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  • The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.   Elbert Hubbard
  • Everyone who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.  Oscar Wilde
  • Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.  Bertrand Russell    
  • We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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.  Malcolm Forbes  
  • Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.  Malcolm Forbes  
  • What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.  Joseph Addison  
  • If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.  Buckminster Fuller  
  • The secret of education is respecting the pupil.  Ralph Waldo Emerson    
  • We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.  Bertrand Russell  
  • The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.  Elbert Hubbard  
  • The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.  Oscar Wilde  
  • Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.  Bill Gates  
  • From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.  Dick Cheney 
  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Albert Einstein  
  • Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.  Kurt Vonnegut
  • People will pay more to be entertained than educated.  Johnny Carson    
  • While the romanticized ideal of universal public education resonates with the cognoscenti who oppose vouchers, poor urban families just want the best education for their children, who will certainly need it to function in our high-tech and advanced society.  Clarence Thomas  
  • If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.  Thomas Jefferson  
  • We are living in a world, where what we earn is a function of what we learn.
    If you want to get laid, go to college, but if you want an education, go to the library.   Frank Zappa   
  • How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.  Alexandre Dumas  
  • The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.  Wayne Dyer  Learning without thought is labor lost.  Confucius  
  • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.  Oscar Wilde
  • As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.  Leonardo da Vinci  
  • The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.  Plato
    Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil.  Plato
  • Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.  Albert Einstein
  • Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one’s enemies.  Leon Trotsky
  • The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.  C.S. Lewis  
  • There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.  John Adams
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  Mahatma Gandhi   
    History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again.  Kurt Vonnegut  
  • Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  George Santayana
  • The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.  Daniel Webster
  • I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  Pablo Picasso
  • The giving of love is an education in itself.  Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Learning has been [a] great loser by being shut up in colleges and cells and secluded from the world and good company.  David Hume
  • The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.   Confucius
  • Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.  John F. Kennedy  
  • We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.  Thomas Edison  
    There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and because it takes a man’s life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.  Ernest Hemingway  
  • It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.  Mark Twain
  • Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.  Mark Twain
  • Experts often possess more data than judgment.  Colin Powell
  • If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.  Benjamin Franklin 
  • Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.  Laurence Peter
  • A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know.  Laurence Peter
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  Aristotle
  • The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.  Aristotle
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
  • If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.  Charles Caleb Colton
  • Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.  Charles Caleb Colton
  • I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.  Robert Frost
  • Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.  Robert Frost
  • Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.  Robert Frost
  • You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.  Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • I believe one of the reasons so many do not get a higher education is the fear of their parents that they will lose more morally than they will receive mentally. 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, Accepted, 2006
  • It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.    Alec Bourne
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