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

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

Albert Einstein

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

Robert G. Ingersoll

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 form of self-delusion.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Oscar Wilde

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


There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

Will Rogers

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

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