Education is all a matter of building bridges.
The mere imparting of information is not education.
No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.
It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think.
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.
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 that the hope of creatingfuture dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in the students.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
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.
From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
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