Quotes of the Day for 3 September 2004 – Education
Back to School Week continues at Quotes of the Day. And what is the purpose of going back to school? Although there are certainly those who see the main benefit of it is getting the kids out of the house, we are willing to devote years and resources to the schools in the hope of giving the young an Education.
One's work may be finished someday, but one's education never.
- Alexandre Dumas, père, 1802 - 1870
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
- Anatole France, 1844 - 1924
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
- Aristotle, 384 - 322 BC
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
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Martin Barzun
Our fundamental task as human beings is to seek out connections - to exercise our imaginations. It follows then, that the basic task of education is the care and feeding of the imagination.
- Katherine Paterson
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats, 1865 - 1939
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