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Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 21.
    Obedience ... is the primary object of all sound education.
    (Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815-1906), British author. Principles of Education, Drawn from Nature and Revelation, and Applied to Female Education in the Upper Classes, ch. 6 (1866).)
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  • 22.
    ... in the education of women, the cultivation of the understanding is always subordinate to the acquirement of some corporeal accomplishment ...
    (Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), British feminist. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, ch. 2 (1792).)
  • 23.
    A comprehensive education is a well-stocked pharmacy: but we have no assurance that potassium cyanide will not be administered for a head cold.
    (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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  • 24.
    Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, November 7, 1912).)
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  • 25.
    The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.
    (Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978), U.S. art critic, author. repr. As Discovering the Present, introduction (1973). "The Cultural Situation Today," Partisan Review (New Brunswick, New Jersey, Summer 1972).)
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  • 26.
    Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 70, Conard (1915).)
  • 27.
    All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.
    (Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 1 (1917).)
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  • 28.
    Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
    (George F. Will (b. 1941), U.S. political columnist. Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does, ch. 2 (1984).)
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  • 29.
    Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world.
    (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).)
  • 30.
    Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
    (Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author. The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Child and Yours, I, p. 10 (1992).)
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