My Collaborative Learning Environment
Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
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 thoughts of other men.
An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
Sunset off Chebogue Point
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have given his life.
All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
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Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.
My parents told me, "Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving." I tell my daughters, "Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job."
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.