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The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.

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.
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.
There is no education like adversity.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
The paradox of education is precisely this -- that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
The education of a man is never complete until he dies.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
They know enough who know how to learn.
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
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.
They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
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.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
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
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
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.
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
Education is the art of making man ethical.
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.
A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.
Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.
Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers who are afraid of the principal, principals who are afraid of the school board, school boards who are afraid of the parents, parents who are afraid of the children, and children who are afraid of nobody.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.

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