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

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

Jim Rohn

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 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

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.

Woody Allen

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid It must be education that does it.

Alexandre Dumas

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

H. G. Wells

I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.

Charles R. Swindoll

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.

Woody Allen

I hope to change things for the better, For 30 years this country has been about left versus right. Now we want to change things on the inside: national service, education, housing, a middle class that cannot finish the month.

Yair Lapid

I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some, people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our [children]

Caitlin Upton

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.

Wilson Mizner

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you and education.

Wilson Mizner

I say statecraft is soulcraft. Just as all education is moral education because learning conditions conduct, most legislation is moral legislations because it conditions the action and the thought of the nation in broad and important spheres in life.

George Will

I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence.

Bertrand Russell, "Why I am Not a Christian"

I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.

Don DeLillo

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.

Alice James

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?

Maria Montessori

If warring is human, then why not declare a new kind of war: A waged War of education, love and friendship to win universal human well-being? I propose a brutal conflict against poverty, disease, ignorance, limitations. Imagine the troops, the regimens, the commanders, the soldiers, the discoveries, the heroes, the life! humanity and our planet, victors.

Vanna Bonta

If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.

Xenophon

If you sincerely desire a _truly_ well-rounded education, you must study the extremists, the obscure and "nutty". You need the balance! Your poor brain is already being impregnated with middle-of-the-road crap, twenty-four hours a day, _no matter what_. Network TV, newspapers, radio, magazines at the supermarket... even if you never watch, read, listen, or leave your house, even if you are deaf and blind, the _telepathic pressure alone_ of the uncountable normals surrounding you will insure that you are automatically well- grounded in consensus reality.

Rev. Ivan Stang - High Weirdness By Mail

If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!

Andy McIntyre

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Curtis Bok

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library.

Frank Zappa

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