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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. See quote detail

Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education.

Observation more than books, experience rather than persons, are the prime educators.

On many American campuses the only qualification for admission was the ability actually to find the campus and then discover a parking space.

One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

One little six-year-old took home a note saying he need not come to school since he was "too stupid to learn." That boy was Thomas Edison.

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Passing the SAT: My personal theory is that it has to do with how much money you send them in the mail. I think the amounts they tell you to send are actually just suggested minimum donations - if you get my drift.

Pedantry crams our heads with learned lumber, and takes out our brains to make room for it.

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and, however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

Primary-school education is a crock, basically. It's oppressive to anyone with physical energy, especially guys. They're making a toxic environment for boys. Primary education does everything in its power to turn boys into neuters.

Public instruction should be the first object of government.

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.

Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications.

She's an honor student. She's always saying, "Yes, Your Honor. No, Your Honor."

Some drink from the fountain of knowledge - others just gargle.

Some men are graduated from college cum laude, some are graduated summa cum laude, and some are graduated mirabile dictu.

Soon learnt, soon forgotten.

States should spend money and effort on this great all-underlying matter of spiritual education as they have hitherto spent them on beating and destroying each other.


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