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Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten
B F Skinner

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

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

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.
Lyndon Johnson

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

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

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

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
Tom Robbins

Reading is an escape, an education, a delving into the brain of another human being on such an intimate level that every nuance of thought, every snapping of synapse, every slippery desire of the author is laid open before you like, well, a book.
Cynthia Heimel

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think that there's this prejudice, that people that have a college education are more intelligent than people that don't.
Casey Affleck

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

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

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

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

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The first duty of a government is to give education to the people.
Simon Bolivar

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
Norman Douglas

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

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. [and therein lies the problem?]
Abraham Flexner

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

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

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

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

Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.
Brad Henry

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

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

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

Academies are leading the reforms that will radically
improve secondary education in this country.
David Miliband

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle

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

I wish my parents had spent more time worrying about my education than me being a star
Shania Twain

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

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

A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
Audrey Hepburn

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

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

When you don't have an education, you have to use your brains.
Frank Baer

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

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner

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

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

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



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