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Value Of College Education Quotes


"The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think" - Albert Einstein

"That's the value of a college education... I don't know anywhere in the world where you can make an investment and make that kind of return." - Gaston Caperton

"I probably didn't put forth the effort I should have put forth, didn't realize the value of education until I went to college." - Jamie Moyer

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

"The value of a good education has never left me." - Michelle Pfeiffer

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks." - Albert Einstein

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education is a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks." - Albert Einstein

"From education by the Church to education by Germanic value is a step of several generations." - Alfred Rosenberg

"It's fairly obvious that American education is a cultural flop. Americans are not a well-educated people culturally, and their vocational education often has to be learned all over again after they leave school and college. On the other hand, they have open quick minds and if their education has little sharp positive value, it has not the stultifying effects of a more rigid training." - Raymond Chandler

"One of the benefits of a college education is to show the boy its little avail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The individual college youth cannot wait forever until the problem of his education is decided." - Charles Hamilton Houston

"The purpose of a college education is to question your father's values," - James O. Freedman

"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Some know the value of education by having it. I know it's value by not having it." - Frederick Douglass

"Education without direction is a one-sided social value. Direct action without education is a meaningless expression of pure energy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"As a high school dropout, I understand the value of education: A second chance at obtaining my high school diploma through the G.I. Bill led me to attend college and law school and allowed me the opportunity to serve in Congress." - Charles B Rangel

"At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment." - Sebastian Thrun

"At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment," - Sebastian Thrun

"It drove home, personally, the value of early detection and education and intervention." - Janet Napolitano

"The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California." - Gavin Newsom

"I was blessed to have a mother and father that recognized the value of education." - Jeb Bush

"Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college." - Bill Vaughan

"My parents had an old-fashioned ideal of college, that four years at a liberal arts college should be a liberal arts education." - Julie Bowen

"This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates - is they just keeping giving back." - Michael N Castle

"The price of a college education should never include a 1 in 5 chance of being sexually assaulted." - Claire Mccaskill

"One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound." - Dennis Prager

"Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books." - Elbert Hubbard

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

"Standardization is the fertilizer of college education. A little may be useful, but flowers do not grow in pure manure." - Martin H Fischer

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

"Mr. Obama seeks to federalize large portions of education, beginning with his attempt to nationalize college student loans." - Monica Crowley

"The aim of a college education is to teach you to know a good man when you see one." - William James

"Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans." - Malcolm Wallop

"Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education." - B C Forbes

"The objective of education should be impressed on the children's minds. The academic education of today is shallow and useless because it has no value orientation." - Sai Baba

"I'm not dismissing the value of higher education; I'm simply saying it comes at the expense of experience." - Steve Jobs

"The value of a prototype is in the education it gives you, not in the code itself." - Amari Cooper

"Literary education is of no value, if it is not able to build up a sound character." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Compassion is a college education. It's a doctorate." - Krishna Das

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

"Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." - Mark Twain

"I have an education, I went to college, you know?" - Nicole Polizzi

"Women while in college ought to have the broadest possible education. This college education should be the same as men's, not only because there is but one best education, but because men's and women's effectiveness and happiness and the welfare of the generation to come after them will be vastly increased if their college education has given them the same intellectual training and the same scholarly and moral ideals." - M. Carey Thomas

"These people in the establishment have been telling us they're the ones to fix everything and everything they've tried to fix, they've botched - TARP, the recession fix such as the stimulus bill. Look at the college - college education is an impediment because of how much it costs. A college education is no longer a step up." - Rush Limbaugh

"My parents always raised us with the idea of having college in mind. You sort of need a college education. It's part of life. It's something that you do - like going to your prom." - Molly Ringwald

"I think one percent of the population attended college when Wallace Stevens and Robert Frost and Gertrude Stein were at Harvard. Now I think forty percent of Americans have some college education. That's an astronomical change." - Robert Hass

"No longer a mark of distinction or proof of achievement, a college education is these days a mere rite of passage, a capstone to adolescent party time." - William A. Henry III

"Education doesn't cease when you leave college or leave the university. Education is a lifetime process." - Jim Rohn

"My family is all lawyers. Most people when they come on shows like this, "I'm proud of the first member of my family to get a college education."" - Rush Limbaugh

"The purpose of a college education is to give you the correct view of minorities, and the means to live as far away from them as possible." - Joseph Sobran

"Book learning, or intelligence of one sort, doesn't guarantee you intelligence of another sort.You can behave just as stupidly with a good college education." - David Byrne

