Famous Education Quotes

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

Robert Hutchins

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

G.K. Chesterton

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

James R. Angell

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

The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.

Harold Rosenberg

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one

Malcolm Forbes

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

Maya Angelou

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

Bishop Creighton

the roots of education are sometimes bitter but fruits are always sweet.

kainat khan

The scramble to get into college is going to be so terrible in the next few years that students are going to put up with almost anything, even an education.

Barnaby C. Keeney

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.

R. D. Hitchcock

The secretary of education does not work for the education establishment. The secretary works for the American people.

William John Bennett

The so-called method of co-education is false in theory and hamful to Christian training.

Pope Pius XI

The study of great quotations is worth more than a college education.

Vikrant Parsai

The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.

Harriet Martineau

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.

Samuel Johnson

The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.

Phyllis McGinley

The term "learning disability" has appeal because it implies a specific neurological condition for which no one can be held particularly responsible, and yet it escapes the stigma of mental retardation. There is no implication of neglect, emotional disturbance, or improper training or education, nor does it imply a lack of motivation on the part of the child. For these cosmetic reasons, it is a rather nice term to have around.

U. S. Government Study On The Labeling Of Children

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.

Jacques Martin Barzun

The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.

Carl Barzun

The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.

Anna James

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.

John W. Gardner

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.

Plutarch

The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.

William James

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