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Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist

The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

Author: Timothy Leary (1921-1996)

Profession: American Actor

The education of a man is never complete until he dies.

Author: Robert E. Lee (1807-1870)

Profession: American Confederate Army Commander

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

Author: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Profession: British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.

Author: Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Profession: Sixteenth President of the USA

Moral education, as I understand it, is not about inculcating obedience to law or cultivating self-virtue, it is rather about finding within us an ever-increasing sense of the worth of creation. It is about how we can develop and deepen our intuitive sense of beauty and creativity.

Author: Andrew Linzey


No amount of charters, direct primaries, or short ballots will make a democracy out of an illiterate people.

Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

Profession: American Journalist

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

Author: Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913)

Profession: British Statesman, Banker, Naturalist

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.

Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation

Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty and dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.

Author: James Madison (1751-1836)

Profession: American Statesman, President

Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.

Author: Malcolm X (1925-1965)

Profession: American Black Leader, Activist

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.

Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)

Profession: American Educator

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.

Author: Horace Mann (1796-1859)

Profession: American Educator