Education Quotes

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education should be exercise; it has become massage.

Martin H. Fischer

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

Ezra Pound

The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.

Andre Gide

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.

Prof. Irwin Edman

[Education] consists mainly in what we have unlearned.

Mark Twain

Education is...A form of self-delusion.

Elbert Hubbard

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

A college education is not a quantitative body of memorized knowledge salted away in a card file. It is a taste for knowledge, a taste for philosophy, if you will; a capacity to explore, to question to perceive relationships, between fields of knowledge and experience.

A. Whitney Griswold

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things that education must try to produce

Virginia Gildersleeve

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

Edward Everett

Education is too important to be left solely to educators.

Francis Keppel

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

Wilson Mizner

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

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.

George Washington

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.

Bertrand Russell

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throats.

Martin H. Fischer

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Allan Bloom

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

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.

Will Durant

Education is...Hanging around until you've caught on.

Robert Frost

The object of education is not merely to enable our children to gain their daily bread and to acquire pleasant means of recreation, but that they should know God and serve Him with earnestness and devotion.

Hermann Adler

I was often humiliated to see men disputing for a piece of bread, just as animals might have done. My feelings on this subject have very much altered since I have been personally exposed to the tortures of hunger. I have discovered, in fact, that a man, whatever may have been his origin, his education, and his habits, is governed, under certain circumstances, much more by his stomach than by his intelligence and his heart.

Franois Jean Dominique Arago

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