Education Quotes

What does education often do It makes a straight - Cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
Henry David Thoreau
Horace mann - education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment...

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
Diogenes Laertius
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, inventive and discoverers.
Jean Piaget
What is defeat Nothing but education nothing but the first step to something better.
Wendell Phillips
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
Benjamin Disraeli
I never let schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain
B. f. skinne - education is what survives when what has been...
Marian wright edelman - education is for improving the lives of others...
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green
The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.
Otto Kleppne
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizne
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
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Maya Angelou
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Edward Everett
I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence.
Bertrand Russell, "Why I am Not a Christian".
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.
Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
Plato
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.
Wendell Phillips
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - - Rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Bill Beattie
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
George Macaulay Trevelyan
The aim of education must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.
Albert Einstein
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
Victor Hugo
Cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education.
Mark Twain
As people do better, they start voting like Republicans - Unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.
Karl Rove, March 19, 2001
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
Henry Louis Mencken
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre but they are more deadly in the long run.
Mark Twain
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library.
Frank Zappa
The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
G. K. Chesterton
Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Calvin Coolidge
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
Clarence Thomas
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well - Being of the community - These are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve