History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
When asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated, Aristotle answered, ‘As much as the living are to the dead.’
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.
All I really need to know … I learned in kindergarten.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers and teachers.
The education of the doctor which goes on after he has his degree is, after all, the most important part of his education.
John Shaw Billings
The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education … (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
The most essential part of a student’s instruction is obtained, as I believe, not in the lecture room, but at the beside.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could do for themselves.
Only people who die very young learn all they really need to know in kindergarten.
They say that we are better educated than our parents’ generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing.
A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations.
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry B. Adams
Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn’t have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John W. Gardner
There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school. It is in some respects more cruel than a prison. In a prison, for example, you are not forced to read books written by the warders and the governor.
George Bernard Shaw
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
I pay the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys that educate my son.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If a man is a fool, you don’t train him out of being a fool by sending him to university. You merely turn him into a trained fool, ten times more dangerous.
Nothing would more effectively further the development of education than for all flogging pedagogues to learn to educate with the head instead of with the hand.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought — that is to be educated.
The schoolteacher is certainly underpaid as a childminder, but ludicrously overpaid as an educator.
Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
No profit grows where is no pleasure ta’en; In brief, sir, study what you most affect.
It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it.
Finley Peter Dunne
The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.
R. D. Hitchcock
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James A. Garfield
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok
You don’t need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves.
Adam Cooper and Bill Collage
Learning from experience is a faculty almost never practiced.
I have learned since to be a better student, and to be ready to say to my fellow students ‘I do not know.’
You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins