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Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage,--a personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier, in full military array.

Lord Henry Peter Brougham (Brougham and vaux) Quotes , Source: in a speech

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How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Progress of Error (l. 410)

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It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education is a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 389)

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

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Hind and the Panther (pt. III, l. 389)

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My definition of a University is Mark Hopkins at one end of a log and a student on the other.

James Abram Garfield Quotes , Source: tradition has it that he used the phrase at a New York Alumni Dinner

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Impartially their talents scan, Just education forms the man. - John Gay,

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Owl, Swan, Cock, Spider, Ass, and the Farmer--To a Mother (l. 9)

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The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us; to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.

Mrs. Anna Jameson Quotes , Source: Education--Winter Studies and Summer Rambles

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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.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.

Bishop Mandell Creighton Quotes

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

Peter F. Drucker Quotes

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We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

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

Edward Everett Quotes

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Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner Quotes

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

Malcolm S. Forbes Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Robert Frost Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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

Sydney J. Harris Quotes

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

Heinrich Heine Quotes

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

Robert M. Hutchins Quotes

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

Robert Green Ingersoll Quotes

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