Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 11.
    For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 424 A....)
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  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    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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  • 14.
    Education in peace brings peace, education in love brings love, education in car brings care; but education in war brings war to all mankind.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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....)
  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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