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Failure In Education Quotes


"In all education the main cause of failure is staleness." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The great failure in education, much of the time, is the lack of excitement and stimulus" - Bill Bryson

"But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated." - Kathy Ireland

"Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education." - John Hersey

"A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure." - Bernard Iddings Bell

"I've learned so many things and a lot of things I've learned the hard way. I look at failure as education in that respect I'm very well educated." - Kathy Ireland

"In my opinion, the greatest single failure of American education is that students come away unable to distinguish between a symbol and the thing the symbol stands for." - Paul Lutus

"Failure in school does not mean failure in Iife." - Stephen J Cannell

"He's a specialist in failure." - Jose Mourinho

"Failure is success in progress" - Albert Einstein

"The only true failure lies in failure to start." - Harold Blake Walker

"In business, poor performance leads to bankruptcy or, at a minimum, a restructuring of the company. In American education, failure entitles the bankrupt system to even more taxpayer dollars." - Cal Thomas

"When it comes to the education of our children... failure is not an option." - George W Bush

"People who live great stories know failure isn't a judgment, it's an education." - Donald Miller

"People who live great stories know failure is' a judgment, it's an education." - Donald Miller

"Don't' call it a failure, call it an education. Some of us are very educated." - Rick Warren

"Education is the only billion dollar industry that tolerates abject failure." - Geoffrey Canada

"Failure of your company is not failure in life. Failure in your relationships is." - Evan Williams

"In my opinion, the United States and many Western nations have a financial disaster coming, caused by our educational system's failure to adequately provide a realistic financial education program for students." - Robert Kiyosaki

"In my opinion, the United States and many Western nations have a financial disaster coming, caused by our educational system's failure to adequately provide a realistic financial education program for students." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Not all readers are prepared, at all times, to make independent judgments. But the failure of modern education to equip them to do so even when they have the inclination creates a serious gap in modern culture." - Robertson Davies

"I also think that there is a huge failure in the American education system to educate Americans about where we, our system, our government, came from. And to some extent this failure is shared in places like Britain and Canada and Australia." - Michael Scheuer

"A narrow and moralistic view of morals is responsible for the failure to recognize that all the aims and values which are desirable in education are themselves moral. Discipline, natural development, culture, social efficiency, are moral traits - marks of a person who is a worthy member of that society which it is the business of education to further." - John Dewey

"Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts." - Anonymous

"Philippine education is in crisis" - Florencio Abad

"In education, parody is obsolete." - Alfie Kohn

"Democrats proposing failure in Iraq by withdrawing." - John Mccain

"I believe only in art and failure." - Jane Rule

"The challenge of education is not to prepare a person for success, but to prepare him for failure." - James Stockdale

"Education is literally the difference between success and failure, or even life and death for many children." - Shakira

"The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny." - Norman Cousins

"There is, I think, no point in the philosophy of progressive education which is sounder than its emphasis upon the importance of the participation of the learner in the formation of the purposes which direct his [sic] activities in the learning process, just as there is no defect in traditional education greater than its failure to secure the active cooperation of the pupil in construction of the purposes involved in his studying." - John Dewey

"The failure-dichotomy principle: failure is good. Failure is not an option. Balance those in your brain." - Donny Deutsch

"The meaning of geography is as much a sealed book to the person of ordinary intelligence and education as the meaning of a great cathedral would be to a backwoodsman, and yet no cathedral can be more suggestive of past history in its many architectural forms than is the land about us, with its innumerable and marvellously significant geographic forms. It makes one grieve to think of opportunity for mental enjoyment that is last because of the failure of education in this respect." - William Morris Davis

"So you see that the process of education, taken in a large way, may be described as nothing but the process of acquiring ideas or conceptions, the best educated mind being the mind which has the largest stock of them, ready to meet the largest possible variety of the emergencies of life. The lack of education means only the failure to have acquired them, and the consequent liability to be 'floored' and 'rattled' in the vicissitudes of experience." - William James

"The greatest failure in life is the failure to participate in life." - Adam Khoo

