Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 71.
    Educating yourself to take up a knife to cut off your neighbour's head is no education at all! It rather brings in hatred; which leads to war! ! This is the wrong type of education.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (The result of bad education.)
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  • 72.
    Education according to war has negative effects on the earth than, education according to righteousness.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (Morals.)
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  • 73.
    'A government who cannot make education free and compulsory; who cannot invest in education is weak and corrupt.' -Okoemu Barnabas
    (Government, education, free, compulsory, invest, weak and corrupt)
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  • 74.
    Men do not believe in the power of education. We do not think we can speak to divine sentiments in man, and we do not try. We renounce all high aims.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, March 3, 1884, in Amory Hall, Boston, Massachusetts. "New England Reformers," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
  • 75.
    On every hand we observe a truly wise practice, in education, in morals, and in the arts of life, the embodied wisdom of many an ancient philosopher.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 129, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 76.
    We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
    (Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Inaugural address, October 25, 1902, as president of Princeton University. The Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 14, p. 170, ed. Arthur S. Link.)
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  • 77.
    The hardiest skeptic who has seen a horse broken, a pointer trained, or has visited a menagerie or the exhibition of the Industrious Fleas, will not deny the validity of education. "A boy," says Plato, "is the most vicious of all beasts;" and in the same spirit the old English poet Gascoigne says, "A boy is better unborn than untaught."
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
  • 78.
    There are words in that letter to his wife, respecting the education of his daughters, which deserve to be framed and hung over every mantelpiece in the land. Compare this earnest wisdom with that of Poor Richard.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Last Days of John Brown" (1860), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 447, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 79.
    She gave high counsels. It was the privilege of certain boys to have this immeasurably high standard indicated to their childhood; a blessing which nothing else in education could supply.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Mary Moody Emerson," Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883, repr. 1904).)
  • 80.
    As for the graces of expression, a great thought is never found in a mean dress; but ... the nine Muses and the three Graces will have conspired to clothe it in fit phrase. Its education has always been liberal, and its implied wit can endow a college.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 109, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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