The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
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.
The true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers.
The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.
Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
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.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.
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 whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.
The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.
Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.
We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.
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