It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

Dr. Thomas Fuller

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

Robert Frost

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

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

Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not a preparation for life but is life itself.

John Dewey

How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?

Matt Groening

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.

Herbert Spencer

Education has for its object the formation of character.

Herbert Spencer

Education is the cheap defense of nations.

Edmund Burke

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.

Charles M. Schulz

Education is the transmission of civilization.

Will Durant

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

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

James A. Garfield

The entire object of true education, is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.

John Ruskin

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.'

Charlotte Bronte

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

To teach is to learn twice.

Joseph Joubert

College isn't the place to go for ideas.

Helen Keller

It is only the ignorant who despise education.

Publilius Syrus

To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.

Mary Pettibone Poole

The purpose of education is to enable us to develop to the fullest that which is inside us.

Norman Cousins

If all who are engaged in the profession of education were willing to state the facts instead of making greater promises than they can possibly fulfill, they would not be in such bad repute with the lay-public.


Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.

Alfred Adler

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn - and change.

Carl Rogers

The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.

Marilyn vos Savant

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.

Norman Douglas

Education is the process by which the individual relates himself to the universe, give himself citizenship in the changing world, share's the race's mind and enfranchises his own soul.

John Finley

A liberal education... frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.

Robert M. Hutchins

Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.

Marshall McLuhan

True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure of us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe

The truth of it is, the first rudiments of education are given very indiscreetly by most parents.

Richard Steele, Sr.

I didn't go to high school, and I didn't go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability.

H. L. Hunt

Bachelor's degrees make pretty good placemats if you get 'em laminated.

Jeph Jacques

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner

It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

James Arthur Baldwin

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

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

G. M. Trevelyan

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.

Kofi Annan

True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.

Philip Pullman

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tryon Edwards

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.

Russell Green

The invention of IQ does a great disservice to creativity in education.

Joel Hildebrand

It is a matter of great satisfaction to me to hope that my children will be in circumstances to receive a good education. Mine was defective and I feel the inconvenience, if not the misfortune of not receiving a classical education. Knowledge is the.

Sam Houston

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.

Brigham Young

Education is indoctrination if you're white - subjugation if you're black.

James Arthur Baldwin

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

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.

A. Bartlett Giamatti

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

Education is sown in children but must be cultivated all life long.

Paul Carvel

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology.

Clive James

There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring.

Ashley Montague

The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.

Paul Gray

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.

Robert M. Hutchins

The American idea is a free church in a free state, and a free and unsectarian public school in every ward and every village with its door wide open to children of all races and every creed.

Henry Cabot Lodge

Education is a lifelong experience. Experience is a lifelong education. Education plus experience equals expertise.

Michael Bugeja

You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves.

Adam Cooper and Bill Collage

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.

Maria Montessori

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.

Anne Sullivan

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.

Marva Collins

Education is all a matter of building bridges.

Ralph Ellison

It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

That's what college is for - getting as many bad decisions as possible out of the way before you're forced into the real world. I keep a checklist of 'em on the wall in my room.

Jeph Jacques

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.

Denis Diderot

It is a great honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Curators.

David Wasinger

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

Pete Seeger

Anarchists know that a long period of education must precede any great fundamental change in society, hence they do not believe in vote begging, nor political campaigns, but rather in the development of self-thinking individuals.

Lucy Parsons

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm S. Forbes

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Evan Esar

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.

Muriel Spark

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Kofi Annan

I will now teach my son Increase (and others of my children) the way of raising a lesson out of every verse in his reading of the Bible; and of turning it into a Prayer; and engage him (and them) unto a daily Course in reading the Bible in such a way.

Cotton Mather

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

Isaac Asimov

Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't.

L. L. Henderson

There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not feed children on maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion; give them nature.

Luther Burbank

The whole concept of 'grounding' children is utterly stupid - they just go off and rebel and don't like you. When my kids eventually come along, I don't want them to not like me.

Kate Winslet

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.

Russell Baker

You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think.

The Talmud

Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process.

Kurt Lewin

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.

Sam Houston

I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that.

Sparky Anderson

A Socrates in every classroom.

Alfred Whitney Griswold

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


Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.

Sir Robert Hutchinson

The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.

Claiborne Pell

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

Joseph Stalin

Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.

Wu Ting Fang

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.

William Temple, Sr.

The first duty of a government is to give education to the people.

Simón Bolívar

Children learn to smile from their parents.

Shinichi Suzuki

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

Henry Brooks Adams

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

The teacher is like the candle, which lights others in consuming itself.

Italian Proverb

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain

Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.

David P. Gardner

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre but they are more deadly in the long run.

Mark Twain

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Mark Twain

Education made us what we are.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Allan Bloom

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 know and what you don't.

Anatole France

Education is dangerous - Every educated person is a future enemy.

Hermann Goering

Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.

Cesar Chavez

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

David Suzuki

Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed.

Sir Thomas More

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


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

Education is the fire-proofer of emotions.

Frank Crane

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

Diogenes Laertius

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.

Erich Fromm

Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves.


Education is the best provision for old age.


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


Education is life itself.

John Dewey

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

Robert Frost

What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.

Wendell Phillips

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

John Dewey

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

Theodore Roosevelt

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

Benjamin Franklin

To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.

John Ruskin

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.

John Ruskin

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

Charles F. Kettering

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.

