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The education of attention would be an education par excellence. --William James (in How To Trick Your Brain for Happiness)

Education is hanging around until you've caught on. --Robert Frost (in Tale of a Girls School in Afghanistan)

The giving of love is an education in itself. --Eleanor Roosevelt (in The Two-Rupee Miracle)

If you think education is expensive - try ignorance. --Derek Bok (in Untitled)

Education is the movement from darkness to light. --Allan Bloom (in Rooster Valentini: Getting Kids to School)

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action. --Herbert Spencer (in Children Show They Can Make a Difference)

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. --Albert Einstein (in What I've Learned About Learning)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --Yeats (in Untitled)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --W. B. Yeats (in Untitled)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --William Butler Yeats (in Hole In the Wall)

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. --Nelson Mandela (in One Laptop for Every Child)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --William Butler Yeats (in Barefoot College)

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. --W. B. Yeats (in Island School)

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators. --Francis Keppel (in The 12-Year-Old Teacher)

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire. --W.B. Yeats (in The Gift of A Lifetime in the Mail)

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. --Maria Montessori (in Peace)

Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity. --Nancy Witcher Astor (in The Universal Concept Of Ubuntu)

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. --Marian Wright Edelman (in The Best Education Money Can't Buy)

The way Khan portrays the concept of education and the mechanism of learning is revolutionary. --Bill Gates (in Creating A Classroom for the World)

I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (in The City That Ended Hunger)

Education is much more than a matter of imparting the knowledge and skills by which narrow goals are achieved. It is also about opening the child's eyes to the needs and rights of others. --Dalai Lama (in Art Students Gift Portraits to Orphans)

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. --Emma Goldman (in Kids Embrace The Giving Spirit)

Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather making visible what is hidden as a seed --Thomas Moore (in Teaching 21st Century Skills)

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy, kindness, and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. ----Emma Golmam (in Tiny Superheroes Don Capes and Do Good)

It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it. ... The real preparation for education is the study of one's self. --Maria Montessori (in 100 Years of Montessori)

The higher education so much needed today is not given in the school, is not to be bought in the market place, but it has to be wrought out in each one of us for himself; it is the silent influence of character on character. --William Osler (in The New Quest On Campus)

I have seen, time and again, that given an informed choice, the poor do not want a hand out, but simply a hand up. They want the dignity that comes from doing for self. That education is the ultimate poverty eradication tool, and when you know better, you tend to do better. --John Bryant (in Financial Literacy for the Masses)

I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality, and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up. --Martin Luther King Jr (in China: World's Third Largest Food Donor)

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. --John F. Kennedy (in Seeds of Change)

Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world. --Paulo Freire (in Paulo Freire)

I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves. --Oprah Winfrey (in Green Empowerment)

In judging our progress as individuals we tend to concentrate on external factors such as one's social position, influence and popularity, wealth and standard of education ... But internal factors may be even more crucial in assessing one's development as a human being: honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, purity, generosity, absence of vanity, readiness to serve your fellow men - qualities within the reach of every soul - are the foundation of one's spiritual life. Never forget that a saint is a sinner that keeps on trying. --Nelson Mandela (in Untitled)

The opposite of love is not hatred but indifference. Thus, the opposite of beauty is not ugliness but indifference. The opposite of education is not ignorance but indifference. The opposite of life is not death but indifference to life and death. --Ellie Weisel (in Untitled)


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