Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 41.
    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.")
  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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).)
  • 44.
    The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 454.)
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  • 45.
    Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 1066, Library of America (1983).)
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  • 46.
    It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds: a Harvard education and a Yale degree.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Yale commencement address (June 11, 1962). On being awarded an honorary degree.)
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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    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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  • 50.
    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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