Meaningful Quotes about Education
A complete and generous education fits a man to perform justly, skilfully and magnanimously all the offices of peace and war.—Milton.
Indolence is stagnation; employment is life.—Seneca.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
A father inquires whether his boy can construe Homer, if he understands Horace, and can taste Virgil; but how seldom does he ask, or examine, or think whether he can restrain his passions,—whether he is grateful, generous, humane, compassionate, just and benevolent.—Lady Hervey.
It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
The world is only saved by the breath of the school children.—The Talmud.
It was the German schoolhouse which destroyed Napoleon III. France, since then, is making monster cannon and drilling soldiers still, but she is also building schoolhouses.—Beecher.
Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the large term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined, the passions are to be restrained; true and worthy motives are to be inspired; a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.—Webster.
Unless your cask is perfectly clean, whatever you pour into it turns sour.—Horace.
Prussia is great because her people are intelligent. They know the alphabet. The alphabet is conquering the world.—G.W. Curtis.
Next in importance to freedom and justice, is popular education, without which neither justice nor freedom can be permanently maintained.—James A. Garfield.
A boy is better unborn than untaught.—Gascoigne.
On the diffusion of education among the people rests the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.—Webster.
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character. Let parents bear this ever in mind.—Hosea Ballou.
Do not ask if a man has been through college; ask if a college has been through him; if he is a walking university.—Chapin.
The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think than what to think,—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.—Beattie.
Into what boundless life does education admit us. Every truth gained through it expands a moment of time into illimitable being—positively enlarges our existence, and endows us with qualities which time cannot weaken or destroy.—Chapin.
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—you first make thieves and then punish them.—Sir Thomas More.
'Tis education forms the common mind,
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.—Locke.