Most popular education quotes
Science must be taught well, if a student is to understand the coming decades he must live through.
Science may be learned by rote, but Wisdom not.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.
How can people advocate a 'modern' education? What could be better or more enjoyable than reading the greatest masterpieces of all time, under a man [Harry Wakelyn Smith, aka Smugy] who has made them part of himself?
The next digital literacy won't be about the nuts and bolts of how to use the web or a mobile phone, but how to set boundaries about when we let them encroach on our downtime.
What They Should Teach in School: Only two things: 1. Solve interesting problems. 2. Lead.
If you teach a boy, you educate an individual; but if you teach a girl, you educate a community.
I have always been dismayed by the West's failure—or unwillingness—to recognize that establishing secular schools that offer children a balanced and nonextremist form of education is probably the cheapest and most effective way of combating this kind of indoctrination.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education because that would mean we had stopped growing.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Rest assured that literary education is no good without character.
Only the educated are free.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.
When you are educated, you'll believe only half of what you hear. When you're intelligent, you know which half.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open mind.
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
To repeat what others have said requires education, to challenge it, requires brains.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
Mr. Clay's lack of a more perfect early education, however it may be regretted generally, teaches at least one profitable lesson; it teaches that in this country, one can scarcely be so poor, but that, if he will, he can acquire sufficient education to get through the world respectably.
I don't see how we bring back that age where an uneducated man can march ahead rapidly as long as we have free trade and worldwide competition. And I don't want to stop having free trade with a big nuclear power like China. China and the United States have to get along. Each country would be out of its mind not to get along with the other. I think trade helps us to get along.
Education is the genuine expression of social love.
The best-educated human being is the one who understands most about the life in which he is placed.
We set standards for drugs, because bad drugs cross state lines. Well, badly educated children cross state lines, too.
Men are men before they are lawyers, or physicians, or merchants, or manufacturers; and if you make them capable and sensible men, they will make themselves capable and sensible lawyers or physicians.
Nothing will divide this nation more than ignorance, and nothing can bring us together better than an educated population.
Fears are educated into us and can, if we wish, be educated out.
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.
Education is not training but rather the process that equips you to entertain yourself, a friend and an idea.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
An education is like a crumbling building that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions.
Good education is the essential foundation of a strong democracy.
Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
A school system without parents at its foundation is just like a bucket with a hole in it.
One of the things I feel is that, right now, if you ask who are the customers of education, the customers of education are the society at large, the employers who hire people, things like that. But ultimately I think the customers are the parents. Not even the students but the parents. The problem that we have in this country is that the customers went away. The customers stopped paying attention to their schools, for the most part. What happened was that mothers started working and they didn't have time to spend at PTA meetings and watching their kids' school. Schools became much more institutionalized, and parents spent less and less and less time involved in their kids education. What happens when a customer goes away and a monopoly gets control, which is what happened in our country, is that the service level almost always goes down. And that's certainly what the public school system is. They don't have to care.
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
I consider an human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot and vein that runs through the body of it.
Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.
The essence of our effort to see that every child has a chance must be to assure each an equal opportunity not to become equal, but to become different to realize whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit he or she possesses.
Poverty has many roots, but the tap root is ignorance.
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
I will have no intellectual training. Knowledge is ruin to my young men.
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
There is one sin that slavery committed against me, which I never can forgive. It robbed me of my education; the injury is irreparable.
In the 1940s, a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools: talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven: drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault.
Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
One may receive the information but miss the teaching.
An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.
My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
In old days, men studied for the sake of self-improvement nowadays men study to impress other people.
To the strongest and quickest mind it is far easier to learn than to invent.
Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of truth.
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Learning is its own exceeding great reward.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
Poverty of goods is easily cured; poverty of soul, impossible.
Learn as though you would never be able to master it; hold it as though you would he in fear of losing it.
A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
Against human nature one cannot legislate. One can only try to educate it, and that is a slow process with only a distant hope of success.
The direction in which education starts a man (person), will determine his future life.
The gains of education are never really lost. Books may be burned and cities sacked, but truth, like the yearning for freedom, lives in the hearts of humble men.
Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.
I am convinced that it is of primordial importance to learn more every year than the year before. After all, what is education but a process by which a person begins to learn how to learn.
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
His studies were pursued but never effectually overtaken.
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves.
It is no matter what you teach them first, any more than what leg you shall put into your breeches first. Sir, you may stand disputing which is best to put in first, but in the meantime your breech is bare. Sir, while you are considering which of two things you should teach your child first, another boy has learnt them both.
I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.
The best kind of sex education is life in a loving family.
Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone.
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.
Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study.
My own education operated by a succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
Native ability without education is like a tree which bears no fruit.
The aim of education is to induce the largest amount of neurosis that the individual can bear without cracking.
Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
If you think education is expensive—try ignorance.
The goal of education is disciplined understanding.
I would urge that the yeast of education is the idea of excellence, and the idea of excellence comprises as many forms as there are individuals, each of whom develops his own image of excellence. The school must have as one of its principal functions the nurturing of images of excellence.
To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Education is all a matter of building bridges.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind. It is a teacher's duty to teach the pupil how to will.
Genius without Education is like Silver in the Mine.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
Education does much, but encouragement is everything.
The philosophical aim of education must be to get each one out of his isolated class and into the one humanity.
To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is to be educated.
The most worthwhile form of education is the kind that puts the educator inside you, as it were, so that the appetite for learning persists long after the external pressure for grades and degrees has vanished. Otherwise you are not educated; you are merely trained.
Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners, where troubles fester; and the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and to inflame their intellects.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education is the great engine of personal development.
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.
I hold Education to be an organic necessity of a human being.
A good deal of education consists in un-learning—the breaking of bad habits as with a tennis serve.
The world of education is like an island where people, cut off from the world, are prepared for life by exclusion from it.
The basic task of education is the care and feeding of the imagination.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
'Tis education forms the common mind, Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
The word "educate" is closely related to the word "educe." In the oldest pedagogic sense of the term, this meant a drawing out of a person something potential or latent.
It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
The truth of it is, the first rudiments of education are given very indiscreetly by most parents.
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
The Founding Fathers...in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
Storytelling is the oldest form of education.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Education is the transmission of civilization.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.
It is imperative that our schools and educational institutions create an environment in which the required intellectual, physical, social, and moral attributes can be developed, cherished, and nurtured. Schools must be viewed as places that have the potential to transform the future of child and the nation.
The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
There are millions of children today who don't attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail and learning to be self-critical?
Formal education has abased itself and now concentrates on making the world safe for centralization of power, concentration of wealth, plunder of the planet, and dominance of science and technology.
Postmodern education seems a mad effort to divorce the humanities from the reality of living and relegate them to the realm of fanciful abstraction.