Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
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.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
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.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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