"In part, it's almost surely a failure of modern education, whether K through 12 or higher education, or really both. Barack Obama went to Ivy League institutions like Columbia, which are reputed to be among America's top colleges. And yet, this very recent product of those American institutions is not publicly articulating an appreciation of the American founding or the founders and their vision for America." - Paul Kengor

"the number one cause of failure in this country is the fear of failure" - Steve Harvey

"The only real failure in life is the failure to try." - Sven-Goran Eriksson

"There is but one failure in life and that is the failure to try." - Robin S. Sharma

"I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process." - Oprah Winfrey

"Education, education, education" - Tony Blair

"Education is in danger of becoming a religion based on fear; its doctrine is to compete. Our children are being led to believe that they are doomed to failure in a world which has room only for those at the top." - Eda LeShan

"The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home." - David O Mckay

"Fear, coercion, punishment, are the masculine remedies for moral weakness, but statistics show their failure for centuries. Why not change the system and try the education of the moral and intellectual faculties, cheerful surroundings, inspiring influences? Everything in our present system tends to lower the physical vitality, the self-respect, the moral tone, and to harden instead of reforming the criminal." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Crime is a social problem, and education is the only real deterrent. Look at all of us in prison; we were all truants and dropouts, a failure of the educational system. Look at your truancy problem, and you're looking at your future prisoners. Put the money there." - Wilbert Rideau

"As a teacher of fourth-graders in a public school, where corporal punishement was not allowed, she had years of violence stored up and was, truth be told, sort of enjoying letting it out on Kona, who she felt could have been the poster child for the failure of public education." - Christopher Moore

"The normal curve is a distribution most appropriate to chance and random activity. Education is a purposeful activity and we seek to have students learn what we would teach. Therefore, if we are effective, the distribution of grades will be anything but a normal curve. In fact, a normal curve is evidence of our failure to teach." - Benjamin Bloom

"One of the things that even wealthy children need is an education, and I think the problems I saw really have nothing to do with economics. So I was unhappy with what my own children were getting even in the better schools, and then I was seeing so many children here recruited for failure." - Marva Collins

"As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined." - Michael Gove

"In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Bible reading is an education in itself." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Literacy in itself is no education." - Mahatma Gandhi

"True beauty lies in true education." - Sai Baba

"I believe in local control of education." - Russ Feingold

"I don't believe in private education." - Alan Bennett

"Flowers are an education in a vase." - Robert Genn

"I'm a big believer in education, period." - Jon Secada

"Success in one role can't justify failure in another." - Stephen Covey

"Failures lies concealed in every success in every failure." - Eckhart Tolle

"In the great undertakings, there is glory, even in failure." - Lee Iacocca

"Success comes in cans, failure comes in can'ts." - Zig Ziglar

"Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view." - Anonymous

"Transforming education is not easy but the price of failure is more than we can afford, while the benefits of success are more than we can imagine." - Ken Robinson

"Education is everything - education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do." - Ciara

"I hate failure and I am in love with achievement." - Lil Wayne

"Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success..." - John Keats

"Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey

"Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you." - Doug Coupland

"Success in never final; failure is never fatal" - Conrad Hilton

"Everything looks like a failure in the middle." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Chris Bradford

"Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure." - Edward Eggleston

"The greatest failure in life is to stop trying." - Napoleon Hill

"Success without duplication is merely future failure in disguise." - Randy Gage

"In computing, the mean time to failure keeps getting shorter." - Alan Perlis

"In every failure lies the seeds of success." - Deepak Chopra

"The artist lives in an atmosphere of perpetual failure." - Harry Crews

"Success is buried in the garden of failure." - Rick Wakeman

"We don't celebrate failure in Silicon Valley. We celebrate learning" - Reid Hoffman

"There is no success or failure in Nature." - John Searle

"Don't wallow in failure. Instead, learn from it." - Bill Gates

"Failure in Innovation - it's a price worth paying." - Tim Harford

"Fear of failure falls away in the face of death." - Steve Jobs

"James Lipton: The most pompous arrogant failure in history." - David Cross

"Failure is where success likes to hide in plain sight." - Scott Adams

"I define anxiety as experiencing failure in advance." - Seth Godin

"Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination." - Edward Abbey

"Sometimes failure isn't an opportunity in disguise, it's just you." - Douglas Coupland

