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Education in the largest sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance, it accumulates in the form of inert facts. –  Henry Adams

what are books but folly, and what is an education but an arrant hypocrisy, and what is art but a curse when they touch not the heart and impel it not to action? –  Louis Sullivan

Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. Newton and Locke are examples of the deep sagacity which may be acquired by long habits of thinking and study.      – John Adams

The object of education is not merely to enable our children to gain their daily bread and to acquire pleasant means of recreation, but that they should know God and serve Him with earnestness and devotion. –  Hermann Adler

The reproduction of labour power thus reveals as its sine qua non not only the reproduction of its ‘skills’ but also the reproduction of its subjection to the ruling ideology. … It is in the forms and under the forms of ideological subjection that provision is made for the reproduction of the skills of labour power. – Louis Althusser

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle

“Teachers who educated children deserved more honour than parents who merely gave them birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life” – Aristotle

For rigorous teachers seized my youth,
And purged its faith, and trimm’d its fire,
Show’d me the high white star of Truth,
There bade me gaze, and there aspire. –  Matthew Arnold

From my grandfather’s father, [I learned] to dispense with attendance at public schools, and to enjoy good teachers at home, and to recognize that on such things money should be eagerly spent. – Marcus Aurelius Antoninus,

To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humour of a scholar. Francis Bacon,

Example has more followers than reason. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Our schools may be wasting precious years by postponing the teaching of many important subjects on the ground that they are too difficult…the foundations of any subject may be taught to anybody at any age in some form. -Jerome Bruner

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water-bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud-turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade in, water-lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hay-fields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education. By being well acquainted with all these they come into most intimate harmony with nature, whose lessons are, of course, natural and wholesome. -Luther Burbank

Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education. – George H. W. Bush

That there should one Man die ignorant who had capacity for Knowledge, this I call a tragedy. -Thomas Carlyle

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. -G.K. Chesterton

Just as eating contrary to the inclination is injurious to the health, study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. – Leonardo da Vinci

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. – John Dewey

Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate. – Democritus

To be in the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school. – G. K. Chesterton

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. -Diogenes

The Self-Educated are marked by stubborn peculiarities. – Isaac D’Israeli

By education most have been misled. – John Dryden

Finally, education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. – Horace Mann

Education is the only interest worthy the deep, controlling anxiety of the thoughtful man. – Wendell Phillips

Only the refined and delicate pleasures that spring from research and education can build up barriers between different ranks. – Anne Louise

Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freemen with votes in their hands are left without education. – Robert C. Winthrop

In my opinion the prevailing systems of education are all wrong, from the first stage to the last stage. Education begins where it should terminate, and youth, instead of being led to the development of their faculties by the use of their senses, are made to acquire a great quantity of words, expressing the ideas of other men instead of comprehending their own faculties, or becoming acquainted with the words they are taught or the ideas the words should convey. – William Duane

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. It is no mere chance that our older universities developed from clerical schools. Both churches and universities — insofar as they live up to their true function — serve the ennoblement of the individual. They seek to fulfill this great task by spreading moral and cultural understanding, renouncing the use of brute force. -Albert Einstein

The great object of Education should be commensurate with the object of life. It should be a moral one; to teach self-trust; to inspire the youthful man with an interest in himself; with a curiosity touching his own nature; to acquaint him with the resources of his mind, and to teach him that there is all his strength, and to inflame him with a piety towards the Grand Mind in which he lives. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

You’re out of your mind! … Too much education is driving you crazy! -Porcius Festus

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.- Gail Godwin

As the true object of education is not to render the pupil the mere copy of his preceptor, it is rather to be rejoiced in, than lamented, that various reading should lead him into new trains of thinking. William Godwin

Not to keep from error, is the duty of the educator of men, but to guide the erring one, even to let him swill his error out of full cups. That is the wisdom of teachers. He who merely tastes of his error will keep house with it for a long time. … But he who drains it to the dregs will have to get to know it. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have not the least doubt that school developed in me nothing but what was evil and left the good untouched. -Edvard Grieg

Education is the factory that turns animals into human beings. […]If women are educated, that means their children will be too. If the people of the world want to solve the hard problems in Afghanistan— kidnapping, beheadings, crime and even al-Qaeda — they should invest in [our]- Ghulam Hazrat Tanha

Education is a means of sharpening the mindof man both spiritually and intellectually. It is a two-edged sword that can be used either for the progress of mankind or for its destruction. That is why it has been Our constant desire and endeavor to develop our education for the benefit of mankind.  Haile Selassie

The educated don’t get that way by memorizing facts; they get that way by respecting them. – Tom Heehler

