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The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.

Bryant McGill

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 things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two roadblocks in the way of transforming India into an economic giant and one of them was education. I believe that if education is privatised at primary and secondary level, lot of our problems will be answered to,

Kumar Mangalam Birla

There is only one thing that can kill the Movies, and that is education.

Will Rogers

Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.

William Congreve

To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.

George Santayana

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

Aleister Crowley

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

Aleister Crowley

To repeat what others have said, requires education to challenge it, requires brains.

Mary Pettibone Poole

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.

Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938

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

Mark Twain

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Upbringing, education and environment are influential on one's personality i.e. they do play essential role in building up one's/your personality. So, never take them for granted.

Emeasoba George

Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.

Henry C. Rogers

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.

Abraham Lincoln

We do not know what education can do for us, because we have never tried it.

Robert Hutchins

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