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Education about the animals is the most important thing to me.
Steve Irwin

Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
Emma Goldman

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Daniel Boorstin

The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
Avery Brundage

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

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

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

The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions
Bishop Creighton

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

Don't give up on the child. Give the child an education. Give them daily love.
Chris Burke

I do not inveigh against higher education, I simply maintain that the sort of education the people of the South stand most in need of, is elementary and industrial.
Timothy Fortune

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives
Robert Hutchins

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

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

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

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

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

Everything hinges on education. Without it, you can't advocate for proper health care, for housing, for a civil rights bill that ensures your rights
Susan Taylor

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

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

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

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
Horace Mann

'It is by no means enough that an officer be capable...He should be a gentleman of liberal education, refined, manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor... No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention, even if the reward be only one word of approval. Conversely, he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate.'
John Paul Jones

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

I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that.
Sparky Anderson

If I didn't have some kind of education, then I wouldn't be able to count my money.
Missy Elliot

A liberal-arts education is supposed to provide you with a value system, a standard, a set of ideas, not a job.
Caroline Bird

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

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

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
Charlotte Bronte

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

It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education.
Edmund Barton

Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
Maya Angelou

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

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
Alan Greenspan

Curiosity, or the love of knowledge, has a very limited influence, and requires youth, leisure education, genius and example to make it govern any person
David Hume

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

If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world.
Robert Coleman

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

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around
Jim Rohn

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

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

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle

Gentlemen: I have not had your advantages. What poor education I have received has been gained in the University of Life.
Horatio Bottomley

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

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt

Education, education, education (well-known mantra)
Tony Blair

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.
Malcom X

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



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