Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 21.
    For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 424 A....)
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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. letter, Jan. 28, 1753, to her daughter Lady Bute. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970). Lady Montagu advised Lady Bute on bringing up her own daughter "to make her happy in a virgin state.")
  • 26.
    The highest good and solely useful is liberal education.
    (Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 37 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
    (H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. The Outline of History, vol. 2, ch. 41 (1920).)
  • 29.
    What we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 30.
    Very likely education does not make very much difference.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published in New York Herald Tribune (Mar 16, 1935). "American Education and Colleges," How Writing Is Written, ed. Robert Bartlett Haas, Black Sparrow Press (1974).)
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