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Quotes of the Day for 13 June 2003 – Commencment

As the school year at various levels and in divers locations draws to a close it is good to wonder "What next?" Traditionally, the observation of the end of a course of education has been called Commencement, these quotes highlight the reality that education doesn't end at graduation, the event marks a beginning.

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The quotes:

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school.
     - Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955

One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.
     - Alexandre Dumas, 1802 - 1870

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his own education.
     - John Gardner

The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
     - John William Gardner

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
     - Robert Maynard Hutchins, 1899 - 1977

I began my education at a very early age - in fact, right after I left college
     - Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965


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