Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't.
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 simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
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.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another, and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
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