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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Best Education Quotes

...our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent overeducation from happening. (William Troy Harris)

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. (George Bernard Shaw)

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad. (Bob Edwards)

A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its orginal dimension. (Anonymous)

A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep. (Anonymous)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops. (Henry B. Adams)

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students. (John Ciardi)

About all some parents accomplish in life is to send a child to Harvard. (Anonymous)

Academy: A modern school where football is taught. (Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary")

Be careful what you know... you might have to teach it one day. (Fido Fisher)

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them. (Henry Steele Commager)

College isn't the place to go for ideas. (Hellen Keller)

Don't waste time learning the "tricks of the trade. Instead, learn the trade. (Anonymous)

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. (Laurence J. Peter)

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. (Will Durant)

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. (Robert Frost)

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave. (Baron Henry Peter Brougham)

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. (Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary")

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. (Maria Montessori)

Experience is the worst teacher. It always gives the test first and the instruction afterward. (Anonymous)

Genius without education is like silver in the mine. (Ben Franklin)

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board. (Mark Twain)

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. (Clarence Thomas)

He who adds not to his learning diminishes it. (The Talmud)

How can we hope to remain economically competitive in a world in which...90% of Dutch high-school students take advanced math courses and 100% of teachers in Germany have double majors, while the best we can say about our "pocket of excellence" (Barbara J. Alexander)

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. (H.G. Wells)

I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism,socialism, communism, or any other minority viewpoint--no matter howdistasteful to the majority, provided. . . (Richard M. Nixon)

I don't divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures, those who make it or those who don't. I divide the world into learners and non-learners. (Benjamin Barber)

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. (Kahlil Gibran)

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. (Mark Twain)

I have never let my schooling interfere with my educations. (Anonymous)

If you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you. (Robert F. Goheen)

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok)

Learning is finding out what you already know. (Richard Bach)

My heart is singing for joy... The light of understanding has shone in my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed. (Anne Sullivan)

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without naturalability. (Cicero)

Not everybody knows everything, so use everything you know. (Anonymous)

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. (Thomas Huxley)

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned.(Thomas Henry Huxley)

School is like a lollipop. It sucks until it is gone. (Ashley Salvati)

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. (Alvin Toffler)

The important thing is not to stop questioning. (Albert Einstein)

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. (Michael Faraday)

The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depths. (Marilyn vos Savant)

The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do, never does what he can do. (John Stuart Mill)

The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats and dogs! (Anonymous)

The purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place to spend one's leisure. (Anonymous)

The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philisophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money. (Anonymous)

The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things... (Richard Feynman)

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. (Anatole France)

The wisest mind has something yet to learn. (George Santayana)

Thinking is the greatest torture in the world for most people. (Luther Burbank)

To teach is to learn twice. (Joseph Joubert)

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational. (Charles Schulz)

Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. (Thomas Gray)

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. (Angela Schwindt)

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. (Galileo)

You have the capacity to learn from mistakes. You'll learn a lot today. (Anonymous)

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. (John Lubbock)

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