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The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.
Harold Rosenberg

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Adolf Hitler

Education isn't play - and it can't be made to look like play. It is hard, hard work. But it can be made interesting work.
Thomas Edison

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Erich Fromm

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
John Gardner

I consider a human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot and vein that runs through the body of it.
Joseph Addison

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community - these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.
Virginia Gildersleeve

The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair. [Education over punishment debate]
J Edgar Hoover

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
Sir Walter Scott

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John Gardner

Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we're living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care.
Howard Baker

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country.
Bobby Scott

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.
Clarence Darrow

Education, n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
Avery Brundage

Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.
Elizabeth Blackwell

Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher.
Peter Agre

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
Smiley Blanton

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
John Gardner

The Scots should not get free university education subsidised by us in England. They shouldn't get free nursing care.
Boris Johnson

Times are tough but they are tough because the government is trying to do the right thing, whether on public service reform, education, health, anti-social behaviour and welfare, or in counter-terrorism
Tony Blair

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance: that imitation is suicide: that he must take himself for better, or for worse.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A different type of education came when as a member of a medical corps in the National Guard I spent several weeks in a military camp in California.
Paul D Boyer

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

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
Karl Kraus

Investing in education comes first
Gordon Brown

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
Lillian Smith

There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
James Baldwin

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

I admired Hitler because he came from being a little man with almost no education to power. But I didn't admire him for what he did with it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ignorance is a right! Education is eroding one of the few democratic freedoms remaining to us.
Christopher Andreae

I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.
Thomas Day

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.
John Locke

Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realise the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education.
B C Forbes

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
Horace Mann

Charles Clarke is someone who did very well as an education minister. He ran into problems at the Home Office. I'm not going to hold against him statements that he made.
Gordon Brown

Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
William Hazlitt

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Life isn't all beer and skittles; but beer and skittles or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education
Thomas Hughes

What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better.
Wendell Phillips

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

Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.
Camille Paglia

Some people say we need to build on the Blair education reforms. This would be building on sand.
David Davis

A college education shows a man how little other people know.
Thomas Haliburton

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
Ezra Pound

Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You'd be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.
Judith Martin



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