Quotable Sunday - On Education

Sunday, March 7, 2010

An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life. ~Author Unknown

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense. ~Robert G. Ingersoll

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. ~G.M. Trevelyan

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~Robert Maynard Hutchins

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. ~George Santayana

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong. ~R. Baker

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~Aristotle

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Mark Twain

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. ~John W. Gardner

Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire. ~William Butler Yeats

There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal. The very existence of modified "educations" is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free. An "education" that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must "teach" by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny. ~Richard Mitchell, The Underground Grammarian, September 1982


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LT said...

Awesome quotes today! They are all great, I like this one:
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
Have a great week!

sheila said...

The first one is my favorite of these. Unfortunately it's true in so many cases.

Alicia said...

Those are great quotes!! So true about the common sense!

blueviolet said...

The one by Mark Twain made me laugh!

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