Between the ages of five and nine I was almost perpetually at war with the educational system. … As soon as I learned from my mother that there was there was a place called school that I must attend willy-nilly—a place where you were obliged to think about matters prescribed by a ‘teacher,’ not about matters decided by yourself—I was appalled. – Fred Hoyle

One purpose of education is to draw out the elements of our common human nature. These elements are the same in any time or place. The notion of educating a man to live in any particular time or place, to adjust him to any particular environment, is therefore foreign to a true conception of education.
Education implies teaching. Teaching implies knowledge. Knowledge is truth. The truth is everywhere the same. Hence education should be everywhere the same.-H. Gordon Hullfish

True education means fostering the ability to be interested in something. – Sumio Iijima,

Education is man’s going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty. – Kenneth G. Johnson

It was imagined that experiments in education were not necessary; and that, whether any thing in it was good or bad, could be judged of by the reason. But this was a great mistake; experience shows very often that results are produced precisely the opposite to those which had been expected. We also see from experiment that one generation cannot work out a complete plan of education. – Immanuel Kant

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain. – John F. Kennedy

If you think education is expensive — try ignorance. – Ann Landers

Give the children of the poor that portion of education which will enable them to know their own resources ; which will cultivate in them an onward-looking hope, and give them rational amusement in their leisure hours : this, and this only, will work out that moral revolution, which is the legislator’s noblest purpose.- Letitia Elizabeth Landon

An uneducated population may be degraded; a population educated, but not in righteousness, will be ungovernable. The one may be slaves, the other must be tyrants. – Henry Melvill

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 predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by natural tendency to one over the body. – John Stuart Mill

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. -H.L. Mencken

Education rears disciples, imitators, and routinists, not pioneers of new ideas and creative geniuses. The schools are not nurseries of progress and improvement, but conservatories of tradition and unvarying modes of thought. – Ludwig von Mises

A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state. – Isabel Paterson

A meaningless master’s degree has kept many from becoming true masters. Believing others rather than themselves, and believing to be what they were cried up to be but really were not, they never became what they could have become. – Petrarch

I believe that school makes complete fools of our young men, because they see and hear nothing of ordinary life there.- Petronius

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.- Plutarch

Formal education teaches how to stand, but to see the rainbow you must come out and walk many steps on your own. – Amit Ray

Education is beautification of the inner world and the outer world.- Amit Ray

Education is unfolding the wings of head and heart together. The job of a teacher is to push the students out of the nest to strengthen their wings. – Amit Ray

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. – Bertrand Russell

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. – Bertrand Russell

If you teach a man anything he will never learn it. -George Bernard Shaw

Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. … The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit. An educated, well-informed population, the kind that a functioning democracy requires, would be difficult to lie to, and could not be led by the nose by the various vested interests running amok in this country.- Charles Simić

How strange it seems that education, in practice, so often means suppression: that instead of leading the mind outward to the light of day it crowds things in upon it that darken and weary it. Yet evidently the true object of education, now as ever, is to develop the capabilities of the head and of the heart. – Louis Sullivan

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see. Alexandra K. Trenfor

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. Mark Twain

If you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn.

Education is a process by which the individual is developed into something better than he would have been without it. … The very thought seems in a way the height of presumption. For one thing, it involves the premise that some human beings can be better than others. – Richard Weaver

Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence. – Albert Edward Wiggam,

The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with his interpretation of the crimes of the strong. – Carter G. Woodson The Mis-Education of the Negro

Education is not a function of any church — or even of a city — or a state; it is a function of all mankind. Philip Wylie

Education is one of the blessings of life — and one of its necessities. – Malala Yousafzai

It is said that heaven does not create one man above or below another man. Any existing distinction between the wise and the stupid, between the rich and the poor, comes down to a matter of education. – Fukuzawa Yukichi

Education is the cheap defence of nations. – Attributed to Edmund Burke

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. -Benjamin Disraeli

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 do know and what you don’t. It’s knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s knowing how to use the information you get. Attributed to William Feather

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.- Attributed to Sam Houston

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. – Thomas Jefferson

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe. -Thomas Jefferson

Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take. We want this not only for his sake—but for the nation’s sake. Nothing matters more to the future of our country: not military preparedness—for armed might is worthless if we lack the brain power to build a world of peace; not our productive economy—for we cannot sustain growth without trained manpower; not our democratic system of government—for freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant. – President Lyndon B. Johnson

If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests. -Kuan Chung

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. – Horace Mann

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt.

Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious nature—this is alike the aim of parent and teacher. – Herbert Spencer

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. – Lord Brougham

Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage,—a personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier, in full military array. – Lord Brougham

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