Quotes on modern education

Topics: Ralph Waldo Emerson, School, Education Pages: 2 (370 words) Published: October 9, 2013
‘The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.’ — G. K. Chesterton
‘Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.’ — G. K. Chesterton
‘I began my education at a very early age - in fact, right after I left college.’ — Winston Churchill
‘Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.’ — Winston Churchill
‘The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.’ — Mandell Creighton
‘One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.’ — Alexandre Dumas
‘Education is a progressive discovery of ignorance.’
— William Durant
‘I remember that I was never able to get along at school. I was always at the foot of the class.’ — Thomas Edison
‘It is, in fact, little short of a miracle that the modern methods of education have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail.’ — Albert Einstein

‘Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the life-long attempt to acquire it.’ — Albert Einstein
‘It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.’ — Albert Einstein
‘This coercion had such a deterring effect upon me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful for an entire year.’ — Albert Einstein

‘We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.’ — Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘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
‘The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the...
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