Now, if the principle of toleration were once admitted into classical education --if it were admitted that the great object is to read and enjoy a language, and the stress of the teaching were placed on the few things absolutely essential to this result, if the tortoise were allowed time to creep, and the bird permitted to fly, and the fish to swim, towards the enchanted and divine sources of Helicon --all might in their own way arrive there, and rejoice in its flowers, its beauty, and its coolness.
Best Quotes about Education
An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
R. D. Hitchcock
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield
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 H. Huxley
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner
Formal education is but an incident in the lifetime of an individual. Most of us who have given the subject any study have come to realize that education is a continuous process ending only when ambition comes to a halt.
Rees, R. I.
No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God... and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
Whitney, Orson F.
America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.
Savage, Robert C.
The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.
School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you.
The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
Our attitude towards ourselves should be to be satiable in learning and towards others to be tireless in teaching.
The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done -- men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness.
A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.
Reverend Edward A. Malloy
True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world.
Schelling, Felix E.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education, I call it intrusion.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
Education has opened many, many doors. However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight -- unopened yet. These are the doors of the future. Perhaps one of my children will open one of these doors -- I shall help give him the key.
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
Thoreau, Henry David
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
Dr. Thomas Fuller
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates?
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
Tocqueville, Alexis De
The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
I just graduated and already I'm way behind.
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
The number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.
Mary Pettibone Poole
Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Mason Brown
I didn't go to college at all, any college, and I'm not saying you wasted your time or money, but look at me, I'm a huge celebrity.
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.
Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.
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