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Norman Douglas Quotes and Sayings

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Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.
- Norman Douglas

What is all wisdom save a collection of platitudes?
- Norman Douglas

To find a friend one must close one eye -
to keep him,
two.
- Norman Douglas

Many a man who thinks to found a home discovers that
he has merely opened a tavern for his friends.
- Norman Douglas

 

Never take a solemn oath.
People think you mean it.
- Norman Douglas

Distrust of authority should be the first civic duty.
- Norman Douglas

You can construct the character of a man and his age
not only from what he does and says,
but from what he fails to say and do.
- Norman Douglas

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A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish,
and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
- Norman Douglas

The pine stays green in winter...
wisdom in hardship.
- Norman Douglas

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertising.
- Norman Douglas

It takes a wise man to handle a lie,
a fool had better remain honest.
- Norman Douglas

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living,
which are to be desired when dying.
- Norman Douglas

The longer one lives, the more one realizes that nothing is a dish for every day.
- Norman Douglas

They who are all things to their neighbors cease to
be anything to themselves.
- Norman Douglas

There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect;
it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim
corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations
which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.
- Norman Douglas

Shall I give you my recipe for happiness? I find everything
useful and nothing indispensable.
I find everything wonderful and nothing miraculous.
I reverence the body.
I avoid first causes like the plague.
- Norman Douglas

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibility educates.
- Wendell Phillips

The willingness to learn new skills is very high.
- Angela Merkel

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

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

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

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths
for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
- Ernest Renan

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


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