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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. (Douglas Adams)

Don't let schooling interfere with your education. Mark Twain

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'Isaac Asimov

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. (Robert Frost)

The 3 R's - reading, writing and 'rithmetic - are no longer enough. We must add the 3 C's - computing, critical thinking and the capacity for change.

"People will pay more to be entertained than educated."

My father wanted me to have all the educational opportunities he didn't have, so he sent me to a girls' school.

A college education adds thousands to a man's income - which he then spends sending his children to college.

"A good test of any teacher's work is to be found right here: How many questions do the learners ask about the lesson? Do they show an eagerness for more, or are they glad when the lesson is over? Do they study by themselves? After all, it is not the facts we teach, but the interest and study we stimulate that makes the lesson a success or a failure. (The Master's Art by Howard R. Driggs)

"I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up."

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Sir Winston Churchill

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor great scholars great men.

He was definitely a boy with special needs. In the view of the staffroom, these needs began with an exorcism.(TP)

Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

I owe a lot to my teachers and I'll pay the bastards back one day.

He was a schoolmaster: a man among boys and a boy among men.

"You live and learn, eh? One of the more prevalent delusions"

Most of what you learn in the first 4 years of school will be valid all your life. Most of what you learn in your 4 years at Uni won't.

A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication that one is prepared for life.

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

You have to learn from the mistakes of others - you don't live long enough to make them all yourself.

I'm 60 but I read at 65 year old level.