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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

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

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

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

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

I'm very much in support of the free press, but the free press ought to be educational and informative. And I believe they have fallen down recently on that. [Surely not!]
Sam Dash

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

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

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

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

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

The central task of education is to implant a will and facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together.
Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education is the cornerstone of our communities and our country
Bill Frist

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

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

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

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

Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.
Sir Thomas More

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
Chuang Tzu

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

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

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

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common then unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ' press on ' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

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

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 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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Financial education needs to become a part of our national curriculum and scoring systems so that itís not just the rich kids that learn about money... itís all of us.
David Bach



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