Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 424 A....)
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  • 27.
    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).)
  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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.")
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