Education Quotes

So far has Athens left the rest of mankind behind in thought and expression that her pupils have become the teachers of the world, and she has made the name of Hellas distinctive no longer of race but of intellect, and the title of Hellene a badge of education rather than of common descent.

Isocrates

What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.

Wendell Phillips

You can't legislate good will - that comes through education.

Malcolm X

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

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

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