Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it 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.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can - there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
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.
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.
You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Education is life itself.
I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money.
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
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.
Learning is not compulsory; it's voluntary... But to survive, we must learn.
Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
I don't believe in colleges and universities.
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