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Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.

Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

Profession: British Biologist, Educator

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a person's training begins, it is probably the last lesson a person learns thoroughly.

Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

Profession: British Biologist, Educator

The public school has become the established church of secular society.

Author: Ivan Illich (1926)

Profession: Austrian-born American Theologian, Author

The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.

Author: Michael Jackson (1958)

Profession: American Musician, Songwriter

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.

Author: Alice James (1848-1892)

Profession: American Diarist, Sister of Henry, William James

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond.

Author: Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

Profession: German Novelist, Short-Story Writer

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.

Author: Francis Keppel

Profession:

The educator must above all understand how to wait; to reckon all effects in the light of the future, not of the present.

Author: Ellen Key (1849-1926)

Profession: Swedish Author, Feminist

Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.

Author: Florence King (1936)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Adults who still derive childlike pleasure from hanging gifts of a ready-made education on the Christmas tree of a child waiting outside the door to life do not realize how unreceptive they are making the children to everything that constitutes the true surprise of life.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist