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Quotes About Education

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John Lubbock
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”
John Lubbock, The Pleasures of Life

Terry Pratchett
“Progress just means bad things happen faster.”
Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

Beatrix Potter
“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
Beatrix Potter

“What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.”
Harold Howe

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

Julia Child
“You'll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.”
Julia Child

Mark Twain
“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
Mark Twain

Wendell Berry
“The complexity of our present trouble suggests as never before that we need to change our present concept of education. Education is not properly an industry, and its proper use is not to serve industries, either by job-training or by industry-subsidized research. It's proper use is to enable citizens to live lives that are economically, politically, socially, and culturally responsible. This cannot be done by gathering or "accessing" what we now call "information" - which is to say facts without context and therefore without priority. A proper education enables young people to put their lives in order, which means knowing what things are more important than other things; it means putting first things first.”
Wendell Berry

Megan McCafferty
“I'VE LEARNED THAT YOU CAN'T CONTROL WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THINK ABOUT YOU.
THE BEST YOU CAN DO IN LIFE IS NOT PISS YOURSELF
OFF.”
Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

Megan McCafferty
“I believe that what we get out of life is what we've set ourselves up to get, so there's no such thing as an inconsequential decision. Our destinies are the culmination of all the choices we've made along the way, which is why it's imperative to listen hard to your inner voice when it speaks up.
Don't let anyone else's noise drown it out.”
Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

Confucius
“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”
Confucius

Greg Mortenson
“Once you educate the boys, they tend to leave the villages and go search for work in the cities, but the girls stay home, become leaders in the community, and pass on what they’ve learned. If you really want to change a culture, to empower women, improve basic hygiene and health care, and fight high rates of infant mortality, the answer is to educate girls.”
Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

Malala Yousafzai
“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
Malala Yousafzai

Flannery O'Connor
“Total non-retention has kept my education from being a burden to me.”
Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Gary L. Francione
“Being vegan is easy. Are there social pressures that encourage you to continue to eat, wear, and use animal products? Of course there are. But in a patriarchal, racist, homophobic, and ableist society, there are social pressures to participate and engage in sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism. At some point, you have to decide who you are and what matters morally to you. And once you decide that you regard victimizing vulnerable nonhumans is not morally acceptable, it is easy to go and stay vegan”
Gary L. Francione

Greg Mortenson
“When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.”
Greg Mortenson, Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Mary Ann Shaffer
“I think you learn more if you're laughing at the same time.”
Mary Ann Shaffer

Plato
“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.”
Plato, The Republic

John F. Kennedy
“Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.”
John F. Kennedy

Molière
“A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.”
Molière

Jean Piaget
“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.”
Jean Piaget

Anne Bishop
“A woman with an education may be able to spend more time sitting in a chair instead of lying on her back. A sound advantage, I should think.”
Anne Bishop, Daughter of the Blood

Chuck Palahniuk
“Why do I do anything?' she says. 'I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Ezra Pound
“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.”
Ezra Pound

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“The only things you learn are the things you tame”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Warren Buffett
“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing”
Warren Buffett

C. JoyBell C.
“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.”
C. JoyBell C.

Jeanette Winterson
“What it means to be human is to bring up your children in safety, educate them, keep them healthy, teach them how to care for themselves and others, allow them to develop in their own way among adults who are sane and responsibile, who know the value of the world and not its economic potential. It means art, it means time, it means all the invisibles never counted by the GDP and the census figures. It means knowing that life has an inside as well as an outside. And I think it means love.”
Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods

May Sarton
“Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite.”
May Sarton

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