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  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
    * Aristotle


  • Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
    * Bible --Proverbs 22:6


  • Education is the movement from darkness to light.
    * Allan Bloom


  • Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.
    * Lord Chesterfield


  • Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
    * Charles Caleb Colton


  • Knowledge has outstripped character development, and the young today are given an education rather than an upbringing.
    * Ilya Ehrenburg


  • Only the educated are free.
    * Epictetus


  • The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live.
    * Oliver Wendell Holmes


  • I have been at my book, and am now past the craggy paths of study, and come to the flowery plains of honour and reputation.
    * Ben Jonson


  • A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books.
    * Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  • My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
    * A. A. Milne


  • If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
    * Maria Montessori


  • Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.
    * Sir Claus Moser


  • To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child's education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love.
    * Milton R. Sapirstein


  • Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
    * B. F. Skinner


  • Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
    * Thomas Szasz


  • Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
    * Leon Trotsky


  • Children have a natural antipathy to books--handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
    * Oscar Wilde


  • Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    * Oscar Wilde