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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Profession: American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher

Out of my general world-pattern-trend studies there now comes strong evidence that nothing is going to be quite so surprising and abrupt in the future history of man as the forward evolution in the educational process.

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

Profession: American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher

We learn simply by the exposure of living. Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.

Author: David P. Gardner


America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.

Author: John W. Gardner (1912)

Profession: American Educator, Social Activist

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.

Author: John W. Gardner (1912)

Profession: American Educator, Social Activist

Most owners of small businesses openly state that they believe in the value of skills and operational training. However, they also admit that they themselves undertake very little training, or offer only limited training to their employees, because of time restraints.

Author: Moshe Gerstenhaber

Profession: American Business Executive

Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.

Author: Jean Giraudoux (1882-1944)

Profession: French Diplomat, Author

They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.

Author: Emma Goldman (1869-1940)

Profession: American Anarchist

We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.

Author: Remy De Gourmont (1858-1915)

Profession: French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright

America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.

Author: Billy Graham (1918)

Profession: American Evangelist

The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.

Author: Paul E. Gray


We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.

Author: Angelina Grimke (1805-1879)

Profession: American Abolitionist, Feminist

Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

Author: Sir William Haley