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George Peabody Quotes and Sayings

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Education: A debt due from present to future generations.
- George Peabody

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

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

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

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn to think continentally.
- Alexander Hamilton

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned
something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
- Walt Disney

College isn't the place to go for ideas.
- Helen Keller

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

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge,
others just gargle.
- Robert Anthony

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

The only real failure in life is one not learned from.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.
- Al Green

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

I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
- Annie Dillard

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

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

Some people will never learn anything,
for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
- Alexander Pope

Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

So women are at the beginning of building a language,
and not all women are conscious of it.
- Judy Chicago

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin,
they would never have found time to conquer the world.
- Heinrich Heine

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

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

It is always in season for old men to learn.
- Aeschylus

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

Data is not information, information is not knowledge,
knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- Clifford Stoll

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


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