Education quotes

A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. Alexander Pope

Education, education, education. Tony Blair setting out priorities in 1996 speech.

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think. Elbert Hubbard

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. Daniel J. Boorstin

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Brooks Adams

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey

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. Al McGuire

My education was interrupted only by my schooling. Winston Churchill

Too often students are given answers to remember, rather than problems to solve. Roger Lewin

I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.  Neil Gaiman

He who opens a school door closes a prison. Victor Hugo

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Kahlil Gibran

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind. Logan Pearsall Smith

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. Plato

You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can’t tell him much. Anonymous

 Budget cuts will mean Britain’s universities will no longer be able to teach young people how to read newspapers and smile at tourists, it was claimed last night.

… Dr Cook, who has a PhD in the films of Chevy Chase, from Caddyshack to Goose on the Loose, warned that many of Britain’s leading higher education institutions could be forced to teach science.

He added: “And I would like Lord Mandelson to explain how we’re supposed to take less than three years to train hospitality workers to smile, carry things and not be a sullen, belligerent, moronic pain in the arse from the very second you check in.

“People are not born with a natural ability to smile and perform really simple tasks in exchange for money. It takes tens of thousands of pounds and a huge amount of public relations. From The Daily Mash

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