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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 or trust. To your offender: forgiveness or second chance. To the needy or helpless: your God-given resources or riches. To your boss: loyalty and selfless service. To your country: patriotism. To your job/career: passion, hard work and commitment. To your child: education, affection and care. To your spouse/partner: true love and 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 lifetime and resources.

Emeasoba George

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 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 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.

Diogenes

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 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

The invention of IQ did a great disservice to creativity in education. ... Individuality, personality, originality, are too precious to be meddled with by amateur psychiatrists whose patterns for a 'wholesome personality' are inevitably their own.

Joel H. Hildebrand

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

Charles R. Swindoll

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.

Norman Cousins

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

Plato

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

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

Paul E. Gray

The multitude will hardly believe the excessive force of education, and in the difference of modesty between men and women, ascribe that to nature, which is altogether owing to early instruction: Miss is scarce three years old, but she's spoke to every day to hide her leg, and rebuked in good earnest if she shows it; whilst little Master at the same age is bid to take up his coats, and piss like a man.

Bernard Mandeville

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