And if the student finds that this is not to his taste, well, that is regrettable. Most regrettable. His taste should not be consulted; it is being formed.
Education, n: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
The Romans would never have had time to conquer the world if they had been obliged to learn Latin first of all.
The antithesis between a technical and a liberal education is fallacious. There can be no adequate technical education which is not liberal, and no liberal education which is not technical.
John Milton called his school, Christ College, 'a stony-hearted stepmother'. The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education.
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college, or because they didn't.
Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: education for living and educating for making a living.
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
The Jews have always been students, and their greatest study is themselves.
Whenever I'm asked what college I attended, I'm tempted to reply, Thornton Wilder'.
Let the schools teach the nobility of labour and the beauty of human service: but the superstitions of ages past? Never!
Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.
All learning has an emotional base.
Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.
Thus education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse as his portion.
He couldn't get into Harvard even if he had the dean's wife at gunpoint.