Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 31.
    Education is not so important as people think.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Irish author; born in Ireland. Bowen's Court, ch. 5 (1942).)
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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Republic, 424 A....)
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  • 39.
    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).)
  • 40.
    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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