The ultra-right would have us believe that families are in trouble because of humanism, feminism, secular education, or sexual liberation, but the consensus of Americans is that what tears families apart is unemployment, inflation, and financial worries.
(Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 4 (1983).)
I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required.
(Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 121, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Sardis Birchard (October 19, 1861).)
In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.
(Friedrich Von Schlegel (1772-1829), German philosopher. Idea 38 in Selected Ideas (1799-1800), translated by Ernst Behler and Roman Struc, Dialogue on Poetry and Literary Aphorisms, Pennsylvania University Press (1968).)
I am not describing a distant utopia, but the kind of education which must be the great urgent work of our time. By the end of this decade, unless the work is well along, our opportunity will have slipped by.
(Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. "Speech, Washington, D.C.," LBJ Library, "Speech Collection," (February 16, 1966).
On international education.)
The proper aim of education is to promote significant learning. Significant learning entails development. Development means successively asking broader and deeper questions of the relationship between oneself and the world. This is as true for first graders as graduate students, for fledging artists as graying accountants.
(Laurent A. Daloz (20th century), U.S. educator. Effective Teaching and Mentoring, ch. 9 (1986).)
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
(Anne Sullivan (1866-1936), U.S. educator of the deaf and blind. Letter, May 8, 1887. published in Helen Keller, The Story of My Life, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1903).
Sullivan was Helen Keller's tutor 1887-1894.)