Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 71.
    Education. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906).)
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  • 72.
    'Tis well enough for a servant to be bred at an University. But the education is a little too pedantic for a gentleman.
    (William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Tattle, in Love for Love, act 5, sc. 1 (1695).)
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  • 73.
    It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds: a Harvard education and a Yale degree.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Yale commencement address (June 11, 1962). On being awarded an honorary degree.)
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  • 74.
    Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
    (Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 1066, Library of America (1983).)
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  • 75.
    The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1742). Pamela, in Pamela, vol. 4, p. 454.)
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  • 76.
    The paradox of education is precisely this—that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price Of The Ticket as "A Talk to Teachers" (1985). "The Negro Child—His Self-Image," Saturday Review (New York, December 21, 1963).)
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  • 77.
    Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading, an easy prey to sensations and cheap appeals.
    (G.M. (George Macaulay) Trevelyan (1876-1962), British historian. English Social History, ch. 18 (1942).)
  • 78.
    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).)
  • 79.
    We are really so prejudiced by our educations, that, as the ancients deified their heroes, we deify their madmen.
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694-1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Feb. 22, 1748; (first published 1774). The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 1, no. 142, ed. Charles Strachey (1901).)
  • 80.
    Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
    (Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968), U.S. actress. Tallulah, ch. 1 (1952). At this point, Bankhead had never appeared on television. Later, she would.)
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