Education Quotes

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

Norman Douglas

Education is...The inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent.

Josiah Stamp

Education is...One of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Bertrand A. Russell

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.

Arnold Edinborough

Leisure may prove to be a curse rather than a blessing, unless education teaches a flippant world that leisure is not a synonym for entertainment.

William L. Bogan

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers

Jean Piaget

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Charles R. Swindoll

Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?

Friedrich Nietzsche

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok

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 stones.

Charlotte Bronte

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

Robert G. Ingersoll

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's time.

Sydney J. Harris

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

Robert Frost

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

Wilson Mizner

True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius.

Felix E. Schelling

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing˝the rest is mere sheep-herding.

Ezra Loomis Pound

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.

Gwendolyn Brooks

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

Bishop Mandell Creighton

Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

G.K. Chesterton

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

Erich Fromm

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