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Education is not a preparation for life, education is life itself.

Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on I go to the library and read a good book.

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

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

Character is the most precious gift of education.

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book pass an examination and finish with education. The whole of life from the moment you are born to the moment you die is a process of learning.

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.

Education is an admirable thing but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

Nothing has saddened me so much in life as the hardness of heart of educated people.

Each of the professions means a prejudice. The necessity for a career forces every one to take sides. We live in the age of the overworked, and the under-educated; the age in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid.

Experience, travel – these are as education in themselves.

There is no education like adversity.

There should not be any trace of dislike or distrust on the score of nationality language, caste, economic status, scholarship, age or sex.

The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious ,one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.

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

True education is not for a mere living but for a fuller and meaningful life.

If a man neglects education he walks lame to the end of his life.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. 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.

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.

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

No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.

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

The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live.

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

Sometimes you want to give up the guitar, you'll hate the guitar. But if you stick with it you're gonna be rewarded.

Jimi Hendrix

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.

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

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.

An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Virtue is the sign of the educated person. This is what makes education worthwhile.

Good ideas, good conduct and adherence to Truth should result from our education. Only those who acquire these qualities can be called truly educated.

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

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

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees, who are educated enough, that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.

Freedom can occur only through education.

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

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

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.

Natural ability, without education, has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.

The education of women is the best way to save the environment.

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

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

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

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life.

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

To my great-grandfather I owed the advice to dispense with the education of the schools and have good masters at home instead - and to realize that no expense should be grudged for this purpose.

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know about something you do not want to know.

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

I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.

Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30.

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.

Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead.

For those whose wit becomes the mother of villainy, those it educates to be evil in all things.

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

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

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

Earning money cannot be the purpose of education. Acquiring good qualities can be the only purpose of education.

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

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.

A child miseducated is a child lost.

Education softens the heart. If the heart is hard one cannot claim to be educated.

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.

Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.

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

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

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

I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers, by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself.

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable than the fighting of elections.

Education comes from within, you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

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

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

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.

Wit is educated insolence.

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.

Our success, educationally, industrially and politically, is based upon the protection of a nation founded by ourselves. And the nation can be nowhere else but in Africa.

Marcus Garvey

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

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.

There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.

English usage is sometimes more than mere taste judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.

Travel in the younger sort is a part of education, in the elder a part of experience.

Education must remove hatred between the pilgrims on the various roads to God. There is only one God, one Goal, one Law, one Truth, one Religion, and one Reason.

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.

Charles R. Swindoll

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.

Sometimes reading a blog, which I do infrequently, I see that generations of Americans have been wilfully crippled and can no longer spell or write a sentence.

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.

You know, nothing is more important than education because nowhere are our stakes higher, our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.

Education in Human Values is designed to prepare everyone for this life of dedicated service.

I doubt whether classical education ever has been, or can be successfully carried out, without corporal punishment.

George Orwell

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.

The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done whether you like it or not.

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

Michael Jackson

Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage, than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.

The highest result of education is tolerance.

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog, which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.


Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree, the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle, but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.

It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

I think we're doing a dreadful job of educating.

The child who desires education will be bettered by it, the child who dislikes it disgraced.

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth, for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.


Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.

Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.

Segregation has no place in the education system.

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

My education was interrupted only by my schooling

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

The root is education and the fruit is virtue.

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

Tyranny or slavery born of selfishness are the two educational methods of parents, all gradations of tyranny or slavery.

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Education is the best provision for old age.

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

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

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all

Nature has always had more force than education.

By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.

For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.

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

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

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

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read a book of quotations.

Life must be a constant education, one must learn everything from speaking to dying.

Gustave Flaubert

Upon books the collective education of the race depends, they are the sole instruments of registering perpetuating and transmitting thought.

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Politics without principles, Education without character, Science without humanity, and Commerce without morality are not only useless, but also positively dangerous.

I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria - when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance, but understanding of illiteracy. That some people unable to go to school were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.

George Washington

Sometimes I do wonder what college would have been like. But I made my decision.

Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.

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


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

Albert Einstein

Frivolity is inborn conceit acquired by education.

The key to education is the experience of beauty.

Friedrich Schiller

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education, or of government, by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The end of knowledge is LOVE. The end of education is character.

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.

Benjamin Disraeli

Education should build character.

The critic has to educate the public, the artist has to educate the critic.

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

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.

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

Base all educational efforts on building up of the character of the students and then you can confidently think of rising on in the super-structure of curricula.

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.

Anyone who has passed though 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.

Men of polite learning and a liberal education.

Positive rights are the right to shelter the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are I would call them more properly political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.

Mr. Collins was not a sensible man and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society.

When any educational or medical institution is established, the sole aim is to make a business out of it. There are only a few who are ready to set up such institutions to provide free facilities for the poor.

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

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education, as it is practiced in most schools today, and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.

I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.

Inclusive good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.

The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self and, at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.

Together with worldly education, you have to cultivate the human values and undertake spiritual discipline.

Some people unable to go to school were more educated and even more intelligent than college professors.

Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you're flying high at first, but it won't take long before you feel the impact.

An educational approach to money and investing struck me as a very good idea. People do form behavior habits very young on matters of money. I get calls every day from people who are in a financial hole.

Warren Buffett

I know what it feels like to struggle to get the education that you need.

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

We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.

The cultivation of Human Values alone is Education.

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.

I feel very lucky because of my parents, and then my education, the opportunities that I've had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others.

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits, and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

In inner-city low-income communities of color there's such a high correlation in terms of educational quality and success.

Bill Gates

Spiritual education is not a distinct and separate discipline, it is part and parcel of all types and levels of education. In fact, it is the very foundation on which a lasting edifice can be built.

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 the thoughts of other men.

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.

In large states public education will always be mediocre for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.

The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R' except at the beginning of a word.

Education is a regulation of the process of coming to share in the social consciousness, and that the adjustment of individual activity on the basis of this social consciousness is the only sure method of social reconstruction.

Harvard University, according to the directory of the American Society of Colleges and Universities, is a "type of weevil."

Dave Barry

'Tis education forms the common mind, just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.

Too much of what is called "education" is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.

Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable portable health insurance, and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.

It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed, so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.

R. Buckminster Fuller

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford.

Dave Barry

The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society.

Try not to have a good time... this is supposed to be educational.

Charles M. Schulz

I'm not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough, or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself - then they get to say 'See you did it yourself.'

I was delighted to not go to university. I couldn't wait to be out of education.

Living with God is education, Living for God is Service, Living in God is Realization.

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

If you know how to read you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers and we should keep it that way.

In true education anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk - they are all part of the curriculum.

Michel de Montaigne

The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.

It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.

John F. Kennedy

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

I've never let my school interfere with my education.

Very likely education does not make very much difference.

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.

Universal education is not only a moral imperative, but an economic necessity to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.

At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.

Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.

I cannot understand how the education of this United States of America has been fooled, time and time again. Either make it separate but equal, or integrate, therefore it will be equal. And it has been separate and unequal.

We must promote upward mobility, starting with solutions that speak to our broken education system, broken immigration policy and broken safety-net programs that foster dependency, instead of helping people get back on their feet.

The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.

Michelle Obama

Living with God is the true education.

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.

Let's not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.

Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein