Education Defined

Education is…

One of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
    William Lowe Bryan

Hanging around until you’ve caught on.
    Robert Frost

One of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
    Bertrand A. Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician, and writer.

Man’s going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.
    Kenneth G. Johnson

A form of self-delusion.
    Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) American author, editor and printer.

[A process] which makes one rogue cleverer than another.
    Oscar Wilde (1856-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

The inculcation of the incomprehensible into the ignorant by the incompetent.
    Josiah Stamp

[Education] consists mainly in what we have unlearned.
    Mark Twain (1835-1910) American writer.

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
    George Savile, Marquis of Halifax (1633-1695) English statesman and author.

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
    Will Durant (1885-1981) U.S. author and historian.

A succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) British dramatist, critic, writer.

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
    Norman Douglas

Education is the process of casting false pearls before real swine.
    Prof. Irwin Edman

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