Education Quotes

 A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life. 
Author: Reverend Edward A. Malloy
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1941
  
 A college education shows a man how little other people know. 
Author: Thomas C. Haliburton
Nationality: Canadian
b. 17 December 1796  - d. 27 August 1865
  
 A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure. 
Author: Bernard Iddings
Nationality: American   
 A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no future. 
Author: Henry Merritt Wriston
Nationality: American
b. December 1889  - d.  December 1978
  
 A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both. 
Author: Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand
Nationality: French
b. December 1768  - d.  December 1848
  
 A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I consider an human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot and vein that runs through the body of it. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. 
Author: Evan Esar
Nationality: American
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1995
  
 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. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. 
Author: Charles F. Kettering
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1876  - d. 24 November 1958
  
 Any place that anyone young can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution. 
Author: Al Capp
Nationality: American
b. 28 September 1909  - d. 5 November 1979
  
 Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin. 
Author: John von Neumann
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1903  - d. 08 February 1957
  
 Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then... do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen. 
Author: Lee Iacocca
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1924
  
 At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems - the answer for all the problems of the world - come to a single word. That word is education. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 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. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they so were bred. The priest continues what the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man. 
Author: John Dryden
Nationality: English
b. 19 August 1631  - d. 12 May 1700
  
 Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.  
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 Common sense is in spite of, not the result of education. 
Author: Victor Hugo
Nationality: French
b. December 1802  - d.  December 1885
  
 Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 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. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 Doubt 'til thou canst doubt no more Doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought. 
Author: Albert Guerard
Nationality: American
b. December 1880  - d.  December 1959
  
 Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. 
Author: Thomas Fuller
Nationality: English
b. December 1608  - d. 16 August 1661
  
 Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. 
Author: Hosea Ballou II
Nationality: American
b. December 1796  - d.  December 1861
  
 Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. 
Author: Alexander Pope
Nationality: English
b. 21 May 1688  - d. 30 May 1744
  
 Education has for its object the formation of character. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 Education is... hanging around until you've caught on. 
Author: Robert Frost
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1874  - d. 29 January 1963
  
 Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots. 
Author: Karl Kraus
Nationality: Austrian
b. 28 April 1874  - d. 12 June 1936
  
 Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes... different points of view. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. 
Author: Dr. Laurence J. Peter
Nationality: Canadian
b. 16 September 1919  - d. 12 February 1990
  
 Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 Education is a social process... Education is growth... Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself. 
Author: John Dewey
Nationality: American
b. 20 October 1859  - d. 1 June 1952
  
 Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash. 
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1944
  
 Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. 
Author: Oscar Wilde
Nationality: English
b. 16 October 1854  - d. 30 November 1900
  
 Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Education is being caught up into the expanding universe of thought. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 Education is children continually asking questions. 
Author: Bishop Mandell Creighton
Nationality: English
b. December 1843  - d.  December 1901
  
 Education is equipping our children to walk through doors of opportunity. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: English   
 Education is learning some useful skill for well-being of the community. 
Author: Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
Nationality: American
b. December 1877  - d.  December 1965
  
 Education is making people easier to govern but impossible to enslave. 
Author: Lord Henry Brougham
Nationality: English
b. December 1778  - d.  December 1868
  
 Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Education is not received.It is achieved. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. 
Author: W. B. Yeats
Nationality: Irish
b. 13 June 1865  - d. 28 January 1939
  
 Education is preparing the young to educate themselves. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self confidence. 
Author: Robert Frost
Nationality: American
b. 26 March 1874  - d. 29 January 1963
  
 Education is the best provision for old age. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 Education is the cheap defence of nations. 
Author: Edmund Burke
Nationality: Irish
b. 12 January 1729  - d. 9 July 1797
  
 Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.  
Author: Ernest Dimnet
Nationality: American
b. 09 July 1866  - d.  December 1954
  
 Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat. 
Author: Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
Nationality: English
b. December 1879  - d.  December 1962
  
 Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Education is the transmission of civilization. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 Education is too important to be left solely to the educators. 
Author: Francis Keppel
Nationality: American
b. 16 April 1916  - d. 19 February 1990
  
 Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten. 
Author: B. F. Skinner
Nationality: American
b. 20 March 1904  - d. 18 August 1990
  
 Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. 
Author: Pete Seeger
Nationality: American
b. December 1919
  
 Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. 
Author: H. K. Jackson Brown Jr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1940
  
 Education was almost always a matter of luck usually ill luck in those distant days. 
Author: George Eliot
Nationality: English
b. 22 November 1819  - d. 22 December 1880
  
 Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.  
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 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. 
Author: Horace Mann
Nationality: American
b. 4 May 1796  - d. 2 August 1859
  
 Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Education: A debt due from present to future generations. 
Author: George Peabody
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1795  - d. 4 November 1869
  
 Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. 
Author: Ambrose Bierce
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1842  - d.  December 1914
  
 Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. 
Author: Malcom Stevenson Forbes
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1919  - d. 24 February 1990
  
 Every time I run into you, you want me to have sex education. This is not a bread and butter issue. 
Author: Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen
Nationality: Australian
b. 13 January 1911  - d. 23 April 2005
  
 Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 Football is a sport that bears the same relationship to education that bullfighting does to agriculture. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Frivolity is inborn, conceit is acquired by education. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Genius without education is like silver in the mine. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Go, tell the Spartans, thou who passeth by, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie. 
Author: Simonides of Ceos
Nationality: Greek
b. December 556  - d.  December 468
  
 He who dares to teach must never cease to learn. 
Author: Richard Henry Dann
Nationality: Greek   
 His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either. 
Author: Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1906  - d. 27 February 1992
  
 How far must suffering and misery go before we see that even in the day of vast cities and powerful machines, the good earth is our mother and that if we destroy her, we destroy ourselves? 
Author: Paul Bigelow Sears
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1891  - d. 30 April 1990
  
 How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. 
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Nationality: French
b. 24 July 1803  - d. 5 December 1870
  
 Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. 
Author: H. G. Wells
Nationality: English
b. 21 September 1866  - d. 13 August 1946
  
 I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond. 
Author: Franz Kafka
Nationality: Austrian
b. 03 July 1883  - d. 03 June 1924
  
 I felt I was moving among two groups - comparable in intelligence, identical in race, not grossly different in social origin, earning about the same incomes, who had almost ceased to communicate at all. 
Author: C. P. Snow
Nationality: English
b. 15 October 1905  - d. 01 July 1980
  
 I had a terrible education.I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. 
Author: Woody Allen
Nationality: American
b. 1 December 1935
  
 I have hope that society may be reformed, when I see how much education may be reformed. 
Author: Gottfried Leibniz
Nationality: German
b. December 1646  - d.  December 1716
  
 I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. 
Author: Wilson Mizner
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1876  - d. 13 April 1933
  
 I would think that if you understood what sex education is, you Christians, would get down on your knees and worship a condom. 
Author: Jane Fonda
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1937
  
 If I were asked to enumerate ten educational stupidities, the giving of grades would head the list. If I can't give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there. 
Author: Dorothy De Zouche
Nationality: American   
 If little else, the brain is an educational toy. 
Author: Tom Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 22 July 1936
  
 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. 
Author: Jim E. Rohn
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1930
  
 If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. 
Author: Andy R. McIntyre
Nationality: American   
 In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them. 
Author: John von Neumann
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1903  - d. 08 February 1957
  
 Indeed, education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. 
Author: Edward Everett
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1794  - d. 15 January 1865
  
 Invention is the mother of necessity. 
Author: Thorstein Bunde Veblen
Nationality: American
b. December 1857  - d.  December 1929
  
 Isidor Isaac Rabi's mother used to ask him, upon his return from school each day, Did you ask any good questions today, Isaac? 
Author: Steve Chandler
Nationality: American   
 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 educated 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. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. 
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1833  - d. 21 July 1899
  
 It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived. 
Author: Henry Fielding
Nationality: English
b. 22 April 1707  - d. 8 October 1754
  
 It is only the ignorant who despise education. 
Author: Publilius Syrus
Nationality: Syrian
b. December 85  - d.  December 43
  
 It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 It is really mortifying, sir, when a woman possessed of a common share of understanding considers the difference of education between the male and female sex, even in those famlies where education is attended to ... Nay, why should your sex wish for such a disparity in those whom they one day intend for companions and associates? 
Author: Abigail Adams
Nationality: American
b. 11 December 1744  - d. 28 October 1818
  
 It made me gladsome to be getting some education, it being like a big window opening. 
Author: Mary Webb
Nationality: English
b. 25 March 1881  - d. 8 October 1927
  
 It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library... that learning, books, education has glamour, that self-improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour. 
Author: Vartan Gregorian
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds: a Harvard education and a Yale degree. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 It's conservative ploy. I mean, the idea is that you can't have left-wing ideas and have any fun at all, can you? You've got to be a vegetarian, and wear an anorak, and eat muesli. I think that the basic conservative thought behind it is that they don't want anyone to speak up for the poor except the poor. The idea that people with education, vocal people will speak up for poor and abandoned sections of society is very abhorrent to them. So therefore a very good attack is to say, well, you're so well off, you should just shut up and be a conservative. You were making so much money under Mrs. Thatcher, how can you not love her? I think it's a sort of defense mechanism. 
Author: John Mortimer
Nationality: British
b. 21 April 1923  - d. 16 January 2009
  
 Knowledge without education is but armed injustice. 
Author: Edward St. John Gorey
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1925  - d. 15 April 2000
  
 Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive. 
Author: Josephine Tey
Nationality: Scottish
b. 25 July 1896  - d. 13 February 1952
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Loyalty is a realization that America was born of revolt, flourished in dissent, became great through experimentation. 
Author: Henry S. Commager
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1902  - d. 02 March 1998
  
 My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 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. 
Author: Abraham Flexner
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1866  - d. 21 September 1959
  
 Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Nearly all members of the corps of rangers are men of classical education and good birth, who can quote Homer or Virgil as well as they can shoot a kangaroo or kick a black. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Roman   
 Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 New South Wales Minister for Education: Sex has been around a long time. 
Author: Sir Eric Archibald Willis
Nationality: Australian
b. 15 January 1922  - d. 10 May 1999
  
 Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. 
Author: James Garfield
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1831  - d. 19 September 1881
  
 Nine tenths of education is encouragement. 
Author: Anatole France
Nationality: French
b. 16 April 1844  - d. 12 October 1924
  
 No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. 
Author: Donald W. Foster
Nationality: American
b. December 1950
  
 Not even the gods fight against necessity. 
Author: Simonides of Ceos
Nationality: Greek
b. December 556  - d.  December 468
  
 Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. 
Author: Henry Brooks Adams
Nationality: American
b. 16 February 1838  - d. 27 March 1918
  
 Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or Literatureity. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, 'I have failed three times,' and what happens when he says, 'I'm a failure.' 
Author: Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1906  - d. 27 February 1992
  
 Nurture an appetite for being puzzled, for being confused, indeed for being openly stupid, and that - despite what you may think - is very difficult. We all know the cliche' that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. It is also true that a lot of knowledge can be a dangerous thing as well. Use your ignorance as well as your knowledge for creative means. 
Author: Lee C. Bollinger
Nationality: American
b. 30 April 1946
  
 Once teachers try the Socratic, or direct method of teaching, they will never return to anything that cannot produce the 'magic'. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 One of the benefits of a college education is to show the boy its little avail. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 One's work may be finished someday but one's education, never. 
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Nationality: French
b. 24 July 1803  - d. 5 December 1870
  
 Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared. 
Author: George S. Clason
Nationality: American
b. 07 November 1874  - d. 07 April 1957
  
 Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 People prefer to follow those who help them, not those who intimidate them. 
Author: C. Gene Wilkes
Nationality: American   
 People say to me, ''You were a roaring success. How did you do it?'' I go back to what my parents taught me. Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make something happen. 
Author: Lee Iacocca
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1924
  
 Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education. 
Author: Burk Hudson
Nationality: American   
 Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself to do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a person's training begins, it is probably the last lesson a person learn thoroughly. 
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 4 May 1825  - d. 29 June 1895
  
 Personal mastery teaches us to choose. Choosing is a courageous act: picking the results and actions which you will make into your destiny. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Poverty, race, ethnicity and immigration status are not in themselves determinative of student achievement. Demography is not destiny. The amount of melanin in a student's skin, the home country of her antecedents, the amount of money in the family bank account, are not the inexorable determinants of academic success. The evidence introduced at trial demonstrates that these negative life experiences can be overcome by public schools with sufficient resources well deployed. It is the clear policy of the state, as formulated by the Regents and S.E.D. - State Education Department, that all children can attain the substantive knowledge and master the skills expected of high school graduates. The court finds that the city's at-risk children are capable of seizing the opportunity for a sound basic education if they are given sufficient resources. 
Author: Justice Leland de Grasse
Nationality: American   
 Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks. 
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Nationality: English
b. December 1816  - d.  December 1855
  
 Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard one makes it impossible. 
Author: George H. Lonmer
Nationality: English   
 Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner. 
Author: Sir John Lubbock
Nationality: English
b. 30 April 1834  - d. 28 May 1913
  
 Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. 
Author: Viscountess Nancy Astor
Nationality: English
b. 19 May 1879  - d. 2 May 1964
  
 Repeat programs are only repeat programs for those who have already seen them. 
Author: Len Mauger
Nationality: Australian   
 Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. 
Author: Hypatia of Alexandria
Nationality: Greek
b. December 360  - d.  December 415
  
 Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope. 
Author: C. P. Snow
Nationality: English
b. 15 October 1905  - d. 01 July 1980
  
 She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life. 
Author: John Mason Brown
Nationality: American
b. 03 July 1900  - d. 16 March 1969
  
 Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Success doesn't come to you... you go to it. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it. 
Author: Moses Hadas
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 17 August 1986
  
 The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community-these are the most vital things education must try to produce. 
Author: Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
Nationality: American
b. December 1877  - d.  December 1965
  
 The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. 
Author: Sidney Greenberg
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1917  - d. 31 March 2003
  
 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. 
Author: James Beattie
Nationality: Scottish
b. 25 October 1735  - d. 18 August 1803
  
 The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest. 
Author: Barbara M. White
Nationality: Scottish   
 The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. 
Author: Sam Houston
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1793  - d. 26 July 1863
  
 The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 The book is here to stay. What we're doing is symbolic of the peaceful coexistence of the book and the computer. 
Author: Vartan Gregorian
Nationality: American
b. December 1934
  
 The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science... It merits an improved system of education. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 The chief object of education is not to learn things But to unlearn things. 
Author: G. K. Chesterton
Nationality: English
b. 29 May 1874  - d. 16 June 1936
  
 The Corridors of Power. 
Author: C. P. Snow
Nationality: English
b. 15 October 1905  - d. 01 July 1980
  
 The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a perparation for his future career. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 The difference between intelligence and education is this - that intelligence will make you a good living. 
Author: Charles F. Kettering
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1876  - d. 24 November 1958
  
 The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The education of the will is the object of our existence. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. 
Author: Diogenes Laërtius
Nationality: Greek
b. December 250
  
 The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. 
Author: George Santayana
Nationality: Spanish
b. 16 December 1863  - d. 26 September 1952
  
 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. 
Author: Tryon Edwards
Nationality: American
b. December 1809  - d.  December 1894
  
 The highest result of education is tolerance. 
Author: Helen Adams Keller
Nationality: American
b. 27 June 1880  - d. 1 June 1968
  
 The ideal engineer is a composite. He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems. 
Author: N. W. Dougherty
Nationality: American
b. December 1955
  
 The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor did they posses a really effective system of mind-manipulation. Under a scientific dictator, education will rea 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The proper method for hastening the decay of error is... by teaching every man to think for himself. 
Author: William Godwin
Nationality: English
b. 3 March 1756  - d. 7 April 1836
  
 The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. 
Author: C. P. Snow
Nationality: English
b. 15 October 1905  - d. 01 July 1980
  
 The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education. 
Author: Jean de la Bruyère
Nationality: French
b. 16 August 1645  - d. 10 May 1696
  
 The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. 
Author: Aristotle
Nationality: Greek
b. December 384  - d.  December 322
  
 The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing. 
Author: Raymond Hitchcock
Nationality: American
b. December 1865  - d.  December 1929
  
 The secret of education is respecting the pupil. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 The tax which will be paid for education is not more than the thousand part of what will be paid if we leave the people in ignorance. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The tenor's voice is spoilt by affectation, And for the bass, the beast can only bellow; In fact, he had no singing education, An ignorant, noteless, timeless, tuneless fellow. 
Author: Lord George Byron
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1788  - d. 19 April 1824
  
 The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us; to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us. 
Author: Anna Jameson
Nationality: British
b. 17 May 1794  - d. 17 March 1860
  
 The true test of a company is the kind of manager it turns out. 
Author: John Willard Marriott Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1932
  
 A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists. Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics. The response was cold: it was also negative. Yet I was asking something which is about the scientific equivalent of: 'Have you read a work of Shakespeare's?' I now believe that if I had asked an even simpler question - such as, What do you mean by mass, or acceleration, which is the scientific equivalent of saying, 'Can you read?' - not more than one in ten of the highly educated would have felt that I was speaking the same language. So the great edifice of modern physics goes up, and the majority of the cleverest people in the western world have about as much insight into it as their Neolithic ancestors would have had. 
Author: C. P. Snow
Nationality: English
b. 15 October 1905  - d. 01 July 1980
  
 The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife. 
Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Nationality: English
b. 26 May 1689  - d. 21 August 1762
  
 The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in the felicity of lighting on good education. 
Author: Archimedes
Nationality: Greek
b. December 287  - d.  December 212
  
 The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. 
Author: Sydney J. Harris
Nationality: American
b. 14 September 1917  - d. 08 December 1986
  
 Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. 
Author: John Dickinson
Nationality: American
b. 08 November 1732  - d. 14 February 1808
  
 There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university... a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see. 
Author: John Edward Masefield
Nationality: English
b. 01 June 1878  - d. 12 May 1966
  
 There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 There is no need to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. 
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nationality: Indian
b. 12 May 1895  - d. 17 February 1986
  
 These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman. 
Author: William Congreve
Nationality: English
b. 24 January 1670  - d. 19 January 1729
  
 To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 No Government has ever promoted education like I have. After listening to you, I can understand what vast amounts still have to be spent. 
Author: Robert Menzies
Nationality: Australian
b. 20 December 1894  - d. 15 May 1978
  
 To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. 
Author: Aleister Crowley
Nationality: British
b. 12 October 1875  - d. 1 December 1947
  
 To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains. 
Author: Mary Pettibone Poole
Nationality: British
b. December 1938
  
 To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing. 
Author: Hypatia of Alexandria
Nationality: Greek
b. December 360  - d.  December 415
  
 Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 Try not to have a good time... this is supposed to be educational. 
Author: Charles Schulz
Nationality: American
b. 26 November 1922  - d. 12 February 2000
  
 Universities are full of knowledge; the freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates. 
Author: Abbott Lawrence Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1856  - d. 01 June 1943
  
 Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. 
Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Nationality: British
b. 21 December 1804  - d. 19 April 1881
  
 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 
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Nationality: French
b. 28 June 1712  - d. 2 July 1778
  
 We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man. 
Author: Lyndon Johnson
Nationality: French   
 We have inherited new difficulties because we have inherited more privileges. 
Author: Abram Sacher
Nationality: French   
 We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1841  - d. 6 March 1935
  
 We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider every thing as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart. 
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Nationality: Scottish
b. 15 August 1771  - d. 21 September 1832
  
 We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 We're trying to show that we're not a little bit of England in America, but a place for Americans to gain a better perspective on their own history. 
Author: Louis Booker Wright
Nationality: American
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1984
  
 What Australia badly needs is not a ruling class but an educated class. 
Author: John Douglas Pringle
Nationality: Australian   
 What did you ask at school today? 
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1918  - d. 15 February 1988
  
 What education is to the individual, revelation is to the whole human race. 
Author: G. E. Lessing
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1729  - d. 15 February 1781
  
 What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods? The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented; who are they to overtop their fellows? And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses? -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men. 
Author: C. S. Lewis
Nationality: English
b. 29 November 1898  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better. 
Author: Wendell Phillips
Nationality: American
b. December 1811  - d.  December 1884
  
 What is desperately needed... is the skepticism and the sense of history that a liberal arts education provides. 
Author: Felix G. Rohatyn
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1928
  
 What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. 
Author: Joseph Addison
Nationality: English
b. 1 May 1672  - d. 17 June 1719
  
 When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: English   
 You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accomodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others, will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself-educating your own judgement. Those that stay must remember, always and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this society. 
Author: Doris Lessing
Nationality: British
b. 22 October 1919
  
 You can pay people to teach, But you can't pay them to care. 
Author: Marva N. Collins
Nationality: American
b. 31 August 1931
  
 You may be a redneck if... you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education. 
Author: Jeff Foxworthy
Nationality: American
b. 06 September 1958
  
 Young people know that the public secular institutions of government, media, unions and educational institutions like our universities are running on empty because they have little language of interconnectedness or priority for spiritual values. Indeed, many of these institutions are terrified by the mushrooming interest in spirituality. 
Author: Rev. Tim Costello
Nationality: Australian   
 If all who are engaged in the profession of education were willing to state the facts instead of making greater promises than they can possibly fulfill, they would not be in such bad repute with the lay-public.  
Author: Isocrates
Nationality: Greek
b. December 436  - d.  December 338
  
 Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country. 
Author: Robert Hewison
Nationality: British
b. December 1943
  
 Reading is an escape, an education, a delving into the brain of another human being on such an intimate level that every nuance of thought, every snapping of synapse, every slippery desire of the Literature is laid open before you like, well, a book.  
Author: Cynthia Heimel
Nationality: American   
 The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has. 
Author: Hamilton Wright Mabie
Nationality: American
b. December 1846  - d.  December 1916
  
 Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education. 
Author: Hugh MacDiarmid
Nationality: Scottish
b. 11 August 1892  - d. 09 September 1978
  
 I may safely predict that the education of the future will be inventive-minded. It will believe so profoundly in the high value of the inventive or creative spirit that it will set itself to develop that spirit by all means within its power. 
Author: Harry A. Overstreet
Nationality: American   
 Never argue; repeat your assertion. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 I accordingly went up to Girton College, Cambridge.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Miss Jex Blake, a classics don, who was thoroughly robust and rather like a horse; this is not unkindly meant, for I liked and respected her. She had a great sense of humour.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 Nor did we think it was necessarily a good thing for a child to read and become bookish and academic too early.  
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody - a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns - bent down and helped us pick up our boots. 
Author: Thurgood Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 2 July 1908  - d. 24 January 1993
  
 In the power and splendor of the universe, inspiration waits for the millions to come. Man has only to strive for it. Poems greater than the Iliad, plays greater than Macbeth, stories more engaging than Don Quixote await their seeker and finder. 
Author: John Edward Masefield
Nationality: English
b. 01 June 1878  - d. 12 May 1966
  
 The problem isn't that Johnny can't read. The problem isn't even that Johnny can't think. The problem is that Johnny doesn't know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.  
Author: Charles Scribner Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 13 July 1921  - d. 11 November 1995
  
 Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own. 
Author: Charles Scribner Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 13 July 1921  - d. 11 November 1995
  
