Inspirational and Inspiring Gifts


Education

"It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be wiser than others, if you can, but do not tell them so." -- Lord Chesterfield

"Teachers affect eternity. They never know where their influence stops." -- Henry Adams

"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth." -- Diogenes Laertius

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -- Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

"School is always in session, and life challenges us to excell at being both enthusiastic student and inspired teacher." -- Unknown

"Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him." -- Dr. Thomas Fuller (1654-1734)

"Only the educated are free." -- Epictetus (55 AD-135 AD)

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." -- Sir Winston Churchill

"Teachers, if indeed wise, do not bid you enter the house of their wisdom, but lead you to the threshold of your own mind." -- Kahil Gibran

"The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people." -- Claiborne Pell

"It matters not how strait the gate; how charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." -- W.E. Henley, Poet

"Knowledge is knowing a fact. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that fact." -- B.J. Palmer

"The Key to wisdom is knowing all the right questions." -- John A. Simone, Jr.

"If you learn to love Reading, you will never be alone." -- Nelle Reagan, Told to her young son, Ronald

"When the pupil is ready, the Master will appear." -- Confuscious

"Students are often in no position to judge 'relevance' until long after the fact." -- Thomas Sowell

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't. -- Mark Twain

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." -- Unknown

"A College Degree is not a sign that one is a finished product, but an indication a person is prepared for life." -- Rev. Edward A. Malloy



"Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge." -- Unknown



"Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading." -- G. M. Trevelyan (1876-1962)



"The more wisdom we know the more we may earn. Those who seek to learn more of their craft shall be richly rewarded." -- George S. Clason - from "The Richest man in Babylon"

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater." -- Gail Godwin

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The wonderful truth about skills and knowledge: they don't wear out with use." -- Tom Hopkins



"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." -- Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)



"Half of knowledge is knowing where to find it." -- Unknown



"There are many who can teach, but only a few who can reach." -- Unknown



"Everybody, at some point, is going to have adversity. If we don't learn from that, then it was just a penalty. But, if you use it, then it becomes TUITION." -- 'Dr. Phil' McGraw

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"School is a building that has four walls with tomorrow inside." -- Lon Watters

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." -- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

"You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves." -- Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, Accepted, 2006

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." -- Unknown

"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." -- Alec Bourne

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't." -- Anatole France (1844-1924)

"A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness." -- Ann Radcliffe

"Education is the best provision for old age." -- Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -- Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." -- B. F. Skinner (1904-1990)

"The number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes." -- Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

"America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week." -- Evan Esar (1899-1995)

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"College isn't the place to go for ideas." -- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

"Education has for its object the formation of character." -- Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

"You can't use what you don't know." -- Harold Huff

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained." -- James A. Garfield (1831-1881)

"Bachelor's degrees make pretty good placemats if you get 'em laminated." -- Jeph Jacques

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students." -- John Ciardi (1916-1986)

"She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life." -- John Mason Brown (1900-1969)

"Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't." -- L. L. Henderson

"Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices." -- Laurence J. Peter (1919-1988)

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." -- Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990)