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He [Freud] often said three things were impossible to fulfill completely; healing, education, governing. He limited his goals in analytic treatment to brining the patient to the point where he could work for a living and learn to love.

- Reik, Theodor

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

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

- Plato

ARISTOCRACY, n. Government by the best men. (In this sense the word is obsolete; so is that kind of government.) Fellows that wear downy hats and clean shirts -- guilty of education and suspected of bank accounts.

- Ambrose Bierce

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

- Frank Zappa

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance as it accumulates in the form of inert facts.

- Henry Adams

For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

- Charles Bukowski

Education is the best provision for old age.

- Aristotle

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

- William Butler Yeats

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.

- Emerson

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.

- Aleister Crowley

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.

- Charles F. Kettering

My father must have had some elementary education for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately

- Shaw, George Bernard

The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men. Nature, reason, and Christianity recognize no other. Pride may say Nay; but Pride was always a liar, and a great hater of the truth.

- Moodie, Susanna

Nothing in the world will take away persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than an unsuccessful man with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

- Calvin Coolidge

The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.

- G.K. Chesterton

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.


Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.

- Iacocca, Lee

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.

- Thomas H. Huxley

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

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