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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

Author: William John Bennett (1943)

Profession: American Federal Official

Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Education is not a discipline at all. Half vocational, half an emptiness dressed up in garments borrowed from philosophy, psychology, literature.

Author: Edward Blishen (1920)

Profession: British Actor

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.

Author: Allan Bloom (1930-1992)

Profession: American Educator, Author

Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.

Author: Allan Bloom (1930-1992)

Profession: American Educator, Author

In my early life, and probably even today, it is not sufficiently understood that a child's education should include at least a rudimentary grasp of religion, sex, and money. Without a basic knowledge of these three primary facts in a normal human being's life --subjects which stir the emotions, create events and opportunities, and if they do not wholly decide must greatly influence an individual's personality --no human being's education can have a safe foundation.

Author: Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963)

Profession: American Writer

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Author: Alec Bourne


Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Author: Omar Nelson Bradley (1893-1981)

Profession: American General

There's a new tribunal now higher than God's --The educated man s!

Author: Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Profession: British Poet

We are only now on the threshold of knowing the range of the educability of man-the perfectibility of man. We have never addressed ourselves to this problem before.

Author: Dr. Jerome Brunner


Parents have a right to insist that godless evolution not be taught to their children.

Author: Patrick Buchanan (1938)

Profession: American Statesman

The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.

Author: Robert Buzzell

Profession: American Professor, Harvard Business School

Mentoring is all about people -- it's about caring, about relationships and sensitivity. As it becomes increasingly in vogue it is becoming too formulated -- concerned with performance metrics, critical success factors, investment and spending. It'll be a disaster.

Author: Rene Carayol

Profession: American Business Executive

We must do better or perish as the nation we know today.

Author: Lauro Cavazos