Education quotes by Albert Einstein
Also aboutIntellect, Understanding, School, Memory, Advice, Practice, Reading, Efficiency
If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. Never memorize something that you can look up. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around. Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Education quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Also aboutBooks, Memory, Reading, Respect, Choice, Learning
He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped. To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. I am convinced that every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is sure: If they don't make up their minds, someone will do it for them.
The most necessary task of civilization is to teach people how to think. It should be the primary purpose of our public schools. The mind of a child is naturally active, it develops through exercise. Give a child plenty of exercise, for body and brain. The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning, and it lays more stress on memory than observation. Thomas Alva Edison
Education quotes by Aristotle
Also aboutResult, Intelligence, Knowledge, Teachers, Age, Thanksgiving
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Education is the best provision for old age. It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
The highest result of education is tolerance. Education should train the child to use his brains, to make for himself a place in the world and maintain his rights even when it seems that society would shove him into the scrap-heap. I cannot but say a word and look my disapproval when I hear that my country is spending millions for war and war engines — more, I have heard, than twice as much as the entire public school system costs the nation. True teaching cannot be learned from text-books any more than a surgeon can acquire his skill by reading about surgery.
Historically, the family has played the primary role in educating children for life, with the school providing supplemental scaffolding to the family. But with the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital!
Education quotes by Malala Yousafzai
Also aboutInspiration, Books, Change, Human rights, Teachers, Choice, Women's rights, Peace, Terrorism, Knowledge
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world. Let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons. Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human. The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. They are afraid of women. I don't want revenge on the Taliban, I want education for sons and daughters of the Taliban.
...I will power myself with knowledge. Pens and books are the weapons that defeat terrorism. I don't want to be thought of as the "girl who was shot by the Taliban" but the "girl who fought for education." This is the cause to which I want to devote my life. He believed that lack of education was the root of all of Pakistan’s problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected. We liked to be known as the clever girls. When we decorated our hands with henna for holidays and weddings, we drew calculus and chemical formulae instead of flowers and butterflies. Education is our right, I said. Just as it is our right to sing. Islam has given us this right and says that every girl and boy should go to school. The Quran says we should seek knowledge, study hard and learn the mysteries of our world. With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.
Princeton is no longer a thing for Princeton men to please themselves with. Princeton is a thing with which Princeton men must satisfy the country. My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine democracy and serious scholarship. These two, indeed, seem to go together. We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.
If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it's not religion, but you can train through education. I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.
My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. His formal education was rather minimal from the standards of today's college graduates and Ph.D.'s, but he had a deep interest in questions of science and questions of the universe. I believe we owe our young an education that captures the exhilarating drama of science.
Education quotes by Thomas More
Also aboutJustice, Punishment, Delusion, Intelligence, Foolishness, Learning
For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them. One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated. Most people know nothing about learning; many despise it. Dummies reject as too hard whatever is not dumb.
Education quotes by Jane Austen
Also aboutManners, Sociality, Promotion, Opportunity, Sexism, Men, Women's rights
Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.
Education quotes by Maya Angelou
Also aboutKnowledge, Intelligence, Civilization, Culture, Slavery, Progress, History
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction. Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith... We need believing people.