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Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.

Education does not commence with the alphabet; it begins with a mother's look, with a father's nod of approbation, or a sign of reproof; with a sister's gentle pressure of the hand, or a brother's noble act of forbearance; with handfuls of flowers in green dells, on hills, and daisy meadows; with birds' nests admired, but not touched; with creeping ants, and almost imperceptible emmets; with hummingbees and glass beehives; with pleasant walks in shady lanes, and with thoughts directed in sweet and kindly tones and words to nature, to beauty, to acts of benevolence, to deeds of virtue, and to the source of all good - to God Himself!

Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know; it means teaching them to behave as they do not behave.

Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.

Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope.

Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Education gives fecundity of thought, copiousness of illustration, quickness, vigor, fancy, words, images, and illustrations; it decorates every common thing, and gives the power of trifling without being undignified and absurd.

Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.

Education has for its object the formation of character.

Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.

Education in its widest sense includes everything that exerts a formative influence, and causes a young person to be, at a given point, what he is.

Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre.

Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.

Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.

Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information.

Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism.

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress - no crime destroy - no enemy alienate - no despotism enslave. At home, a friend; abroad, an introduction; in solitude, a solace; and in society, an ornament. Without it, what is man? - a splendid slave, a reasoning savage.


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