Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
    (Joseph Addison (1672-1719), British essayist. Spectator (London, Nov. 6, 1711), no. 215, The Spectator, ed. D.F. Bond (1965).)
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  • 54.
    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).)
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  • 55.
    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).)
  • 56.
    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.
    (wisdom.)
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  • 57.
    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 teaches—enduring 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).)
  • 58.
    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).)
  • 59.
    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.)
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  • 60.
    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).)
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