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Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

Author: Laurence J. Peter


The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.

Author: Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

Profession: American Reformer, Orator

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done -- men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.

Author: Jean Piaget (1896-1980)

Profession: Swiss Experimenters and Theorists

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

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Let us describe the education of our men. What then is the education to be? Perhaps we could hardly find a better than that which the experience of the past has already discovered, which consists, I believe, in gymnastic, for the body, and music for the mind.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.

Author: Plato

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.

Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator

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

Author: Sylvia Porter


Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.

Author: Edgar Quinet (1803-1875)

Profession: French Poet, Historian, Politician

Formal education is but an incident in the lifetime of an individual. Most of us who have given the subject any study have come to realize that education is a continuous process ending only when ambition comes to a halt.

Author: R. I. Rees


Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?

Author: Beah Richards


The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Author: Carl Rogers (1902-1987)

Profession: American Psychotherapist

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

Author: Jim Rohn

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Profession: Twenty-sixth President of the USA