Quotes about Education
I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.
— L. Frank Baum (from THE WIZARD OF OZ)
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
— Albert Einstein
The so-called ‘middle class’ achieve their priveleged access to consumption and security through education, in which they are obliged to invest a substantial part of their income, acquireing as their property a degree which represents the sorry fact that ‘the candidate can tolerate boredom and knows how to follow the rules.’
— Stanley Aronowitz, The Knowledge Factory, p. 10
We’ve not been to school. We are using our minds.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
— Bertrand Russell
Never let your schooling interfere with your education.
— Mark Twain
One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other people’s motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogans– anything except reason.
— Thomas Sowell
A general State education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mold in which it casts them is that which pleases the dominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, an aristocracy, or a majority of the existing generation; in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body.
— John Stuart Mill, 1859
Modern education is like being taken to the world’s greatest restaurant & being forced to eat the menu.
— Murray Gell-Mann
The great thing is that school encourages ‘knowledge bulimia’, learn it for the test, forget it after.
First, God created idiots. That was just for practice. Then He created school boards.
— Mark Twain