Quotes on Education

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.”
Epictetus
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“Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.”
Helen Keller
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“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
Abraham Maslow
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“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford
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“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein
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“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.”
David M. Burns
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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle
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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
Henry B Adams
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“A man’s mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
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“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
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“No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.”
G.K. Chesterton
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“To teach is to learn twice.”
Joseph Joubert
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“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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“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
Mark Twain
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“When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.”
Peter Drucker
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“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.”
Gloria Steinem
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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
James Baldwin
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“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
Albert Schweitzer
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“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”
Will Durant
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“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
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“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
G.K. Chesterton
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“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.”
Tom Bodett
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“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”
Victor Hugo
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“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
Andy McIntyre
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“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”
Chinese proverb
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“If a man is a fool, you don’t train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.”
Desmond Bagley
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“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”
Anatole France
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“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”
Jim Rohn
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“The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his “mistakes.” The more a child’s work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child’s work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes.”
Franz Cizek
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“The modern world belongs to the half-educated, a rather difficult class, because they do not realize how little they know.”
William R. Inge
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“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.”
Bill Vaughan
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“What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.”
Henry David Thoreau
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“Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven.”
Edward De Bono
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“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.”
Goethe
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“Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.”
Claus Moser
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“I’ve learned… that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.”
Andy Rooney
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“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”
Chinese proverb
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“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”
Sydney J. Harris
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“What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul.”
Joseph Addison
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“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”
Peter Brougham
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“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
Albert Einstein
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“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.”
Carl Rogers
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“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.”
William Haley
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“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
Ben Franklin
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“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
Plato
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“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.”
Helen Keller
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“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
Robert G. Ingersoll
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“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
Buckminster Fuller
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“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time – for we are bound by that – but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.”
T.S. Eliot
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“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.”
John Keats
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“The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg — not by smashing it.”
Arnold Glasow
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“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.”
George Santayana
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“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
B.B. King
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You can't learn in school what the world is going to do next year.
~ Henry Ford
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If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.
~ Sargent Shriver,
US Peace Corps founder
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The paradox of education is precisely that as one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
~ James Baldwin
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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
~ Aristotle
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
~ Nelson Mandela
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Rewards and punishment are the lowest forms of education.
~ Chuang Tzu
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Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
~ G. M. Trevelyan
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Education seems to be the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little as he can for his money.
~ Max Forman
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A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
~ George Santayana
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Education is a succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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Formal education will make you a living. Self education will make you a fortune.
~ Jim Rohn
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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irritate deserts.
~ C. S. Lewis
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
~ Aristotle
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
~ Victor Hugo
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It's not enough to train today's workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow's workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.
~ Barack Obama
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Education is not as expensive as ignorance.
~ Derek Bok
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Educating the mind without educating the desires is no education at all.
~ Aristotle
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Without a gentle contempt for education, no gentleman's education is complete.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
~ Jim Rohn
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Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
~ Joseph Stalin
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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
~ W.B. Yeats
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Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
~ Dr. Thomas Fuller
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Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
~ Cicero
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Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
~ Albert Einstein
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Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin
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The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
~ John F. Kennedy
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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
~ Groucho Marx
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The highest result of education is tolerance.
~ Helen Keller
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Education is the transmission of civilization.
~ Will Durant
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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
~ Aristotle
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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
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Education is a succession of eye-openers each involving the repudiation of some previously held belief.
~ George Bernard Shaw
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The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
~ Malcolm Forbes
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In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.
~ Mark Twain
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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
~ Thomas Jefferson
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Try not to have a good time. This is supposed to be educational.
~ Charles M. Schulz
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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.
~ Aristotle
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Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
~ Malcolm X
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Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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Marriage can wait, education cannot.
~ Khaled Hosseini
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To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
~ Muriel Spark
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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
~ Aristotle
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Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.
~ Chanakya
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Right education should help the student, not only to develop his capacities, but to understand his own highest interest.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
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The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
~ Rabindranath Tagore
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Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
~ Leonardo da Vinci
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Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
~ John Dewey
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A man should look for what is and not for what he thinks should be.
~ Albert Einstein
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The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
~ John Adams
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
~ Aristotle
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Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
~ John F. Kennedy
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Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, whether you like it or not.
~ Thomas Henry Huxley
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Education has for its object the formation of character.
~ Herbert Spencer
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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
~ G. K. Chesterton
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The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
~ Diogenes of Sinope
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Education is the best provision for old age.
~ Aristotle
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It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
~ Aleck William Bourne
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Education and knowledge – without a positive character – do not guarantee a better future.
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Nothing is more valuable than education. Nothing is more important than health.
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To be truly educated, an educated fool needs to be re-educated.
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The essence of true education in one’s life is to show the presence of mind, heart and soul to sense everything right.
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The more you learn from life lessons, the more you are educated and the wiser at old age.
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Life begins with learning, a good future begins with education.
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A pampered child is an uneducated child. An educated parent who pampers a child is an educated fool.
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Education is the best weapon against ignorance. Learning is the best way to sharpen the mind.
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Education and knowledge without hard work do not necessarily guarantee success, and imprudence, indiscipline and emotional impulsivity contribute to failure.
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Education and knowledge smarten the liars, swindlers, and criminals.
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A good education is an asset, a poor education is a liability.
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Educational achievement is always deservedly rewarded – including wealth, privilege, status and fame.
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Educational achievement increases people’s abilities to secure a better, fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Education influences and shapes our value systems., characters and destinies–and it makes life more resourceful. Rewarding and meaningful.
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A child miseducated is a child lost.
– John F Kennedy
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Education fights against ignorance and poverty. Education makes life resourceful, intelligent and rewarding.
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Education produces a better human being, strengthens a society, empowers a nation, and humanize the world.
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Education has the power of lifting people out of poverty, and the magic of making people luckier and happier.
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Education enables people to have greater freedom and social mobility in changing and improving their lives.
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Education is the heart of human civilization, and the source of human creativity, power and greatness.
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Education is a life-long process of learning, unlearning, relearning and discovery, making possible the realization of human potentialities.
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It is always a much easier task to educate uneducated people than to re- educate the Mis- educated.
– Herbert M. Shelton
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Education is a stepping stone for a brighter future.
by: John Paul A. Emilia
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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future.
– Plato
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The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
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It is never too late or too old to be educated or reeducated.
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A child without education is like a bird without wings.
– Tibetan Proverb
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Education is power, knowledge is wealth.
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A truly good education is rooted in good family upbringing and parental love and guidance.
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Informal education – through reading, experience and self-learning – is often more effective than formal education.
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The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.
– Elbert Hubbard
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Education without thinking does not go very far, knowledge without action does not move everything.
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True education is the weapon against stupidity and foolishness.
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Education is more than schooling and acquiring knowledge–it teaches us how to think, to discover our ignorance, and to enrich our lives.
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
– Nelson Mandela
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
– Victor Hugo
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This will never be a civilized country until we expend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
– Elbert Hubbard
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Education is to the mind what health is to the body – education is the greatest teacher of the mind.
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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
– Derek Bok
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The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated.
– Che Guevara
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Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.
– Oprah Winfrey
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The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege, so the children of those who have money can study.
– Che Guevara
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Formal education will make you a living; self- education will make you a fortune.
– Jim Rohn
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Education does guarantee knowledge but not wealth.
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Love is the heart what education is to be mind.
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The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.
– Robert Frost
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Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
– Joseph Stalin
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Education is a social process which takes place in the present, making use of the accumulated knowledge of the past, to create the society of the future.
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To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools.
– Leo Tolstoy
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Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
– Bertrand Russell
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Education is not the key to success, but knowledge is the key to success.
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Education is a system created to halt your job promotions.
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Education and learning has no restriction of age.
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Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
– B.F. Skinner
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A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
– George Santayana
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I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
– Woody Allen
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When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.
– John Taylor Gatto
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Education doesn’t helps to survive in this world but definitely changes the attitude towards life survival.
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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
– H.G. Wells
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Education cannot be a matter of charity, Education has to be a matter of Right.
– Arvind Kejriwal
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Education is a many years pain but a lifetime gain.
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Education is the key to success; success is the key to happiness; happiness is the key to life; life is everything and everything is education.
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Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him and has a houseful of books isn’t poor.
– Sam Levenson
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Only the educated are free.
– Epictetus
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I will get my education – if it is in home, school, or anyplace.
– Malala Yousafzai
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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.
– Aldous Huxley
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One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
– Malala Yousafzai
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Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, whether you like it or not.
– Thomas Henry Huxley
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My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers.
– Woody Allen
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Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
– Anatole France
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Marry your books and give birth to success.
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A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
– Nelson Mandela
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Great teachers never just give away answers, they use questions to build a pathway, so their student can have the joy of discovering it for themselves.
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What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
– Joseph Addison
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And just because you have colleges and universities doesn’t mean you have education.
– Malcolm X
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In many countries, they do not even keep track of how girls are doing in school, or if they are there at all. If we say, ‘Girls count,’ then we must count girls, so we can see if we are really making progress in educating every girl.
– Malala Yousafzai
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In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education… it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond.
– Malala Yousafzai
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The only solution is education, education, education.
– Malala Yousafzai
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With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.
― Malala Yousafzai
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Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.
– Malala Yousafzai
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The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.
– Malala Yousafzai
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A teacher should have a creative mind.
– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.
– A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.
– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
– Socrates
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It is one of the strangest anomalies of life that the absence of fear, and not formal education or brilliance of mind, is the major cause of individual success.
— Napoleon Hill
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Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
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Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
– Noam Chomsky
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Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
– G.K. Chesterton
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Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
– G.K. Chesterton
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World is my university & Google is my library.
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The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
– Sydney J. Harris
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