Quotes About Education

Quotes tagged as "education" (showing 61-90 of 3,000)
Ray Bradbury
“I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”
Ray Bradbury

Theodore Roosevelt
“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Jane Austen
“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."

"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”
Jane Austen, Persuasion

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Chuck Palahniuk
“Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Mark Twain
“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”
Mark Twain, Notebook

John Rogers
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

[Kung Fu Monkey -- Ephemera, blog post, March 19, 2009]”
John Rogers

Slavoj Žižek
“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.”
Slavoj Žižek

William Shakespeare
“O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Romain Rolland
“If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.”
Romain Rolland

Nikos Kazantzakis
“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their
own.”
Nikos Kazantzakis

Noam Chomsky
“Education is a system of imposed ignorance.”
Noam Chomsky, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”
Richard Shaull, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Frank Zappa
“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.”
Frank Zappa

Confucius
“Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
Confucius

Carl Sagan
“I don't want to believe. I want to know.”
Carl Sagan

Pete Seeger
“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. ”
Pete Seeger

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let's get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States -- and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!”
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Walt Disney Company
“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained”
Walt Disney Company

Martha Graham
“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
Martha Graham

Baruch Spinoza
“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.”
Baruch Spinoza

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."

(Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768)”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Early and Miscellaneous Letters of J. W. Goethe: Including Letters to His Mother. With Notes and a Short Biography

Abraham Lincoln
“All I have learned, I learned from books.”
Abraham Lincoln

Mahatma Gandhi
“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Mark Twain
“In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

“Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.”
Claire Fagin

Arthur C. Clarke
“My favourite definition of an intellectual: 'Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence.

[Sources and Acknowledgements: Chapter 19]”
Arthur C. Clarke, 3001: The Final Odyssey

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jacob Bronowski
“It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.”
Jacob Bronowski, The Ascent of Man

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