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Quotes of the Day for 4 September 2002 – Back to School II

Continuing the Back to School theme, here are some more serious quotes on Education.

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The quotes:

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
     - Edward Gibbon, 1737 - 1794

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
     - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, 1874 - 1936

Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.
     - John Ruskin, 1819 - 1900

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
     - Tryon Edwards, 1809 - 1894

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
     - William Butler Yeats, 1865 - 1939

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