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"All genuine education comes about through experience." - John Dewey

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"I'm prejudiced about education altogether. I think it's terribly overrated." - Freeman Dyson

"The most important thing about education is appetite." - Winston Churchill

"Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration." - Bill Frist

"I care about education for everyone, not just the elite." - Sebastian Thrun

"Those who know about education have no power; those who have the power know little or nothing about education." - Marion Brady

"Leadership is not about experience, education or talent. It's about choosing to lead." - Michael Hyatt

"What if education wasn't first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love?" - James K. A. Smith

"Education in a deepest sense has always been about doing rather than about knowing." - Roger Schank

"Education is not about filling a pail, it's about lighting a fire." - William Butler Yeats

"Mistakes and failures are precisely your means of education. They tell you about your own inadequacies." - Robert Greene

"Education isn't just about feeding the brain. Art and music feed the heart and soul." - Julie Garwood

"Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism." - Jane Elliott

""Thinking about thinking" has to be a principle ingredient of any empowering practice of education." - Jerome Bruner

"Think about every problem, every challenge, we face. The solution to each starts with education." - George H W Bush

"And the president should be doing more about education than saying, 'Lights, camera, action.'" - Dick Gephardt

"Thirty-three percent of all of our regrets pertain to decisions we made about education." - Kathryn Schulz

"With dance, it's about education. I'm teaching a lot. I teach the foundations of hip-hop." - Stephen Boss

"Just know what you're talking about and if you don't, look it up. Education." - Asher Roth

"Jesus changed how the world thinks about science, medicine, human rights, education & more." - John Ortberg

"When I went to school, sex education was mainly muttered warnings about the janitor." - Frankie Boyle

"Education is wonderful - it helps you worry about things all over the world." - Joey Lauren Adams

"Education is all about igniting young minds and enabling them to attain their fullest potential." - Nita Ambani

"I can tell you about the education programs, because that's where I lived and worked." - Bill Bennett

"Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism." - Jane Elliot

"Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life." - Brad Henry

"When I was young I didn't care about education, just money and box office." - Jackie Chan

"Latinos care about education, yes, so we need reform, not just money." - Susana Martinez

"If you think the cost of education is high, think about ignorance." - Derek Bok

"I hope to focus on what I'm passionate about because I think I'd do them best job on them - education, urban education, women and children's issues and literacy," - Jenna Bush

"In most developed countries, the average person receives about 16 years of education. Even in developing countries, the population gets five to eight years of education." - Peter Diamandis

"You are told a lot about your education, but some beautiful, sacred memory, preserved since childhood, is perhaps the best education of all." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"I hope to focus on what I'm passionate about because I think I'd do them best job on them - education, urban education, women and children's issues and literacy." - Jenna Bush

"Learning to play two pairs is worth about as much as a college education, and about as costly." - Mark Twain

"I think we hear a lot of talk about college, and we don't hear about early education." - Mitch Albom

"I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message." - Steve Irwin

"I scored a 910 on my SAT. I didn't care about education. I don't know what I cared about." - Skeet Ulrich

"Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life." - Shakuntala Devi

"One of my great laments is that education today seems to have... be less about passion and more about process, more about tactic or technique." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"We were arguing about what was good to deal with making education fairer, diverse and more American. We were not arguing about where black scientists get a good education." - Chris Hayes

"Betsy DeVos is not the most informed person on education policy, but I have seen her present a few times, and she presents as a pretty respectable, intelligent person who has cared passionately about education and cares about charter schools." - David Brooks

"I have no evangelical feelings about art at all. I despise art education. Art doesn't lend itself to education. There is no knowledge there. It's a set of propositions about how things should look." - Dave Hickey

"I don't think anybody anywhere can talk about the future of their people or of an organization without talking about education. Whoever controls the education of our children controls our future." - Wilma Mankiller

"We still need to learn how to talk about food and education, because they haven't been talked about together, really. Education depends on our good health. It depends on our understanding of the environment and somehow we got those separate." - Alice Waters

