Marriage can wait, education cannot.
Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.
It is always in season for old men to learn.
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.
A one-book man is either a slow learner or an ill-equipped teacher.
Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism are the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
Creatures whose main spring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of fact, far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
Good teaching is l/4th preparation and 3/4ths theatre.
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family.
If you hit a pony over the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, he may not love you but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterwards.
On many American campuses the only qualification for admission was the ability actually to find the campus and then discover a parking space.
One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long.
One father is more than 100 schoolmasters.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Pedantry crams our heads with learned lumber and takes out brains to make room for it.