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Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know. ...
by Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Related topics: Education

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

 

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -
it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
is that you can take it to bed with you.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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Knowledge is not simply another commodity.
On the contrary.
Knowledge is never used up.
It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Reading is like the sex act - done privately,
and often in bed.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic,
uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted
responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some hire public relations officers.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The most important American addition to the World Experience
was the simple surprising fact of America.
We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I write to discover what I think.
After all, the bars aren't open that early.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses,
but from our illusions.
We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images
we have put in their place.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs
the power of other literature in the 20th century.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource,
adding color and suspense to all our life.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad,
but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people,
of adventure, of experience.
The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him.
He goes "sight-seeing."
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We read advertisements...
to discover and enlarge our desires.
We are always ready - even eager - to discover,
from the announcement of a new product,
what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism.
The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America,
has been abandoned.
We have fallen in love with our own image,
with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

An image is not simply a trademark, a design,
a slogan or an easily remembered picture.
It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual,
institution, corporation, product or service.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing,
the rest is mere sheep-herding.
- Ezra Pound

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
- George Santayana

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

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

It is a thousand times better to have common sense
without education than to have education without common sense.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
- Sydney J. Harris

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
- Anatole France

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice.
That's what I call a liberal education.
- Tallulah Bankhead

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm Forbes

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Education is all a matter of building bridges.
- Ralph Ellison

No man who worships education has got the best out of education...
Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children,
and not for the education of all adults of every age?
- Erich Fromm

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes
from one generation to another.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton


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