Quotes on Education

Orlando A. Batista

"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."


"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."

Sylvia Ashton-Warner

"Education, fundamentally, is the increase of the percentage of the conscious in relation to the unconscious."

Samuel Beckett

"Dublin University contains the cream of Ireland: rich and thick."

Daniel Boorstin

"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."

Rita Mae Brown

"Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash."

Winston Churchill

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."

"My education was interrupted only by my schooling."

"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."

John Ciardi

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students."

Samuel Clemons

"I never let school interfere with my education."


"To study and not think is a waste; to think and not study is dangerous."

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."

Will Durant

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."

Charles Elliot

"Harvard is the storehouse of knowledge because the freshman bring so much in and the graduates take so little out."

Evan Esar

"America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week."

Sam Ewing

"Jumping to conclusions is not as good an exercise as digging for facts."

"School days are among the happiest days of your life, provided, of course, that your children are old enough to attend."

"If all the college students who slept in class were placed end to end.. they would be much more comfortable."

Russell Green

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving."

Elbert Hubbard

"You can lead a boy to college but you can't make him think."

Clive James

"Everyone has a right to a university degree in America, even if it's in Hamburger Technology."

H. L. Mencken

"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citzenry, to put down dissent."

Wilson Mizner

"I respect faith but doubt is what gets you an education."

"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."

Claus Mose

"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."

Friedrich W. Nietzsche

"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for usually the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."

Mary Pettibone Poole

"To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains."

Native American Proverb

"Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand."

Agnes Repplie

"It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning."

Harold Rosenberg

"The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight."

George Santayana

"The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas."

Pete Seeger

"Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't."

Josephine Tey

"Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive."


"What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook."

Mark Twain

"Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run."


"Nature has always had more power than education."

Oscar Wilde

"Education is an admirable thing, but it is worth remembering from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught."

"I am not young enough to know everything."

Cousin Woodman

"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience--well, that comes from poor judgement."