49 Quotes About Education

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The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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When schools flourish, all flourishes.
- Martin Luther
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Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver
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The truest view of life has always seemed to me to be that which shows that we are here not to enjoy, but to learn.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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When one considers our nation's educational foundations -- Harvard, Yale, Princeton and most of our respected institutions were originally Christian -- it becomes evident why we, as Christians, maintain a passion about remaining true to the foundations of Scripture.
- Jonathan Falwell
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It is so important that our churches, our Christian schools and we, as individuals, do not allow non-Christian influences to influence our beliefs.
- Jonathan Falwell
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Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
- Thomas Aquinas
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No man who worships education has got the best out of education. Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Joseph Hall
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Want to know why American students' SAT scores are falling? We've kicked the light of the world out of the classroom.
- John Hagee
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When general observations are drawn from so many particulars as to become certain and indisputable, these are jewels of knowledge.
- Isaac Watts
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Do you realize that if we could increase just by 50 percent the number of adults who have a college degree, it would $5 billion to the economy and it would result in a net income to the state of Arkansas of $340 million a year?
- Mike Huckabee
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The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
- G.K. Chesterton
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The child taught to believe any occurrence a good or evil omen, or any day of the week lucky, hath a wide inroad made upon the soundness of his understanding.
- Isaac Watts
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Men are more inclined to ask curious questions, than to obtain necessary instruction.
- Assorted Authors
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Knowledge that terminates in curiosity and speculation is inferior to that which is useful; and of all useful knowledge that is the most so which consists in a due care and just notion of ourselves.
- Assorted Authors
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It is a fact that unless children are brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, they, and the society which they constitute or control, will go to destruction. Consequently, when a state resolves that religious instruction shall be banished from the schools and other literary institutions, it virtually resolves on self-destruction.
- Charles Hodge
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Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Academical disputation gives vigor and briskness to the mind thus exercised, and relieves the languor of private study and meditation.
- Isaac Watts
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Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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I've graduated from three universities, and I can tell you that some of the dumbest people on earth are hiding out there.
- John Hagee
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A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
- Assorted Authors
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We seek a constitutional amendment to permit voluntary school prayer. God should never have been expelled from America's classrooms in the first place.
- Ronald Reagan
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It is not so important to know everything as to know the exact value of everything, to appreciate what we learn, and to arrange what we know.
- Hannah More
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Our seminaries today are turning out dead men.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
- G.K. Chesterton
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God's corrections are our instructions; His lashes our lessons, and His scourges our schoolmasters.
- James H. Aughey
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In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge.
- George Herbert
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They are not the best students who are most dependent on books. What can be got out of them is at best only material; a man must build his house for himself.
- George Macdonald
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He has seen but little of life who does not discern everywhere the effect of early education on men's opinions and habits of thinking. Children bring out of the nursery that which displays itself throughout their lives.
- Richard Cecil
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The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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The education of the present race of females is not very favorable to domestic happiness. For my own part, I call education, not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular system of character. That which tends to form a friend, a companion, and a wife.
- Hannah More
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One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert
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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
- G.K. Chesterton
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It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth.
- Frederick W. Robertson
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A good schoolmaster minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.
- Thomas Fuller
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The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity.
- Abraham Kuyper
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The seminaries must be like the churches' poor relations, prolonging their existence with austerity.
- Abraham Kuyper
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Knowledge of the sciences is so much smoke apart from the heavenly science of Christ.
- John Calvin
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Solitude is a good school, but the world is the best theatre; the institution is best there, but the practice here; the wilderness hath the advantage of discipline, and society opportunities of perfection.
- Jeremy Taylor
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The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller
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I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
- Martin Luther
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Life is but one continual course of instruction, The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.
- Assorted Authors
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Aversion from reproof is not wise. It is a mark of a little mind. A great man can afford to lose; a little, insignificant fellow is afraid of being snuffed out.
- Richard Cecil
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Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou
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Exultation that does not flow from education, affections that do not flow from knowing, savoring that does not flow from seeing, feeling that does not flow from thinking - are hollow and rootless - noisy gongs and clanging cymbals. And God is not glorified by artificial and empty passions. True delight is rooted in true doctrine. God-centered Exultation is rooted in God-centered Education.
- John Piper
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Instructors should not only be skilful in those sciences which they teach, but have skill in the method of teaching, and patience in the practice.
- Isaac Watts
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Old foxes want no tutors.
- Thomas Fuller
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College isn't the place to go for ideas.
- Helen Keller
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