"I wish my parents had spent more time worrying about my education than me being a star." - Shania Twain

"There is a tolerably general agreement about what a university is not. It is not a place of professional education." - John Stuart Mill

"If you've had the right kind of education, it's amazing how many things you can find to feel guilty about." - Pete McCarthy

"The proof of a high education is the ability to speak about complex matters as simply as possible." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Granddad was superstitious about books. He thought that if you had enough of them around, education leaked out, like radioactivity." - Terry Pratchett

"I could get a better education interviewing John Steinbeck than talking to an English professor about novels." - William Safire

"Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it." - Cate Blanchett

"I think that what my parents taught me about hard work, optimism and education still holds true." - Samuel Alito

"Still reading but learning a lot about true education and the process of guiding our children in their educational pursuits." - Oliver DeMille

"Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education." - Bill Gates

"Whether you are talking about cardiac care or education, the fundamental question is: How do you provide it for everyone?" - Thulasiraj Ravilla

"I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota, and I was a teacher for about a minute." - Loni Anderson

"I've been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease." - Loni Anderson

"England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene." - Kevin Ayers

"Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either." - Marshall Mcluhan

"When I was a child I didn't care about getting an education, and I didn't finish high school." - Mary J Blige

"One of the most beautiful things about Britain, apart from the NHS and the free education, is the British Army." - John Lydon

"Education is not Democrat versus Republican. It's about doing the right things for the right reason for our kids." - Scott Howell

"There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some different goal. The very existence of modified educations is testimony to the fact that their proponents cannot bring about what they want in a mind that is free. An education that cannot do its work in a free mind, and so must teach by homily and precept in the service of these feelings and attitudes and beliefs rather than those, is pure and unmistakable tyranny." - Richard Mitchell

"I never hear anything about education. Education - I guess it's just not sexy enough. And everybody claims to love their children and our children are the most important thing, but if that's the case, how come we never hear more about education as an election issue?" - Mitch Albom

"I like people. Rightwingers don't. They like business, they don't care about people. I like education, they seem not to care much about it." - Henry Rollins

"Whether you are talking about education, career, or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It's supposed to be fun." - Barbara Bush

"Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It's not just about entertainment - it's about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing." - Seth Godin

"My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently." - Aaron Levie

"The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy." - Kamisese Mara

"We have done a poor job educating people about education. Only when we have clarified that can we talk about how best to achieve it." - Donna Brazile

"Ambitious and thought-provoking, Higher Education in America represents an informed and informative addition to ongoing debates at the national, state, and institutional levels about the aims higher education ought to aspire to and how best to achieve them." - David M Brown

"Youve got to have a good public education system so small-business owners, when they locate to an area, are confident their kids are getting the best education possible. I feel strongly about local control in school districts." - Jon Tester

"We need university education in Fiji and must seriously think about starting post secondary education in Fiji. In the near future we hope to see a university college in Fiji and ultimately a fully fledged university" - A. D. Patel

"Teachers teach and students educate. Students are the only true educators. Historically, every other method of education has failed. Education occurs when students get excited about learning and apply themselves; students do this when they experience great teachers." - Oliver DeMille

"I think if I had to put a finger on what I consider a good education, a good radical education, it wouldn't be anything about methods or techniques. It would be loving people first." - Myles Horton

"The most important fact about the subject of education is that there is no such thing. Education is not a subject and it does not deal in subjects. It is instead the transfer of a way of life." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"That's why I'm concerned about education, because it helps our children see other worlds. Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!" - Bette Midler

"We hear talk now about reforming public education. There are billions of dollars at stake for such a reform. But I have not heard Arne Duncan, who is the U.S. Education Secretary, mention once the civic illiteracy in the country." - Nat Hentoff

"It's about having a comprehensive vision that includes things like social supports while providing a high-quality education. It seems obvious, but when you look at schools that are really struggling, you don't see high-quality education." - Pedro Noguera

"We need university education in Fiji and must seriously think about starting post secondary education in Fiji. In the near future we hope to see a university college in Fiji and ultimately a fully fledged university" - A.D. Patel

