„The more a man thinks the better adapted he becomes to thinking, and education is nothing if it is not the methodical creation of the habit of thinking. Precisely. Theoretically, education is a mental training aiming at greater intellectual elasticity, but the question is whether education does not often strain, instead of train, a mind.“

Source: The Art of Thinking (1928), p. 61

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„[I do not] carry such information in my mind since it is readily available in books. …The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

In response to not knowing the speed of sound as included in the Edison Test: New York Times (18 May 1921); Einstein: His Life and Times (1947) Philipp Frank, p. 185; Einstein, A Life (1996) by Denis Brian, p. 129; "Einstein Due Today" (February 2005) edited by József Illy, Manuscript 25-32 of the Einstein Paper Project; all previous sources as per Einstein His Life and Universe (2007) by Walter Isaacson, p. 299
Unsourced variants: "I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book" and "Never memorize what you can look up in books." (The second version is found in "Recording the Experience" (10 June 2004) at The Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/world/world-record.html, but no citation to Einstein's writings is given).

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—  Sydney J. Harris American journalist 1917 - 1986

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Contexte: The most worthwhile form of education is the kind that puts the educator inside you, as it were, so that the appetite for learning persists long after the external pressure for grades and degrees has vanished. Otherwise you are not educated; you are merely trained.

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„This decade holds many changes for the United States, but the greatest needs regarding America's productivity in the 1990s, are better education and employee training.“

—  Gregory Balestrero American industrial engineer 1947

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Integrated Manufacturing (1990). Manufacturing Review v.3 no.1-3 1990. p. 131.

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