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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All real education is the architecture of the soul.
William J Bennett

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

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

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

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

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 is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

The elimination of war should be the major task of social education
Konrad Lorenz

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



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