Blogathon: #7 – Quotes On Education

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As a little break from the posts, here are some interesting and thought-provoking quotes on education:

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

– Marian Wright Edelman

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

– Oscar Wilde

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.

– Karl Kraus

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

– Oscar Wilde

Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!

– Alexander Herzen

All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.

– Emma Goldman

A good education ought to help people to become both more receptive to and more discriminating about the world: seeing, feeling, and understanding more, yet sorting the pertinent from the irrelevant with an ever finer touch, increasingly able to integrate what they see and to make meaning of it in ways that enhance their ability to go on growing.

– Laurent A. Daloz

A good education is another name for happiness.

– Ann Plato

A genuinely free and educated man should be able to tune himself, as one tunes a musical instrument, absolutely arbitrarily, at his convenience at any time and to any degree, philosophically or philologically, critically or poetically, historically or rhetorically, in ancient or modern form.

– Friedrich Von Schlegel

… the word “education” has an evil sound in politics; there is a pretense of education, when the real purpose is coercion without the use of force.

– Hannah Arendt

… every experience in life enriches one’s background and should teach valuable lessons.

– Mary Barnett Gilson

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

– Malcolm Forbes

Got any others you know of? Please share!

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