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

Aristotle Quotes

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Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.

Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley Quotes

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Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child.

Plato Quotes

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It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne Quotes

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Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap.

Paul Chambers Quotes

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Education, n. One of the few thing a fellow is willing to pay for and not get.

Leonard L. Levinson Quotes

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It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Those who trust us educate us.

George Eliot Quotes

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Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer Quotes

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Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Anatole France Quotes

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We learn simply by the exposure of living. Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.

David P. Gardner Quotes

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The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.

Paul E. Gray Quotes

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Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

Sir William Haley Quotes

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Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.

John A. Hannah Quotes

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Education is the ability to meet life's situations.

Dr. John G. Hibben Quotes

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People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.

John Holt Quotes

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Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.

Francis Keppel Quotes

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We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

Timothy Leary Quotes

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

Sir John Lubbock Quotes

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

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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