Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 71.
    The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.
    (Harold Rosenberg (1906-1978), U.S. art critic, author. repr. As Discovering the Present, introduction (1973). "The Cultural Situation Today," Partisan Review (New Brunswick, New Jersey, Summer 1972).)
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  • 72.
    Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 8 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, November 7, 1912).)
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  • 73.
    A comprehensive education is a well-stocked pharmacy: but we have no assurance that potassium cyanide will not be administered for a head cold.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 74.
    Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 439, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).)
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  • 75.
    ... the whole tenour of female education ... tends to render the best disposed romantic and inconstant; and the remainder vain and mean.
    (Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), British feminist. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, ch. 4 (1792).)
  • 76.
    ... in the education of women, the cultivation of the understanding is always subordinate to the acquirement of some corporeal accomplishment ...
    (Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), British feminist. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, ch. 2 (1792).)
  • 77.
    At cheaper and nearer seats of Learning parents with slender incomes may place their sons in a course of education putting them on a level with the sons of the Richest.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822. The Mind of the Founder: Sources of the Political Thought of James Madison, p. 438, ed. Marvin Meyers, Indianapolis (1973).)
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  • 78.
    I knew a man who carried his education in his vest pocket because there was more room there than in his head.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 79.
    Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.
    (Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. Sex, Art, and American Culture, introduction (1992).)
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  • 80.
    Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. The Wit and Wisdom of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Government and Democracy, p. 29, eds. Peter and Helen Beilenson, Peter Pauper Press (1982).)
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