Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
Lyndon B. Johnson

We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
Lyndon B. Johnson

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

The things taught in colleges and schools are not an education, but the means of education.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The education of the will is the object of our existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
Victor Hugo

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom

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 Huxley

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.
Thomas Huxley

I never let schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. - Notebook, 1898
Mark Twain

Cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education.
Mark Twain

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle

The giving of love is an education in itself.
Roosevelt, Eleanor

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
Thomas Fuller

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers.
Woody Allen

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
Woody Allen

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
Sir Walter Scott

We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
Sir Walter Scott

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
Smiley Blanton

Education sows not seeds in you, but makes your seeds grow.
Kahlil Gibran

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
Benjamin Disraeli

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
Benjamin Disraeli

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

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.
Walter Bagehot

There is only one thing that can kill the Movies, and that is education.
Will Rogers

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

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
Diogenes

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
Plutarch

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

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.
Norman Cousins

Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.
Joseph Addison

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Joseph Addison

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Publilius Syrus

What does education often do It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
Henry David Thoreau

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
Erich Fromm

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
Brigham Young

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundemental resource.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Nor did they posses a really effective system of mind-manipulation. Under a scientific dictator, education will rea
Aldous Huxley

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.
Aldous Huxley

What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
Clive Staples Lewis

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
Hellen Keller

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Hellen Keller

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
John W. Gardner

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms.
Henri Frdric Amiel

The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.
John Updike

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Anatole France

If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.
Xenophon

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Plato

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
Plato

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

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.
Elbert Hubbard

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
Karl Kraus

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
A Bartlett Giamatti

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

Education, which was at first made universal in order that all might be able to read and write, has been found capable of serving quite other purposes. By instilling nonsense it unifies populations and generates collective enthusiasm.
Bertrand Russell

One of the chief obstacles to intelligence is credulity, and credulity could be enormously diminished by instructions as to the prevalent forms of mendacity. Credulity is a greater evil in the present day than it ever was before, because, owing to the growth of education, it is much easier than it used to be to spread misinformation, and, owing to democracy, the spread of misinformation is more important than in former times to the holders of power.
Bertrand Russell

Nothing of importance is ever achieved without discipline. I feel myself sometimes not wholly in sympathy with some modern educational theorists, because I think that they underestimate the part that discipline plays. But the discipline you have in your life should be one determined by your own desires and your own needs, not put upon you by society or authority.
Bertrand Russell

It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
Bertrand Russell

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

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--the 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

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

When will the public cease to insult the teacher's calling with empty flattery When will men who would never for a moment encourage their own sons to enter the work of the public schools cease to tell us that education is the greatest and noblest of all human callings
William C. Bagley

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Maya Angelou

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school.
Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Albert Einstein

The crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a perparation for his future career.
Albert Einstein

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

To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
George Santayana

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

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
James Truslow Adams

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
Lady Nancy Astor

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Martin Barzun

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 secretary of education does not work for the education establishment. The secretary works for the American people.
William John Bennett

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Derek Curtis Bok

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
Charlotte Bronte

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

She knows what is the best purpose of education not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
John Mason Brown

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
Noam Chomsky

Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.
Chuang-tzu

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

To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
Aleister Crowley

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

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

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

America believes in education the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Edward Everett Hale

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.
Paul Karl Feyerabend

Much that passes for education ... is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.
David P Gardner

Next in importance to Freedom and Justice is popular education, without which neither Freedom nor Justice can be permanently maintained.
James Abram Garfield

The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community-these are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve

The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.
Paul E. Gray

It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self-improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
Vartan Gregorian

Nagging questions remain Where is the line between making the most of one's potential and reaching for the unattainable Where is the line between education as a tool and education as a kind of magic The line is blurred and that is why when education fails, disillusionment is so bitter.
Henry Anatole Grunwald

Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. ... The average American (should be) content with their humble role in life, because they're not tempted to think about any other role.
William Torrey Harris

The invention of IQ did a great disservice to creativity in education. ... Individuality, personality, originality, are too precious to be meddled with by amateur psychiatrists whose patterns for a 'wholesome personality' are inevitably their own.
Joel H. Hildebrand

We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education ... We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Education begins at home. You can't blame the school for not putting into your child what you don't put into him.
Geoffrey Holder

I'm bilingual. I speak English and I speak educationese.
Shirley Mount Hufstedler

We do not know what education can do for us, because we have never tried it.
Robert Hutchins

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes, in the nature of the case, different points of view.
Robert Hutchins

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

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.
William Ralph Inge

The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.
Anna James

The scramble to get into college is going to be so terrible in the next few years that students are going to put up with almost anything, even an education.
Barnaby C. Keeney

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
Francis Keppel

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.
Grayson Kirk

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.
Otto Kleppner

Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.
Lawrence Kubie

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

You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accomodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others, will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself-educating your own judgement. Those that stay must remember, always and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this society.
Doris Lessing

Travel is educational it teaches you how to get rid of money in a hurry.
S. Barry Lipkin

Education is about the only thing lying around loose in the world, and it's about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he's willing to haul away.
George Lorimer

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.
Horace Mann

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
Henry Louis Mencken

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

Education a debt due from present to future generations.
George Peabody

The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.
Claiborne Pell

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
Wendell Phillips

What is defeat Nothing but education nothing but the first step to something better.
Wendell Phillips

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
Jean Piaget

To repeat what others have said, requires education to challenge it, requires brains.
Mary Pettibone Poole

The so-called method of co-education is false in theory and hamful to Christian training.
Pope Pius XI

The educating of the parents is really the education of the child children tend to live what is unlived in the parents, so it is vital that parents should be aware of their inferior, their dark side, and should press on getting to know themselves.
Laurens Van der Post

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.
Ezra Loomis Pound

Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for So you can make a bigger salary than other people
Beah Richards

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
Tom Robbins

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

What is desperately needed ... is the skepticism and the sense of history that a liberal arts education provides.
Felix G. Rohatyn

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
John Ruskin

Many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them--if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.
J. D. Salinger

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.
Charles Monroe Schultz

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
Pete Seeger

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
Alan Simpson

Common sense and education are highly compatible in fact, neither is worth much without the other.
Donald G. Smith

Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area - crime, education, housing, race relations - the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them.
Thomas Sowell

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spencer

Education has for its object the formation of character.
Herbert Spencer

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
Clarence Thomas

Education...has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
George Macaulay Trevelyan

Education is not received. It is achieved.
Unknown

Formal education will earn you a living, self-education make you a fortune.
Unknown

Our task is to provide an education for the kind of kids we have... Not the kind of kids we used to have... Or want to have... Or the kids that exist in our dreams.
Mary Kay Utech

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -- which he then spends sending his son to college.
Bill Vaughan

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest.
Barbara M. White

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.
Alfred Whitney

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 Wiggam

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 Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue more clever than another.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Carl Barzun

Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield

The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man and without this all other education is good for nothing.
R. D. Hitchcock

Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education.
Burk Hudson

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Charles F. Kettering

Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.
Charles M. Schulz

Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.
Wu Ting-Fang

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

Strange as it seems, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
Stephen Vizinczey