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Quotes About Education

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Frank Herbert
“Education is no substitute for intelligence.”
Frank Herbert

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

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

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

John Adams
“I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”
John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife

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

Mark Twain
“When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.”
Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Why not spend that time on art: painting, sculpting, charcoal, pastel, oils? Are words or numbers more important than images? Who decides this? Does algebra move you to tears? Can plural possessives express the feelings in your heart? If you don't learn art now, you will never learn to breathe!”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Martin Luther
“I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.”
Martin Luther

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

Harry S. Truman
“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”
Harry S. Truman

Gordon B. Hinckley
“There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.”
Gordon B. Hinckley, Way to Be!: 9 Rules For Living the Good Life

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

Aristotle
“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”
Aristotle

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

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

Khaled Hosseini
“‎I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation -rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays Including Essays, First & Second Series, English Traits, Nature & Considerations by the Way

“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
Ruth Beechick, An Easy Start in Arithmetic

Leo Tolstoy
“To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Edith Hamilton
“It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is to be educated."

[Saturday Evening Post, September 27, 1958]”
Edith Hamilton

Maria Montessori
“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
Maria Montessori

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

Gary L. Francione
“We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.”
Gary L. Francione

John Adams
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. Aristotle speaks plainly to this purpose, saying, 'that the institution of youth should be accommodated to that form of government under which they live; forasmuch as it makes exceedingly for the preservation of the present government, whatsoever it be.”
John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

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