Education

Found 27 thoughts of education

You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

Norman Douglas

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.

Russell Green

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Thomas H. Huxley

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

Diogenes Laertius

Education has for its object the formation of character.

Herbert Spencer

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

Plutarch

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.

R. D. Hitchcock

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

Michel de Montaigne

The number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes.

Denis Diderot

Bachelor's degrees make pretty good placemats if you get 'em laminated.

Jeph Jacques

The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.

Claiborne Pell

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.

Clive James

Education should be viewed as a precious gift rather than an obligation

Albert Einstein

That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room.

Jeph Jacques

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't.

L. L. Henderson

Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.

Wu Ting-Fang

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.

Robert Hutchins

She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.

John Mason Brown

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.

Mary Pettibone Poole

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

Gail Godwin

A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.

Reverend Edward A. Malloy
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