Quotes about education

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„Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

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„Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variant: Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.

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„The roots of education … are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

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„The education of a man is never completed until he dies.“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

As quoted in Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1977) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 175

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„Only the educated are free.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Variant: ...none ought to be educated but the free;...
Book II, ch. 1.

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„I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Variant: Never let your schooling interfere with your education.

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„One of the goals of education should be to teach that life is precious.“

—  Abraham Maslow, book Motivation and Personality

Source: Motivation and Personality (1954), p. 255.

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„Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

" Lighting your way to a better future : Speech delivered by Mr N R Mandela at launch of Mindset Network http://db.nelsonmandela.org/speeches/pub_view.asp?pg=item&ItemID=NMS909&txtstr=education%20is%20the%20most%20powerful," July 16, 2003 at db.nelsonmandela.org. ; Cited in: Nelson Mandela, ‎S. K. Hatang, ‎Sahm Venter (2012) Notes to the Future: Words of Wisdom. p. 101.
Context: Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world and is a powerful part of that world changing arsenal.

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„and should be entitled to have access to education according to their competency and needs.“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

Education for All People and Education for Life

„We cannot deny that people who know more about the educational needs of local people are those who work and live within that community.“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

All for Education
Source: :http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001221/122102Eo.pdf Page53-56

„It is essential that the government provide educational services that respond to the people’s needs“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

Education for All People and Education for Life

„I strongly believe that, as a citizen of the world, any person has the right to learn“

—  Sukavich Rangsitpol Thai politician 1935

Education for All People and Education for Life

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„Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.“

—  Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 BC

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„The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.“

—  Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965

As quoted in Encounter with Martin Buber (1972) by Aubrey Hodes, p. 135

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

—  Aristotle, book Metaphysics

Attributed to Aristotle in Lowell L. Bennion, Religion and the Pursuit of Truth http://books.google.gr/books?id=2HPUAAAAMAAJ&q=, Deseret Book Company, 1959, p. 52, and in American Opinion, Volume 24 http://books.google.gr/books?id=irofAQAAMAAJ&q=, Robert Welch, Inc., 1981, p. 23. Possibly a discombobulation http://publicnoises.blogspot.fi/2009/02/aristotle-and-accuracy.html of the Nicomachean Ethics Book I, 1094b.24 quote above.
Source: Metaphysics

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„Education is the sum of what students teach each other between lectures and seminars.“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

Variant: Education is the sum of what students teach each other between lectures and seminars.

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„Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

Speech at Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (28 June 1964), as quoted in By Any Means Necessary (1970)
By any means necessary: speeches, interviews, and a letter (1970)
Variant: The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Source: Malcolm X, Black Liberation, and the Road to Workers' Power
Context: Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and our people rediscover their identity and thereby increase their self respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today.

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„The secret of sound education is to get each pupil to learn for himself, instead of instructing him by driving knowledge into him on a stereotyped system.“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

The Scouter http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/outlook.html (January, 1912)

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„Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle Scottish physician and author 1859 - 1930

Source: His Last Bow: 8 Stories

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„Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.“

—  Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981

Quoted in "Books: The Great Gadfly", Time magazine, 8 October 1965 (review of The Age of Voltaire by Will and Ariel Durant)
Context: Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

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„Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.“

—  John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952

This is a paraphrase of an idea that Dewey expressed using other words in My Pedagogic Creed (1897) and Democracy and Education (1916); it is widely misattributed to Dewey as a quotation.
Cf. James William Norman, A Comparison of Tendencies in Secondary Education in England and the United States (New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 1922), [//books.google.com/books?id=qrmgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA140 p. 140] (emphasis added): "...there has for years been a strong and growing tendency in the United States under the leadership of Dewey, and more recently of Kilpatrick, to find an educational method correlative of democracy in society with the belief that education is life itself rather than a mere preparation for life, and that practice in democratic living is the best preparation for democracy."
Variant: Education is a social process; education is growth; education is not preparation for life but is life itself.

