Education Quotes

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.

Jean Piaget

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

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

The tragedy of education is played in two scenes - incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils.

Martin H. Fischer

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

Robert Frost

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Aristotle

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

John Ruskin

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

Henry David Thoreau

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.

Martin H. Fischer

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G.M. Trevelyan

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.

Herbert Spencer

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.

William B. Yeats

Education: Being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it.

William Feather

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

Henry Brooks Adams

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

Oscar Wilde

In England education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and would probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.

Oscar Wilde

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

Walter Bagehot

Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.

John Ruskin

The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned in it, teachers and taught.

Henry Brooks Adams

The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.

Sherwood Anderson

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