"The admission to Harvard College depends upon examinations; and if this boy passes the examinations, he will be admitted; and if the white students choose to withdraw, all the income of the college will be devoted to his education." - Edward Everett

"Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth. The intellectual kings of the earth have seldom been college-bred." - Elbert Hubbard

"They were often the first students in their family to go to college and the very idea of higher education was still foreign to them. They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college." - Michael N Castle

"My own view is that the general education curriculum that a college picks has to be appropriate for the kind of student body that it has." - Louis Menand

"Instead of saving for someone else's college education, I'm currently saving for a luxury retirement community replete with golf carts and handsome young male nurses who love butterscotch." - Jen Kirkman

"There's no authoritarian structure at Reed College, but the education is conservative. So what you have is a lot of students who are very authentically looking for truth." - Donald Miller

"The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one's children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals." - Leonard Boswell

"The best math lesson we can teach college students this year is to subtract a tuition increase and benefit from the dividends of higher education." - Jodi Rell

"Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college." - Lillian Smith

"While Obama might not push college education exclusively, like most Democrats he does oversell it and does shortchange the alternatives. And millions of young Americans pay the price." - Rick Perlstein

"And of course these days I feel like there is a nation of us - displaced southerners and children of the working class. We listen to Steve Earle, Mary J. Blige, and k.d. lang. We devour paperback novels and tell evil mean stories, value stubbornness above patience and a sense of humor more than a college education. We claim our heritage with a full appreciation of how often it has been disdained. And let me promise you, you do not want to make us angry." - Dorothy Allison

"Black Americans are the only people in history who are for education instead of liberation. George Washington wasn't beating up on British for the right to open a college! The line isn't "Give me education or give me death."" - Dick Gregory

"The public is not cognizant of the real value of education, and does not realize that education as a social force is not receiving the kind of attention it has the right to expect in a democracy." - Edward Bernays

"The effects of human rights education can be dramatic in awakening people to the value and power of their own lives, as shown in the following stories." - Daisaku Ikeda

"I grew up hearing stories about how my maternal grandfather had put himself through engineering school in New York City. He saved money by walking down to a gas station once a week to take a shower. When I applied to college, both education and investment value were important to me." - Jason Kilar

"Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death. Everything is about to change. I believe education will become something that fits seamlessly into life, and we will take big clunky things like degrees and college and fit them into a weekend." - Sebastian Thrun

"Herein lies the real value of education. Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality, increases the wealth of the mind, and hence brings happiness." - William Lyon Phelps

"Education is of no value and talent is worthless - unless you have an unwavering aim. Never find yourself without a compass." - Condoleezza Rice

"I came to understand the value of education, not just to enable me to make a good living, but to enable me to make a worthwhile life." - Ruth Simmons

"It is a wry commentary on the value-system in the United States that one speaks there of "teacher training" and "driver education."" - Peter Hilton

"I want to understand how best to create and preserve a form of higher education that we value but that is in jeopardy for many reasons." - Howard Gardner

"A liberal-arts education is supposed to provide you with a value system, a standard, a set of ideas, not a job." - Caroline Bird

"Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit there from." - Baha'u'llah

"What ends up getting this Stephen Lerner guy in the mind-set that he's in is his sense of entitlement. So he wants a college education. He wants it, he should have it. It shouldn't cost him anything. And the people who provide it certainly shouldn't be getting rich because a college education he thinks is an entitlement." - Rush Limbaugh

"I'll tell you the truth - I went to a women's college, Barnard, the most selective college for women in America today. If there's one thing I came out of Barnard with, because it was a women's college and a great institution of higher education, it was fearlessness." - Anna Quindlen

"I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out." - Steve Jobs

"Get your education. The number of guys who are blessed to be in the league is so small compared to the number of high school players [who want to play in the league]. But one thing you can do is get your college education. If you are blessed enough to get a scholarship to play college basketball, make sure you get your college degree, too, then move on from there." - Tim Duncan

"Usually when you ask somebody in college why they are there, they'll tell you it's to get an education. The truth of it is, they are there to get the degree so that they can get ahead in the rat race. Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it." - Abbie Hoffman

"As I said, I had this fabulous college education. At college I met the man to whom I've been married for 34 years and who is the father of those three kids. I seriously considered going to another college, and my life would have been completely different in every way." - Anna Quindlen

"People of my age who went to college, go into college, you know what it cost back then? Nothing or next to nothing. At the most, you had to work at Dairy Queen during the summer and that would pay for your college education." - Michael Moore