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„Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.“

—  Aristophanés Athenian playwright of Old Comedy -448 - -386 BC

Fictional attribution in the movie The Emperor's Club (2002), given by Kevin Kline (as William Hundert); also attributed to Diogenes, without sources; no published occurrences of this statement prior to the movie have been located in any of the Aristophanes Plays or Fragments.
Source: IMDb, "Memorable quotes for The Emperor's Club" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0283530/quotes, Internet Movie Database, www.imdb.com
Source: Two pages attributing it to Diogenes: http://www.prohibitionists.org/Background/Party_Platform/quickquotes/QQ-education.htm http://www.ryanbalton.com/funstuff/forb_seniorquotes.htm

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„One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.“

—  William Osler Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital 1849 - 1919

Source: Sir William Osler : Aphorisms (1961), p. 105.

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„If you are emotionally attached to your tribe, religion or political leaning to the point that truth and justice become secondary considerations, your education and exposure is useless. If you cannot reason beyond petty sentiments, you are a liability.“

—  Chuba Okadigbo Nigerian politician 1941 - 2003

Source: Fani-Kayode urges Buhari to take Okadigbo’s advice, Ifreke Inyang, 23 October 2017, Daily Post, Nigeria, 18 April 2018 http://dailypost.ng/2017/10/23/fani-kayode-urges-buhari-take-okadigbos-advice/,

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„The people are starving. They need food; they need medicine; they need education. They do not need a skyscraper to house the ruling party and a 24-hour TV station.“

—  Wangari Maathai Kenyan environmental and political activist 1940 - 2011

On her opposition to the construction of a skyscraper in Nairobi, Kenya, as quoted in the article Wangari Maathai:"You Strike The Woman ..." by Priscilla Sears in the quarterly In Context #28 (Spring 1991)

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„Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

Variant: You are educated when you have the ability to hear almost anything without losing your temper, or your self-confidence.

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„Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating… too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.“

—  John Wooden American basketball coach 1910 - 2010

Source: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

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„Educate the children and it won't be necessary to punish the men.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 BC

As quoted in Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists‎ (2007) by James Geary

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„The only difference between "propaganda" and "education," really, is in the point of view. The advocacy of what we believe in is education. The advocacy of what we don't believe in is propaganda.“

—  Edward Bernays American public relations consultant, marketing pioneer 1891 - 1995

Source: Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923), p. 212

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„The child is truly a miraculous being, and this should be felt deeply by the educator.“

—  Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952

Part II : How Language Calls to the Child, p. 121
The Absorbent Mind (1949)

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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.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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„The Fascist, on the other hand, conceives philosophy as a philosophy of practice (”praxis”). That concept was the product of certain Marxist and Sorellian inspirations (many Fascists and the Duce, himself, received their first intellectual education in the school of Marx and Sorel)—as well as the influence of contemporary Italian idealistic doctrines from which Fascist mentality drew substance and achieved maturity.“

—  Giovanni Gentile Italian neo-Hegelian Idealist philosopher and politician 1875 - 1944

“The Philosophy of Fascism,” first published in English in the Spectator, November 1928, pp. 36-37. Reprinted in Origins and Doctrine of Fascism, A. James Gregor, translator and editor, Transaction Publishers (2003) p. 33

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„The Russians are primitive folk. Besides, Bolshevism is something that stifles individualism and which is against my inner nature. Bolshevism is worse than National Socialism — in fact, it can't be compared to it. Bolshevism is against private property, and I am all in favor of private property. Bolshevism is barbaric and crude, and I am fully convinced that that atrocities committed by the Nazis, which incidentally I knew nothing about, were not nearly as great or as cruel as those committed by the Communists. I hate the Communists bitterly because I hate the system. The delusion that all men are equal is ridiculous. I feel that I am superior to most Russians, not only because I am a German but because my cultural and family background are superior. How ironic it is that crude Russian peasants who wear the uniforms of generals now sit in judgment on me. No matter how educated a Russian might be, he is still a barbaric Asiatic. Secondly, the Russian generals and the Russian government planned a war against Germany because we represented a threat to them ideologically. In the German state, I was the chief opponent of Communism. I admit freely and proudly that it was I who created the first concentration camps in order to put Communists in them. Did I ever tell you that funny story about how I sent to Spain a ship containing mainly bricks and stones, under which I put a single layer of ammunition which had been ordered by the Red government in Spain? The purpose of that ship was to supply the waning Red government with munitions. That was a good practical joke and I am proud of it because I wanted with all my heart to see Russian Communism in Spain defeated finally.“