"Conservatives say teaching sex education in the public schools will promote promiscuity. With our education system? If we promote promiscuity the same way we promote math or science, they've got nothing to worry about." - Beverly Mickins

"I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don't really consider myself that at all." - Andy Andrews

"Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty." - Kathleen Blanco

"You've got to have a good public education system so small-business owners, when they locate to an area, are confident their kids are getting the best education possible. I feel strongly about local control in school districts." - Jon Tester

"Session musicians kind of respected me because what I was talking about made sense. That all came from an education. Believe me, education does you more good. Maybe that's the reason I've been around so long." - Bobby Vinton

"We have lots of studies about what's wrong with our education system. We need to accept responsibility, be bold, find solutions and move forward to make education a centerpiece of our economic development." - Christine Gregoire

"My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding." - Dalai Lama

"An education without a Bible education is no education." - Clive James

"Education is the only solution. Education first." - Malala Yousafzai

"There is no education but self-education." - Charlotte Mason

"My education was an education by movies." - Robert Benton

"All education must be self-education." - Robert Henri

"When ministers in this government talk about investing in education and skills, about making the planning system work; about employment law reform and delivering transport and power generation and broadband communication infrastructure, we are talking about raising Britain's productivity." - Philip Hammond

"People come to me with their passion about transportation, about education, about health care, about agriculture, the dairy industry, the almond growers. I'm just a kid in a candy store, learning and eating up all this different knowledge." - Jerry Mcnerney

"The whole thing about elections in Liberia - it's not about the way you take care of people, it's not about the heart, it's about education, according to the perception of some people." - George Weah

"I should care about the education a child in Philadelphia, or Pittsburgh, or Erie, or Scranton received because if they didn't get a good education my life is diminished and all of our lives are enhanced if they get that good education. It is a shared enterprise and we need to recognize that." - Tom Wolf

"I think that when we talk about education I was also blessed to talk with my dear brother Arne Duncan. I had never met him, the secretary of Education. We had a wonderful talk. And I had told him quite explicitly education is a right, it's not a race to the top." - Cornel West

"You never see a child die from education on TV. But make no mistake about it: children die from lack of education all the time. Children without an education are more likely to grow up to have HIV/AIDS. They're more likely to die in infancy or before the age of five." - Gene Sperling

"Man has got to take charge of Man.... Then real education, including pre-natal education. By real education I mean one that has no 'take-it-or-leave-it' nonsense. A real education makes the patient what it wants infallibly: whatever he or his parents try to do about it. Of course, it'll have to be mainly psychological at first. But we'll get on to biochemical conditioning int he end and direct manipulation of the brain...." - C S Lewis

"One must search diligently to find laudatory comments on education (other than those pious platitudes which are fodder for commencement speeches). It appears that most persons who have achieved fame and success in the world of ideas are cynical about formal education. These people are a select few, who often achieved success in spite of their education, or even without it. As has been said, the clever largely educate themselves, those less able aren't sufficiently clever or imaginative to benefit much from education." - Edward Gibbon

"We have to make education a priority, but all this debate about education and testing is almost beside the point. We only spend a fraction of the money on education that we spend on arms buildups. Under a Kucinich administration, education becomes one of the top domestic priorities. We put money into it. We cause the government to be vitally involved in it. And we make sure our children have the love of knowledge." - Dennis Kucinich

"First, this law - the National Defense Education Act - ended years and years of debate about one controversial question: 'Shall the Federal Government, with all its massive resources, get directly involved in aiding American education?' The answer this law gave was a loud 'Yes!' - and thus we paved the way for a new era of support for education in America. This law, in fact, helped make possible more than 50 new education laws passed in my administration." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Education is soul crafting." - Cornel West

"Education is understanding relationships." - George Washington Carver

"Empathy before education." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Education must precede motivation." - Jim Rohn

"Labor is God's education." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Education is life itself." - John Dewey

