Education Quotes

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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Mahatma Gandhi
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I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
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Groucho Marx
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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
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Mark Twain
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You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
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Oscar Wilde
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You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
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Brigham Young
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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Aristotle (Metaphysics)
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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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Nelson Mandela
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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
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Oscar Wilde
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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
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Augustine of Hippo
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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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Robert Frost
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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 nor 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.
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Charles Bukowski
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Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
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Mark Twain
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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
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Aristotle
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Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.
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Gustave Flaubert
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I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
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Maya Angelou
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Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
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Frank Zappa
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Marriage can wait, education cannot.
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Khaled Hosseini (A Thousand Splendid Suns)
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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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C.S. Lewis
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The purpose of a good education is to show you that there are three sides to a two-sided story.
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Stanley Fish
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Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
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Walter Cronkite
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The past has no power over the present moment.
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Eckhart Tolle
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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C.S. Lewis
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Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
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G.K. Chesterton
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Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
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Margaret Mead
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Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilised by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
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Charlotte BrontΓ« (Jane Eyre)
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there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. people so tired mutilated either by love or no love. people just are not good to each other one on one. the rich are not good to the rich the poor are not good to the poor. we are afraid. our educational system tells us that we can all be big-ass winners. it hasn't told us about the gutters or the suicides. or the terror of one person aching in one place alone untouched unspoken to watering a plant.
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Charles Bukowski (Love Is a Dog from Hell)
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Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
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Jane Austen
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It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
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Confucius
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Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
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Malcolm X
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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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W.B. Yeats
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The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.
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Thomas Paine (A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America)
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Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.
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Socrates
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Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
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Isaac Asimov
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Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from themβ€”if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.
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J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)
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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
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Aristotle
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What I mean by an educated taste is someone who has the same tastes that I have.
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Edward Albee
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Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.
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Steven Spielberg
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Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.
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Terry Pratchett (Hogfather (Discworld, #20; Death, #4))
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All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
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Walter Scott
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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.
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Aristotle
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Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
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Plato
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The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
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Plutarch
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Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.
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Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale)
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I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
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Robert Frost
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The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
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Thomas Jefferson
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It's an universal law-- intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.
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Nelson Mandela
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To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
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Muriel Spark (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
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[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
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Jim Henson (It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider)
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The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.
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Noam Chomsky
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Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
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Leonardo da Vinci
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Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.
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Arthur Conan Doyle (His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes, #8))
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To educate a person in the mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
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Theodore Roosevelt
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Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
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Jim Rohn
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It was culture as class performance, literature fetishised for its ability to take educated people on false emotional journeys, so that they might afterwards feel superior to the uneducated people whose emotional journeys they liked to read about.
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Sally Rooney (Normal People)
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Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
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E.M. Forster
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What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
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Sylvia Plath (The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath)
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You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them,” she says now. β€œYou can miss a person every day, and still be glad that they are no longer in your life.
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Tara Westover (Educated)
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Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.
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Charles M. Schulz
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If I am occasionally a little over-dressed, I make up for it by being always immensely over-educated.
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Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest)
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There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome." "And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody." "And yours," he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.
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Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
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Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
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Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media)
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Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand." "Of course you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around.
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Christopher Paolini (Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1))
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Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be.
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Heath L. Buckmaster (Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale)
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For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.
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Thomas More (Utopia)
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Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
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Albert Einstein
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You know, sometimes kids get bad grades in school because the class moves too slow for them. Einstein got D's in school. Well guess what, I get F's!!!
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Bill Watterson
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Teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing a free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.
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Victor Hugo (Les MisΓ©rables)
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Now I understand that one of the important reasons for going to college and getting an education is to learn that the things you've believed in all your life aren't true, and that nothing is what it appears to be.
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Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon)
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In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
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Fran Lebowitz
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We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.
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Malala Yousafzai (I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban)
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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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. The slogan 'Press On!' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
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Calvin Coolidge
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Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
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Henry Ford
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The best teachers impart knowledge through sleight of hand, like a magician.
