Quotes About Education

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Thomas Paine
“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”
Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America

Agatha Christie
“I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.”
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

Victor Hugo
“Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.”
Victor Hugo

Ayn Rand
“Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. ”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”

“...madaming teacher sa labas ng eskwelahan. desisyon mo kung kanino ka magpapaturo.”

Noam Chomsky
“Most problems of teaching are not problems of growth but helping cultivate growth. As far as I know, and this is only from personal experience in teaching, I think about ninety percent of the problem in teaching, or maybe ninety-eight percent, is just to help the students get interested. Or what it usually amounts to is to not prevent them from being interested. Typically they come in interested, and the process of education is a way of driving that defect out of their minds. But if children['s] ... normal interest is maintained or even aroused, they can do all kinds of things in ways we don't understand.”
Noam Chomsky

Dylan Thomas
“My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.”
Dylan Thomas

Rabindranath Tagore
“Children are living beings - more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love.”
Rabindranath Tagore

Henry David Thoreau
“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.”
Henry David Thoreau

Joseph Stalin
“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
Joseph Stalin

Douglas Wilson
“Education is the process of selling someone on books. ”
Douglas Wilson

G.K. Chesterton
“That is the one eternal education: to be sure enough that something is true that you dare to tell it to a child.”
G.K. Chesterton

Scott Westerfeld
“I expect that you must receive top marks at school, young lady."
Madeleine smiled as she stirred her tea. "There are always rewards for those who state the obvious frequently and with conviction.”
Scott Westerfeld, Touching Darkness

“If anyone says that the best life of all is to sail the sea, and then adds that I must not sail upon a sea where shipwrecks are a common occurrence and there are often sudden storms that sweep the helmsman in an adverse direction, I conclude that this man, although he lauds navigation, really forbids me to launch my ship.”
Seneca, The Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters

Oscar Wilde
“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Jeannette Walls
“You didn't need a college degree to become one of the people who knew what was really going on. If you paid attention, you could pick things up on your own.”
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

Winston S. Churchill
“I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.”
Winston S. Churchill

Greg Mortenson
“Osama, baah!" Bashir roared.

"Osama is not a product of Pakistan or Afghanistan. He is a creation of America. Thanks to America, Osama is in every home. As a military man, I know you can never fight and win against someone who can shoot at you once and then run off and hide while you have to remain eternally on guard. You have to attack the source of your enemy's strength. In America's case, that's not Osama or Saddam or anyone else. The enemy is ignorance. That only way to defeat it is to build relationships with these people, to draw them into the modern world with education and business. Otherwise the fight will go on forever.”
Greg Mortenson, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time

John  Adams
“I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any man judge, unless his mind has been opened and enlarged by reading.”
John Adams, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams: Volumes 1-4, Diary (1755-1804) and Autobiography

Friedrich Nietzsche
“They're so cold, these scholars!
May lightning strike their food
so that their mouths learn how
to eat fire!”
Friedrich Nietzsche

“It is always a much easier task to educate uneducated people than to re-educate the mis-educated.”
Herbert M. Shelton, Getting Well

Richard Dawkins
“Even those who do not, or cannot, avail themselves of a scientific education, choose to benefit from the technology that is made possible by the scientific education of others.”
Richard Dawkins, A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love

Louise Labé
“Since a time has come, Mademoiselle, when the severe laws of men no longer prevent women from applying themselves to the sciences and other disciplines, it seems to me that those of us who can should use this long-craved freedom to study and to let men see how greatly they wronged us when depriving us of its honor and advantages. And if any woman becomes so proficient as to be able to write down her thoughts, let her do so and not despise the honor, but rather flaunt it instead of fine clothes, necklaces, and rings. For these may be considered ours only by use, whereas the honor of being educated is ours entirely. ”
Louise Labé

“part of the art of teaching is the ability to rearrange the world for students - to force them to see things in a new way. i've known too many stupid intellectuals to believe that education and wisdom come as a package deal along with facts, it's your perspective that counts - your ability to see differently, not just to see a lot.”
Sunny Decker, An Empty Spoon

Jane Austen
“The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Santosh Kalwar
“In the times of trouble, be like the strong wall. In the times of joy, be like the smiling sun.”
Santosh Kalwar

Harper Lee
“Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal (...). There is a tendency (...) for certain people to use this phrase out of context, to satisfy all conditions. The most ridiculous example I can think of is that the people who run public education promote the stupid and idle along with the industrious-because all men are created equal, educators will gravely tell you, the children left behind suffer terrible feelings of inferiority. We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe-some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they're born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others-some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of most men.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Thomas Stephen Szasz
“Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.”
Thomas Stephen Szasz

Jarod Kintz
“A brick could be used to perpetually feed the hungry, stop all wars, educate the masses, and ensure everlasting peace for all populations throughout time. Wait, I’m sorry, that’s not right. I was confusing a brick with a blanket. It’s a blanket that could be used for all those things. 
Jarod Kintz, A brick and a blanket walk into a bar

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