Quotes about education

My long Christmas break is over, and I started going back to school this week. I thought I’d commemorate it with a few quotes about education and college.

  • “Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  • “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan
  • “We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “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.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  • “Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.” ~ Robert G. Ingersoll
  • “He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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I'm a rather boring, geeky college student. Most of my time is spent at a computer, reading a book, or sitting in (mostly uninteresting) classes. My hobbies include reading, blogging, creating and running websites, creating amateur video games, arguing incessantly on discussion forums, and buying books on amazon.com because I'm too lazy to go to the library.
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3 Responses to Quotes about education

  1. wee says:

    i like the roosevelt one

  2. This is a random comment one.

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