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Index to Education Page

Academic Freedom Academic Freedom and Classroom Brainwashing
Accreditation Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Alliance for the Separation of School and State Alternatives to Traditional Elementary Schools
Alternatives to Traditional High Schools American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence
American Education Fails Because It Isn't Education Americans Have Had Enough
A Nation At Risk Ask Me Help Desk
A Teacher's Job Interview Avalon Project at Yale Law School
Career Interest and Aptitude Tests College Finder
Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top: An Introduction to Marxism 101 Dangerous Professors
Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity Dumbing Down Higher Education
Education Atlas Education Myths
Encyclopedias Online Explorations in Science
Forcing Global Warming Nightmares on Children Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Gateways to Better Education God: Missing in Action from American History
Gold Rush Education Links Google Scholar
Guidance on Prayer in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Guidelines for Reading Bible Stories in Class
Home Schooling Homework Help
Indoctrination of Our Youth Is It Time For An Education Revolution?
Job Search Helps Letters From Teddy
Marc Sheehan's Educational Resources Michio Kaku Science Page
More Education Funding Will Not Help National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools
Non-Traditional Accredited College Degrees Online Encyclopedias
Passport to Teaching Phony "Ethics"
Provident Living Public School Spending vs Results
Purpose of a College Education  
Quotes Readings for Educators
Readings for Students Revisionism: How to Identify It In Your Children's Textbooks
Rewards of Education Science Fantastic
Seven Deadly Sins of Public Education Sigma Gamma Chi
Simple Laws For Making Good Decisions Student Financial Aid
Students For Academic Freedom Teaching American History
Teachers' Union Facts Teen Age Driving Contract
The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America The "Education" Mantra
The Imaginary Teacher Shortage  
The Real Reason Why Johnny Can't Read The Robes of a Graduate: Black Robes of a False Priesthood
The Truth About Teaching Today in History
Today's Birthdays Truth in American Education
Utah's Republic: Education Archive Why is Public Education Failing?
Word of the Day  

Quotes on Education

A 1990 Gallup survey for the National Endowment of the Humanities, given to a representative sample of 700 college seniors, found that 25 percent did not know that Columbus landed in the Western Hemisphere before the year 1500, 42 percent could not place the Civil War in the correct half-century, and 31 percent thought Reconstruction came after World War II. In 1993, a Department of Education survey found that, among college graduates, 50 percent of whites and more than 80 percent of blacks couldn't state in writing the argument made in a newspaper column or use a bus schedule to get on the right bus, 56 percent could not calculate the right tip, 57 percent could not figure out how much change they should get back after putting down $3 to pay for a 60-cent bowl of soup and a $1.95 sandwich, and over 90 percent could not use a calculator to find the cost of carpeting a room. But not to worry. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni's 1999 survey of seniors at the nation's top 55 liberal arts colleges and universities found that 98 percent could identify rap artist Snoop Doggy Dogg and Beavis and Butt-Head, but only 34 percent knew George Washington was the general at the battle of Yorktown. Americans as donors and taxpayers have been exceedingly generous to our universities. Given our universities' gross betrayal of trust, Americans should rethink their generosity as well as rethink who serves on boards of trustees that, in dereliction of duty, permit universities to become hotbeds of political activism and academic fraud. There are a few universities where there's still integrity and academic honesty, and they don't cost an arm and a leg. Among them are: Grove City College, Pa., Hillsdale College, Mich., Franciscan University, Steubenville, Iowa, and others listed at the Web page of Young America's Foundation. — Walter Williams

A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. — Jerry Seinfeld

Academic Freedom: Freedom of students or teachers to hold or express views without fear of arbitrary interference, except when such ideas are deemed racist, bigoted, homophobic, insensitive, chauvinistic, jingoistic, imperialistic, religious, conservative, or politically incorrect. — Rush Limbaugh

Academic freedom is not only meant to protect professors; it is also supposed to ensure students' right to learn without being molested. When instructors use their classrooms to indoctrinate and propagandize, they cheat those students and betray the academic mission they are entrusted with. That should be intolerable to honest men and women of every stripe -- liberals and conservatives alike. — Jeff Jacoby

A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. — James Baldwin (1924-1987) American novelist

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

A child miseducated is a child lost. — John F. Kennedy

A diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of liberty. — James Madison

