Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Quotes about Education


  First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Education

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

I know of no university that teaches anything whatsoever about initiative, independence, the feeling of accomplishment, or adversity being a blessing in disguise and a character builder.
— Robert J. Ringer

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

Education is helping the child realize his potentialities.
— Erich Fromm

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
— B. F. Skinner

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another. 
— J. Frank Dobie

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

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

#6 of To-10 Sensational Education Quotes

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
— Tryon Edwards

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

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

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

Be a Learner first,  a Master second, and a Student always.
— from Life's Secret Handbook by Ernie Zelinski

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes Education

I am inclined to think that one's education has been in vain if one fails to learn that most schoolmasters are idiots.
— Hesketh Pearson

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Education Quotes

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. 
— Jim Rohn

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotes about Education

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
— Karl Kraus

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating — people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.
— Oscar Wilde

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

The aim of all education is, or should be, to teach people to educate themselves.
— Arnold Toynbee

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

A school should not be a preparation for life. A school should be life.
— Elbert Hubbard

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

Read something every day that no one else is reading. Think something no one else is thinking. It is bad for the mind to be always a part of unanimity.
— Christopher Morley

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
— Bishop Mandell Creighton

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.
— Dean William R. Inge

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
— Thomas H. Huxley

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. 
—  Aristotle

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Education

When asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated, Aristotle answered, "As much as the living are to the dead."
— Diogenes Laertius

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Americans believe in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
— Evan Esar

"Whom are you?" said he, for he had been to night school.
— George Ade

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
— Hector Berlioz

Ability is of little account without opportunity
— Napoleon

Most people can tire of a lecture in ten minutes; clever people can do it in five. Sensible people never go to lectures at all.
— Stephen Leacock

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
— Erich Fromm

I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
Steve Jobs

A child miseducated is a child lost.
— John F. Kennedy

University: . . . a place where rich men send their sons who have no aptitude for business.
— Kin Hubbard

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught. — Winston Churchill

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid. It must be education that does it.
— Alexandre Dumas

Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner.
— John Lubbock

The trouble ain't that people are ignorant: it's that they know so much that ain't so.
— Josh Billings

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
— Mary Wilson Little

Education and money do not necessarily go hand in hand.
— Dave Erhard

I think the world is run by C students.
— Al McGuire, American collegiate basketball coach

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
— Elizabeth Hardwick

An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all.
— Socrates

Economics 101 won't get you off welfare, but at least you will know why you are there.
— Graffiti at a university

You may be a redneck if . . . . you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.
— Jeff Foxworthy

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
— Henry Adams

Strange how much you've got to know, before you know how little you know.
— Unknown Wise Person

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
— Alec Bourne

There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book,
pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

I swear . . . to hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture.
— Hippocrates (c. 460-c. 370 B.C.), Greek physician. The Hippocratic Oath.

A teacher should have maximal authority, and minimal power.
— Thomas Szasz

Why are we never quite at ease in the presence of a schoolmaster? Because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in ours. He is awkward, and out of place in the society of his equals. He comes like Gulliver from among his little people, and he cannot fit the stature of his understanding to yours.
— Charles Lamb

Culture is an instrument wielded by teachers to manufacture teachers, who, in their turn, will manufacture still more teachers.
— Simone Weil

I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond.
— Franz Kafka

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
— George Gurdjieff

The truth is that the average schoolmaster, on all the lower levels, is and always must be essentially and next door to an idiot, for how can one imagine an intelligent man engaging in so puerile an avocation?
— H. L. Mencken

Just because somebody drops in on you from another dimension, don't assume they're wiser than you about anything at all, or that they can do anything better than you can do yourself. Discarnate or mortal, what matters about people is what they know.
— from Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul

We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher leave them kids alone
— Pink Floyd, The Wall 

An education enables you to earn more than an educator.
— Unknown Wise Person

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

He that teaches himself has a fool for a master.
— Benjamin Franklin

It sometimes seems as though we were trying to combine the ideal of no schools at all with the democratic ideal of schools for everybody by having schools without education.
— Robert Maynard Hutchins

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

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
— Mark Twain

Classical education in the English public schools consists of casting sham pearls in front of real swine.
— Anonymous

The vanity of teaching often tempteth a man to forget he is a Blockhead.
— George Savile

