Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.
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.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
No one can take it away from you.
Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't.
The wisest mind has something yet to learn.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Traveling is my form of self-education. Every stream I fish now is not as good as it used to be. Traveling is my form of self-education. Every stream I fish now is not as good as it used to be. If you keep your eyes open as you travel around, you realize we are destroying this planet.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
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