Woody Allen

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

C. S. Lewis

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

Albert Einstein

Clearly the education community is understanding these are big issues to tackle.

Brad Clark

It's an education on what we've done.

Neal Schon

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.

Bertrand Russell

Education, like neurosis, begins at home.

Milton R. Sapirstein

It's confusing when things are said that are not completely accurate. Education is so important.

Chris Leonard

That is the target day for the Department of Education. The complete set of rules will be available then.

Jack Toney

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Edward Everett Hale

It's not too difficult to get that license, but in California you have to have 30 hours [of classes], and each year after that you have to have so many hours of continuing education.

William Perez

Every dollar generated from the sale would stay in higher education.

Becky Carroll

It all comes down to training, and training is the one thing we don't have in drivers education.

Jeff Payne

Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.

Christine Gregoire

We're trying to keep education in the forefront.

Karen Kullas

He was very active in a lot of education and religious and political activities all his life.

James Doyle

We are a dream of inclusion, of education.

Joshua Hoyt

There is a very important distinction between entertainment and education we are careful to make.

Jim Elliott

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.


One's work may be finished some day, but one's education never.

Alexandre Dumas Père

Our congressional delegation has worked hard with the Department of Education to build flexibility into the rules.

Patrick Phillips

The people understand that this is a new era for our state. People will be led to believe the lottery is a cash cow for education, and it's not.

John Rustin

He's a wonderful, wonderful guy, ... And he made me realize what a college education would mean to me.

Chuck Knox

We are in the middle of an education recession.

Rod Paige

She was all for her kids. That was her primary goal - to make sure her kids got an education.

Walldon Dasilva

A great year for education.

Mike Easley

When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment.

Arlen Specter

The board has to make sure that the education in Collin County is affordable, available and of high quality.

Mac Hendricks

This is an amazing accomplishment and speaks to the quality of education at your school.

Heather Johnson

Me having no education. I had to use my brains.

Bill Shankly

We hope the U.S. Department of Education will listen to the concerns of the states.

Pat Hamamoto

Healthcare and higher education are, in my mind, much more critical than a playground for adults.

Jim Jeffers

There's no question that there is a lot of education for customers that needs to be done on digital televisions.

Gary Severson

That's why education is critical.

Dan Gaudette

The whole idea (of accreditation) is that a college education ought to stand for something.

Alan Contreras

It was a good education for the students.

De Hearn

This is a test for the community. You've said you want better education. Do you mean it?

John Koenig

To say that Prospect was against minorities and co-ed education is absurd.

Dinesh D'Souza

The community needs better education to see how you can make a difference for good or for evil.

Chris Garrett

Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.

Bill Richardson

This (sleaze) is far more dangerous to Blair than whether or not he had to rely on Conservative votes for the education bill. It's too close to him.

John Curtice

The earlier we intervene, the better off the community is and the (abusive) individual. The way we break this cycle is education, intervention and collaboration.

Diane Balkin

Education was hugely important to her. That's something that will really be a legacy for her.

Gary Pernell

The war left southern Sudan education in ruins.

Rima Salah

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.

John Mason Brown

Hispanics are coming of age in an aging society. Education is the bottom line.

Marta Tienda

They may have found a way to afford a university [education] ... but they didn't know all the associated costs.

Rep. Timm Ormsby

Education has really one basic factor, a sine qua non-you must want it.

George E. Woodberry

We would never be able to afford a $38,000-a-year education. I am doing something I love while getting a college education.

Deandra Doyley

The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American education is complacency.

Diane Ravitch

Overdevelopment is the No. 1 issue in my district. It comes up more than education or police protection.

Tony Avella

The key issues in our area are education, education and education, ... I would hope and expect any congressional candidate would come to focus on those issues ? focus on the things your constituents are concerned about.

Joe Atkins

It's clear arts education work drives student achievement. We need to be in the business of doing that.

Art Johnson

I try to make class lively and invigorating, sometimes comical. In a way, this is a fun activity, but it's also an education activity.

Bob Mcfarland

We need more bike education for bikers and drivers. It would make things a whole lot better.

Richard Meritzer

The first thing I came over here for is education -- my education. I want to succeed.

Oscar Lopez

There's no panacea to all of our problems, but I think it all starts with education.

Stephen Dyer

Dover's modest curriculum change embodies the essence of liberal education.

Patrick Gillen

The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.


The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace.

Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

There is a feeling in the community that it is time for a change on the Board of Education. The community would like to see a changing of the guard.

Al Cox

I really think we should be engaged in the community and how it enhances education.

Mel Netzhammer

What I want to enforce on these children is what it takes to get this job, which is education.

Richard Howard

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.

Dr. Smiley Blanton

People believed in my message about education and my commitment to family values.

Alex Castano

It's another silver bullet that someone is going to use to fix education.

Gayle Fallon

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

Students are being punished once by the courts, then again by the education system.

Adam Wolf

The policy of the Boy Scouts of American with respect to homosexuals is contrary to the policy of the Board of Education.

Harold Levy

Democrats are for quality health care, economic development and good public education.

Jim Martin

The board of education put its best offer on the table tonight.

Bill Nolan

The League does not endorse candidates. This is strictly voter education.

Julie Martineau

In education, long term, the only thing constant is change.

Michael Longenberger

To make me believe that those men who have regulated education in our country have humanity in their hearts is to make me believe a lie.

Robert Purvis