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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 behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her is a liberal education.

Richard Steele

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, 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

Unfortunately, we find systems of education today which have departed so far from the plain truth, that they now teach us to be proud of what we know and ashamed of ignorance. This is doubly corrupt. It is corrupt not only because pride is in itself a mortal sin, but also because to teach pride in knowledge is to put up an effective barrier against any advance upon what is already known, since it makes one ashamed to look beyond the bonds imposed by one's ignorance.

George Spencer-Brown

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

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man.

Lyndon B. Johnson

We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education ... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.

E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

What does education often do It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

Henry David Thoreau

What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.

Clive Staples Lewis

What is defeat Nothing but education nothing but the first step to something better.

Wendell Phillips

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.

Wendell Phillips

What is desperately needed ... is the skepticism and the sense of history that a liberal arts education provides.

Felix G. Rohatyn

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.

Joseph Addison

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