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Quotes about Education

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A. Whitney BrownOur bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
Al McGuireI think the world is run by C students.
Albert EinsteinEducation is that which remains, if one has forgotten everything one learned in school.
Alec BourneIt is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Alexandre Dumas
(1802 - 1870)
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? it must be education that does it.
AnonymousGive a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.
Aristotle
(384 - 322 b.c.)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
B. F. Skinner
(1904 - 1990)
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten
Bertrand Russell
(1872 - 1970)
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are make stupid by education.
Bill MurrayWe are completely void of anything to do with God. Teachers can't touch a child -- even to hug a crying child. Young boys are on Ritalin and a lot of the problem is because we have a female-dominated educational system which tries to make little boys act like little girls.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
There is now less flogging in our great schools than formerly, but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end, they lose at the other.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
Remember always that the parents buy the books, and that the children never read them.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1707 - 1784)
You teach your daugthers the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.
Fats DominoA lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
Frank HerbertEducation is no substitute for intelligence.
- (Quoted from Chapterhouse: Dune)
G. M. TrevelyanEducation... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
H. H. Munro
(1870 - 1916)
You can't expect a boy to be depraved until he has been to a good school.
Henry David Thoreau
(1817 - 1862)
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
James Garfield
(1831 - 1881)
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
- (20th U.S. President)
John Alejandro King
(1960 - )
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance? Wow, there's another thing I didn't know!
- ( a.k.a. The Covert Comic)
John Alejandro KingIf you think education is expensive, try buying drugs in the hallway after class.
- (Noted CIA author, poet and covert activist)
Laurence J. PeterEducation is a method wherby one acquires a higher grade of predjudices.
Malcolm Forbes
(1919 - 1990)
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Mark Twain
(1835 - 1910)
Soap and education are not as sudden as massacre but they are more deadly in the long run.
Michael WikoffEducation gives stupid people delusions of normalcy, normal people delusions of granduer, and intelligent people delusions of accomplishment. All three are meaningless.
Michel De MontaigneI prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Oscar Wilde
(1854 - 1900)
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.
Robert Frost
(1874 - 1963)
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.
Russell GreenThe advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
The Covert Comic
(~1958 - )
If education is the vaccine against ignorance, it employs live pathogens.
Theodore Roosevelt
(1858 - 1919)
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.
Tom RobbinsIf little else, the brain is an educational toy.
Victor HugoCommon sense is in spite of, not as a result of an education.
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