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For too long we have occupied ourselves with responding to the consequences of cruelty and abuse and have neglected the important task of building up an ethical system in which justice for animals is regarded as the norm rather than the exception. Our only hope is to put our focus on the education of the young.
—  John Hoyt
A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.
It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Education, in its highest sense, is conscious training of mind or body to act unconsciously. It is conscious formation of mental habits, not mere acquisition of information.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.
The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.
Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
I believe with all my heart that civilization has produced nothing finer than a man or woman who thinks and practices true tolerance. Some one has said that most of us don't think, we just occasionally rearrange our prejudices. And I suspect that even today, with all the progress we have made in liberal thought, the quality of true tolerance is as rare as the quality of mercy. That men of all creeds have fundamental common objectives is a fact one must learn by the process of education. How to work jointly toward these objectives must be learned by experience.
—  Frank Knox
The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyfull of words and do not know a thing. The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
—  Mark Twain
Much of the indifference, apathy, and even cruelty we see has its origin in the false education given the young concerning the rights of animals, and their duty towards them.
Moral education, as I understand it, is not about inculcating obedience to law or cultivating self-virtue, it is rather about finding within us an ever-increasing sense of the worth of creation. It is about how we can develop and deepen our intuitive sense of beauty and creativity.
Education is the power to think clearly, to act well in a day's work and ... to appreciate life.
One of the benefits of a college education is to show the boy its little avail.
Humanity today is not safe in the presence of humanity. The old cannibalism has given way to anonymous action in which the killer and the killed do not know each other, and in which, indeed, the very fact of mass death has the effect of making mass killing less reprehensible than the death of a single individual. In short, we have evolved in every respect except our ability to protect ourselves against human intelligence. Our knowledge is vast but does not embrace the workings of peace ... We study history, philosophy, religions, languages, literature, art, architecture, political science ... anthropology, biology, medicine, psychology, sanitation ... chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics. But we have yet to make peace basic to our education. The most important subject in the world is hardly taught at all. In the spirit of this passage, the editor has taken the liberty of editing Mr. Cousins' language to make it more gender inclusive.
The individual who cultivates grievances, and who is perpetually exacting explanations of his assumed wrongs, can only be ignored, and left to the education of time and of development ... One does not argue or contend with the foul miasma that settles over stagnant water; one leaves it and climbs to a higher region, where the air is pure and the sunshine fair.
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
If the children are untaught, their ignorance and vices will in future life cost us much dearer in their consequences than it would have done in their correction by a good education.
Sometimes I fear that, if Harvard does not give up trying to turn itself from an Institution of Learning into an Educational Institution, we may have a generation of professors whose duty it will be to disseminate information which they have not the time to acquire.
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
—  Karl Kraus
Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you do not consider your students to be human beings.
It may be that we should stop putting so much emphasis in our own minds on the monetary value of a college education and put more emphasis on the intangible social and cultural values to be derived from learning. The time may be coming when we will have to start accepting the idea that education is life, not merely a preparation for it.
Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but straight conduct ye to a hillside, where I will point ye out the right path of a virtuous and noble education; laborious indeed at the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect and melodious sounds on every side that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community--these are the most vital things that education must try to produce.
No one has completed his education who has not learned to live with an insoluble problem.
Change does not necessarily assure progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
The lack of education and lack of skills don't hurt the unemployed, they hurt America and American business, making us less competitive in the global market.
A lot of voters always cast their ballot for the candidate who seems to them to be one of the people. That means he must have the same superstitions, the same unbalanced prejudices, and the same lack of understanding of public finances that are characteristic of the majority. A better choice would be a candidate who has a closer understanding and a better education than the majority. Too much voting is based on affability rather than on ability.
Education was almost always a matter of luck usually ill luck in those distant days.
Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.
The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir. That which is filled by merely pumping in, will be emptied by pumping out.
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius; for inequality, not mediocrity, individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress of the world
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
I know of no safe repository for the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to increase their discretion by education.
Leisure may prove to be a curse rather than a blessing, unless education teaches a flippant world that leisure is not a synonym for entertainment.
I was blessed to get an education available to few black women in Africa at that time. Every woman should be able to get an education so she can serve others.
I believe in women. I desire ... to do those things that would advance women in moral and spiritual, as well as educational work.
