Posts Tagged ‘education’

Quote of the day, March 2

March 2, 2017

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on education

“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for last.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2016

Thomas Jefferson, on constitutional power and education (letter to W.C. Jarvis, 1820)

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves ; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

Quote of the day, June 4

June 4, 2015

Sir Walter Scott, on education

“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 11

September 11, 2014

Kenneth G. Johnson,, on education (1958)

“Education is man’s going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty.


Quote of the day, May 26

May 26, 2014

Robert M. Hutchins, on education

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

Quote of the day, May 9

May 9, 2014

Kurt Hahn, on education

I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self denial, and above all, compassion.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 22

December 22, 2012

Sumio Iijima, on education

“True education means fostering the ability to be interested in something.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 19

November 18, 2012

Dorothy Thompson, on war

“It is true that the techniques of war are constantly ‘improved’ as the genius of an age of invention is put in the service of the war machine. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 4

September 4, 2012

Franklin D. Roosevelt, on democracy

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 23, 2012

Robert M. Hutchins, on education (1955)

“Education necessarily involves the critical examination of conflicting points of view; it cannot flourish in the absence of free inquiry and discussion.”