Quotes About Education

Quotes tagged as "education" (showing 211-240 of 3,000)
Anaïs Nin
“You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you're not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn't a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.”
Anaïs Nin

Dalai Lama XIV
“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.”
Dalai Lama XIV

Elizabeth Gaskell
“A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Thomas Carlyle
“What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.”
Thomas Carlyle

Malcolm X
“The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.”
Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks: Selected Speeches and Statements

J.D. Salinger
“You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Barry Finlay
“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
Barry Finlay, Kilimanjaro and Beyond

Hannah Arendt
“The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any.”
Hannah Arendt

“The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
Malcolm Forbes

Santosh Kalwar
“By 20, you should be smart. By 30, you should be strong. By 40, you should be rich. By 50, you should be wise. But if you are smart, strong, rich and wise, you don't need any age limits.”
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

Wilhelm Reich
“Man's right to know, to learn, to inquire, to make bona fide errors, to investigate human emotions must, by all means, be safe, if the word "freedom" should ever be more than an empty political slogan.”
Wilhelm Reich

George Macaulay Trevelyan
“Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”
George Macaulay Trevelyan

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
“When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.”
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Indomitable Spirit

Christine de Pizan
“Ah, child and youth, if you knew the bliss which resides in the taste of knowledge, and the evil and ugliness that lies in ignorance, how well you are advised to not complain of the pain and labor of learning.”
Christine de Pizan, The Treasure of the City of Ladies

Diane Arbus
“The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.”
Diane Arbus, Diane Arbus: Revelations

Simone de Beauvoir
“On ne naît pas femme: on le devient.”
Simone de Beauvoir, Le deuxième sexe II

Mark Twain
“Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.”
Mark Twain

Gary L. Francione
“Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice”
Gary L. Francione

Ezra Taft Benson
“It is the mark of a truly educated man to know what not to read.”
Ezra Taft Benson

Al Franken
“Mistakes are a part of being human. Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”
Al Franken

Martin Luther King Jr.
“I said to my children, 'I'm going to work and do everything that I can do to see that you get a good education. I don't ever want you to forget that there are millions of God's children who will not and cannot get a good education, and I don't want you feeling that you are better than they are. For you will never be what you ought to be until they are what they ought to be.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Tayeb Salih
“Everyone who is educated today wants to sit at a comfortable desk under a fan and live in an air-conditioned house surrounded by a garden, coming and going in an American car as wide as the street. If we do not tear out this disease by the roots we shall have with us a bourgeoisie that is in no way connected with the reality of our life...”
Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

Flannery O'Connor
“She had observed that the more education they got, the less they could do. Their father had gone to a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade and he could do anything.”
Flannery O'Connor, Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories

“Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills.”
Charles Platt

W. Edwards Deming
“Learning is not cumpulsory... neither is survival.”
W. Edwards Deming

Miyamoto Musashi
“There is no one way to salvation, whatever the manner in which a man may proceed. All forms and variations are governed by the eternal intelligence of the Universe that enables a man to approach perfection. It may be in the arts of music and painting or it may be in commerce, law, or medicine. It may be in the study of war or the study of peace. Each is as important as any other. Spiritual enlightenment through religious meditation such as Zen or in any other way is as viable and functional as any "Way."... A person should study as they see fit.”
Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy

MaryAnn F. Kohl
“Art is a process, not a product.”
MaryAnn F. Kohl

C.S. Lewis
“In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.”
C.S. Lewis

“The problem is not the content of textbooks, but the very idea of them.”
Sam Wineburg

Mahatma Gandhi
“A man, whilst he is dreaming, believes in his dream; he is undeceived only when he is awakened from his slumber.”
Mahatma Gandhi, Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule

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