Education Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

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

Henry Brooks Adams

I feel strongly that women need to have the kind of education that allows them a number of options. . . . Knowing that I have my [law] degree enhances my sense of self-worth, which is something we all need.

Lisa Ramsey Adams

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
 

James Truslow Adams

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
 

Joseph Addison

I say get an education. Become an electrician, a mechanic, a doctor, a lawyer - anything but a fighter. In this trade, it's the managers that make the money and last the longest.

Muhammad Ali

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
 

Woody Allen

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
 

Aristotle

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
 

Allan Bloom

Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.

Lord Chesterfield

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

Charles Caleb Colton

Knowledge has outstripped character development, and the young today are given an education rather than an upbringing.

Ilya Ehrenburg

Only the educated are free.
 

Epictetus

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
 

Oliver Wendell Holmes

I have been at my book, and am now past the craggy paths of study, and come to the flowery plains of honour and reputation.

Ben Jonson

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
 

A. A. Milne

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?

Maria Montessori

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
 

Sir Claus Moser

To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love.

Milton R. Sapirstein

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
 

B. F. Skinner

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self - importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.

Thomas Szasz

Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
 

Leon Trotsky

Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.

Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde