Quotations About / On:
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).)
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).)
Education in peace brings peace, education in love brings love, education in car brings care; but education in war brings war to all mankind.
By Edward Kofi Louis.
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).)
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).)
Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.
(George F. Will (b. 1941), U.S. political columnist. Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does, ch. 2 (1984).)
The most general deficiency in our sort of culture and education is gradually dawning on me: no one learns, no one strives towards, no one teachesenduring loneliness.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 270, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 443, "On Education," (1881).)
Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world.
(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).)
To behold her is an immediate check to loose behaviour; to love her is a liberal education.
(Richard Steele (1672-1729), British dramatist, essayist, editor. Tatler (London, Aug. 2, 1709), vol. 1, no. 49, The Tatler, ed. G.A. Aitken (1898).
Referring to Lady Elizabeth Hastings.)
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
(Marian Wright Edelman (20th century), U.S. author. The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Child and Yours, I, p. 10 (1992).)