"Education is not filling" - William Butler Yeats

"Education is imposed ignorance." - Noam Chomsky

"Fear is priceless education." - Lance Armstrong

"Education is a treasure." - Petronius

"Education liberates a woman." - Sharmeen Obaidchinoy

"Education is freedom." - Paulo Freire

"I've got no education." - Andrea Arnold

"I studied secondary education." - Jim Mckay

"Education liberates a woman." - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

"One of the saddest things about US education is that the wisdom of our most successful teachers is lost to the profession when they retire." - John Dewey

"Happiness is a skill, emotional balance is a skill, compassion and altruism are skills, and like any skill they need to be developed. That's what education is about." - Matthieu Ricard

"The root of democracy is in mass education. This foundation becomes stronger, when the citizens of tomorrow, our children are also educated about the electoral process." - Narendra Modi

"I think that probably the most important thing about our education was that it taught us to question even those things we thought we knew." - Thabo Mbeki

"Religious education is only valuable intellectually, if the child is educated in a religion versus [just] about a religion. I don't believe you can have both." - Susan Jacoby

"Socrates asks him the crucial question about education, and that is, If you study with this fellow, what will he make of you?" - Leroy S Rouner

"Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is about jobs and employment, education, the environment, and all of those things that go into making us healthy." - Joycelyn Elders

"I don't think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity." - Joichi Ito

"I mean somebody with the wit and the guts to go and do and create. And, that I believe is what education is all about" - Gordon Pask

"One of the unfortunate things about our education system is that we do not teach students how to avail themselves of their subconscious capabilities." - Bill Lear

"Odd how we focus on studying wars at at school to form our 'education'. No wonder we know so little about making and forging peace as adults." - Rasheed Ogunlaru

"Educated people can make their own choices about their governments. And certainly for women, an education allows you to understand your rights." - Laura Bush

"I had dreamed about being a college coach for a long time, but with no education, I never thought I would get a chance." - Luis Tiant

"I still believe that the Democrats have it right about health care, education, the war in Iraq and, yes the war on terror." - Alan Colmes

"I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it." - Frances Harper

"The splendid thing about education is that everyone wants it. Like influenza, you can give it away without losing any of it yourself." - Evelyn Waugh

"Her education only made her unhappy thinking about it - that no matter how much she changed her life, she could not change the world that surrounded her." - Amy Tan

"Education is a bipartisan issue that concern all communities of color and should be first, last and always about the student learning." - J C Watts

"I'm a big fan of music, I'm a student of music, and I just wanna learn and keep enhancing my education about the music." - Troy Andrews

"I do' think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity." - Joichi Ito

"I don't worry too much about sex education in the schools. If the kids learn it like they do everything else, they won't know how." - Milton Berle

"The reason the Betsy DeVos case was the centerpiece case for the Democrats wasn't about her weakness as a knowledgeable person on education policy." - David Brooks

"Medical School is the next step in my career. There is no doubt about that. My mind is still hungry and I want to continue my education." - Chris Algieri

"If you look at it that way, then you start thinking about the basic things, which are jobs not jails, and education not incarceration." - Oren Moverman

"One wonders at the docility of the students who evidently must be satisfied enough with the credentials to be uncaring about the lack of education" - Jane Jacobs

"It's the lack of this kind of open and honest education about sex that causes so many kids to grow up with sexual hang-ups." - Johnny Carson

"I want us to continue to scale and grow over the coming years in education, professional development and employment to bring about change in people's lives." - David Batstone

"Education is the period during which I was being instructed by somebody I did not know, about something I did not want to know." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it... but the women work most for it." - Frances Watkins Harper

"One wonders at the docility of the students who evidently must be satisfied enough with the credentials to be uncaring about the lack of education." - Jane Jacobs

"I mainly read non-fiction, and that's probably because I have a huge amount of insecurity about my lack of education and the things I don't know." - Steve Earle

"I've got a very deep and abiding passion about education being far more than buildings and textbooks; it's what children bring into school with them." - Johann Lamont



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