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An educated person is one who has learned that information
by Russell Baker

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

Related topics: Education

When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible -
cowards and fools.
- Russell Baker

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you,
or they may do it.
- Russell Baker

 

Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically
into three major categories;
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.
For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
- Russell Baker

Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
- Russell Baker

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In America nothing dies easier than tradition.
- Russell Baker

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President
because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting
together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
- Russell Baker

The worst thing about being a tourist is having other
tourists recognize you as a tourist.
- Russell Baker

Children rarely want to know who their parents were
before they were parents,
and when age finally stirs their curiosity,
there is no parent left to tell them.
- Russell Baker

Americans like fat books and thin women.
- Russell Baker

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying
heavy luggage through O'Hare Airport,
the public, to its loss, reads very little of it.
- Russell Baker

Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity.
- Russell Baker

People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot
of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
- Russell Baker

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer,
and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that
I would never be fit for real work,
and that writing didn't require any.
- Russell Baker

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker

People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong,
fortunately.
- Russell Baker

You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart.
- Russell Baker

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
- Russell Baker

The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man
and ultimately defeat him.
- Russell Baker

In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself,
confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission
of unfaithfulness to one's beloved.
- Russell Baker

In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
- Russell Baker

Objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories:
those that don't work,
those that break down and those that get lost.
- Russell Baker

Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately?
I say that what we really need is a car that can be
shot when it breaks down.
- Russell Baker

It seems to be a law in American life that whatever
enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.
- Russell Baker

Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.
- Russell Baker

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most
of it began to read like coded messages passing between
lonely aliens in a hostile world.
- Russell Baker

What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple
of closets to most Americans,
yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow
trees and cockroaches right on the premises.
- Russell Baker

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

To the extent that we are all educated and informed,
we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

You get educated by traveling.
- Solange Knowles

The only person who is educated is the one who has
learned how to learn and change.
- Carl Rogers

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick The Great

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -
that is being educated.
- Edith Hamilton

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

The educated differ from the uneducated
as much as the living from the dead.
- Aristotle

In the world today, a young lady who does not have
a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

Young singers are much better educated musically,
much better informed, through discs and videos,
than I was.
- Placido Domingo

I always read all these books about the slaves.
My mother is very educated.
My father would talk to us like we were grown men.
We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
- Wynton Marsalis

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who
knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering

I really worked to try and be creative enough on the
guitar parts so those who aren't real educated would
know that there was some difficulty in doing it.
- Brad Paisley

Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The first duty of a state is to see that every child
born therein shall be well housed,
clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
- John Ruskin

My mother tells this story that when I first went to school,
I thought I was going to help the teachers.
I didn't realise I was going to get educated.
- Moon Unit Zappa

For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated
people or people otherwise interested in reading,
do not read poetry.
- Paul Muldoon

What we need are not prohibitory marriage laws,
but a reformed society, an educated public opinion
which will teach individual duty in these matters.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

A mugwump is a person educated beyond his intellect.
- Horace Porter

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.
But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
- Timothy Leary

The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.
- Marc Chagall

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
- George Santayana

Our viewers are very educated, they can tell if I train or not.
- Kiana Tom

We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book:
in silence,
but imagining the sound.
- Zoltan Kodaly

You know, I don't think you need to be educated to be a great actor.
- Mark Rylance


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