Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.
To persons uninstructed in natural history, their country or seaside stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
I consider an human soul without education like marble in the quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties till the skill of the polisher fetches out the colours, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot and vein that runs through the body of it.
School is an institution built on the axiom that learning is the result of teaching. And institutional wisdom continues to accept this axiom, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
We must change the system of education and instruction. Unfortunately, history has shown us that brotherhood must be learned, when it should be natural.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
A child miseducated is a child lost.
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
The average Ph.D. Thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: education for living and educating for making a living.
Education, in its highest sense, is conscious training of mind or body to act unconsciously. It is conscious formation of mental habits, not mere acquisition of information.
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.
Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.
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