Education Quotes

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.

George Savile

Education is...[A process] which makes one rogue cleverer than another.

Oscar Wilde

Education is...One of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.

William Lowe Bryan

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

Pete Seeger

The sense of honour is of so fine and delicate a nature, that it is only to be met with in minds which are naturally noble, or in such as have been cultivated by good examples, or a refined education.

Joseph Addison

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.

Albert Edward Wiggam

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.

William Haley

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.

Plato

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework

Bill Cosby

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus T. Cicero

By education I mean that training in excellence from youth upward which makes a man passionately desire to be a perfect citizen, and teaches him to rule, and to obey, with justice. This is the only education which deserves the name.

Plato

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

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

Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.

Oscar Wilde

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.

Robin Cook

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

George Santayana

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.

John Maynard Keynes
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