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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

Related topics: Education

Either marriage is a destiny, I believe,
or there is no sense in it at all, it's a piece of humbug.
- Max Frisch

There is only one true thing: instantly paint what you see.
When you've got it, you've got it.
When you haven't, you begin again.
All the rest is humbug.
- Edouard Manet

Second to agriculture, humbug is the biggest industry of our age.
- Alfred Nobel

 

Sensitive, humbug.
Everybody thinks I'm sensitive.
Wait until they hear my new album.
- Carole King

Children are a wonderful gift.
They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the
heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
- Desmond Tutu

People don't like the true and simple;
they like fairy tales and humbug.
- Edmond de Goncourt

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The voice of the people is the voice of humbug.
- William Tecumseh Sherman

You don't have to call it God or Jesus.
That's religious humbug to a lot of people,
but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us.
That is what put us here!
I thank the universe for that every day of my life.
- Jack LaLanne

Most of us seldom let the outrageous
part of ourselves out to play.
Notice that I didn't say "never," I said "seldom."
Halloween is one of those exceptions.
While there are certainly many "bah humbug" houses on our street,
more than half the houses wear an acknowledgement of Halloween -
and nothing about Halloween is NOT outrageous.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You get educated by traveling.
- Solange Knowles

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 educated myself.
To me, school was boring.
- Van Morrison

Education begins at home and I applaud the parents
who recognize that they -
not someone else -
must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.
- Ernest Istook

What business has science and capitalism got,
bringing all these new inventions into the works,
before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen

We don't have as much prejudice as we did 40 years ago,
but today it is more educated.
- Edward James Olmos

But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government
to make us an educated people.
- Maynard James Keenan

I really did try to write it so that an educated public
that cares about issues like this doesn't have to be
a lawyer and can read it and understand it.
- Floyd Abrams

To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed,
but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably
to the transformative events of an engaged human life.
- Thomas More

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

We must encourage people to get educated,
to get tested, to get involved in the fight against AIDS.
- Gwen Moore

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

I don't look to find an educated person in the ranks of university graduates,
necessarily.
Some of the most educated people I know have never been near a university.
- John Keegan

By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man,
but I knew how to try to become one.
- Clifton Fadiman

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

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

A strong economy begins with a strong,
well-educated workforce.
- Bill Owens

I am brave, but I take a view.
It is an educated view.
I am careful.
I am not reckless.
- Philip Green

It's kind of chased away a few demons for me and,
um, it's educated me a little bit more.
- Hugo Weaving

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

The difference between stupid and intelligent people -
and this is true whether or not they are well-educated -
is that intelligent people can handle subtlety.
- Neal Stephenson

Western society has many flaws, and it is good for
an educated person to have thought some of these through,
even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas.
- Robert B. Laughlin

My mother was a very literate person who had educated herself.
She had an exceptional vocabulary.
- Lynn Johnston

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 A. Baldwin

First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries,
rarely men.
They are white.
They come from privileged backgrounds.
They are educated.
- Russell Banks

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.
- Dan Quayle

I was educated at Bradfield College and Oxford,
where I graduated in 1939.
- Martin Ryle

Highly educated bores are by far the worst;
they know so much,
in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
- Louis Kronenberger

Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life.
A child is given to the universe to be educated.
- Frederick William Robertson

I know when I'm working I seldom get into trouble.
My educated guess is that boredom has caused most of
the problems with Hollywood celebrities.
- Hedy Lamarr

The London dialect as it is spoken in educated circles.
- Henry Sweet

In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat.
Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.
- George III

Our children were mostly brought up and educated in
the Churchill suburb east of Pittsburgh.
Each summer, we took them back to England for an extended period.
- John Pople

Just in general, any government throughout history
hasn't really wanted its people to be educated,
because then they couldn't control them as easily.
- Maynard James Keenan

I really enjoy the people.
I find them to be better educated and wittier.
- Nicholas Lea

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


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