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

Frank Zappa

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection, otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.

Michel de Montaigne

Innately, children seem to have little true realistic anxiety. They will run along the brink of water, climb on the window sill, play with sharp objects and with fire, in short, do everything that is bound to damage them and to worry those in charge of them, that is wholly the result of education; for they cannot be allowed to make the instructive experiences themselves.

Sigmund Freud

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.

Albert Wiggam

It breaks immortality's neck. Contemplates crime and therefore halts it; It humbles barbarous nations, And makes of savages, champions! ("Por La Education")

Dr. Jose P. Rizal

It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?

Alan Perlis

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Bertrand Russell

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.

Bertrand Russell

It is not from nature, but from education and habits, that our wants are chiefly derived.

Henry Fielding

It is only the ignorant who despise education.

Publilius Syrus

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.

Norman Cousins

It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self-improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.

Vartan Gregorian

It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_.

Plato, from a footnote in The Colloquy of Monos and Una, Edgar Allen Poe

It would be a thousand pities if women wrote like men, or lived like men, or looked like men, for if two sexes are quite inadequate, considering the vastness and variety of the world, how should we manage with one only? Ought not education to bring out and fortify the differences rather than the similarities? For we have too much likeness as it is, and if an explorer should come back and bring word of other sexes looking through the branches of other trees at other skies, nothing would be of greater service to humanity; and we should have the immense pleasure into the bargain of watching Professor X rush for his measuring-rods to prove himself superior.

Virginia Woolf

Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive.

Josephine Tey

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

John F. Kennedy

Loneliness is a good education. You learn the things no crowds can teach and you discover the things no crowds can give.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Make walks in the nights to benefit from the education of silence!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them--if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.

J. D. Salinger

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area - crime, education, housing, race relations - the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them.

Thomas Sowell

Much that passes for education ... is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.

David P Gardner

Nagging questions remain Where is the line between making the most of one's potential and reaching for the unattainable Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.

Henry Anatole Grunwald

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