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If we work marble, it will perish; if we work upon brass, time will efface it; if we rear temples, they will crumble into dust; but if we work upon immortal minds and instill into them just principles, we are then engraving that upon tablets which no time will efface, but will brighten and brighten to all eternity.

If you hit a pony over the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, he may not love you but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterwards.

If you think education is expensive - try ignorance.

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

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

It depends on education to open the gates which lead to virtue or to vice, to happiness or to misery.

It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state.

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

It is by education I learn to do by choice, what other men do by the constraint of fear.

It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us to escape, not from our own time - for we are bound by that - but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.

It is life itself that educates. See quote detail

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

It is on the sound education of the people that the security and destiny of every nation chiefly rest.

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

It makes little difference what the trade, business, or branch of learning, in mechanical labor, or intellectual effort, the educated man is always superior to the common laborer. One who is in the habit of applying his powers in the right way will carry system into any occupation, and it will help him as much to handle a rope as to write a poem.

It's misleading to suppose there's any basic difference between education & entertainment. This distinction merely relieves people of the responsibility of looking into the matter.

It's strange how few of the world's great problems are solved by people who remember their algebra.

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.

John Milton called his school, Christ College, 'a stony-hearted stepmother'. The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education.

Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the large term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined; the passions are to be restrained; true and worthy motives are to be inspired; a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.


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