Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
The average PhD thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
Today's public education system is a failed monopoly: bureaucratic, rigid and in unsteady control of dissatisfied captive markets.
Education should be gentle and stern, not cold and lax.
Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
We should not value education as a means to prosperity, but prosperity as a means to education. Only then will our priorities be right. For education, unlike prosperity is an end in itself. .. power and influence come through the acquisition of useless knowledge. . . irrelevant subjects bring understanding of the human condition, by forcing the student to stand back from it.
When there are two PhD's in a developing country, one is Head of State and the other is in exile.
You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
The things taught in schools are not an education but the means of an education.
The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent.
The freshmen bring a little knowledge in and the seniors take none out, so it accumulates through the years.
Surely the shortest commencement address in history - and for me one of the most memorable - was that of Dr. Harold E. Hyde, President of New Hampshire's Plymouth State College. He reduced his message to the graduating class to these three ideals: 'Know yourself- Socrates. Control yourself- Cicero; Give yourself - Christ.'
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education. Education appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
Education is indoctrination, if you're white - subjugation if you're black.