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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)

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)

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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