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Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 11.
    No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Crito, 45 D....)
  • 12.
    Education is what most people receive, many pass on, and few have.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 13.
    No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. FDR Speaks authorized edition of speeches, 1933-1945 (recordings of Franklin Roosevelt's public addresses), side 5, National Education Association (June 30, 1938), ed. Henry Steele Commager, Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt, Washington Records, Inc. (1960). FDR was opposed to external interference by government or private agencies in the content of curriculum.)
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  • 14.
    There's only one thing that can kill the movies, and that's education.
    (Will Rogers (1879-1935), U.S. humorist. The Autobiography of Will Rogers, ch. 6 (1949).)
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  • 15.
    The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.
    (John Dewey (1859-1952), U.S. philosopher and educator. Experience and Education, ch. 2 (1938).)
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  • 16.
    Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.
    (Mary B. Harris (1874-1957), U.S. prison administrator. I Knew Them in Prison, ch. 34 (1936).)
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  • 17.
    I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British novelist. "Such, Such Were the Joys ... ," Part 1 (1947).)
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  • 18.
    Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
    (Stephen Vizinczey (b. 1933), Hungarian novelist, critic. repr. In Truth and Lies in Literature (1986). "Europe's Inner Demons," (London, March 2, 1975). Review of Norman Cohn's An Inquiry Inspired by the Great Witch-Hunt in Sunday Telegraph.)
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  • 19.
    Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.
    (John Hersey (1914-1993), U.S. author. The Child Buyer, Section: Monday, October 28, 1960.)
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  • 20.
    I knew a man who carried his education in his vest pocket because there was more room there than in his head.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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