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Last words when sending our boy to college: "If there's anything you want, call us and we'll show you how to live without it."

Learning makes a man fit company for himself.

Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts, ideas and theories, a proliferation of constantly changing items of knowledge. Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research.

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.

Let the schools teach the nobility of labour and the beauty of human service: but the superstitions of ages past? Never!

Letter home from, college boy: "There are 370 boys here - I wish there were 369."

Liberal education develops a sense of right, duty and honor; and more and more in the modern world, large business rests on rectitude and honor as well as on good judgment.

Look out for the boy who has to plunge into work direct from the common school and who begins by sweeping out the office. He is probably the dark horse you had better watch.

Men are every day saying and doing, from the power of education, habit, and imitation, what has no root whatever in their serious convictions.

Modem education too often covers the fingers with rings, and at the same time cuts the sinews at the wrists.

Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think.

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.

My husband managed to cram four years of college into five.

Neither piety, virtue, nor liberty can long flourish in a community where the education of youth is neglected.

Never educate a child to be a gentleman or lady only, but to be a man, a woman.

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest. For it is part of education to interest ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude.

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.

No part of education is more important to young woman than the society of the other sex of her own age. - It is only by this association that they acquire that insight into character which is almost their only defence.

No woman is educated who is not equal to the successful management of a family.


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