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A mind is a terrible thing to waste. United Negro College Fund

A room without books is like a body without a soul. Cicero

Instruction does much, but encouragement everything. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think. Margaret Mead

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. Bob Talber

Kids don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are. Jim Henson

They know enough who know how to learn. Henry Adams

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. Walt Disney

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind. John Dewey 

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ? Mahatma Gandhi

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Click to tweet

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

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

The past has no power over the present moment.

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.

The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Click to tweet

Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.

Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Marriage can wait, education cannot.

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. Click to tweet

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. 

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero

The learned man knows that he is ignorant. Victor Hugo

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. Augustine of Hippo

Failure is a success if we learn from it. Malcolm Forbes

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You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. James Dewar

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. B. B. King

Nine-tenths of education is an encouragement. Anatole France

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

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Responsibility educates. Wendell Phillips

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Andy McIntyre

The world exists for the education of each man. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success is a poor teacher. Robert Kiyosaki Click to tweet

There is no education like adversity. Benjamin Disraeli

Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival. W. Edwards Deming

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.

Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.

Without education, we are in horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.Click to tweet

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand.""Of course, you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around.

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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

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

The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well, guess what, I get F's!!!

Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. Click to tweet

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differs from the dead.

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To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.

I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

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In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn. Click to tweet

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ? Albert Einstein

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

I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational. Click to tweet

Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.

He who opens a school door closes a prison.

When the student is ready, the master appears. Buddhist proverb

If a seed of lettuce will not grow, we do not blame the lettuce. Instead, the fault lies with us for not having nourished the seed properly. Buddhist proverb

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A single conversation with a wise man is better than 10 years of study. Chinese proverb

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. Chinese proverb

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. Chinese proverb

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. Click to tweet

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. Chinese proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. Chinese proverb

Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime. Chinese proverb

The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.

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For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed of them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.

We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.

I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know. Click to tweet

Cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn't give you what you desire - it tells you how to desire.

Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

Educate a boy, and you educate an individual. Educate a girl, and you educate a community.

True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create theirown.

By seeking and blundering we learn.

I don't want to believe. I want to know. Click to tweet

If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must, first of all, have it within himself.

Education is a system of imposed ignorance.

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding because to understand is to be free.

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Education is no substitute for intelligence.

Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.

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Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.

All I have learned, I learned from books.

Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning. Click to tweet

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” ? Gandhi

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.

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Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference.

Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow." Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. Benjamin Disraeli

There’s no learning without trying lots of ideas and failing lots of times. Jonathan Ive

Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them. Lord Chesterfield

Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. Swami Sivananda

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself. Lloyd Alexander

You can learn so much just by doing, not by listening to anybody. Juliana Hatfield Click to tweet

If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself. Confucius

There is a huge value in learning with instant feedback. Anant Agarwal

At the very core of my relationship to learning is the idea that we should be as organic as possible. We need to cultivate a deeply refined introspective sense, and build our relationship to learning around our nuance of character. Joshua Waitzkin

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what’s best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you’re banging your head against a brick wall all the time. John McEnroe

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Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. Og Mandino

Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.

The instruction does much, but encouragement everything.

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education, no man's education is complete

My favorite definition of an intellectual: 'Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence. Click to tweet

People cited a violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.

I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.

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It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

A man's mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.

A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm.

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Click to tweet

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.

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Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.” ? Albert Einstein

I read my eyes out and can't read half enough...the more one reads the more one sees we have to read.

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

When asked "What do we need to learn this for?" any high-school teacher can confidently answer that, regardless of the subject, the knowledge will come in handy once the student hits middle age and starts working crossword puzzles in order to stave off the terrible loneliness.

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts.

nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose. Click to tweet

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.

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The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Click to tweet

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. Bill Beattie

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. Robert Maynard Hutchins

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

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Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way. Noam Chomsky

I think school is a place where thinking should be taught. Edward de Bono

Education should light a fire within us to improve us and help our world. Sarah Josepf

Education builds on itself, creating greater capacity to educate others and nurture a culture that values learning. Click to tweet

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure. Sydney J. Harris

If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility. Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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

A primary object should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?

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nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

A man who has never gone to school may steal a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

“Play is the highest form of research.” ? Albert Einstein

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.

Ignorance is the parent of fear.

Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building.

Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance...In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats.

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. Click to tweet

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.

The greatest mistake of the movement has been trying to organize a sleeping people around specific goals. You have to wake the people up first, then you'll get action.

People think of education as something they can finish.

Only the educated are free.

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.

The only things you learn are the things you tame. Click to tweet

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.

The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep herding.

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Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.

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

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Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. Benjamin Disraeli

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty. Kathleen Blanco

Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world. Malcolm X

You can’t legislate good will – that comes through education. Click to tweet

Education provides us with knowledge about the world. It paves the way for a good career. It helps build character. It leads to enlightenment. It lays the foundation of a stronger nation. Manali Oak

My experience and my life tell me that education has empowered me. Had I not been educated, who would I have been to express my views? Education gave me that power. Ziauddin Yousafzai

Look at Malala. If she had not been in school, she wouldn’t have been so powerful. Her education gave her a power to raise her voice. Had she been illiterate, she would not have been able to speak with a cause, with a vision, with persistence. Ziauddin Yousafzai

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. Nelson Mandela 

Without an educated populace, democracy cannot sustain itself. Phylicia Rashad

Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.

Progress just means bad things happen faster. Click to tweet

What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.

When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.


Total non-retention has kept my education from being a burden to me.

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A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.

I believe that what we get out of life is what we've set ourselves up to get, so there's no such thing as an inconsequential decision. Our destinies are the culmination of all the choices we've made along the way, which is why it's imperative to listen hard to your inner voice when it speaks up. Don't let anyone else's noise drown it out.

When you take the time to actually listen, with humility, to what people have to say, it's amazing what you can learn. Especially if the people who are doing the talking also happen to be children.

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Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

Often, a school is your best bet-perhaps not for education but certainly for protection from an undead attack. Click to tweet

The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.

A woman with an education may be able to spend more time sitting in a chair instead of lying on her back. A sound advantage, I should think.

You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance but to overcome it. Click to tweet

There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.

She got on with her education. In her opinion, school kept on trying to interfere with it.

Everything can be explained to the people, on the single condition that you want them to understand.

School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.

When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.

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