Quotes About Education

62 quotes about education (page 2):

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
~Bishop Mandell Creighton

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

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
~H.G. Wells

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

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
~Helen Keller

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
~Sydney J. Harris

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
~Edward Everett

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
~Wilson Mizner

Public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.
~Tracy Kidder

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
~Erich Fromm

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
~Martin H. Fischer

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
~William Haley

Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
~Karl Kraus

We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
~Barack Obama

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

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
~Peter Brougham

Education…beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men –the balance wheel of the social machinery…It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor.
~Horace Mann

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

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

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
~John Dewey

It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
~T.S. Eliot

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

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.
~Unknown Author

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
~Jim Rohn

Education is a subversive activity — that is the reason so little of it is going on.

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.
~ Joseph Stalin

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
~ Erich Fromm

“Education rears disciples, imitators, and routinists, not pioneers of new ideas and creative geniuses. The schools are not nurseries of progress and improvement, but conservatories of tradition and unvarying modes of thought.
~ Ludwig von Mises

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