The most important moral of all is that excellence is where you find it. I would extend this generalization to cover not just higher education but all education from vocational high school to graduate school. We must learn to honor excellence, indeed to demand it in every socially accepted human activity, however humble that activity, and to scorn shoddiness, however exalted the activity. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
The young man of native ability, the will to work and good personality will, in the long run, get the equivalent of a college education in the tasks he will set for himself. If he has ability and determination, he will find ways to learn and to get ahead.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
I thoroughly believe in a university education for both men and women, but I believe a knowledge of the Bible without a college course is more valuable than a college course without the Bible.
The essence of education is the education of the body.
The teaching of any science, for purposes of liberal education, without linking it with social progress and teaching its social significance, is a crime against the student mind. It is like teaching a child how to pronounce words but not what they mean.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
All true educators since the time of Socrates and Plato have agreed that the primary object of education is the attainment of inner harmony, or, to put it into more up-to-date language, the integration of the personality. Without such an integration learning is no more than a collection of scraps, and the accumulation of knowledge becomes a danger to mental health.
Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent, that I resolved to claim for my sex all that an impartial Creator had bestowed, which, by custom and a perverted application of the Scriptures, had been wrested from women.
Race tensions thrive on the restricted educational opportunities for Southern Negroes. When earning power is limited or foreshortened by lack of education, whole populations suffer. A potential great producing force, as well as a large possible market for goods, is thus being ignored.
There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book? Is it Aristotle? Is it Pliny, is it Buffon? No-it is Robinson Crusoe.
I add this, that natural ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer.
—  Lucy Stone
Without education, we are in the horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure.
If these distracted times prove anything, they prove that the greatest illusion is reliance upon the security and permanence of material possessions. We must search for some other coin. And we will discover that the treasure-house of education has stood intact and unshaken in the storm. The man of cultivated life has founded his house upon a rock. You can never take away the magnificent mansion of his mind.
Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Education is a social process ... education is growth ... education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
—  John Dewey
It is regrettable for the education of the young that war stories are always told by those who survived.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
—  Mark Twain
No poor, rural, weak, or black person should ever again have to bear the additional burden of being deprived of the opportunity for an education, a job, or simple justice.
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Theories are more common than achievements in the history of education.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: Educating for living and educating for making a living.
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Education with inert ideas is not only useless; it is above all things harmful.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
I attribute my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education which I received from my mother.
You should have education enough so that you won't have to look up to people; and then more education so that you will be wise enough not to look down on people.
The things taught in colleges and school are not an education but a means to an education.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
I don't believe athletes should be role models ... We're a one-shot deal, one in a million, so we should be the least likely role models ... I think one of the problems in society today is that we don't stress education enough, because we glorify athletes, actors and actresses.
No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God ... and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
T'is education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive.
The whole drift of my education goes to persuade me that the world of our present consciousness is only one out of many worlds of consciousness that exist.
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.
What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.
I may safely predict that the education of the future will be inventive-minded. It will believe so profoundly in the high value of the inventive or creative spirit that it will set itself to develop that spirit by all means within its power.
The mere imparting of information is not education. Above all things, the effort must result in making a man think and do for himself.
Public education is a great instrument of social change. Through it, if we so desire, we can make our country more nearly a democracy without classes. To do so will require the efforts of us all-teachers, administrators, taxpayers and statesmen. Education is a social process, perhaps the most important process in determining the future of our country; it should command a far larger portion of our national income than it does today.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
... It was in masking education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
Since we live in an age of innovation, a practical education must prepare a man for work that does not yet exist and cannot yet be clearly defined.
The education of the will is the object of our existence.
There are many things that go to make up an education, but there are just two things without which no man can ever hope to have an education and these two things are character and good manners.
We blacks look for leadership in men and women of such youth and inexperience, as well as poverty of education and character, that it is no wonder that we sometimes seem rudderless ... We see basketball players and pop singers as possible role models.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
If there is anything education does not lack today it is critics.
The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.
Education is ... hanging around until you've caught on.
If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.
Education is a precondition to survival in America today.
Citizenship comes first today in our crowded world ... No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with a clear conscience break his contract with society. To respect that contract is to be mature, to strengthen it is to be a good citizen, to do more than your share under it is to be noble.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
All education should be directed toward the refinement of the individual's sensibilities in relation not only to one's fellow humans everywhere, but to all living things whatsoever.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Though her mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behaviour; to love her was a liberal education.
Man's knowledge of science has clearly outstripped his knowledge of man. Our only hope of making the atom servant rather than master lies in education, in a broad liberal education where each student within his capacity can free himself from trammels of dogmatic prejudice and apply his educational accoutrement to besetting social and human problems.
The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
The question for each man to settle is not what he would do if he had means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.

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