A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
H. H. Munro
But, good gracious, you've got to educate him first. You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
Laurence J. Peter
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Anne Sullivan (I bow to her.)
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Alice Duer Miller
It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its natural functions by artificial means. Thus we suppress the child's curiosity and then when he lacks a natural interest in learning he is offered special coaching for his scholastic difficulties.
Showing up at school already able to read is like showing up at the undertaker's already embalmed: people start worrying about being put out of their jobs.
Since every effort in our educational life seems to be directed toward making of the child a being foreign to itself, it must of necessity produce individuals foreign to one another, and in everlasting antagonism with each other.
Edward M. Forster
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
William John Bennett
If [our schools] are still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools.
School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you.
The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.
Robert M. Hutchins
The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.
Max Leon Forman
Education seems to be in America the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little as he can for his money.
Phillip K. Dick
The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.
David P. Gardner
Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least.
The public school has become the established church of secular society.
Together we have come to realize that the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school.