Universities are of course hostile to geniuses.
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a non- world.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
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 firm there, firm as weeds among stones.
Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash.
I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
An educated people can be easily governed.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.
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