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Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.
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.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
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 three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.
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.
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.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Those who trust us educate us.
Better build schoolrooms for the boy, than cells and gibbets for the man.
Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration.
Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates?
Education has opened many, many doors. However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight -- unopened yet. These are the doors of the future. Perhaps one of my children will open one of these doors -- I shall help give him the key.
The world is run by C students.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk -- they are all part of the curriculum.
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.
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.
The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.
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.
America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.
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.
Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
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.
The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty--how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.
No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God... and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.