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

Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.
Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
We learn simply by the exposure of living. Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.
They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things 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 person's training begins, it is probably the last lesson a person learns thoroughly.
The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon.
Principles aren't of much account anyway, except at election time. After that you hang them up to let them season.
If I was forced to choose between the penitentiary and White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.
There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys it is all hell.
Courage -- a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.
The aim of education should be to convert the mind into living fountain, and not a reservoir.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men -- the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
The education of a man is never complete until he dies.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.
Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?
Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
Mathematics is not a book confined within a cover and bound between brazen clasps, whose contents it needs only patience to ransack; it is not a mine, whose treasures may take long to reduce into possession, but which fill only a limited number of veins and lodes; it is not a soil, whose fertility can be exhausted by the yield of successive harvests; it is not a continent or an ocean, whose area can be mapped out and its contour defined: it is limitless as that space which it finds too narrow for its aspirations; its possibilities are as infinite as the worlds which are forever crowding in and multiplying upon the astronomer's gaze.
In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.
Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an experiment that it is inexplicable because we don't happen to have all the data. In mathematics we have all the data and yet we don't understand. We always come back to the contemplation of our human wretchedness. What force is in relation to our will, the impenetrable opacity of mathematics is in relation to our intelligence.
If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.
It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily serve with the help of God, to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some, following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him.
It would be a poor thing to be an atom in a universe without physicists, and physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an atom's way of knowing about atoms.
Mathematics, rightly viewed, poses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.
So-called professional mathematicians have, in their reliance on the relative incapacity of the rest of mankind, acquired for themselves a reputation for profundity very similar to the reputation for sanctity possessed by theologians.
In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers.
I know that two and two make four -- and should be glad to prove it too if I could -- though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peas cods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.
I would advise you Sir, to study algebra, if you are not already an adept in it: your head would be less muddy, and you will leave off tormenting your neighbors about paper and packthread, while we all live together in a world that is bursting with sin and sorrow.
Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.
It is amusing to discover, in the twentieth century, that the quarrels between two lovers, two mathematicians, two nations, two economic systems, usually assumed insoluble in a finite period should exhibit one mechanism, the semantic mechanism of identification -- the discovery of which makes universal agreement possible, in mathematics and in life.
Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
They know enough who know how to learn.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing, but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
It don't make much difference what you study, so long as you don't like it.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
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.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.
The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.
Education is the best provision for old age.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.
Better build schoolrooms for the boy, than cells and gibbets for the man.
The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Only the educated are free.

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