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Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.

Author: John A. Hannah


Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.

Author: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

Profession: British Essayist

Education is the art of making man ethical.

Author: Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

Profession: German Philosopher

Much learning does not teach understanding.

Author: Heraclitus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

Education at school continues what has been done at home: it crystallizes the optical illusion, consolidates it with book learning, theoretically legitimizes the traditional trash and trains the children to know without understanding and to accept denominations for definitions. Astray in his conceptions, entangled in words, man loses the flair for truth, the taste for nature. What a powerful intellect must you possess, to be suspicious of this moral carbon dioxide and with your head swimming already, to hurl yourself out of it into the fresh air, with which, into the bargain, everyone round is trying to scare you!

Author: Alexander Herzen (1812-1870)

Profession: Russian Journalist, Political Thinker

Education is the ability to meet life's situations.

Author: Dr. John G. Hibben


Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

Author: Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Profession: American Speaker, Motivational Writer, ''Think and Grow Rich''

The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935)

Profession: American Judge

People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have.

Author: John Holt (1908-1967)

Profession: Australian Politician, Prime Minister

The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.

Author: Sam Houston (1793-1863)

Profession: American Soldier, Statesman

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him to think.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

Author: Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977)

Profession: American University President

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.

Author: Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977)

Profession: American University President

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.

Author: Robert M. Hutchins (1899-1977)

Profession: American University President