Quotes about education
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself. What better book can there be than the book of humanity?
The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts, but the training of the mind to think.
The time has come to educate people, to cease all quarrels in the name of religion, culture, countries, different political or economic systems. Fighting is useless.
There are two classes of poets — the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.
May I venture at this point to state the greatest, the most important, the most useful rule of education? It is: do not save time, but lose it.
Most teachers waste their time by asking questions which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what the pupil knows or is capable of knowing.
I believe, indeed, that overemphasis on the purely intellectual attitude, often directed solely to the practical and factual, in our education, has led directly to the impairment of ethical values.
Education is not confined to childhood and adolescence. Learning is not limited to the schools. Throughout life, our milieu is our teacher, at once stern and dangerous.
I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
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