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Education quotes

Education and school quotes
Education and school quotes

Education quotes, aphorisms and quotations about education, school and learning, with some very brilliant and humorous thoughts by great authors of all time.

Be circumspect how you offend schollers, for knowe, a serpent tooth bites not so ill, as dooth a schollers angrie quill.
John Florio

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

Education, the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
Mark Twain

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell

Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.
T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C.S. Lewis

A sign of intelligence is an awareness of one’s own ignorance.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

I was educated once; it took me years to get over it.
Mark Twain

When the student is ready the teacher appears. When the student is truly ready, the teacher disappears.
Lao Tzu

The only time my education was interrupted was when I was in school.
George Bernard Shaw

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.
John Locke

The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice.

Knowledge unfits a man to be a slave.
Frederick Douglass

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

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made school boards.
Mark Twain

People think of education as something that they can finish… but education isn’t something you can finish.
Isaac Asimov

Wisdom… comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Anton Chekhov

Language is “the infinite use of finite means.”
Wilhelm von Humboldt

My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.
Mary Shelley

You can never be overdressed or overeducated.
Oscar Wilde

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.
Ezra Pound

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.
Albert Einstein

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.
Paul Kark Feyerabend

The first thing a student should understand to have success is that of becoming a self-taught man.
Carl William Brown

Good manners consists in hiding how well we think of ourselves and how badly we think of others.
Mark Twain

The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on, because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.
Noam Chomsky

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is. The only function of a school is to make self-education easier; failing that, it does nothing.
Isaac Asimov

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.
Harold Bloom

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

Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
Oscar Wilde

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Education quote by Aristotle
Education quote by Aristotle

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.
Chinese Proverb

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes.
C.S. Lewis

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.

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

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost

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.
Oscar Wilde

Education is the organized defense of adults against youth.
Mark Twain

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.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Oscar Wilde

The mark of a civilized man is his willingness to re-examine his most cherished beliefs.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When all think alike, then no one is thinking.
Walter Lippmann

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.
Edward Judson

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.
Chris Argyris

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.
Oscar Wilde

A process which makes one rogue cleverer than another.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Oscar Wilde

‎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.
Oscar Wilde

Education and school quotations
Education and school quotations

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

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov

Without goals, the very concept of intelligence is meaningless.
Steven Pinker

I suppose that in no educational institution can one become an educated person.
Mikhail Bulgakov

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.
Oscar Wilde

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.
Oscar Wilde

Nothing is more securely lodged than the ignorance of the experts.
Friedrich August von Hayek

By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.
Mark Zuckerberg

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.
Jim Rohn

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.
John Holt

Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
Oscar Wilde

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
Chinese Proverb

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