Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
The market will pay better to entertain than educate.
That's the reason they're called lessons,the Gryphon remarked:because they lessen from day to day.
Who reads much and walks much sees much and knows much.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Better build schoolrooms forthe boy,
Than cells and gibbets forthe man.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan,Press on,has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
There is no education like adversity.
Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me, the ability to think in quotations.
An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Only the educated are free.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
I'm not an educator ... I'm a learner.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Bromidic though it may sound, some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.
The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
What did it for me? It wasn't my education or experience. It was my passion.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas - not ideas safe for students.
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men - the balance wheel of the social machinery ... It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Show me the man who has enjoyed his schooldays and I will show you a bully and a bore.
Everywhere I go I am asked if university stifles writers. My opinion is that it doesn't stifle enough of them.
The most important thing I would learn in school was that almost everything I would learn in school would be utterly useless.
Misquotation is ... the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life - save only this - that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
The illiterate of the year 2000 will not be the individual who cannot read and write, but the one who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
Any one who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums, Paul learned, who find prison so soul-destroying.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
There is much to be said in favour of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.