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Education is the key to success in life

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Andy McIntyre

“If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.“ – W. E. B. Du Bois

“No man who worships education has got the best out of education… Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.“ – G.K. Chesterton

“The past has infinite value if one learns from it.” – Ken Hensley

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” – Ralph Nader

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.” – Dan Rather

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt 

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson

“Any child who can spend an hour or two a day, or more if he wants, with adults that he likes, who are interested in the world and like to talk about it, will on most days learn far more from their talk than he would learn in a week of school.” – John Holt

“What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children’s growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn’t a school at all.” –  John Holt

“It is hard not to feel that there must be something very wrong with much of what we do in school, if we feel the need to worry so much about what many people call ‘motivation’. A child has no stronger desire than to make sense of the world, to move freely in it, to do the things that he sees bigger people doing.” –  John Holt

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.” –  George Santayana

“The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda – a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make ‘good’ citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.” –  H.L. Mencken

“Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.” –  Richard Mitchell

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.“ – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.“ – Solomon Ortiz

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.“ – B. F. Skinner

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.“ – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Reading and life are not separate but symbiotic. And for this serious task of imaginative discovery and self-discovery, there is and remains one perfect symbol: the printed book.” –  Julian Barnes

“I like reading books because we learn from books, we learn about history, we learn even about future.” –  Malala Yousafzai

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” –  Maya Angelou

“Mere reading of the scriptures is not enough. A person cannot understand the true significance of the scriptures if he is attached to the world.” –  Ramakrishna

“With one day’s reading a man may have the key in his hands.” – Ezra Pound

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” – Winston Churchill

“What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the human soul.” – Joseph Addison

“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” – Peter Brougham

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” – Albert Einstein

“Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.” – William Haley

“A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.” – Helen Keller

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

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