Quotes About Education

Quotes tagged as "education" (showing 31-60 of 3,000)
Nelson Mandela
“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
Nelson Mandela

Margaret Atwood
“Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

G.K. Chesterton
“Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”
G.K. Chesterton

Charlotte Brontë
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

W.B. Yeats
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
W.B. Yeats

Malcolm X
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Malcolm X

Christopher Paolini
“Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand."
"Of course you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon

Socrates
“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Socrates

Walter Scott
“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”
Walter Scott

Isaac Asimov
“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
Isaac Asimov

Noam Chomsky
“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.”
Noam Chomsky

Bill Watterson
“You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well guess what, I get F's!!!”
Bill Watterson

Heath L. Buckmaster
“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.”
Heath L. Buckmaster, Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale

Fran Lebowitz
“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ”
Fran Lebowitz

Terry Pratchett
“Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.”
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

Aristotle
“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
Aristotle

Muriel Spark
“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.”
Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Ray Bradbury
“I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”
Ray Bradbury

Henry Ford
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford

Phil Collins
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
Phil Collins

Jane Austen
“There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome."
"And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody."
"And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Albert Einstein
“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”
Albert Einstein

Stanley Kubrick
“I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.”
Stanley Kubrick

Charles M. Schulz
“Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.”
Charles M. Schulz

Thomas Jefferson
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
Thomas Jefferson

Jim Rohn
“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
Jim Rohn

Theodore Roosevelt
“To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Victor Hugo
“Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Victor Hugo
“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
Victor Hugo

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”
Michel Legrand

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