Thursday, 25 October 2012


A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. - George Santayana

A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. - Nelson Mandela

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated. - Horace Mann

A man is a great bundle of tools. He is born into this life without the knowledge of how to use them. Education is the process of learning their use. - Henry Ward Beecher

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt

A people uneducated is like an iron mountain whose ore is unwrought. - Henry Ward Beecher

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars. - Henry Brooks Adams

All education should be directed toward the refinement of the individuals sensibilities in relation not only to ones fellow humans everywhere, but to all living things whatsoever. - Ashley Montagu

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. - Sir Walter Scott

All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing. - Ellen Gilchrist

An education isnt how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. Its being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you dont. - Anatole France
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously. - Charles F. Kettering

As an apple is not in any proper sense an apple until it is ripe, so a human being is not in any proper sense a human being until he is educated. - Horace Mann

As education becomes inclusive, introspective, cosmic, promoting whole populations to power and privilege, it enthrones a vast, invisible, personal rule over the common mind. - Amos Bronson Alcott

As farmers believe it most advantageous to sow in mist, so the first seeds of education should fall in the first and thickest most of life. - Jean Paul F. Richter

Better untaught than ill-taught. - Grenville Kleiser

Children should not be coddled in their intellectual training any more than in their physical; and though the studies should be made interesting the interest should arise out of the studies themselves. - Arthur Lynch

Classical education has deformed everything, and has imposed upon us as geniuses men of correct, facile talent, who follow the beaten track. - Emile Zola

Do not let your schooling get in the way of your education. - Mark Twain

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. - Plato    

Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character. - Hosea Ballou

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant. - Edward Everett

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. - Lawrence J. Peter

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. - Aristotle

Educating yourself does not mean that you were stupid in the first place; it means that you are intelligent enough to know that there is plenty left to learn. - Melanie Joy

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. - Napoleon Hill

Education does not consist of the books read but rather the content that can be recalled. - Unknown

Education helps one cease being intimidated by strange situations. - Maya Angelou

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. - Will Durant

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. - Oscar Wilde

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. – Aristotle

Education is just a process by which a person begins to learn how to learn. - Jay

Education is learning what you didnt even know you didnt know. - Elmer G. Letterman

Education is not just a tool to prepare you for life; it should be part of life itself. - Unknown

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats

Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. - Albert Einstein

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible. - Robert M. Hutchins

Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. - Ambrose Bierce

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost

Education is the best provision for old age. - Aristotle

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

Education is the movement from darkness to light. - Allan Bloom

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. - Albert Einstein

Education ought to foster the wish for truth, not the conviction that some particular creed is the truth. - Bertrand Russell

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm S. Forbes

If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life. - Plato

It is only the ignorant that despise education. - Publilius Syrus

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. - Alec Bourne

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible. - Aristotle

It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts. - Unknown

It's never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it in a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into people's heads, you need to help them grind a new set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way. - John Seely Brown

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

Next in importance to freedom and justice is education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. - James Garfield 

Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators. - Amos Bronson Alcott

People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed. - Mary Wortley Montagu

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned, and however early a man’s training begins; it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. - Thomas Henry Huxley

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. - Chuang Tzu

Self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child’s nature. - Charlotte Manson

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. - Isaac Asimov

So many years of education, yet nobody ever taught us how to love ourselves and why it’s so important. - Unknown

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce. - Virginia Gildersleeve

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. - Wendell Phillips

The education of a man is never completed until he dies. - Robert E. Lee

The highest result of education is tolerance. - Helen Keller 

The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth. - Marilyn vos Savant

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. - Robert M. Hutchins

The roots of Education is bitter but the fruits are sweet. - Aristotle

The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. - Jacques Barzun

The truly educated man will always speak to the understanding of the most unlearned of his audience. - Karl G. Maeser

The whole object of education is, or should be, to develop minds. - Sherwood Anderson

There are many things that go to make up an education, but there are just two things without which no man can ever hope to have an education and these two things are character and good manners. - Nicholas Butler

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. - James Adams

There is a time in every mans education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no education like adversity. - Benjamin Disraeli

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. - Aristotle

To accuse others for ones own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that ones education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that ones education is complete. - Epictetus

What defeats poverty? Education. What increases net worth? Education. What helps race and ethnic relations? Education. What creates harmony and peace? Education. Re-educating people to live together and learn together is the foundation of our future economy. - Melanie Alfonso

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

You should have education enough so that you wont have to look up to people; and then more education so that you will be wise enough not to look down on people. - M. L. Boren

1 comment:

Peaches Ledwidge said...

I just love this one from Thomas Henry Huxley. And I'm glad that you've categorized the quotes.