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.
— George Savile

Every child should be placed on a doorstep to sell something. It's the best possible training for life.
— Robert Morley

If there is anything education does not lack today, it is critics.
— Nathan M. Pusey

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
— Mark Twain

An English university is a sanctuary in which exploded systems and obsolete prejudices find shelter and protection after they have been . hunted out of every corner of the world.
— Adam Smith

Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
— William Hazlitt

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The universities are a sort of lunatic asylum for keeping young men out of mischief.
— Bishop Mandell Creighton

Education is fatal to anyone with a spark of artistic feeling. Education should be confined to clerks, and even them it drives to drink.
— George Moore

What is the task of higher education? To make man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored.
— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Education is what you must acquire without any interference from your schooling.
Mark Twain

It is only the learned who care to learn, the ignorant who prefer to teach.
— Edouard Le Berquier

In an examination those who do not wish to know ask questions of those who cannot tell.
— Sir Walter Raleigh 

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
— Albert Einstein

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.
— John Skow

The poor and ignorant will continue to lie and steal as long as the rich and educated show them how.
— Elbert Hubbard

There is more stupidity around than hydrogen, and it has a longer shelf life.
— Frank Zappa

A musical education is necessary for musical judgement. What most people relish is hardly music; it is rather a drowsy reverie relieved by nervous thrills.
— George Santayana

Never learn to do anything: if you don't learn, you'll always find someone else to do it for you.
— Mark Twain

It doesn't make much difference what you study so long as you hate it.
— Finley Peter Dunne

Once the people begin to reason, all is lost.
— Voltaire

You can't expect a boy to be vicious until he's been to a good school.
— Saki

Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.
— Arnold Edinborough

Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
— Norman Douglas

Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
— John Maynard Keynes

We all need an education in the obvious.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

I have been in the scholastic profession long enough to know that nobody enters it unless he has some very good reason that he is anxious to conceal.
— Evelyn Waugh

The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living.
— Charles F. Kettering

Teaching is the last refuge of feeble minds with a classical education.
— Aldous Huxley

A professor is a man whose job is to tell students how to solve the problems of life which he himself has tried to avoid by becoming a professor.
— Unknown wise person

Education: A debt due from present to future generations.
— George Peabody

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
— Russell Green

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
— Wilson Mizner 

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now now is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
— Will Durant

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is being educated.
— Edith Hamilton

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

Care about understanding and before you know it,
in just a few decades, you'll have a system of thinking that gives you answers whenever you ask.
— from Messiah's Handbook by Richard Bach

The man who has ceased to learn ought not to be allowed to wander around loose in these dangerous days. 
— M. M. Coady

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. 
— George Bernard Shaw

The teacher should never lose his temper in the presence of the class. If a man, he may take refuge in profane soliloquies; if a woman, she may follow the example of one sweet-faced and apparently tranquil girl — go out in the yard and gnaw a post. 
— William Lyon Phelps

Don't try to fix the students, fix ourselves first. The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior. When our students fail, we, as teachers too, have failed.
— Marva Collins

Make a kid feel stupid and he'll act stupider.
— John Holt

Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash.
— Rita Mae Brown

In the first place God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
— Mark Twain

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is the progressive discovery of our ignorance.
— Will Durant

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
— Latin Proverb

If you don't want to be a teacher, you'd better get off this planet.
— from Messiah's Handbook by Richard Bach

You teach best what you most need to learn.
— from Messiah's Handbook by Richard Bach

A learned man has riches in himself.
— Latin Proverb

Universities are full of knowledge. The freshmen bring a little in and the seniors take none away, and knowledge accumulates.
— Lawrence Lowell

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
— Amos Bronson Alcott

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there millions more of happy people?
— Unknown wise person

He mastered whatever was not worth knowing.
— James Russell Lowell

The dog [or person] who is too old to learn new tricks always has been.
— Unknown wise person

One of the advantages of being stupid is that you do not get lonesome.
— Unknown wise person

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

The chief wonder of education is that it does not ruin everybody concerned it it, teachers and taught.
— Henry Adams

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.
— Paulo Coelho

Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: education for living and educating for making a living..
— James Mason Wood

Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature.
— Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Since a democratic society repudiates the principle of external authority, it must find a substitute in voluntary disposition and interest; these can be created only by education.
— John Dewey

