Quotations About / On: EDUCATION

  • 71.
    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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  • 72.
    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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  • 73.
    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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  • 74.
    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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  • 75.
    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).)
  • 76.
    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).)
  • 77.
    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).)
  • 78.
    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.)
  • 79.
    Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman's education.
    (Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), British author. Tom Browne's Schooldays, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1857).)
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  • 80.
    The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labours of cabinets and foreign offices.
    (Richard Cobden (1804-1865), British radical politician. Speech, June 26, 1850, to the House of Commons.)
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