Saturday, 26 March 2011

Quotes about Education

Here's the next section of quotes from my book 1000 Great Quotations for Business, Management & Training.

If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.
Guan Zhong, Chinese politician, statesman (720-645 BC)

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese proverb

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X, US civil rights activist (1926-1965)

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela, South African statesman (b. 1918)

Nelson Mandela

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.
Will Rogers, US actor, humorist (1879-1935)

If you think education is expensive – try ignorance.
Derek Bok, US lawyer, educator (b. 1930)

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Henry Peter Brougham, Scottish jurist, politician (1778-1868)

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle, Greek philosopher, scientist, physician (384-322 BC)

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.
Albert Einstein, German physicist (1879-1955)

What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, essayist (1856-1950)

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Peter Drucker, US management author (1909-2005)

Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn, US motivational speaker, author (1930-2009)

Learning you get from school. Education you get from life.
Mark Twain, US author (1835-1910)

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second more personal and important, from himself.
Edward Gibbon, British historian (1737-1749)

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Ben Jonson, English dramatist, poet (1572-1637)

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling.
Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, analytical psychologist (1876-1961)

A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams, US historian (1838-1918)

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Ward, British author, theologian (1812-1882)

Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don’t know, and be imbued by a lifetime desire to know it.
William Haley, British editor, Director General of the BBC (1901-1987)

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Chinese proverb

Everybody should have an equal chance – but all should have a flying start.
Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (1916-1995)

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H G Wells, British author, journalist (1866-1946)

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a mans knows at twenty are no longer true at forty – and half the things he knows at forty hadn’t been discovered when he was twenty?
Arthur C Clarke, British author (1917-2008)

Education can no longer be confined to the schools. Every employing institution has to become a teacher.
Peter Drucker, US management author (1909-2005)

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.
John Ruskin, British writer, art critic (1819-1900)

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately they don’t have a J.O.B.
‘Fats’ Domino, US singer, pianist, composer (b. 1928)

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