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Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.

He couldn't get into Harvard even if he had the dean's wife at gunpoint.

He has seen but little of life who does not discern everywhere the effect of early education on men's opinions and habits of thinking. Children bring out of the nursery that which displays itself throughout their lives.

He is to be educated not because he is to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man.

He that has found a way to keep a child's spirit easy, active, and free, and yet at the same time to restrain him from many things he has a mind to, and to draw him to things that are uneasy to him, has, in my opinion, got the true secret of education.

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.

I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.

I may safely predict that the education of the future will be inventive-minded. It will believe so profoundly in the high value of the inventive or creative spirit that it will set itself to develop that spirit by all means within its power.

I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.

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

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

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.

I wish every immigrant could know that Lincoln spent only one year in school under the tutelage of five different teachers, and that that man still could be the author of the Gettysburg address.

I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like "What I'm Going to Be if I Grow Up."

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

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.

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

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


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