—  Hermann Göring German politician and military leader 1893 - 1946

To Leon Goldensohn (28 May 1946)
The Nuremberg Interviews (2004)

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„Man is born egotistical, a result of the conditioning of nature. Nature fills us with instincts; it is education that fills us with virtues.“

—  Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016

University of Havana address (2005)
Context: Man is born egotistical, a result of the conditioning of nature. Nature fills us with instincts; it is education that fills us with virtues. Nature makes us do things instinctively; one of these is the instinct for survival which can lead to infamy, while on the other side, our conscience can lead us to great acts of heroism. It doesn’t matter what each one of us is like, how different we are from each other, but when we unite we become one.
It is amazing that in spite of the differences between human beings, they can become as one in a single instant or they can be millions, and they can be a million strong just through their ideas. Nobody followed the Revolution as a cult to anyone or because they felt personal sympathy with any one person. It is only by embracing certain values and ideas that an entire people can develop the same willingness to make sacrifices of any one of those who loyally and sincerely try to lead them toward their destiny.

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„To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books. It has always seemed to me that symbolism should be restored to the structure of world education.“

—  Manly P. Hall Canadian writer and mystic 1901 - 1990

Quoted in the tribute of The Lost Symbol (2009) by Dan Brown
The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
Context: A nation with culture is blessed. To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books. It has always seemed to me that symbolism should be restored to the structure of world education. The young are no longer invited to seek the hidden truths, dynamic and eternal, locked within the shapes and behavior of living beings.

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„That which the educator must seek is to be able to see the child as Jesus saw him.“

—  Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952

The Secret of Childhood, p. 108.
Context: We have in ourselves tendencies that are not good and which flourish like weeds in a field. (Original sin). These tendencies are many; they fall into seven groups, known of old as the Seven deadly sins. All deadly sins tend to separate us from the child; for the child compared to us, is not only purer but has mysterious qualities, which we adults as a rule cannot perceive, but in which we must believe with faith, for Jesus spoke to them so clearly and insistently that all the Evangelists recorded His words: Unless ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall nor enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. That which the educator must seek is to be able to see the child as Jesus saw him. It is with this endeavour, thus defined and delimited, that we wish to deal.

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„Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.“

—  Abbie Hoffman American political and social activist 1936 - 1989

Source: Soon to be a Major Motion Picture (1980), p. 64.
Context: My critique of democracy begins and ends with this point. Kids must be educated to disrespect authority or else democracy is a farce.

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„A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

As quoted in Art of Communicating Ideas (1952) by William Joseph Grace, p. 389

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„Marriage can wait, education cannot.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns

Source: A Thousand Splendid Suns

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„If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.“

—  Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993

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„I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.“

—  Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977

As quoted in Halliwell’s Filmgoer’s Companion (1984) by Leslie Halliwell
Variant: I find TV very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.

„The primary goal of real education is not to deliver facts but to guide students to the truths that will allow them to take responsibility for their lives.“

—  John Taylor Gatto American teacher, book author 1935 - 2018

Source: A Different Kind of Teacher: Solving the Crisis of American Schooling, Berkeley Hills Books (2000) p. 178

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„Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.“

—  Gustave Flaubert French writer (1821–1880) 1821 - 1880

Correspondence, Letters to Mademoiselle Leroyer de Chantepie
Variant: Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.
Context: Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live. (June 1857)

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„The deeper education consists in unlearning one's first education.“

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

Source: An Anthology

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„The educator has the duty of not being neutral.“

—  Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997

Source: We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

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„Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

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„A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.“

—  John Grogan American journalist 1958

Source: Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

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„Education is a system of imposed ignorance.“

—  Noam Chomsky, book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Source: Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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„Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

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„To Educate is to Free.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

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„The intellectual forces of the workers and peasants are growing and getting stronger in their fight to overthrow the bourgeoisie and their accomplices, the educated classes, the lackeys of capital, who consider themselves the brains of the nation. In fact they are not its brains but its shit.“

—  Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924

Letter from Lenin to Gorky https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/archives/g2aleks.html, Sept. 15, 1919
Source: The Letters Of Lenin

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