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
— Sydney J. Harris

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
— Mohammed

I call a complete and generous education that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.
— John Milton

I question whether we can afford to teach mother macramé when Johnny still can't read.
— Governor Jerry Brown

Why should we subsidize intellectual curiosity?
—Ronald Reagan

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection; otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
— Michel de Montaigne

The secret of education is respecting the pupil.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

America is the only country left where we teach languages so that no pupil can speak them.
— John Erskine

Education belongs pre-eminently to the church . . . neutral or lay schools from which religion is excluded are contrary to the fundamental principles of education.
— Pope Pius XI

Education has in America's whole history been the major hope for improving the individual and society.
— Gunnar Myrdal

The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
— William James

I've over-educated myself in all the things I shouldn't have known at all.
— Noel Coward

The greatest challenges facing both the arts and education are how to navigate the perilous course between adventure and discipline; how to respond to tradition without either rejecting it or becoming its slave.
— Robert W. Corrigan

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
— Minna Antrim

Today, educational levels are replacing class structures as the significant vertical stratification of society . . . Possibly — and this may be the hardest task of the next fifty years—we may even discover how to preserve and enhance the self-respect of those who fall far behind in the education race.
— Max Ways

The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.
— G. K. Chesterton

Education is a method by which one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
— Laurence J. Peter

At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems — the answer for all the problems of the world — comes to a single word. That word is "education."
— Lyndon B. Johnson

If a prolonged education does nothing else it gives the mind a sort of shyness and induces either a perfect sensitivity to words, or it induces silence, the conviction that nothing can ever again be said better than it has been said before.
— Gwyn Thomas

The business of education is not to make the young perfect in any one of the sciences, but so to open and dispose their minds as may best make them — capable of any, when they shall apply themselves to it.
— John Locke

The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.
— A. Whitney Griswold

The main thing needed to make men happy is intelligence .., and it can be fostered by education.
— Bertrand Russell

The ultimate victory of tomorrow is democracy, and through democracy with education, for no people in all the world can be kept eternally ignorant or eternally enslaved.
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
— Henry Peter, Lord Brougham

The traditional educational theory [is] to the effect that the way to bring up children is to keep them innocent (i.e., believing in biological, political, and socioeconomic fairy tales) as long as possible ... that students should be given the best possible maps of the territories of experience in order that they may be prepared for life, is not as popular as might be assumed.
— S. I. Hayakawa

The logic of all this seems to be that it is all right for young people in a democracy to learn about any civilization or social theory that is not dangerous, but that they should remain entirely ignorant of any civilization or social theory that might be dangerous on the ground that what you don't know can't hurt you . . . a complete denial of the democratic principle that the general diffusion of knowledge and learning through the community is essential to the preservation of free government.
— Carl Becker

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.
— Albert Edward Wiggam

Education can train, but not create, intelligence.
—Edward McChesney Sait

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all thingsthe power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
— Samuel Johnson

The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one.
— William James

The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is; to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate to communicate.

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
— Cornelius Vanderbilt

All of us learn to write in the second grade ... most of us go on to greater things.
— Bobby Knight

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than the animals that know nothing.
— Maurice Maeterlinck

We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
— Lyndon B. Johnson

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
— Nicholas Murray Butler

Education, the great mumbo jumbo and fraud of the age, purports to equip us to live and is prescribed as a universal remedy for everything from juvenile delinquency to premature senility. For the most part it only serves to enlarge stupidity, inflate conceit, enchance credulity and put those subjected to it at the mercy of brain-washers with printing, presses, radio and TV at their disposal.
— Malcolm Muggeridge

That's the trouble with these people who went to state schools. They don't know how to confuse the public.
— Alexander Buzo

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
— Laurence J. Peter

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
— John Wooden

The dog too old to learn new tricks always has been.
— Unknown wise person

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
— Benjamin Franklin

Fourteen years in the professor dodge has taught me that one can argue ingeniously on behalf of any theory, applied to any piece of literature. This is rarely harmful, because normally no-one reads such essays.
— Robert B. Parker

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

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens.
— Fran Lebowitz

Of all human activities, education is the one most likely to give rise to cant, pomposity and fraudulent expertise.
— John Rae

Education is what most people receive, many pass on and few have.
— Karl Kraus

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
— Robert E. Lee


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