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.

        — Unknown


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.

        — aiju


First, God created idiots. That was just for practice. Then He created school boards.

        — Mark Twain