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I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution.

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.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.
I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.
What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates form college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
It is an insult to God to believe in God. For on the one hand it is to suppose that he has perpetrated acts of incalculable cruelty. On the other hand, it is to suppose that he has perversely given his human creatures an instrument -- their intellect -- which must inevitably lead them, if they are dispassionate and honest, to deny his existence. It is tempting to conclude that if he exists, it is the atheists and agnostics that he loves best, among those with any pretensions to education. For they are the ones who have taken him most seriously.
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.
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.
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.
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.
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 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 ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best -- it's all they'll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money -- provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don't need it.
Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools
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.
Formal education is but an incident in the lifetime of an individual. Most of us who have given the subject any study have come to realize that education is a continuous process ending only when ambition comes to a halt.
A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.
The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.
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.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.

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