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Quotes of the Day for 2 September 2003 – Education

I'm just about done with the back-to-school theme, but I've saved so many quotes on the subject I just have to go another couple of days. Does everyone have their shopping done? All the new pencils, binders, back packs, and clothes?

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The quotes:

Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
     - Alan Simpson

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
     - Burrhus Frederick Skinner, 1904 - 1990

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
     - Dr Samuel Johnson, 1709 - 1784

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.
     - Francis Keppel

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
     - James A. Garfield, 1831 - 1881

Try not to have a good time, this is supposed to be educational.
     - Charles Monroe Schulz, 1922 - 2000


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