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Quotes About Education

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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

“Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.”
Adelaide Hoodless

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

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

Thomas More
“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”
Thomas More, Utopia

Paulo Freire
“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.”
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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

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
“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

G.K. Chesterton
“No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.”
G.K. Chesterton

Anton Chekhov
“Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning.”
Anton Chekhov

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

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson
“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

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

Albert Einstein
“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.”
Albert Einstein

Carl Sagan
“Books permit us to voyage through time, to tap the wisdom of our ancestors. The library connects us with the insight and knowledge, painfully extracted from Nature, of the greatest minds that ever were, with the best teachers, drawn from the entire planet and from all our history, to instruct us without tiring, and to inspire us to make our own contribution to the collective knowledge of the human species. I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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

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