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265 Education Quotes

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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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo 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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The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.

Grayson Kirk Quotes

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Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.

Roger Lewin Quotes

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A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.

Brander Matthews Quotes

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There is no virtue in being uncritical; nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.

Richard Livingstone Quotes

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I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.

Al McGuire 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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Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

Joseph Stalin Quotes

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