

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. Dr. Jerome Brunner

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6] Bible

Our attitude towards ourselves should be ''to be satiable in learning'' and towards others ''to be tireless in teaching.'' Mao Zedong

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. Chuang Tzu

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty. Robert M. Hutchins

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. Anonymous

Education is the ability to meet life's situations. Dr. John G. Hibben

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

Education is not received. It is achieved. Anonymous

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. Alexander Pope

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. Angelina Grimke

The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing, but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another. J. Frank Doble

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm S. Forbes

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. Omar Nelson Bradley

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots. Karl Kraus

The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education. Anonymous

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. Theodore Roosevelt

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. William J. Durant

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

Education is the art of making man ethical. Georg Hegel

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius. Walt Whitman

If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates? Anonymous

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

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. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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. David P. Gardner

No one wants a good education. Everyone wants a good degree. Lee Rudolph

How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living? Henry David Thoreau

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat. Martin H. Fischer

Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. Benjamin Disraeli

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. Alec Bourne

They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Brooks Adams

No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people. Walter Lippmann

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. R.D. Clyde

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. Paul Chambers

An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all. Socrates

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

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. Joseph Stalin

Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature. Edward Blishen

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

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight. Harold Rosenberg

Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think. Elbert Hubbard

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. Hannah More

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir. John Mason

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner

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. Anne Sullivan

People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have. John Holt

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. James Baldwin

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. George Bernard Shaw

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. Thomas H. Huxley

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. Napoleon Hill

There's a new tribunal now higher than God's --The educated man s! Robert Browning

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. George Santayana

Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future. Camille Paglia

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. John W. Gardner

Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. Benjamin Disraeli

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs. John Ruskin
Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced. John Ruskin

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college. Lillian Smith

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go. Timothy Leary

Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life. Anonymous

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul. Joseph Addison

I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son. Ralph Waldo Emerson

School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you. John Updike

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. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

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. Mark Twain

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. Sir William Haley

You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much. Anonymous

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time. Arthur Schopenhauer

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators. Francis Keppel

Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated. Robert C. Savage

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. John Adams

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. James Baldwin

Education can no longer be the sole property of the state. Peter F. Drucker

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind. James Baldwin

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. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence. Remy De Gourmont

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. Robert M. Hutchins

Those who trust us educate us. George Eliot

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. Oscar Wilde

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work. Michael Jackson

Education is the fire-proofer of emotions. Frank Crane

Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better. Sylvia Porter

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know. Simone Weil

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. Alexis De Tocqueville

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad. Friedrich Nietzsche

The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present. Ellen Key

Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils. Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

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. Benjamin Franklin

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. Martin Luther

A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear. James B. Stockdale
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. Albert Einstein

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

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. John A. Hannah

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 K. Chesterton

They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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. Albert Einstein

He is to be educated not because he's to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man. William Ellery Channing

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. Edward M. Forster

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. R. I. Rees

Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them. Anonymous

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. Sam Houston

Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality. Henry Fielding

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

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. Wendell Phillips

The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt. Robert Buzzell

The public school has become the established church of secular society. Ivan Illich

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

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