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

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

G. K. Chesterton

An educated man is one who can entertain a new idea, entertain another person and entertain himself.

Sydney Wood

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

Sydney J. Harris

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

Albert Einstein

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

William Lowe Bryan

Education is...Man's going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.

Kenneth G. Johnson

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

Oscar Wilde

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

George Savile

Education seems to be in America the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little he can for his money.

Max Forman

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

G. M. Trevelyan

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

G.M. Trevelyan

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

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's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm S. Forbes

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

Henry David Thoreau

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


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

Robert Frost

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


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 not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

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

John Maynard Keynes

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

George Santayana

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

Robin Cook

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