"Most of my conscious efforts have ended in embarrassing failure..." - Ingmar Bergman

"There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard

"Failure usually works for me in the end." - David Hasselhoff

"In Washington, success is just a training course for failure." - Simon Hoggart

"In Iraq we must succeed. Failure is not an option." - Zbigniew Brzezinski

"The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education." - Paul Feyerabend

"The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education." - Paul Karl Feyerabend

"Free education for all children in public schools... Combination of education with industrial production" - Karl Marx

"In the world of entrepreneurs, you don't need a college education. You need a proper education." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Education is still, in spite of private education, a state matter." - Kenneth Arrow

"The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education." - Ron Kind

"Never admit the possibility of failure, or speak in a way that infers failure as a possibility." - Wallace D. Wattles

"Envy not success, nor pity failure, for you know not what is success or failure in the soul's reckoning." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude in all circumstances. Success attracts more success while failure attracts more failure." - Napoleon Hill

"If your life doesn't end in failure, you haven't reached high enough. So it was failure I had to achieve." - H G Wells

"There is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction." - Oprah Winfrey

"Don't fear failure. - Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail." - Bruce Lee

"My advice is find fuel in failure. Sometimes failure gets you closer to where you want to be." - Michael Jordan

"Using, as an excuse, others' failure of common sense is in itself a failure of common sense." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house." - Eric Hoffer

"Phil Gramm had a stump speech about how his mother's devotion kept him from being an academic failure in life. She got him into a special school that turned him around - under a government program for the children of deceased veterans. He was repeatedly asked at press conferences why he would then turn around and support draconian cuts in federal funding for education. He never had an answer." - Gail Collins

"Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. In area after area - crime, education, housing, race relations - the situation has gotten worse after the bright new theories were put into operation. The amazing thing is that this history of failure and disaster has neither discouraged the social engineers nor discredited them." - Thomas Sowell

"Democracy turns upon and devours itself. Universal suffrage, in theory the palladium of our liberties, becomes the assurance of our slavery. And that slavery will grow more and more abject and ignoble as the differential birth rate, the deliberate encouragement of mendicancy and the failure of popular education produce a larger and larger mass of prehensile half-wits, and so make the demagogues more and more secure." - H L Mencken

"Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better." - Sylvia Porter

"The secret in education lies in respecting the student." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Love affairs are the real only education in life." - Marlene Dietrich

"There's no education in the second kick of a mule" - Sam Rayburn

"The best education in film is to make one" - Stanley Kubrick

"Real education consists in drawing the best out of yourself." - Mahatma Gandhi

"In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything." - Bill Clinton

"Education is the manifestation of perfection already existing in man." - Swami Vivekananda

"I never had much education in English poetry as such," - Anne Carson

"The best contraceptive in the world is a good education." - Joycelyn Elders

"Education is more valuable than money, in the long run." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The secret of success in education is respecting the students." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Journalism's been a continuing course in adult education for me." - Bill Moyers

"I very much support financial education in schools." - George Osborne

"I think I can straighten out our mess in education." - Donald Trump

"Your college education is a key moment in life." - Robert Greene

"An investment in education always pays the highest returns." - Benjamin Franklin

"Experience, travel - These are an education in themselves." - Euripides

"Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned." - Mark Twain

"True education consists in the cultivation of the heart." - Sai Baba

"The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Education, the last hope of the liberal in all periods." - Edmund Wilson

"To be successful in life what you need is education." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"Freely licensed textbooks are the next big thing in education." - Jimmy Wales

"Experience, travel - these are an education in themselves." - Euripides

"We are in the middle of an education recession." - Rod Paige

"I did get a degree in special education." - Clay Aiken

"I never had much education in English poetry as such." - Anne Carson

"In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything." - William J Clinton

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

"The giving of love is an education in itself." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Segregation has no place in the education system." - Richard Dawkins

"I've never been a big believer in formal education." - Megan Fox

"My family gave me the best in education." - William Standish Knowles

"Education, for me, has helped me in my music." - Bob Livingston

"Public education is an investment in our future." - Matt Blunt

"Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education..." - Mitt Romney



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