Quotes about education

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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 point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or minor influences.“

—  Pierre Bourdieu French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher 1930 - 2002

(2001), "The Intellectual Class Struggle," New York Times, Jan. 6, 2001

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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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„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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„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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„Mass education was designed to turn independent farmers into docile, passive tools of production.“

—  Noam Chomsky, book Class Warfare

Quotes 1990s, 1995-1999, Class Warfare, 1995
Context: Mass education was designed to turn independent farmers into docile, passive tools of production. That was its primary purpose. And don't think people didn't know it. They knew it and they fought against it. There was a lot of resistance to mass education for exactly that reason. It was also understood by the elites. Emerson once said something about how we're educating them to keep them from our throats. If you don't educate them, what we call "education," they're going to take control -- "they" being what Alexander Hamilton called the "great beast," namely the people. The anti-democratic thrust of opinion in what are called democratic societies is really ferocious. And for good reason. Because the freer the society gets, the more dangerous the great beast becomes and the more you have to be careful to cage it somehow.

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„I'm for the poor man — all poor men, black and white, they all gotta have a chance. They gotta have a home, a job, and a decent education for their children. 'Every man a king“

—  Huey Long American politician, Governor of Louisiana, and United States Senator 1893 - 1935

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Huey Long (T. Harry Williams, Huey Long, p. 706)

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„You must remember that we persecute nobody for religion. We regard religion as an error and fight it with education.“

—  Mikhail Kalinin Soviet politician 1875 - 1946

To Red Army political agitators, May 19, 1943. Quoted in "Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and Alliance Politics" - Page 109 - by Steven Merritt Miner - History - 2003

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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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