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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Anatole France

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

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

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

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

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

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
W C Fields

Most people, I believe, think that you need a God to explain the existence of the world, and especially the existence of life. They are wrong, but our education system is such that many people don't know it
Richard Dawkins

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

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

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



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