Education Quotations




“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

                                                                              Margaret Mead



“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

                                                                              Thomas Paine



“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”



“Education is essential for the improvement of humanity, and it must continue throughout a person’s life. We are never too young nor too old to learn. We must embrace curiosity about the world around us, and we should learn every day of our lives.”

                                                                             Charles F. French

14 thoughts on “Education Quotations

  1. I taught myself from books as the schools I went to failed me. I begged the headmistress to move me out of the class I was in to a higher class because the rest of the class didn’t want to learn. She said, but you will be bottom of that class 🤷‍♀️ I said, but at least I would have the chance to learn more.

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  2. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

    “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.”
    ― Doris Lessing

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  3. Excellent Post… I came via Jennies repost… Children have been taught not to question, and as I told Jennie even in my educational days back in the late 50s and 60s I would question my teachers and be labelled a trouble maker, for I wanted to know why? to many things the teachers would say ‘ Because it is ‘….
    And I also agree, we are never too old to learn.. and I learn everyday… This world is far from what we were taught it to be..
    Many thanks..

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