Favorite Quotes on Education
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James Garfield (1831-1881)
Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will
not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius
will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination
man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy,
education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man
would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear
of punishment and hope of reward after death.
If you consider what are called the virtues in mankind, you will find
their growth is assisted by education and cultivation.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.
the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make
yourself do the thing 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 man’s training begins,
it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
Education is not to reform students, amuse them, or to make them expert
technicians. It is to unsettle their mind, widen their horizons, and
inflame their intellects.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.