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The aim (of education) must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals who, however, can see in the service to the community their highest life achievement.

Albert Einstein

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.

William Ralph Inge

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

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

Henry Louis Mencken

The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest.

Barbara M. White

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.

Paul Karl Feyerabend

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

Wendell Phillips

The best gift you can give to a friend is honesty/trust. To your offender: forgiveness/second chance. To the needy/helpless: your God-given resources/riches. To your boss: loyalty/selfless service. To your country: patriotism. To your job/career: passion/hard work/commitment. To your child: education/affection/care. To your spouse/partner: true love/fidelity. To all and sundry/the world at large: true love, compassion, kindness, respect, equal rights and justice. But most importantly, to your creator i.e. God almighty: your life/time/resources.

Emeasoba George

The difference of natural talents in different men is, in reality, much less than we are aware of; and the very different genius which appears to distinguish men of different professions, when grown up to maturity, is not upon many occasions so much the cause as the effect of the division of labour. The difference between the most dissimilar characters, between a philosopher and a common street porter, for example, seems to arise not so much from nature as from habit, custom, and education. When they came into the world, and for the first six or eight years of their existence, they were perhaps very much alike, and neither their parents nor playfellows could perceive any remarkable difference...

Adam Smith

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.


The educating of the parents is really the education of the child children tend to live what is unlived in the parents, so it is vital that parents should be aware of their inferior, their dark side, and should press on getting to know themselves.

Laurens Van der Post

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

Robert E. Lee

The education of the will is the object of our existence.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The end of all education should surely be service to others.

Cesar E. Chavez

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.


The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.

John Updike

The four columns of success are motivation, education, actions and relations

Med Jones

The giving of love is an education in itself.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Herbert Spencer

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

George Santayana

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tryon Edwards

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

Michael Jackson

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

The inspirational value of the space program is probably of far greater importance to education than any input of dollars... A whole generation is growing up which has been attracted to the hard disciplines of science and engineering by the romance of space.

Arthur C. Clarke, First on the Moon, 1970

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