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You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people.
Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
Only the educated are free.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.

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