Some education-related quotes.
Universities incline wits to sophistry and affectation.
– Francis Bacon
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all its pupils.
– Hector Louis Berlioz
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
– Jacques Barzun
Education is a sexual disease, IT makes you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you have the urge to pass it on.
– Terry Pratchett
Of course, there’s a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don’t take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.
When I give a lecture, I accept that people look at their watches, but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
– Marcel Achard
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
– Alec Bourne
If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
– Tryon Edwards
Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
– J. Baranowski
You are educated when you have the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.
– Robert Frost
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
– Russell Green
Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening… The average American (should be) content with their humble role in life, because they’re not tempted to think about any other role.
– William Torrey Harris
An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
– Carl Gustav Jung
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.
– Aldous Huxley
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
– Robert G. Ingersoll
University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
– Henry Kissinger
Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
– Bob Perelman
To teach is to learn twice.
– Joseph Joubert
If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.
– Pope John Paul I
Good teaching is one-fourth of preparation and three-fourths of theater.
– Gail Godwin
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterward.
– Anatole France
I have a daughter who goes to SMU. She could’ve gone to UCLA here in California, but it’s one more letter she’d have to remember.
– Shecky Greene
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
– Alexandre Dumas fils
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
– Albert Einstein
The average Ph. D thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
– Frank J. Dobie
The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.
– Robertson Davies
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
– John Ciardi
A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
– Thomas Carruthers
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
– Albert Camus
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.
– Benjamin Disraeli
Education is the state-controlled manufacture of echoes.
– Norman Douglas
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
– Chinese Proverb