A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled.
A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.
According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
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.
All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
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.
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.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
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.
Better build schoolrooms for ''the boy,'' than cells and gibbets for ''the man.''
Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?
Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.
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!