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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a belly-full of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Only the educated are free.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Author: Edward Everett (1794-1865)

Profession: American Statesman, Scholar

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education

Author: Paul Karl Feyerabend

Profession:

Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Author: Martin H. Fischer

Profession:

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one

Author: Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

Profession: American Publisher, Businessman

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Author: Anatole France (1844-1924)

Profession: French Writer

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet