education

A Quote by Confucius on overpopulation, poverty, ignorance, and education

Zan Yu said, "Once there are so many people, what should be done?"

"Enrich them," said the Master.

"Once they are enriched, what next?"

"Educate them."

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Confucius on learning, study, education, and knowledge

Study as if you have not reached your goal - hold it as if you were afraid of losing what you have.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

Contributed by: Ketutar

A Quote by Derek Bok on education, ignorance, worth, learning, and teaching

If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Madeleine L'Engle on schooling, education, and questions

Schooling, instead of encouraging the asking of questions, too often discourages it.

Madeleine L'Engle

Source: Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith and Art

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on education and tolerance

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: Optimism

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, america, education, freedom, democracy, will, politics, and economics

American democracy is a chess-game in which pawns imagine themselves to be free individuals with wills of their own: that delusion is one of the rules of the game, without which the game could not continue. I doubt anyone, no matter how sharp and sharp-tongued, could succeed in getting across to high school students how vital an acute mind is for just keeping a grip on one's life and earnings in our mendacious politics and economics. No wonder our school system is devoutly dedicated to demoralizing and blunting such minds.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy and education

To me philosophy like "intelligence" or "wisdom" is definitely a moving target, whose essence keeps metamorphosing as one gains more resources to penetrate it better. It seems only natural to me that Heraclitus would intuitively leave his murky manuscript ON PHYSIS in the temple of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, i.e. the dialectic of living animal instinct with human acuity. Philosophers are after live and very cunning prey, already I began to think of my courses at LSU in terms of safaris and big game hunts, except that more and more they dealt not with ordinary species but with monsters, dragons, still-living dinosaurs of ideologies and orthodoxies.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Plato on education, direction, and future

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

Plato (c.427 - 347 BC)

Contributed by: Alexandra

A Quote by Thomas Fuller on education, conversation, and gentlement

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)

Contributed by: Alexandra

A Quote by Herbert Spencer on knowledge, education, and action

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.

Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)

Contributed by: Alexandra

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