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Quotes of the Day for 29 August 2000 – Women on Education

Back to School Week continues at Quotes of the Day. My good wife, a loyal subscriber for many months, suggests that the quotes in the database predominantly represent male voices. With her help, here are some thoughts on education from women.

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The quotes:

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
     - Charlotte Bronte

You have been told that Real Life is not like college, and you have been correctly informed. Real Life is more like high school.
     - Meryl Streep

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
     - Margaret Mead

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.
     - Gail Kathleen Godwin

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