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Kate Betts (My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine)
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In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
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Phil Collins
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The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then β€” to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.
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T.H. White (The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-4))
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Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself β€” educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.
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Doris Lessing (The Golden Notebook)
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One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.
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Malala Yousafzai (I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban)
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He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
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Victor Hugo
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I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men." "Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
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Jane Austen (Persuasion)
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The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
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Baruch Spinoza
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My life was narrated for me by others. Their voices were forceful, emphatic, absolute. It had never occurred to me that my voice might be as strong as theirs.
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Tara Westover (Educated)
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We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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O teach me how I should forget to think (1.1.224)
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William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
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I don't want to believe. I want to know.
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Carl Sagan
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If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story.
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Terry Pratchett (The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld, #28))
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The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.
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Michel Legrand
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Rejection is an opportunity for your selection.
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Bernard Branson
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I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
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Ray Bradbury
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I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know.
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Bill Watterson (The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury)
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Dignity /ˈdignitΔ“/ noun 1. The moment you realize that the person you cared for has nothing intellectually or spiritually to offer you, but a headache. 2. The moment you realize God had greater plans for you that don’t involve crying at night or sad Pinterest quotes. 3. The moment you stop comparing yourself to others because it undermines your worth, education and your parent’s wisdom. 4. The moment you live your dreams, not because of what it will prove or get you, but because that is all you want to do. People’s opinions don’t matter. 5. The moment you realize that no one is your enemy, except yourself. 6. The moment you realize that you can have everything you want in life. However, it takes timing, the right heart, the right actions, the right passion and a willingness to risk it all. If it is not yours, it is because you really didn’t want it, need it or God prevented it. 7. The moment you realize the ghost of your ancestors stood between you and the person you loved. They really don't want you mucking up the family line with someone that acts anything less than honorable. 8. The moment you realize that happiness was never about getting a person. They are only a helpmate towards achieving your life mission. 9. The moment you believe that love is not about losing or winning. It is just a few moments in time, followed by an eternity of situations to grow from. 10. The moment you realize that you were always the right person. Only ignorant people walk away from greatness.
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Shannon L. Alder
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True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
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Nikos Kazantzakis
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I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker.
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Stanley Kubrick
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Then you're aping him. Valentine was one of the most arrogant and disrespectful men I've ever met. I suppose he brought you up to be just like him." "Yes," Jace said, unable to help himself, "I was trained to be an evil mastermind from a young age. Pulling the wings off flies, poisoning the earth's water supply β€” I was covering that stuff in kindergarten. I guess we're all just lucky my father faked his own death before he got to the raping and pillaging part of my education, or no one would be safe.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2))
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." [Kung Fu Monkey -- Ephemera, blog post, March 19, 2009]
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John Rogers
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No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, 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.
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Orson F. Whitney
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Question: I am interested in so many things, and I have a terrible fear because my mother keeps telling me that I'm just going to be exploring the rest of my life and never get anything done. But I find it really hard to set my ways and say, "Well, do I want to do this, or should I try to exploit that, or should I escape and completely do one thing?" AnaΓ―s Nin: One word I would banish from the dictionary is 'escape.' Just banish that and you'll be fine. Because that word has been misused regarding anybody who wanted to move away from a certain spot and wanted to grow. He was an escapist. You know if you forget that word you will have a much easier time. Also you're in the prime, the beginning of your life; you should experiment with everything, try everything.... We are taught all these dichotomies, and I only learned later that they could work in harmony. We have created false dichotomies; we create false ambivalences, and very painful one's sometimes -the feeling that we have to choose. But I think at one point we finally realize, sometimes subconsciously, whether or not we are really fitted for what we try and if it's what we want to do. You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you're not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn't a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now.
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AnaΓ―s Nin
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We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn't, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares. But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell's dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley's vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think. What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions." In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us. This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
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Neil Postman (Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business)