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62 Great Quotes about Education:

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. 
~Aristotle 

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

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
~Abraham Lincoln

Education, the great mumbo jumbo and fraud of the age purports to equip us to live and is prescribed as a universal remedy for everything from juvenile delinquency to premature senility.
~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
~George Washington Carver

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

A general State education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, an aristocracy, or a majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.
~John Stuart Mill

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

~ W B Yeats

Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them.
~ Baruch Spinoza 

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
~Andy McIntyre

Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by wise and courageous elders in the community.
~ Claire Aumonier

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. 
~Albert Einstein 

Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it's anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be hooked on phonics. 
~Leighann Lord

Grades are a problem. On the most general level, they're an explicit acknowledgment that what you're doing is insufficiently interesting or rewarding for you to do it on your own. Nobody ever gave you a grade for learning how to play, how to ride a bicycle, or how to kiss. One of the best ways to destroy love for any of these activities would be through the use of grades, and the coercion and judgment they represent. Grades are a cudgel to bludgeon the unwilling into doing what they don't want to do, an important instrument in inculcating children into a lifelong subservience to whatever authority happens to be thrust over them. 
~Derrick Jensen

What scupture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
~Joseph Addison

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
~Benjamin Franklin 

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
~Plato

Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
~G. M. Trevelyan 

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. 
~Abbé Dimnet

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

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
~Plutarch

If we remain wedded to the way education is currently provided we cannot imagine other ways.. we need some imagination , some fantasy, some new ways of thinking - some magic in fact
~Hedley Beare Prof 

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

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. 
~John W. Gardner

We need a metamorphosis of education - from the cocoon a butterfly should emerge. Improvement does not give us a butterfly only a faster caterpillar
~Unknown Author

“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

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. 
~Mark Twain 

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

I've never let my school interfere with my education. 
~Mark Twain 

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.
~Unknown Author

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
~John F. Kennedy

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

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