He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
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.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
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.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.