Quotes About Education

Quotes tagged as "education" (showing 241-270 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

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

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

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

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

Seneca
“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neil Postman
“Educators may bring upon themselves unnecessary travail by taking a tactless and unjustifiable position about the relation between scientific and religious narratives. We see this, of course, in the conflict concerning creation science. Some educators representing, as they think, the conscience of science act much like those legislators who in 1925 prohibited by law the teaching of evolution in Tennessee. In that case, anti-evolutionists were fearful that a scientific idea would undermine religious belief. Today, pro-evolutionists are fearful that a religious idea will undermine scientific belief. The former had insufficient confidence in religion; the latter insufficient confidence in science. The point is that profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side, if they are constructed from different materials and methods and have different purposes. Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe, and it is foolish to insist that they must despise each other.”
Neil Postman, The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

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

Plato
“That's what education should be," I said, "the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn't be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn't facing the right way.”
Plato, The Republic

Sharon Salzberg
“We need the courage to learn from our past and not live in it.”
Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion

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

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

Umberto Eco
“Well, Diotallevi and I are planning a reform in higher education. A School of Comparative Irrelevance, where useless or impossibe courses are given. The school's aim is to turn out scholars capable of endlessly increasing the number of unnecessary subjects.”
Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

Swami Vivekananda
“Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man.”
Swami Vivekananda

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

Alice Waters
“Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.”
Alice Waters

Amit Ray
“Education is beautification of the inner world and the outer world.”
Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Amit Ray
“Science is observing truth in the light of head. Religion is observing truth in the light of heart. Humanity is using both the lights. And education is developing that humanity.”
Amit Ray

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