"There is no such thing as educational value in the abstract. The notion that some subjects and methods and that acquaintance with certain facts and truths possess educational value in and of themselves is the reason why traditional education reduced the material of education so largely to a diet of predigested materials." - John Dewey

"The real difficulty is that people have no idea of what education truly is. We assess the value of education in the same manner as we assess the value of land or of shares in the stock-exchange market. We want to provide only such education as would enable the student to earn more. We hardly give any thought to the improvement of the character of the educated. The girls, we say, do not have to earn; so why should they be educated? As long as such ideas persist there is no hope of our ever knowing the true value of education." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Unearned increment of value." - John Stuart Mill

"42% of college graduates never read a book after college." - John C Maxwell

"I began my education at a very early age; in fact, right after I left college." - Winston Churchill

"A college education shows a man how little other people know." - Thomas Chandler Haliburton

"a college education I would never propose - a bachelor's degree won't even keep you in clothes" - Cole Porter

"A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it." - Anonymous

"A college education should equip one to entertain three things: a friend, an idea and oneself." - Thomas Ehrlich

"You're college graduates now, so use your education. Remember: It's not who you know, it's whom." - Joan Rivers

"A college education shows a man how little other people know." - Thomas Chandler Haliburto

"If you have four years to complete your college education, do it." - Bo Jackson

"Education, in K-12, technical college and universities needs to be a top priority in Wisconsin." - Tom Barrett

"I really missed going to college. I missed not having that education and that experience." - Brooklyn Decker

"I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life." - Phil Mickelson

"When it comes to college education, American families are paying more and getting less." - Patricia Schroeder

"Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing students with a broad education." - Joseph Stiglitz

"I.B.M. was my college education, effectively. They were very good at teaching you management." - Mike Mccue

"I got a wonderful college education. I went to Harvard. In those four years I accumulated a lot of knowledge but I also created a kind of habit of learning that has stayed with me my whole life." - John Lithgow

"A significant contribution to science pedagogy and to the scholarship of teaching and learning. ... [W]ill be of interest to researchers in the area of science education and to college and university faculty members who seek to improve their teaching." - David W. Oxtoby

"So many times, white - non-college-education - educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G's, God being the woman's right to choose." - Judy Woodruff

"The Committee supports the idea that there should be, within the University of California, a campus which puts particular emphasis on the education of undergraduates within the framework of a College system." - Abraham Robinson

"Creativity is the highest form of intelligence. Over time, after developing a more advanced creative brain, I started feeling that my college education was more so something to be ashamed of rather than something to be proud of." - Criss Jami

"We never had it as rough as the kids have it today. Look at the price of a gallon of gas or a piece of real estate or a college education." - Suze Orman

"When you go into a college of education you've got aspirations of making a difference in people's lives, of loving children, of working with kids, but none of that is affirmed in your college of education. Then you go working in schools, especially in places like New York City and Chicago that I'm most familiar with, and you find these huge aspirations are beaten out of you in a very systematic way - and still people persevere." - Bill Ayers

"We should not value education as a means to prosperity, but prosperity as a means to education. Only then will our priorities be right. For education, unlike prosperity is an end in itself. .. power and influence come through the acquisition of useless knowledge. . . irrelevant subjects bring understanding of the human condition, by forcing the student to stand back from it." - Roger Scruton

"Stay in college, get the knowledge. And stay there until you're through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. Advice to a young person to continue his education." - Muhammad Ali

"The factory model of education is the wrong model for the 21st century. Today, our schools must prepare all students for college and careers-and do far more to personalize instruction and employ the smart use of technology." - Arne Duncan

"It takes more than a college degree to make one a person of education. Any person who is educated is one who has learned to get whatever he wants in life without violating the rights of others." - Napoleon Hill

"My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents." - Kenneth Arrow

"To preserve one's mind intact through a modern college education is a test of courage and endurance, but the battle is worth it and the stakes are the highest possible to man: the survival of reason." - Ayn Rand

"Education is being redefined at the demand of the uneducated to suit the ideas of the uneducated. The student now goes to college to proclaim, rather than to learn." - Spiro T Agnew

"Since most American students cannot simply pay their full tuition out of pocket, financing a college education often takes the form of loans, both private and from the government." - Charles B Rangel

"My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents." - Kenneth Joseph Arrow

"Let me ask you: Should only children of the wealthy have access to quality early education? Should only children of the wealthy have access to a college degree? The answer - the only answer - is: no." - Lincoln Chafee

"When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments." - Philip Emeagwali

