Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 41.
    Education. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).)
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  • 42.
    What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Journals, journal entry, October/November 1850 (1906).)
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  • 43.
    What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, Nov. 6, 1711), no. 215, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).)
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  • 44.
    One of the benefits of a college education is, to show the boy its little avail.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 45.
    An eminent teacher of girls said, "the idea of a girl's education, is, whatever qualifies them for going to Europe."
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 46.
    The treatment of African and African American culture in our education was no different from their treatment in Tarzan movies.
    (Ishmael Reed (b. 1938), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. repr. In Airing Dirty Laundry, Addison-Wesley (1993). "Reading, Writing, and Racism," Image (19 August 1990).)
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  • 47.
    Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, published in Intentions (1891).)
  • 48.
    To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
    (John Ruskin (1819-1900), British art critic, author. Time and Tide, letter 8 (1867).)
  • 49.
    The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
    (Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author, poet. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, ch. 29 (1969).)
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  • 50.
    Aptitudes are assumed, they should become accomplishments. That is the purpose of all education.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. the assistant teacher in Elective Affinities, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1809).)
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