Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.
In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day-in, day-out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?
Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.
Men learn while they teach.
Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don’t know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than
To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The home is the chief school of human virtues.
It strkes me as singularly inappropriate for a school to use its students for fund-raising. It reminded me of the first time I saw a gypsy mother send her baby out to beg.
Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books;/ But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.
Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. […] The average American (should be) content with their humble role in life, because they’re not tempted to think about any other role.
I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.