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Education


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

An educated people can be easily governed.
Frederick The Great

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

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
Clifford Stoll

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
Mark Twain

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
Mark Twain

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant

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 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 the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost

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

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
George Savile, Lord Halifax

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner

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

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

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
John Maynard Keynes

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius

I pay the schoolmaster but 'tis the schoolboys who educate my son.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Albert Einstein

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Confucius

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Albert Einstein

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

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.
Dean William R. Inge

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
William S. Burroughs

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

The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.
Alvin Toffler

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

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

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
John Adams

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George S. Patton

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

We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves.
Galileo Galilei

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

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