- The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.
- Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then…do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.
- The test and the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
–Jacques Martin Barzun
- 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.
–Bernard Iddings Bell Chaplain, University of Chicago
- Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
–B. F. Skinner
- We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education
–Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
- 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.
–Dorothy De Zouche
- Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught.
–Sir Winston Churchill
- If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
- Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.
- Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
–Richard Henry Dann
- There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.
- Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
–William Butler Yeats
- If you study to remember, you will forget, but, If you study to understand, you will remember.
- Education is a companion which no future can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate it and no nepotism can enslave.
- The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.
- There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
- The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
- Education is bitter but the fruit is sweet.
- The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
- The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
- While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
- I pay the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys that educate my son.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
- A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
- Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
— Henry Peter Broughan
- We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyfull of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.–Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Only the educated are free.
- Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.–Malcolm Forbes
- Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little need of reform in our prisons.
- More mony is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide. I mean, what is more precious to us than our own children? We are going to build a lot more prisons if we do not deal with the schools and their inequalities.
- Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of man, – the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
- Learning is finding out what you already know
- The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
- I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
- If you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.
–Robert F. Goheen
- To teach is to learn twice.
- The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
- Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months.–Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
- Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find.–Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
- Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.–Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book
- I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.–Galileo Galilei
- College isn’t the place to go for ideas.–Hellen Keller
- Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
–Sir William Haley
- Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
- Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. George Savile,
–Marquis of Halifax (1633-1695) English statesman and author.
- Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.— Will Durant (1885-1981) S. author and historian.
- Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.— Norman Douglas .
- The whole object of education is…to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.
- It has been said that we have not had the three R’s in America, we had the six R’s; remedial readin’, remedial ‘ritin’ and remedial ‘rithmetic.
–Robert M. Hutchins
- The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Swiss cognitive psychologist.
- No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.
–G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) British author
- The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.–Andre Gide (1869-1951) French writer.
- I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.–Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) American dramatist.
- The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) U.S. essayist and poet.
- He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
–Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, author, scientist, inventor and philosopher.
- I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.–Mark Twain (1835-1910) American writer.
- Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
— Henry Brooks Adams (1828-1918) U.S. historian and writer. The Education of Henry Adams.
- A wise man is one who finally realizes that there are some questions one can ask which may have no answers.
- Education is too important to be left solely to educators.–Francis Keppel
- Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
— C. C. Colton
- Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
— Abigail Adams
- The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again but less and less and less.
— Piet Hein
- All learning begins with the simple phrase, “I don’t know.”— I don’t know.
- To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
— Tyron Edwards
- To learn, you must want to be taught.— Proverbs 12:1
- Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.
— John Dewey
- A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.— Thomas Carruthers
- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., American jurist
- Merely to stuff the child with a lot of information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti
- Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.— The Observer, ‘Sayings of the Week,’ October 7, 1951
- We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
— Bertrand A. Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician, and writer
- Books fall open, you fall in, delighted where you’ve never been; hear voices not once heard before, reach world on world through door on door; find unexpected keys to things locked up beyond imaginings. What might you be, perhaps become, because one book is somewhere? Some wise delver into wisdom, wit, and wherewithal has written it. True books will venture, dare you out, whisper secrets, maybe shout across the gloom to you in need, who hanker for a book to read.— David McCord
- We are tied down, all our days for the greater part of our days, to the commonplace. That is where with great thinkers, great literature helps. In their company we are still in the ordinary world, but it is the ordinary world transfigured and seen through the eyes of wisdom and genius. And some of their vision becomes our own.”
— Sir Richard Livingstone
- When you appeal to the highest level of thinking, you get the highest level of performance.
— Jack Stack
- Great minds discuss ideas, mediocre minds discuss events, small minds discuss personalities.
— Eleanor Roosevelt
- Strength of mind is exercise, not rest.— Alexander Pope
- Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
— Samuel Johnson
- It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.— Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes
- Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees— J. Willard Marriott
- I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.– Confucius
- The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
— Bill Beattie
- Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
— John W. Gardner
- Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.— Roger Lewin
- The secret of education is respecting the pupil.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn… and change.
— Carl R. Rogers
- They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing.
— Richard Yates
- The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
— Bishop Mandell Creighton
- 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 know and what you don’t.
— Anatole France
- I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.— Albert Einstein
- Persons of genius, it is true, are a small minority; but in order to have them, it is necessary to preserve the soil in which they grow.”
— John Stuart Mill
- Great minds have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.— Albert Einstein
- When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
— Jonathan Swift
- To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.— Albert Einstein