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March 31, 2010 / compassioninpolitics

The Best quotes on the Value of Education

The Best quotes on the Value of Education

Here are some of the best quotes on the value of education…which includes some of the greatest thinkers and doers of our times.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and will never be.

Thomas Jefferson

It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
T.S. Eliot

Education is the transmission of civilization.

Will Durant

Remember that our nation’s first great leaders were also our first great scholars.
John F. Kennedy

I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform. All reforms which rest simply upon the law, or the threatening of certain penalties, or upon changes in mechanical or outward arrangements, are transitory and futile…. But through education society can formulate its own purposes, can organize its own means and resources, and thus shape itself with definiteness and economy in the direction in which it wishes to move…. Education thus conceived marks the most perfect and intimate union of science and art conceivable in human experience.
John Dewey, My Pedagogic Creed, 1897

Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.
John Dewey

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.

Wiliam Butler Yeats

Practice is the best of all instructors.

Publilius Syrus

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  1. compassioninpolitics / Apr 2 2010 8:53 am

    I think these four quotes on the value of education and learning are both rhetorically powerful and on target:

    Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of the body and mind will vanish like the evil spirits at the dawn of the day.
    ~Thomas Jefferson

    The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
    ~Alvin Toffler

    If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
    ~Benjamin Franklin

    Where there is no vision, the people perish.
    ~King Solomon, Proverbs 29:18

  2. Amit sardar / Mar 21 2012 2:18 pm

    That’s a wonderful job for those people who are knowledge seekers & want 2 live in a different way unlike other common materialistic people.

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