Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers who are afraid of the principal, principals who are afraid of the school board, school boards who are afraid of the parents, parents who are afraid of the children, and children who are afraid of nobody.
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.
The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.
The world is run by C students.
You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much.
Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.
I just graduated and already I'm way behind.
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
Education has opened many, many doors. However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight -- unopened yet. These are the doors of the future. Perhaps one of my children will open one of these doors -- I shall help give him the key.
A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
Education is not received. It is achieved.
If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates?
School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you.
Author: John Updike (1932)
Profession: American Novelist, Critic
If our education had included training to bear unpleasantness and to let the first shock pass until we could think more calmly, many an unbearable situation would become manageable, and many a nervous illness avoided. There is proverb expressing this. It says, trouble is a tunnel thorough which we pass and not a brick wall against which we must break our head.
Author: Claire Weeks