 Education, like neurosis, begins at home. 
Author: Milton R. Sapirstein
Nationality: American   
 To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love. 
Author: Milton R. Sapirstein
Nationality: American   
 A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind. 
Author: George Will
Nationality: American
b. 04 May 1941
  
 It may then fairly be inferred, that, till society be differently constituted, much cannot be expected from education. 
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
Nationality: British
b. 27 April 1759  - d. 10 September 1797
  
 A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 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. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages. 
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Nationality: French
b. 28 February 1533  - d. 13 September 1592
  
 I was born in Paris in 1950. I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early. 
Author: Francois Gautier
Nationality: French
b. 26 July 1950
  
 A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. 
Author: Agnes de Mille
Nationality: American
b. 18 September 1905  - d. 07 October 1993
  
 During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 First of all, I think there's a myth most college students are selfishly inclined to earning money quickly or so determined to make their way in the corporate world that they don't have any time or inclination to go out and do the decent things that are needed to change the world.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 But for the children of the poorest people we're stripping the curriculum, removing the arts and music, and drilling the children into useful labor. We're not valuing a child for the time in which she actually is a child. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Even if you never do anything about this, you've benefited from an unjust system. You're already the winner in a game that was rigged to your advantage from the start. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Children are not simply commodities to be herded into line and trained for the jobs that white people who live in segregated neighborhoods have available. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I am opposed to the use of public funds for private education.  
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I think a lot of people don't have any idea of how deeply segregated our schools have become all over again. Most textbooks are not honest in what they teach our high school students. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 If we allow public funds to be used to support our relatively benign, morally grounded schools, we will have to allow those public funds to be used for any type of private school. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 I'd love to go back and teach primary school. I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there's no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 In the book, I write about children in first grade who were taught to read by reading want ads. They learned to write by writing job applications. Imagine what would happen if anyone tried to do that to children in a predominantly white suburban school. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 In a sense, those of us - and I've had a privileged education, too - those of us who have those benefits have to live with the uncomfortable knowledge that all our victories in life will be contaminated by the fact that we were winners in a game that was never played on a level playing field. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Instead of seeing these children for the blessings that they are, we are measuring them only by the standard of whether they will be future deficits or assets for our nation's competitive needs. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Nationally, overwhelmingly non-white schools receive $1,000 less per pupil than overwhelmingly white schools. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 So long as these kinds of inequalities persist, all of us who are given expensive educations have to live with the knowledge that our victories are contaminated because the game has been rigged to our advantage. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 The greatest difference between now and 1964, when I began teaching, is that public policy has pretty much eradicated the dream of Martin Luther King. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 What I tell these young people is, the world is not as dangerous as the older generation would like you to believe. Anyone I know who has ever taken a risk and lost a job has ended up getting a better one two years later. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible. 
Author: Orson Scott Card
Nationality: American
b. 24 August 1951
  
 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. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. 
Author: Jacques Martin Barzun
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1907
  
 The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school. 
Author: Grace Abbott
Nationality: American
b. 17 November 1878  - d. 19 June 1939
  
 We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 Don't let schooling interfere with your education.  
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 Tyranny or slavery, born of selfishness, are the two educational methods of parents; all gradations of tyranny or slavery. 
Author: Franz Harrington
Nationality: Austrian
b. 3 July 1883  - d. 3 June 1924
  
 Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. 
Author: Isaac Asimov
Nationality: Russian
b. 2 January 1920  - d. 6 April 1992
  
 The education of a man is never completed until he dies. 
Author: Robert E. Lee
Nationality: American
b. 19 January 1807  - d. 12 September 1870
  
 Well, in Nevada we do not have a juvenile jurisdiction. If you commit murder or attempted murder and you're a child, the juvenile court has no jurisdiction. You go right to adult court.ed with dignity as Americans, and that has to do with the educational process of people on the bench, lawyers, people in law enforcement and people that have to do with the system. 
Author: Judge Mills Lane
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1936
  
 I was forced to leave school before completing my secondary education and the only job I could get was working in advertising. 
Author: Phillip Adams
Nationality: Australian
b. 12 July 1939
  
 The U.N. acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields. 
Author: Shirley Temple
Nationality: American
b. December 1928
  
 There's my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book. 
Author: Howard Hathaway Aiken
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1900  - d. 14 March 1973
  
 I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education. 
Author: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1902  - d. 12 December 1968
  
 Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds. 
Author: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1902  - d. 12 December 1968
  
 The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms. 
Author: Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Nationality: Swiss
b. 27 September 1821  - d. 11 May 1881
  
 Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue. 
Author: Charles Babbage
Nationality: British
b. 26 December 1791  - d. 18 October 1871
  
 Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either. 
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Nationality: Canadian
b. 21 July 1911  - d. 31 December 1980
  
 Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.  
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Nationality: Roman
b. 26 April 121  - d. 17 March 180
  
 In a few days I myself knew that I should some day become an architect. To be sure, it was an incredibly hard road; for the studies I had neglected out of spite at the Realschule were sorely needed. One could not attend the Academy's architectural school without having attended the building school at the Technic, and the latter required a high-school degree. I had none of all this. The fulfillment of my artistic dream seemed physically impossible. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. 
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 Having an education is invaluable. 
Author: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Nationality: American
b. 16 November 1977
  
 Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 There is a great deal of political pressure to only talk about abstinence, and to deny support for condoms and education on using them. This policy will lead to the unnecessary deaths of many people. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor. 
Author: Bishop Samuel Horsley
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1733  - d. 4 October 1806
  
 How large and varied is the educational bill of fare set before every young gentleman in Great Britain; and to judge by the mental stamina it affords him in most cases, what a waste of good food it is! 
Author: James Payn
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1830  - d. 25 March 1898
  
 In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education. 
Author: James Payn
Nationality: English
b. 28 February 1830  - d. 25 March 1898
  
 Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. 
Author: Francis Bacon
Nationality: English
b. 22 January 1561  - d. 9 April 1626
  
 What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent. 
Author: Sammy Davis Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 8 December 1925  - d. 16 May 1990
  
 It would be nice if education was free to everyone who wanted it, but that's not the world we live in. 
Author: Glenda Jackson
Nationality: British
b. 9 May 1936
  
 The old argument that the working class won't enter higher education because they are afraid of getting into debt is patronizing. 
Author: Glenda Jackson
Nationality: British
b. 9 May 1936
  
 One is rarely an impulsive innovator after the age of sixty, but one can still be a very fine orderly and inventive thinker. One rarely procreates children at that age, but one is all the more skilled at educating those who have already been procreated, and education is procreation of another kind. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Education is a treasure. 
Author: Petronius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 2  - d.  December 66
  
 Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age? 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments. 
Author: Robert E. Howard
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1906  - d. 11 June 1936
  
 Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone. 
Author: David Brooks
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1961
  
 For all my education, accomplishments, and so called 'wisdom'... I can't fathom my own heart. 
Author: Michael Caine
Nationality: British
b. 14 March 1933
  
 I'm committed to universal health coverage and education. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 We're failing our children with education, we're failing our environment. 
Author: Carol Elizabeth Moseley-Braun
Nationality: American
b. 16 August 1947
  
 We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny. 
Author: Charles Barkley
Nationality: American
b. 20 February 1963
  
 Schools and schoolmasters, as we have them today, are not popular as places of education and teachers, but rather prisons and turnkeys in which children are kept to prevent them disturbing and chaperoning their parents. 
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Nationality: British
b. 28 July 1856  - d. 2 November 1950
  
 Civilization consists in the multiplication and refinement of human wants. 
Author: Robert A. Millikan
Nationality: American
b. 22 March 1868  - d. 19 December 1953
  
 My idea of an educated person is one who can converse on one subject for more than two minutes. 
Author: Robert A. Millikan
Nationality: American
b. 22 March 1868  - d. 19 December 1953
  
 Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education. 
Author: Paul Erd?s
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 26 March 1913  - d. 30 September 1996
  
 In fact, that management has a need for advanced education - as well as for systematic manager development - means only that management today has become an institution of our society. 
Author: Peter F. Drucker
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1909  - d. 11 November 2005
  
 I propose to take an income no greater than $50,000 per annum! Beyond this I need ever earn, make no effort to increase my fortune, but spend the surplus each year for benevolent purposes! Let us cast aside business forever, except for others. Let us settle in Oxford and I shall get a thorough education, making the acquaintance of literary men. I figure that this will take three years active work. I shall pay especial attention to speaking in public. We can settle in London and I can purchase a controlling interest in some newspaper or live review and give the general management of it attention, taking part in public matters, especially those connected with education and improvement of the poorer classes. Man must have an idol and the amassing of wealth is one of the worst species of idolatry! No idol is more debasing than the worship of money! Whatever I engage in I must push inordinately; therefore should I be careful to choose that life which will be the most elevating in its character. To continue much longer overwhelmed by business cares and with most of my thoughts wholly upon the way to make more money in the shortest time, must degrade me beyond hope of permanent recovery. I will resign business at thirty-five, but during these ensuing two years I wish to spend the afternoons in receiving instruction and in reading systematically! 
Author: Andrew Carnegie
Nationality: American
b. 25 November 1835  - d. 11 August 1919
  
 I also found that for myself, since I've had no religious education, it was so interesting to see the different versions of heaven and what life on earth means. 
Author: Barbara Walters
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1929
  
 If the GI Bill is passed, colleges and universities will find themselves converted into educational hobo jungles. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 It would be a contradiction in terms if the oppressors not only defended but actually implemented a liberating education. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Education as the practice of freedom - as opposed to education as the practice of domination - denies that man is abstract, isolated, independent and unattached to the world; it also denies that the world exists as reality apart from people. Authentic reflection considers neither abstract man nor the world without people, but people in their relations with the world. In these relations consciousness and world are simultaneous: consciousness neither precedes the world nor follows it. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 The dialogical character of education as the practice of freedom does not begin when the teacher-student meets with the students-teachers in pedagogical situation, but rather when the former first asks herself or himself what she or he will dialogue with the latter about. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 Thematic investigation thus becomes a common striving towards awareness of reality and towards self-awareness, which makes this investigation a starting point for the educational process or for cultural action of a liberating character. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny. 
Author: Norman Cousins
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1915  - d. 30 November 1990
  
 Today there is a new class hostile to business in general, and especially to large corporations. As a group, you find them mainly in the very large and growing public sector and in the media. They share a disinterest in personal wealth, a dislike for the free-market economy, and a conviction that society may best be improved through greater governmental participation in the country's economic life. They are the media. They are the educational system. Their dislike for the free-market economy originates in their inability to exercise much influence over it so as to produce change. In its place they would prefer a system in which there is a very large political component. This is because the new class has a great deal of influence in politics. Thus, through politics, they can exercise a direct and immediate influence on the shape of our society and the direction of national affairs. 
Author: Irving Kristol
Nationality: American
b. 22 January 1920
  
 The socialists declare that the state owes subsistence, well-being, and education to all its citizens; that it should be generous, charitable, involved in everything, devoted to everybody. That it should intervene directly to relieve all suffering, satisfy and anticipate all wants, furnish capital to all enterprises, enlightenment to all minds, balm for all wounds, asylums for all the unfortunate, and even aid to the point of shedding French blood, for all oppressed people on the face of the earth. 
Author: Frederic Bastiat
Nationality: French
b. 30 June 1801  - d. 24 December 1850
  
 Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain 
Author: Frederic Bastiat
Nationality: French
b. 30 June 1801  - d. 24 December 1850
  
 You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it for himself. 
Author: Galileo Galilei
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 February 1564  - d. 8 January 1642
  
 There is no proof to substantiate Bush's claim Syria was behind Hezbollah's capture of the Israeli soldiers, and those "whispering in his ear" are the same people who told him Iraq was maybe months away from an atom bomb, that an invasion would be a 'cakewalk,' that he would be Churchill, that U.S. troops would be greeted with candy and flowers, that democracy would break out across the region, that Palestinians and Israelis would then sit down and make peace? How much must America pay for the education of this man? 
Author: Patrick J. Buchanan
Nationality: American
b. 2 November 1938
  
 I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 My aim, then, is the education of the perfect orator 
Author: Marcus Fabius Quintillian
Nationality: Roman
b. December 35  - d.  December 100
  
 Democratic politicians want to solve the crisis of poor education by taking more of your money and using it to reduce classroom sizes in the government schools. Republican politicians want to solve the crisis by taking more of your money to provide vouchers to a handful of the poorest students in each area, paying for a part of the tuition expense at private schools. But before long this 'reform' would make those private schools indistinguishable from the government schools. Vouchers are an excellent way for the government to increase control over private schools. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The best thing we can do for family values is to repeal the income tax. Then families will have the resources they need to implement their own values -- and not those of the politicians. With the income tax gone, families will no longer be forced to have two breadwinners by necessity. Children will be raised better, family values will predominate, and crime will diminish. If your local school indoctrinates your child with values that are alien to you, you'll have the money to buy a private education. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 'Tis grand! 'tis solemn! 'tis an education of itself to look upon! 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 Well next week I shall be examining the claims of a man who says that in a previous existence he was Education Secretary Kenneth Baker and I shall be talking to a woman who claims she can make flowers grow just by planting seeds in soil and watering them. Until then, wait very quietly in your seats please. Goodnight. 
T.V. Series: Fry and Laurie
Nationality: British   
 There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. Surely these should never be confused in the mind of any man who has the slightest inkling of what culture is. For most of us it is essential that we should make a living...In the complications of modern life and with our increased accumulation of knowledge, it doubtless helps greatly to compress some years of experience into far fewer years by studying for a particular trace or profession in an institution; but that fact should not blind us to another - namely, that in so doing we are learning a trade or a profession, but are not getting a liberal education as human beings. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 Education isn't everything; for a start it isn't an elephant. 
Collaboration: The Goon Show
Nationality: English  - d.  December 1960   
 Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees. 
Author: John Willard Marriott Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 25 March 1932
  
 Combativeness was, I suppose, the dominant trait in my grandmother's nature. An aggressive churchgoer, she was quite without Christian feeling; the mercy of the Lord Jesus had never entered her heart. Her piety was an act of war against the Protestant ascendancy articles attacking birth control, divorce, mixed marriages, Darwin and secular education were her favourite reading. The teachings of the Church did not interest her, except as they were a rebuke to others. The extermination of Protestantism, rather than spiritual perfection, was the boon she prayed for. 
Author: Mary Therese McCarthy
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1912  - d. 25 October 1989
  
 In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time. 
Author: Marlo Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1937
  
 I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me. 
Author: Whoopi Goldberg
Nationality: American
b. 13 November 1955
  
 After March 1996, the Coalition - under the leadership of John Howard and Peter Costello - continued the reform process. The budget was moved from deficit to surplus and the independence of the Reserve Bank to determine monetary policy was formally acknowledged. There was more privatisation, more tax reform and substantial additional industrial relations deregulation - along with some reform in the areas of health and education and welfare plus long overdue reform of the waterfront. 
Author: Gerard Henderson
Nationality: Australian   
 Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 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. 
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1895  - d. 1 July 1983
  
 A liberal education frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 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. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. 
Author: Robert Maynard Hutchins
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1899  - d. 17 May 1977
  
 Education is dangerous - every educated person is a future enemy. 
Author: Hermann Goring
Nationality: German
b. 12 January 1893  - d. 15 October 1946
  
 A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested. 
Author: Edmund Barton
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1849  - d. 7 January 1920
  
 I say further that our system of education should be unsectarian. 
Author: Edmund Barton
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1849  - d. 7 January 1920
  
 If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided. 
Author: Edmund Barton
Nationality: Australian
b. 18 January 1849  - d. 7 January 1920
  
 The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. 
Author: Dan Barker
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1949
  
 The government of the US has no moral authority to elect itself as the judge over human rights in Cuba, where there has not been a single case of disappearance, torture or extra-judicial execution since 1959, and where despite the economic blockade, there are levels of health, education and culture that are internationally recognised. 
Author: Harold Pinter
Nationality: English
b. 10 October 1930  - d. 24 December 2008
  
 Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. 
Author: Joseph Stalin
Nationality: Russian
b. 21 December 1879  - d. 5 March 1953
  
 The names and connections, at this time, of the bitterly opposing enemy are: 1. Psychiatry and psychology (not medicine). 2. The heads of news media who are also directors of psychiatric front groups. 3. A few key political figures in the fields of "mental health" and education. 4. A decline of monetary stability caused by the current planning of bankers who are also directors of psychiatric front organizations [that] would make us unable to function. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 As a society declines, it more and more resorts to authoritarian teaching and attempts increasingly to impress on the individual that he must adjust to his environment and that he cannot adjust his environment to him. The educational process becomes one of semi-hypnotically receiving doughy masses of data and regurgitating them upon examination papers. Reason and self-determinism are all but forbidden. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. 
Author: Denis Waitley
Nationality: American
b. December 1933
  
 The human race is divided into two sharply differentiated and mutually antagonistic classes - a small minority that plays with ideas and is capable of taking them in, and a vast majority that finds them painful, and is thus arrayed against them. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children. 
Author: Hilary Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 26 October 1947
  
 It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail and, learning to be self-critical? 
Author: Alan Perlis
Nationality: American
b. 01 April 1922  - d. 07 February 1990
  
 Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If mentally disabled children could be brought to the level of normal children then I want to study the potential of 'normal' children". 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 Education should no longer be mostly imparting of knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potentialities. 
Author: Maria Montessori
Nationality: Italian
b. December 1870  - d.  December 1952
  
 If I were to pick the people woh had the bigest influence on me, in my school life, one was a very lovely teacher at the Bolan State School in South West Queensland. He was a very very, nice person and I think he must have come from the city, because he was absolutely shocked. He would ask me a question "Why are you always late for school'? and I would say it was a long walk. He would say 'Where have you walked from, and I woiuld tell him, and you could see the surprise on his face. 
Author: Professor Marcia Langton
Nationality: Australian Aboriginal
b. December 1951
  
 I've never professed to be anything but an average student. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 My father was well-to-do, but he wasn't interested in making money; he was interested in making people use their minds. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 In the life of nations, what in the last resort decided questions, is a kind of Judgment Court of God. Always before God and in the world the stronger has the right to carry through what he wills.  
Author: Adolf Hitler
Nationality: German
b. 20 April 1889  - d. 30 April 1945
  
 My friends, I tell you that hitherto you have been prevented from even knowing what happiness really is, solely in consequence of the errors - gross errors - that have been combined with the fundamental notions of every religion that has hitherto been taught to men. And, in consequence, they have made man the most inconsistent, and the most miserable being in existence. By the errors of these systems he has been made a weak, imbecile animal; a furious bigot and fanatic or a miserable hypocrite; and should these qualities be carried, not only into the projected villages, but into Paradise itself, a Paradise would no longer be found! 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 The working classes may be injuriously degraded and oppressed in three ways: 1st - When they are neglected in infancy 2nd - When they are overworked by their employer, and are thus rendered incompetent from ignorance to make a good use of high wages when they can procure them. 3rd - When they are paid low wages for their labour 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour? 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 It is therefore, the interest of all, that every one, from birth, should be well educated, physically and mentally, that society may be improved in its character, - that everyone should be beneficially employed, physically and mentally, that the greatest amount of wealth may be created, and knowledge attained, - that everyone should be placed in the midst of those external circumstances that will produce the greatest number of pleasurable sensations, through the longest life, that man may be made truly intelligent, moral and happy, and be thus prepared to enter upon the coming Millennium. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Train any population rationally, and they will be rational. Furnish honest and useful employments to those so trained, and such employments they will greatly prefer to dishonest or injurious occupations. It is beyond all calculation the interest of every government to provide that training and that employment; and to provide both is easily practicable. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 It is confidently expected that the period is at hand, when man, through ignorance, shall not much longer inflict unnecessary misery on man; because the mass of mankind will become enlightened, and will clearly discern that by so acting they will inevitably create misery to themselves. As soon as the public mind shall be sufficiently prepared to receive it, the practical detail of this system shall be fully developed. For the extensive knowledge of the facts which present themselves on the globe, makes it evident to those whose reasoning faculties have not been entirely paralysed, that all mankind firmly believe, that everybody except themselves has been grievously deceived in his fundamental principles; and feel the utmost astonishment that the nations of the world could embrace such gross inconsistencies for divine or political truths. Most persons are now also prepared to understand, that these weaknesses are firmly and conscientiously fixed in the minds of millions, who, when born, possessed equal faculties with themselves. And although they plainly discern in others what they deem inconceivable aberrations of the mental powers, yet, in despite of such facts, they are taught to believe that they themselves could not have been so deceived; and this impression is made upon the infant mind with the greatest ease, whether it be to create followers of the most ignorant, or of the most enlightened systems. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 What ideas individuals may attach to the term "Millennium" I know not; but I know that society may be formed so as to exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved, with little, if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment except ignorance to prevent such a state of society from becoming universal. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 The Institution has been devised to afford the means of receiving your children at an early age, almost as soon as they can walk. By this means many of you, mothers and families, will be able to earn a better maintenance or support for your children; you will have less care and anxiety about them, while the children will be prevented from acquiring any bad habits. and gradually prepared to learn the best. They would receive the same care and attention as those who belong to the establishment. Nor will there be any distinction made between the children of those parents who are deemed the worst, and of those who may be esteemed the best members of society: indeed I would prefer to receive the offspring of the worst, if they shall be sent at an early age; because they really require more of our care and pity and by well-training these, society will be more essentially benefited than if the like attention were paid to those whose parents are educating them in comparatively good habits. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 They would receive the same care and attention as those who belong to the establishment. Nor will there be any distinction made between the children of those parents who are deemed the worst, and of those who may be esteemed the best members of society: indeed I would prefer to receive the offspring of the worst, if they shall be sent at an early age; because they really require more of our care and pity and by well-training these, society will be more essentially benefited than if the like attention were paid to those whose parents are educating them in comparatively good habits. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Believe me, my friends, you are yet very deficient with regard to the best modes of training your children, or of arranging your domestic concerns. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 It is the interest of the individual and of all society, that he should be made, at the earliest period, to understand his own construction, the proper use of its parts, and how to keep them at all times in a state of health; and especially that he should be taught to observe the varied effects of different kinds of food, and different quantities, upon his own constitution. He should be taught the general and individual laws of health, thus early, that he may know how to prevent the approach of disease. And the knowledge of the particular diet best suited to his constitution, is one of the most essential laws of health. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Where are these rational practices to be taught and acquired? Not within the four walls of a bare building, in which formality predominates... But in the nursery, play-ground, fields, gardens, workshops, manufactures, museums and class-rooms. …The facts collected from all these sources will be concentrated, explained, discussed, made obvious to all, and shown in their direct application to practice in all the business of life. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 The advantage of pure, and the disadvantage of impure air are experienced each time we breathe, and all who understand the causes of disease know that an impure atmosphere is most unfavourable to the enjoyment of health, and an efficient cause to shorten human existence within the natural life of man. It is therefore most desirable that decisive measures should be devised and generally adopted to ensure to all a pure atmosphere, in which to live during their lives. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men ... They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 Libraries raised me. I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. 
Author: Ray Bradbury
Nationality: American
b. 22 August 1920
  
 Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves 
Author: Ernest Dimnet
Nationality: American
b. 09 July 1866  - d.  December 1954
  
 Encourage free schools, and resolve that not one dollar of money shall be appropriated to the support of any sectarian school. Resolve that neither the state nor nation, or both combined, shall support institutions of learning other than those sufficient to afford every child growing up in the land the opportunity of a good common school education, unmixed with sectarian, pagan, or atheistical tenets. Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private schools, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separated. 
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Nationality: American
b. 27 April 1822  - d. 23 July 1885
  
 The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community. 
Author: James Garfield
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1831  - d. 19 September 1881
  
 Because we are unqualifiedly and without reservation against any system of denominational schools, maintained by the adherents of any creed with the help of state aid, therefore, we as strenuously insist that the public schools shall be free from sectarian influences, and, above all, free from any attitude of hostility to the adherents of any particular creed. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Real education must ultimately be limited to one who INSISTS on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. 
Author: Ezra Pound
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1885  - d. 1 November 1972
  
 And Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself. 
Author: John Wesley
Nationality: American
b. 28 June 1703  - d. 02 March 1791
  
 Ability is nothing without opportunity. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 An educated people can be easily governed.  
Author: King Frederick the Great - Frederick II
Nationality: Prussian
b. 24 January 1712  - d. 17 August 1786
  
 All the fundamental concepts which make up the kind of people we are today had their modern conception in the Tudor and Stuart periods. For us, that's the milk in the coconut. 
Author: Louis Booker Wright
Nationality: American
b. December 1899  - d.  December 1984
  
 If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education. 
Author: Ken Mehlman
Nationality: American
b. 21 August 1966
  
 Americans once expected parents to raise their children in accordance with the dominant cultural messages. Today they are expected to raise their children in opposition to them. Once the chorus of cultural values was full of ministers, teachers, neighbors, leaders. They demanded more conformity, but offered more support. Now the messengers are violent cartoon characters, rappers and celebrities selling sneakers. Parents are considered "responsible" only if they are successful in their resistance. That's what makes child-raising harder. It's not just that American families have less time with their kids; it's that we have to spend more of this time doing battle with our own culture. 
Author: Ellen Holz Goodman
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1941
  
 The best compliment to a child or a friend is the feeling you give him that he has been set free to make his own inquiries, to come to conclusions that are right for him, whether or not they coincide with your own. 
Author: Alistair Cooke
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1908  - d. 30 March 2004
  
 You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. 
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Nationality: American
b. 02 March 1904  - d. 24 September 1991
  
 We owe to the colored man the same opportunities for education that we do to the white man; but we do not owe it to him to force him and the white into social relations that are not, or may not be, mutually congenial. 
Author: Abbott Lawrence Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 13 December 1856  - d. 01 June 1943
  
 Ignorance and obscurantism have never produced anything other than flocks of slaves for tyranny. 
Author: Emiliano Zapata
Nationality: American
b. 08 August 1879  - d. 10 April 1919
  
 A good teacher is a determined person. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 A teacher must believe in the value and interest of his subject as a doctor believes in health. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 Language is a living thing. We can feel it changing. Parts of it become old: they drop off and are forgotten. New pieces bud out, spread into leaves, and become big branches, proliferating. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 The relation between parents and children is essentially based on teaching. 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those? 
Author: Gilbert Keith MacInnes Highet
Nationality: American
b. 22 June 1906  - d. 20 January 1978
  
 What I have against religion is that they start you when you are so defenseless. I mean, I was three when they started pumping this bullshit into my head. I believed in Santa Claus and the Fairy Godmother, of course I believed in a virgin birth, and a guy lived in a whale, and a woman came from a rib. But then something happened that made me doubt all of it: I graduated sixth grade! 
Author: Bill Maher, Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 20 January 1956
  
 Because the managerial élites are now so large and have such a dominant effect on our educational system, we are actually teaching most people to manage, not to think. Not only do we not reward thought, we punish it as unprofessional. 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 I am not bipolar… Does mental illness make a person unfit for work? That’s a tricky one. In general, it would depend on the severity and the type of disorder and the nature of the work someone does. In many cases I think the structure of work and the nature of some people’s work is an important factor in the equation of treating the negative impact of mental unwellness. I think severe and untreated mental illness would make it very difficult to work. I find my work hugely enjoyable and at times therapeutic. 
Author: Catherine Deveny
Nationality: Australian   
 It's back to school time. or as home-schoolers call it, stay-where-you-are time. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 I hope my studies may be an encouragement to other women, especially to young women, to devote their lives to the larger interests of the mind. It matters little whether men or women have the more brains; all we women need to do to exert our proper influence is just to use all the brains we have. 
Author: Florence Sabin
Nationality: American
b. 09 November 1871  - d. 03 October 1953
  
 You educate a woman, you educate a family. You educate a girl, you educate the future. 
Author: Queen Rania al Yassin
Nationality: American
b. 13 August 1970
  
 Community college is like a disco with books: "Here's ten dollars; let me get my learn on!" 
Author: Chris Rock
Nationality: African-American
b. 07 February 1965
  
 If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. 
Author: Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 October 1917  - d. 28 February 2007
  
 I have read your book and much like it. 
Author: Moses Hadas
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 17 August 1986
  
 This book fills a much-needed gap. 
Author: Moses Hadas
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 17 August 1986
  
 The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. 
Author: Moses Hadas
Nationality: American
b. 25 June 1900  - d. 17 August 1986
  
 A media-academic-legal elite is energetically determined to impose a radically secularist vision against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of Americans. This outlook rejects the wisdom of the founding generation as outdated and treats the notion that our liberties come from God as a curious artifact from the 1770s but of little practical importance for more enlightened times. This elite is especially hard at work in the courts and in the classrooms where it is attempting to overturn two centuries of American self-understanding of religious freedom and political liberty. In the courts, we see a systematic effort by this elite to purge all religious expression from American public life. The ongoing attempt to remove the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance is only the most well-known of these mounting efforts. 
Author: Newt Gingrich
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1943
  
 If you ask me to summarize humanity, I can say it in two words: 'Squandered Potential'. 
Author: Greg Olson-Hyde
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 June 1949
  
 No bit of knowledge goes wasted. Everything you are learning now is preparing you for something else. 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 Each of us has some things we could complain about, but what good would it do? Complaining seldom changes anything. 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 Oftentimes the thing that makes the difference between a good student and a poor one, a good learner or a bored human being, is just a little curiosity. If you have it, cultivate it, feed it. Never let it go. If you do not have it - get it. Wonder, watch, ask questions, be alive. It's just that simple 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 True spirituality makes you loving and grateful, and forgiving, and patient, and gentle, and long-suffering. True spirituality breathes reverence into every act and deed. 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 As we got closer to marriage, I felt completely confident that Gordon loved me. But I also knew somehow that I would never come first with him. I knew I was going to be second in his life and that the Lord was going to be first. And that was okay. It seemed to me that if you understood the gospel and the purpose of our being here, you would want a husband who put the Lord first. 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and the move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are. 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 Develop some intellectual curiosity. If you have it, you will never be bored. If you haven't, cultivate it, hold fast to it. Never let it go. To the intellectually curious, the world will always be full of magic, full of wonder. You will be interesting to your friends, to your spouse, and a joy to your children. You will be alive to all the wonderful possibilities of this world. 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 For it is not requisite that a woman should hobble faster than she has strength! 
Author: Marjorie Pay Hinckley
Nationality: Australian
b. 23 November 1911  - d. 06 April 2004
  
 At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I have a place in the Broadway community that can only be earned. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Princeton gave me something that can never be taken away from me. It taught me how to think. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The best way to educate oneself is to become part of the revolution. 
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1936  - d. 12 April 1989
  
 Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. 
Author: Abbie Hoffman
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1936  - d. 12 April 1989
  
 The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it. 
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1954
  
 Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life. There is within each of us a deep hunger for this type of learning. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 "Learning organizations" are organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 In a learning organization, leaders are designers, stewards, and teachers. They are responsible for building organizations where people continually expand their capabilities to understand complexity, clarify vision, and improve shared mental models – that is, they are responsible for learning. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 Learning to see the structures within which we operate begins a process of freeing ourselves from previously unseen forces and ultimately mastering the ability to work with them and change them. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 In essence, leaders are people who "walk ahead," people genuinely committed to deep changes, in themselves and in their organizations. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 It is a testament to our naïveté about culture that we think that we can change it by simply declaring new values. Such declarations usually produce only cynicism. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 When executives lead as teachers, stewards, and designers, they fill roles that are much more subtle and long-term than those of power-wielding hierarchical leaders. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 Mutual reflection. Open and candid conversation. Questioning of old beliefs and assumptions. Learning to let go. Awareness of how our own actions create the systemic structures that produce our problems. Developing these learning capabilities lies at the heart of profound change. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 We believe that, ultimately, the most important learning occurs in the context of our day-to-day life, the aspirations we pursue, the challenges we face, and the responses we bring forth. 
Author: Peter M. Senge
Nationality: American
b. December 1947
  
 The original version of this book, Language in Action, published in 1941, was in many respects a response to the dangers of propaganda, especially as exemplified in Adolf Hitler's success in persuading millions to share his maniacal and destructive views. It was the writer's conviction then, as it remains now, that everyone needs to have a habitually critical attitude towards language - his own as well as that of others - both for the sake of his personal well being and for his adequate functioning as a citizen. Hitler is gone, but if the majority of our fellow citizens are more susceptible to the slogans of fear and race hatred than to those of peaceful accommodation and mutual respect among human beings, our political liberties remain at the mercy of any eloquent and unscrupulous demagogue. 
Author: Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1906  - d. 27 February 1992
  
 My deepest debt in this book is to the General Semantics ('non-Aristotelian system') of Alfred Korzybski. I have also drawn heavily upon the works of other contributors to semantic thought: especially C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards, Thorstein Veblen, Edward Sapir, Leonard Bloomfield, Karl R. Popper, Thurman Arnold, Jerome Frank, Jean Piaget, Charles Morris, Wendell Johnson, Irving J. Lee, Ernst Cassirer, Anatol Rapoport, Stuart Chase. I am also deeply indebted to the writings of numerous psychologists and psychiatrists with one or another of the dynamic points of view inspired by Sigmund Freud: Karl Menninger, Trigant Burrow, Carl Rogers, Kurt Lewin, N. R. F. Maier, Jurgen Ruesch, Gregory Bateson, Rudolf Dreikurs, Milton Rokeach. I have also found extremely helpful the writings of cultural anthropologists, especially those of Benjamin Lee Whorf, Ruth Benedict, Clyde Kluckhohn, Leslie A. White, Margaret Mead, Weston La Barre. 
Author: Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1906  - d. 27 February 1992
  
 Education is the mother of leadership. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 But you have one thing that may save you, and that is your youth. This is your great strength. It is also why I hate and fear you. Hear me out. It has been said that children are our future. But does that not also mean that we are their past? You are here to replace us. I don't understand why we're here helping and honoring them. You do not see union workers holding benefits for robots. 
Author: Stephen Colbert
Nationality: American
b. 13 May 1964
  
 Christianity has in fact long vanished not only from the reason but from the life of mankind, that it is nothing more than a fixed idea. 
Author: Ludwig Feuerbach
Nationality: German
b. 28 July 1804  - d. 13 September 1872
  
 And we wonder what can be that 'philosophy of education' which believes that young people can be trained to the duties of citizenship by wrapping their minds in cotton wool. 
Author: Henry S. Commager
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1902  - d. 02 March 1998
  
 The greatest danger we face is not any particular kind of thought. The greatest danger we face is absence of thought. 
Author: Henry S. Commager
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1902  - d. 02 March 1998
  
 The Bill of Rights was not written to protect governments from trouble. It was written precisely to give the people the constitutional means to cause trouble for governments they no longer trusted. 
Author: Henry S. Commager
Nationality: American
b. 25 October 1902  - d. 02 March 1998
  
 Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. 
Author: Emile François Zola
Nationality: French
b. 2 April 1840  - d. 29 September 1902
  
 A timely introduction into the era of revolutions, fascism, witchhunts and journalistic coverups. It is essential education for all students and scholars of journalism and political life. 
Author: George Gerbner
Nationality: American
b. 08 August 1919  - d. 24 December 2005
  
 Who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behavior. It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it’s a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell. 
Author: George Gerbner
Nationality: American
b. 08 August 1919  - d. 24 December 2005
  
 The Government accepts that some 14 and 15-year-olds might prefer that their parents not know about the medical procedures they have had or the prescription drugs they are on. But children should not be presumed to be the best judges of their own long-term interests and should not have the right to go behind their parents’ backs. The real issue here is whether 14 and 15-year-olds can make informed decisions about what is right and wrong for them. And if they don’t have that capacity, should they be allowed to operate in a moral and ethical vacuum? 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 I don't want students who could make the next major breakthrough in renewable energy sources or space travel to have been taught that anything they don't understand, and that nobody yet understands, is divinely constructed and therefore beyond their intellectual capacity. The day that happens, Americans will just sit in awe of what we don't understand, while we watch the rest of the world boldly go where no mortal has gone before. 
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nationality: African-American
b. 05 October 1958
  
 During our brief stay on planet Earth, we owe ourselves and our descendants the opportunity to explore - in part because it's fun to do. But there's a far nobler reason. The day our knowledge of the cosmos ceases to expand, we risk regressing to the childish view that the universe figuratively and literally revolves around us. In that bleak world, arms-bearing, resource-hungry people and nations would be prone to act on their "low contracted prejudices." And that would be the last gasp of human enlightenment—until the rise of a visionary new culture that could once again embrace the cosmic perspective. 
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nationality: African-American
b. 05 October 1958
  
 I don't want students who could make the next major breakthrough in renewable energy sources or space travel to have been taught that anything they don't understand, and that nobody yet understands, is divinely constructed and therefore beyond their intellectual capacity. The day that happens, Americans will just sit in awe of what we don't understand, while we watch the rest of the world boldly go where no mortal has gone before. 
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nationality: African-American
b. 05 October 1958
  
 After your first job, is anyone asking you what your GPA was? No, they don't care. They ask you: Are you a good leader? Do people follow you? Do you have integrity? Are you innovative? Do you solve problems? Somebody's got to do that homework and redesign the educational system so that it can actually train people to be successful in life. I think the greatest teachers are not the ones that are best trained at educational tactics. I don't know a person who's ever said, "Boy, that teacher is so good! The teacher gives such good exams. That teacher gives such good homework sets!" No one has said that about a great teacher. That's not what people remember about the great teachers they've had. 
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Nationality: African-American
b. 05 October 1958
  
 So my idea is to create a school for children whose families have financial difficulty. The children will receive both normal and religious training. Then when the children reach 19 or 20 years of age, they can freely decide if they want to leave and have a personal life with work and family which they can do in a good way, with full appreciation of Dharma in their lives; if they want to join the school and education system, they will be welcome; and if they want to enter the monastery and follow a spiritual path they will do so fully and completely as their own decision. 
Author: Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche
Nationality: African-American
b. 17 September 1990
  
 It is the great destiny of human science, not to ease man’s labors or prolong his life, noble as those ends may be nor to serve the ends of power, but to enable man to walk upright without fear in a world which he at length will understand and which is his home. 
Author: Paul Bigelow Sears
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1891  - d. 30 April 1990
  
 The earth is flat, and anyone who disputes this claim is an atheist who deserves to be punished. 
Author: Sheik Abdel-Aziz Ibn Baaz
Nationality: Arabian
b. 21 November 1910  - d. 13 May 1999
  




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