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Life at university, with its intellectual and inconclusive discussions at a postgraduate level is on the whole a bad training for the real world. Only men of very strong character surmount this handicap.

Author: Paul Chambers (1904-1981)

Profession: American Business Executive

Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.

Author: Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort (1741-1794)

Profession: French Writer, Journalist, Playwright

It's fairly obvious that American education is a cultural flop. Americans are not a well-educated people culturally, and their vocational education often has to be learned all over again after they leave school and college. On the other hand, they have open quick minds and if their education has little sharp positive value, it has not the stultifying effects of a more rigid training.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

He is to be educated not because he's to make shoes, nails, and pins, but because he is a man.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.

Author: Chuang Tzu (369-286 BC)

Profession: Chinese Philosopher

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.

Author: R.D. Clyde

Profession:

It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.

Author: William Cobbett (1762-1835)

Profession: British Journalist, Reformer

Better build schoolrooms for ''the boy,'' than cells and gibbets for ''the man.''

Author: Eliza Cook (1818-1889)

Profession: British Poet

Education is the fire-proofer of emotions.

Author: Frank Crane

Profession: American Actor

The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.

Author: Mandell Creighton (1843-1901)

Profession: British Historian, Bishop

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.

Author: John Dewey (1859-1952)

Profession: American Philosopher, Educator

The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.

Author: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

Profession: American Science Fiction Writer

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

On the education of the people of this country the fate of the country depends.

Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister