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  Better to learn one thing well than to know ten superficially.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  He who is his own teacher has a fool for his pupil.  
 -  German proverb
  

  Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.  
 -  Abigail Adams
  

  Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Once you stop learning, you start dying.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  The most important thing in education is to make young people think for themselves.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Tomorrow's illiterate will not be the man who can't read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.  
 -  Alvin Toffler
  

  Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.  
 -  Anna Freud
  

  Creative minds have been known to survive any sort of bad training.  
 -  Anna Freud
  

  Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be!  
 -  Arthur C. Clarke
  

  Good education is the essential foundation of a strong democracy.  
 -  Barbara Bush
  

  Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.  
 -  Bertrand Russell
  

  Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don't believe the kids should be given homework  
 -  Bill Cosby
  

  Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college.  
 -  Bill Vaughan
  

  We don't have education, we have inspiration; if I was educated I would be a damn fool.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  To earn more, you must learn more.  
 -  Brian Tracy
  

  Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.  
 -  C. S. Lewis
  

  Education should be the handmaid of citizenship.  
 -  Calvin Coolidge
  

  An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.  
 -  Carl Rowan
  

  If we can't think for ourselves, if we're unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their own opinions, then those in power work for us.  
 -  Carl Sagan
  

  Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.  
 -  Chanakya
  

  Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow here, firm as weeds among rocks.  
 -  Charlotte Bronte
  

  When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.  
 -  Clifton Fadiman
  

  Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.  
 -  Confucius
  

  If we work upon marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.  
 -  Daniel Webster
  

  Claude Hopkins... maintained that nobody with a college education could write an advertisement addressed to the mass millions. That's absolute poppycock.  
 -  David Ogilvy
  

  If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.  
 -  Derek Bok
  

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

  A degree is not an education, and the confusion on this point is perhaps the gravest weakness in American thinking about education.  
 -  Dolly Parton
  

  It doesn't hurt to get more education.  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.  
 -  Dr. Seuss
  

  A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.  
 -  Dr. Smiley Blanton
  

  No one has completed his education who has not learned to live with an insoluble problem.  
 -  Edmund J. Kiefer
  

  Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  Only the educated are free.  
 -  Epictetus
  

  The learners shall inherit the earth while the learned will be beautifully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.  
 -  Eric Hoffer
  

  Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.  
 -  Euripides
  

  America believes in education: The average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.  
 -  Evan Esar
  

  Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts.  
 -  Frank Zappa
  

  Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  Freedom to learn is the first necessity of guaranteeing that man himself shall be self-reliant enough to be free.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.  
 -  Franklin P. Adams
  

  To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave.  
 -  Frederick Douglass
  

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

  Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  Life gets really simple once you cut out all the bullshit they teach you in school.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  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
  

  Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.  
 -  Heinrich Heine
  

  The highest result of education is tolerance.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.  
 -  Galileo Galilei
  

  Life gets really simple once you cut out all the bullshit they teach you in school.  
 -  George Carlin
  

  The public education system in America is one of the most important foundations of our democracy. After all, it is where children from all over America learn to be responsible citizens, and learn to have the skills necessary to take advantage of our fantastic opportunistic society.  
 -  George W. Bush
  

  Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.  
 -  George Washington Carver
  

  Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert
  

  Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  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
  

  Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings.  
 -  Heinrich Heine
  

  The highest result of education is tolerance.  
 -  Helen Keller
  

  The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.  
 -  Henry Ward Beecher
  

  A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

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

  The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.  
 -  Jacques Martin Barzun
  

  The best academy, a mother's knee.  
 -  James Russell Lowell
  

  The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, and inventive.  
 -  Jean Piaget
  

  You ain't gonna learn what you don't wanna know.  
 -  Jerry Garcia
  

  I don't know any way to short either Harvard or Stanford.  
 -  Jim Rogers
  

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

  Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That's why they make those fourth-grade chairs so small.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  Most homes valued at over 250,000$ have a library. That should tell us something.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.  
 -  John Adams
  

  To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.  
 -  John Ruskin
  

  What sculture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  The world can never be considered educated until we spend as much on books as we do on chewing gum.  
 -  Josh Billings
  

  I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  People should learn Less More and not More Less.  
 -  Kenneth Blanchard
  

  Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.  
 -  Leonardo da Vinci
  

  Why has the educational system twisted and distorted the pleasant pursuit of knowledge into a mechanical, measured, uniform and passive cramming of information?  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  The moment a student gives up his right of personal judgment, he is in for accepting all the humbugs of life.  
 -  Lin Yutang
  

  Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave.  
 -  Lord Henry Brougham
  

  An education is like a crumbling building that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions.  
 -  Louis Dudek
  

  The true education of the child begins from the very moment of its birth. The rudiments of knowledge are imbibed almost in the course of play.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.  
 -  Malcolm S. Forbes
  

  Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.  
 -  Malcolm X
  

  We believe that out of the public school grows the greatness of a nation.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The great end of learning is nothing else but to seek for the lost mind.  
 -  Mencius
  

  The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.  
 -  Mortimer Adler
  

  The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.  
 -  Mortimer Adler
  

  Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.  
 -  Nancy Astor
  

  Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

  I had to go to Greek school, where I learned valuable lessons such as, 'If Nick has one goat and Nana has nine, how soon will they marry?'  
 -  Nia Vardalos
  

  It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.  
 -  Patricia Neal
  

  The junior high schools and high schools of America have forgotten to teach one of the most important courses of all - investing.  
 -  Peter Lynch
  

  The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.  
 -  Plato
  

  Let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to find out the natural bent.  
 -  Plato
  

  The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore
  

  A great teacher never strives to explain his vision - he simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.  
 -  Rev. R. Inman
  

  Belief gets in the way of learning.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  You live and learn. Or you don't live long.  
 -  Robert A. Heinlein
  

  Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.  
 -  Robert C. Savage
  

  I believe in teaching, but I don't believe in going to school.  
 -  Robert Frost
  

  It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.  
 -  Robert M Hutchins
  

  Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.  
 -  Robin Cook
  

  Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people adore education.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  The advantage of a classical education is that it enbales you to despise ther wealth which it prevents you from achieving.  
 -  Russell Green
  

  We learn not in the school, but in life.  
 -  Seneca
  

  It's a mistake to think that once you're done with school you need never learn anything new.  
 -  Sophia Loren
  

  The purpose of school should be to prepare kids for the rest of their lives, but too often what kids need to be prepared for is surviving the school day itself.  
 -  Susan Cain
  

  Start thinking about yourself as a lifetime student at a large university. Your curriculum is your total relationship with the world you live in, from the moment you're born to the moment you die. Each experience is a valuable lesson to be learned.  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man  
 -  Swami Vivekananda
  

  It is only the ignorant who despise education.  
 -  Syrus
  

  The true university of these days is a collection of books.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle
  

  Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  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 fill it with the accumulation of others.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.  
 -  Tryon Edwards
  

  People say high school is about getting an education and getting into a good college to succeed in life. Well, to me, high school is about making memories and good times that will last forever.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The purpose of education is to enlighten the student as to how to use their own mind, rather than to fill it with facts for a test.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Education is the best gift you could ever receive, because once you have it, no one can ever take it from you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.  
 -  Unknown
  

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

  You can get all A's and still flunk life.  
 -  Walker Percy
  

  Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children.  
 -  Walt Disney
  

  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.  
 -  Thomas Henry Huxley
  

  Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of your own ignorance.  
 -  Will Durant
  

  The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school.  
 -  Will Smith
  

  The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.  
 -  William Butler Yeats
  

  Any one who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.  
 -  William Hazlitt
  

  Our colleges ought to have lit up in us a lasting relish for a better kind of man, a loss of appetite for mediocrities.  
 -  William James
  

  The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.  
 -  William S. Burroughs
  

  I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.  
 -  Wilson Mizner
  

  I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  Confucius said: 'Men of antiquity studied to impress themselves; men of today study to impress others.' (Analects XIV)  
 -  Yu Dan