Education Quotes

He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles -- that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman.

H. Seton Merriman

In so far as the intention of education is to train the child for a vocation it is a millstone around his neck.

John Carroll

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

James Baldwin

...a victim of bad medicine, bad air, bad food, farcical education, a despicable popular culture.

Anthony Burgess

To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.

Alexis Herman

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.

Hillary Clinton

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

Alexander Pope

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.

Oscar Wilde

There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.

David Hume

Nature has always had more force than education.

Voltaire

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think.

Robert M. Hutchins

College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.

Elbert Hubbard

Electricity is often called wonderful, beautiful; but it is so only in common with the other forces of nature. The beauty of electricity or of any other force is not that the power is mysterious, and unexpected, touching every sense at unawares in turn, but that it is under law, and that the taught intellect can even govern it largely. The human mind is placed above, and not beneath it, and it is in such a point of view that the mental education afforded by science is rendered super-eminent in dignity, in practical application and utility; for by enabling the mind to apply the natural power through law, it conveys the gifts of God to man.

Michael Faraday

Hold the period of youth sacred to education, and the period of maturity, when the physical forces begin to flag, equally sacred to ease and agreeable relaxation.

Edward Bellamy

In the greatest confusion there is still an open channel to the soul. It may be difficult to find because by midlife it is overgrown, and some of the wildest thickets that surround it grow out of what we describe as our education. But the channel is always there, and it is our business to keep it open, to have access to the deepest part of ourselves.

Saul Bellow

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

Jim Rohn

Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy. Education is the preparation of the mind for future work, hence men should be educated with special reference to the work.

Timothy Thomas Fortune

Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals.

Lucy Parsons

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

Mark Twain

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.

Mortimer Adler

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.

Horace Mann

The country experience was more of a departure. When you consider my education and my upbringing, you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth of my popular music aspirations.

Tom Wopat

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