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31 Education Quotations

''Education is the best provision for old age.''
- Aristotle Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers


''It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.''
- Aristotle


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


''She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.''
- John Mason Brown


''A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.''
- John Ciardi


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


''Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.''
- Norman Douglas


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


''Only the educated are free.''
- Epictetus Discourses


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


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


''Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.''
- Robert Frost


''Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.''
- James A. Garfield


''The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.''
- Russell Green


''Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't.''
- L. L. Henderson


''Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not.''
- Thomas H. Huxley


''Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.''
- Thomas H. Huxley


''Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.''
- Clive James


''College isn't the place to go for ideas.''
- Helen Keller


''A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.''
- Reverend Edward A. Malloy Monk's Reflections


''I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.''
- Wilson Mizner


''Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.''
- Laurence J. Peter


''The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.''
- Plato The Republic


''The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.''
- Plutarch Morals


''To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.''
- Mary Pettibone Poole A Glass Eye at a Keyhole


''A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.''
- George Bernard Shaw


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


''The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.''
- Herbert Spencer


''It is only the ignorant who despise education.''
- Publilius Syrus Maxims


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


''I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.''
- Mark Twain






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