Education Quotes

Quotes tagged as "education" (showing 181-210 of 3,000)
Beatrix Potter
“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.”
Beatrix Potter

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

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

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

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

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

Malala Yousafzai
“Let us pick up our books and our pens,” I said. “They are our most powerful weapons. One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.”
Malala Yousafzai, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.”
Ruth Beechick, An Easy Start in Arithmetic, Grades K-3

Noam Chomsky
“Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?”
Noam Chomsky

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

Malala Yousafzai
“I don't want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.”
Malala Yousafzai

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

Frantz Fanon
“Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.”
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth

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

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

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

Norton Juster
“... what you learn today, for no reason at all, will help you discover all the wonderful secrets of tomorrow.”
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth

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

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

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

Helen Keller
“I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. ”
Helen Keller

Alexandre Dumas
“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it”
Alexandre Dumas

bell hooks
“There will be no mass-based feminist movement as long as feminist ideas are understood only by a well-educated few.”
bell hooks, Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center

Claude Bernard
“It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning.”
Claude Bernard

C. JoyBell C.
“University can teach you skill and give you opportunity, but it can't teach you sense, nor give you understanding. Sense and understanding are produced within one's soul.”
C. JoyBell C.

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

C.S. Lewis
“We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

H.L. Mencken
“The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.”
H.L. Mencken

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

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 Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America: Akashic U.S. Presidents Series

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