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.
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.
My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.
Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't.
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 learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal 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.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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