Education Quotes - Famous Top 100

Education Quotes

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Quote of the day December 20th, 2014

A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.

Aristotle

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Education Quotes
You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake. You must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand-heap. You must have so good an appetite as this, else you will live in vain.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.

Russell Baker

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.

Anatole France

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

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

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Aristotle

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

William Butler Yeats

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

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

Education is the transmission of civilization.

Will Durant

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner

Education, n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

Ambrose Bierce

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.

Gail Godwin

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo

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

Michel de Montaigne

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.

Tallulah Bankhead

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.

Al McGuire

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.

Walt Disney

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.

Heinrich Heine

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

Mark Twain

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

Robert Green Ingersoll

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

Ambrose Bierce

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.

John W. Gardner

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

Emma Goldman

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.

Ezra Pound

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

George Santayana

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.

Will Rogers

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert M. Hutchins

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Aristotle

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.

Ernest Renan

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sydney J. Harris

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.

Will Rogers

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.

Muriel Spark

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.

A. A. Milne

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.

Peter Drucker

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?

Erich Fromm


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