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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 growth in education debt outstanding is like cooking a lobster, The increase in total student debt occurs slowly but steadily, so by the time you notice that the water is boiling, you’re already cooked. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/08/09/student-loan-debt-surpasses-credit-cards/

Mark Kantrowitz

The growth in education debt outstanding is like cooking a lobster, The increase in total student debt occurs slowly but steadily, so by the time you notice that the water is boiling, you’re already cooked.” http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2010/08/09/student-loan-debt-surpasses-credit-cards/

Mark Kantrowitz

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

The nearer society approaches to divine order, the less separation will there be in the characters, duties, and pursuits of men and women. Women will not become less gentle and graceful, but men will become more so. Women will not neglect the care and education of their children, but men will find themselves ennobled and refined by sharing those duties with them; and will receive, in return, co-operation and sympathy in the discharge of various other duties, now deemed inappropriate to women. The more women become rational companions, partners in business and in thought, as well as in affection and amusement, the more highly will men appreciate home.

Lydia Child

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert Hutchins

The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor did they posses a really effective system of mind-manipulation. Under a scientific dictator, education will rea

Aldous Huxley

The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.

G.K. Chesterton

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

Albert Einstein

The primary purpose of education is not to teach you to earn your bread, but to make every mouthful sweeter.

James R. Angell

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.

Jean Piaget

The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!

Sonjay Anand

The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.

Otto Kleppner

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