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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Education:

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
~ Sydney J. Harris.

To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.
~ Muriel Spark.

To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
~ A.A. Milne.

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
~ Author Unknown.

Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it's anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be hooked on phonics.
~ Leighann Lord.

Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.
~ Mark Twain.

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
~ G.M. Trevelyan.

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
~ Robert G. Ingersoll.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~ Aristotle.

It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

It'll be a great day when education gets all the money it wants and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy bombers.
~ Author unknown.

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
~ Robert Maynard Hutchins.

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
~ Abraham Flexner.

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
~ G.K. Chesterton.

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
~ Ezra Pound.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
~ Bill Beattie.

If a man is a fool, you don't train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.
~ Desmond Bagley.

The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living.
~ Charles F. Kettering.

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