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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

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Aristotle

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

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

A good education should leave much to be desired.
Alan Gregg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

The idea that Gordon Brown goes round and tells other ministers what to do, let me tell you, I'm the secretary of state for education, nobody comes and tells me what to do
Alan Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When Christianity is received, it stimulates the faculties, and calls forth new ideas, new motives and new sentiments. It has been the mother of all modern education
James McCosh

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

One size does not fit all, particularly with education. The more we try to homogenise, the more we really need to differentiate.
Charles Handy

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

The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.
Mary Wortley Montagu

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

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance!
Peter F Drucker

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

The quality of education that children receive early in life has a bearing on their later life that we may never fully understand.
Miguel Ferrer

The best maths lesson we can teach college students this year is to subtract a tuition increase and benefit from the dividends of higher education.
Jodi Rell

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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



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