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Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Henry Peter Brougham

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Henry Peter Brougham

Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.

Nicolas Chamfort

Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.

Noam Chomsky

Education provides the fullest opportunities for fulfilling ourselves. It is the access to all that a person has yet to learn.

Lowell Milken

Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.

Kahlil Gibran

Education teaches a man how to speak, now how long or how often.

Vikrant Parsai

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Horace Mann

Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm.

Bertrand Russell

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

George Macaulay Trevelyan

Education: that which reveals to the wise, and conceals from the stupid, the vast limits of their knowledge.

Mark Twain

Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.

John Maynard Keynes

Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take. We want this not only for his sakebut for the nations sake. Nothing matters more to the future of our country: not military preparednessfor armed might is worthless if we lack the brain power to build a world of peace; not our productive economyfor we cannot sustain growth without trained manpower; not our democratic system of governmentfor freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.

Elbert Hubbard

For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.

Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1

Formal education will earn you a living, self-education make you a fortune.

Unknown

Formal education will make you a living self-education will make you a fortune.

Jim Rohn

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin

Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.

John Alexander Smith, Speech to Oxford University students, 1914

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease.

Terry Pratchett

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions—the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built.

Lowell Milken

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.

Helen Keller

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