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That call not education, which decries God and his truth, content the seed to strew of moral maxims, and the mind imbue with elements which form the worldly wise; so call the training, which can duly prize such lighter lore, but chiefly holds to view what God requires us to believe and do, and notes man's end, and shapes him for the skies.

That which we are we are all the while teaching, not voluntarily, but involuntarily.

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir. That which is filled by merely pumping in, will be emptied by pumping out.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.

The antithesis between a technical and a liberal education is fallacious. There can be no adequate technical education which is not liberal, and no liberal education which is not technical.

The average PhD thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

The best school of discipline is home - family life is God's own method of training the young; and homes are very much what women make them.

The development of desirable traits and characteristics - that intangible something which we style personality - is the chief work of the school.

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

The difference between intelligence and education is this: Intelligence will make you a good living.

The education of the present race of females is not very favorable to domestic happiness. - For my own part, I call education, not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular system of character. - That which tends to form a friend, a companion, and a wife.

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.

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 fill it with the accumulation of others.

The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.

The more purely intellectual aim of education should be the endeavor to make us see and imagine the world in an objective manner as far as possible as it really is in itself, and not merely through the distorting medium of personal desires.

The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

The poorest education that teaches self-control, is better than the best that neglects it.


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