Be circumspect how you offend schollers, for knowe, a serpent tooth bites not so ill, as dooth a schollers angrie quill.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Language is “the infinite use of finite means.”
Wilhelm von Humboldt
You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education [at an institution] is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks.
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike – and I don’t think there really is a distinction between the two – are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back.
Private schools, pretentious educational and political institutions, with a lot of university teachers most commonly and pompously called professors are clearly more interested in making money than in spreading pedagogical matters, logic and common sense, also because before teaching you must first be able to learn. (in order to teach you must before be able to learn).
Carl William Brown
When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is.
Schools should be the most beautiful place in every town and village-so beautiful that the punishment for undutiful children should be barred from going to school the following day.
I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.
A great number of people talk too much, but pragmatically act too little, and if they try, they can only do stupid and dangerous things. Any references to Italian politicians are quite imaginary and clearly unreal.
Carl William Brown
Success and suffering are vitally and organically linked. If you succeed without suffering, it is because someone suffered for you; if you suffer without succeeding, it is in order that someone else may succeed after you.
Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the 1990s must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn. What’s more, those members of the organization that many assume to be the best at learning are, in fact, not very good at it.
I don’t like clear matters, they don’t concern me enough!
Carl William Brown
I may have said the same thing before… but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different.
A process which makes one rogue cleverer than another.
In England … education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and would probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.
It is often forgotten that (dictionaries) are artificial repositories, put together well after the languages they define. The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature.”
Jorge Luis Borges, Prologue to “El otro, el mismo.”
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.
Form and substance: Hjelmslev introduced the notion that both expression and content have substance and form. In this framework signs have four dimensions: substance of content; form of content; substance of expression; form of expression.
Education, knowledge, culture and experience are fundamental to help you find what you are looking for.
Carl William Brown
Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.
The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
They know enough who know how to learn.
Henry Brooks Adams
Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.
Since we cannot know what knowledge will be most needed in the future, it is senseless to try to teach it in advance. Instead, we should try to turn out people who love learning so much and learn so well that they will be able to learn whatever needs to be learned.
Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.