The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson
The authority of those who teach is very often a hindrance to those who wish to learn.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Good breeding is the result of much good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others, and with a view to obtain the same indulgence from them.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
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 know and what you don`t.
Much learning does not teach understanding.
It is a part of good breeding that a man should be polite even to himself.
Jean Paul Richter
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
It is not possible now to keep a young gentleman from vice by a total ignorance of it, unless you will all his life mew him up in a closet and never let him go into company.
A man`s own good breeding is the best security against other people`s ill manners.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
He, who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn`t learn something from him.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.
He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.
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.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The first duty of a university is to teach wisdom, not a trade; character, not technicalities. We want a lot of engineers in the modern world, but we don`t want a world of engineers.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
A book is a mirror: if an ass peers into it, you can`t expect an apostle to look out.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Josef Ernest Renan