Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 1.
    My hobby more and more is likely to be common school education, or universal education.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 619, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (August 5, 1880).)
  • 2.
    Every day care center, whether it knows it or not, is a school. The choice is never between custodial care and education. The choice is between unplanned and planned education, between conscious and unconscious education, between bad education and good education.
    (James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century), U.S. child development specialist, author. Teaching the Child Under Six, ch. 1 (1968).)
  • 3.
    Education is the art of making man ethical.
    (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of Right, no. 58 (1821, trans. 1942).)
  • 4.
    Education is not so important as people think.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Irish author; born in Ireland. Bowen's Court, ch. 5 (1942).)
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  • 5.
    Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Pro Flacco, fragment.)
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  • 6.
    Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
    (Claus, Sir Moser (b. 1922), German-born-British academic, Warden of Wadham College, Oxford. Daily Telegraph (London, August 21, 1990).)
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  • 7.
    For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 424 A....)
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  • 8.
    Girls, get an education and escape slavery.
    (Rena Rietveld Verduin, U.S. farm woman. As quoted in The Female Experience, ch. 45, by Gerda Lerner (1977). Said in a 1907 debate organized by the Lansing Country Culture Club. She was reacting to the typical hard life of a farm woman.)
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  • 9.
    A good education is another name for happiness.
    (Ann Plato (1820-?), U.S. teacher and author. As quoted in Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life, part 2, by Bert James Loewenberg and Ruth Bogin (1976). Plato, a free African American who was a schoolmistress in Hartford, Connecticut, said this in 1841.)
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  • 10.
    What education is to the individual man, revelation is to the human race. Education is revelation coming to the individual man, and revelation is education that has come, and is still coming to the human race.
    (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781), German playwright, philosopher. The Education of the Human Race, sec. 1-2, 18th Century Philosophy, p. 225, ed. Lewis W. Beck, Free Press, New York (1966).)
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