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. – Nelson Mandela

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. – G.K. Chesterton

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life. – Ernest Renan

Never let your schooling interfere with your education. – Mark Twain

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. – John Dewey

An educational system isn’t worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn’t teach them how to make a life. – Author Unknown

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks. – A.A. Milne

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. – Oscar Wilde

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

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. – Robert G. Ingersoll

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. –  Andy McIntyre

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. – Al McGuire

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. – Albert Einstein

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

Education is the movement from darkness to light. – Allan Bloom

We’ve not been to school. We are using our minds. – Author Unknown

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

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. – Abbé Dimnet

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. – Pete Seeger


To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupils soul…putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion. – Muriel Spark

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. – Aristotle

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. – Bill Beattie

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. – Sydney J. Harris
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. – Albert Einstein

No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete. – G.K. Chesterton

Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. – G.M. Trevelyan

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheepherding. – Ezra Pound

To focus on technique is like cramming your way through school. You sometimes get by, perhaps even get good grades, but if you don’t pay the price day in and day out, you’ll never achieve true mastery of the subjects you study or develop an educated mind. –  Stephen R. Covey

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. – Robert Maynard Hutchins

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. – Mark Twain

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. – Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. – Will Durant

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. – William Haley

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. – George Santayana

Educations purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. – Malcolm S. Forbes

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course. – Peter Drucker

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

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. – Will Rogers

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. – Martin H. Fischer

There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. – Richard Mitchell

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin

They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing. – Richard Yates

The tragedy of education is played in two scenes — incompetent pupils facing competent teachers and incompetent teachers facing competent pupils. – Martin H. Fischer

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but tis the schoolboys who educate him. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know. – George Boas

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly. – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it. – Finley Peter Dunne

Education is the transmission of civilization. – Ariel and Will Durant

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. – George Santayana

You can get all as and still flunk life. – Walker Percy

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education. – Tallulah Bankhead

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. – Bertrand Russell

Who knows the difference between education and training? For those of you with daughters, would you rather have them take sex education or sex training? Need I say more? – Dennis Rubin



Source: In House