"Our approach to education has remained largely unchanged since the Renaissance: From middle school through college, most teaching is done by an instructor lecturing to a room full of students, only some of them paying attention." - Daphne Koller

"If entrepreneurs were running schools, instead of bureaucrats, schools would be teaching a lot more of the skills and mindsets found in this book. Since they're not, this book is a necessary antidote to a traditional college education." - Scott Banister

"But you take a four-year state college, with a broader range of admission, and what happens during those four years may be an even greater value-added educational experience. I don't know." - Roy Romer

"...for two centuries supporters of the Electoral College have built their arguments on a series of faulty premises. The Electoral College is a gross violation of the cherished value of political equality. At the same time, it does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, nor does it serve as a bastion of federalism. Instead the Electoral College distorts the presidential campaign so that candidates ignore most small states - and many large ones - and pay little attention to minorities." - George C. Edwards III

"Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university." - James E Rogers

"Just in higher education alone, more people go to college now, by enormous amounts, than went to college in the '50's and '60's. So that represents a whole new literate public that's a consumer of literature, of news, of print, of, you know, opinion. And that's a bigger audience and much more diverse audience than it used to be." - Louis Menand

"I didn't go to high school, I didn't go to college, I didn't have women's studies. All of my feminist ideals and education have been built around art and my friends and community. And so it's still growing." - Kathleen Hanna

"Refinancing won't fix everything that's broken with our [American] higher education system. We've got to bring down the cost of college. And we need more accountability for how schools spend federal dollars." - Elizabeth Warren

"I never went to college. I went to the school of hard knocks and paid for my education by getting ripped off. It's been a great adventure, and I've outlived my adversaries." - Jim "Dandy" Mangrum

"Community colleges are one of Americas great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace." - Barbara Mikulski

"The chaotic theory of education is that you go to college, earn a degree and then that degree may be used in something completely different. It's about achieving the goal first." - Randall Cobb

"College education gives you the chance to earn money and live thereupon. But, umless it destroys certain illusions that are nourished by the common level of mankind, your lives will not be happy." - Sai Baba

"When an individual from underprivileged background gets higher education, he/she uplifts the entire family. 90% of students at Namal college are from underprivileged backgrounds. I look forward for your support in this noble cause" - Imran Khan

"If this boy passes the examinations he will be admitted; and if the while students choose to withdraw, all the income of the college will be devoted to his education." - Edward Everett

"Knowledge goes hand-in-hand with truth - something I learned with a bit of tough love from my Jesuit education first at Regis High School in New York City and then at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass." - Anthony Fauci

"Now I understand that one of the important reasons for going to college and getting an education is to learn that the things you've believed in all your life aren't true, and that nothing is what it appears to be." - Daniel Keyes

"I felt like I've needed to ask my parents up until about four years ago about everything. They have helped me tremendously, I came out of college with no debt. Everything they made, they just poured into my education." - Steven Yeun

"Upper education used to open doors. Not so true anymore. The degree used to be a screening tool, but that is falling by the wayside as there are a glut of college grads on the market." - Dale Archer

"Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they're accelerating their numbers in upper management, too." - Suzanne Fields

"My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad's union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege." - Ezra Koenig

"Community colleges are one of America's great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace." - Barbara Mikulski

"The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification." - Derek Bok

"In more than 20 years I've spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics." - H G Bissinger

"College education is the great Filipino dream. But in a world of rapid technological change, getting a job or keeping it depends as much on how well one reasons as how well one uses his hands." - Gloria Macapagalarroyo

"In more than 20 years I've spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics." - Buzz Bissinger

"Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs." - Bobby Scott

"You go to college not only for the latest knowledge but also to meet people from different backgrounds. That's the genius of the American higher-education system compared with the Europeans'. We don't simply skim the elite." - Donna Shalala

"Some liberals think that describing any role that education gaps play in creating income inequality is some sort of sellout - that, in essence, you're telling the middle class, 'Tough luck; you should have stayed in college.'" - Timothy Noah

"I think the most important issue for all of us is our economy and jobs and creating opportunities for young people to be able to get the education that you need to be able to afford to go to college." - Debbie Stabenow

"I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn't see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education." - Clyde Tombaugh

"This year, we must address the Colorado Paradox. We have more college degrees per capita than any state. Yet we lag the nation in the percentage of students who go on to higher education." - Bill Owens

"Far too many of our children today, our students, need remedial education. We have been lying to them. They're not really ready for college. That's not higher education's fault. That's our fault K-12." - Arne Duncan

"I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college." - Danica Mckellar



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