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. — George Bernard Shaw

A free people must be a thinking people. — Everett Dean Martin

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. — Laurence J. Peter Read more: http://patriotupdate.com/articles/the-uninformed-voter-ignorance-runs-deep-and-wide/#ixzz2OnZYEDFV

A good library is a place, a palace, where the lofty spirits of all nations and generations meet. — Samuel Niger (1883-1956)

A group of researchers published a study of Japanese mothers and mothers in Minneapolis. The mothers were asked the most important things that a child needs to succeed academically. The answers tell a lot about the difference in our two cultures today. The mothers in Minneapolis chose 'ability.' The mothers in Japan said 'effort.' — Richard H. Finan

A library is that venerable place where men preserve the history of their experience, their tentative experiments, their discoveries, and their plans...in books may be found the recipes for daily living -- the prescriptions for the mind and the heart. — Georges Duhamel (1884-1966)

A little learning is a dangerous thing. — Alexander Pope

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold. — George Bernard Shaw

All models are wrong, but some are useful. — George E.P. Box

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. — Aristotle

Always desire to learn something useful. — Sophocles

A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know. — Laurence Peter

A man may possess a profound knowledge of history and mathematics; he may be an authority in psychology, biology, or astronomy; he may know all the discovered truths pertaining to geology and natural science; but if he has not with this knowledge that nobility of soul which prompts him to deal justly with his fellow men, to practice virtue and holiness in personal life, he is not a truly educated man. — David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals, p 440-441

A man who empties his purse into his head cannot be robbed. — Benjamin Franklin

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad. — Theodore Roosevelt

A man who is so dull that he can learn only by personal experience is too dull to learn anything important by experience. — Don Marquis

A man who works with his hands is a laborer, A man who works with his hands and brain is a craftsman, A man who works with his hands, and his brain, and his heart is an artist. — Author Unknown

Ambition without knowledge is like a boat on dry land. — Mark Lee (The Next Karate Kid)

America has an educational system worthy of David Duke....Most black leaders have simply sold out the future of black kids to teachers unions. — Rich Lowry

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

A most interesting fact of history is that Americans were probably the most literate people in the world before the advent of government schools and compulsory school attendance. Since the U.S. was already highly literate when parents were allowed complete freedom in educating their children, the reason behind compulsory attendance obviously had nothing to do with academics. Neither was the problem one of economics, as there was not a shortage of charity schools. If the purpose was not one of academics or to help poor children receive an education, what was the intent behind the push for government schools and more importantly, compulsory attendance laws? This is an urgent question that begs an honest answer because with ever increasing government controls and compulsory attendance, American literacy rates have steadily plummeted. With the billions of dollars spent on education can this really be an accident? — Debbie O'Hara

A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins. — Benjamin Franklin

An empty sack cannot stand upright. — Benjamin Franklin

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. — H. L. Mencken

An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. — John W. Gardner

An informed patriotism is what we want. And are we doing a good enough job teaching our children what America is and what she represents in the long history of the world? — Ronald Reagan, US President

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. — Benjamin Franklin

An open mind collects more riches than an open purse. — Author Unknown

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

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. — Albert Einstein

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. — Henry Ford

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. — Author Unknown

A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. — James Madison, letter to W.T. Barry, 1822

Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. — Bible, Proverbs 23:12

A primary object...should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing...than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country? — George Washington

At college age, you can tell who is best at taking tests and going to school, but you can't tell who the best people are. And that worries the hell out of me. — Barnaby C. Keeny, President, Brown University

As a matter of general policy, the BYU Board of Trustees has long adhered to a position opposed to general federal aid to education. We have always objected to the Church or any of its branches or agencies receiving any subsidy or "gift" from the government....We have steadfastly refused to participate in any federal education program which is based upon the subsidy principle. — David O. McKay (Deseret News, 2 Nov 1964)

As the educational system falls into the hands of the in-power political faction or into the hands of an obscure but tightly knit group of professional social reformers, it is used not to educate but to indoctrinate. — Ezra Taft Benson (An Enemy Hath Done This, p 229)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. — Henry B. Adams

A truly educated man has learned to open his mind to new ideas. Ironically, he must also learn to become more skeptical of new ideas. He accepts all truth, but only after he is satisfied that it is, indeed, truth. — Blaine Nay

At the heart of science is an essential tension between two seemingly contradictory attitudes -- an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new. This is how deep truths are winnowed from deep nonsense. Of course, scientists make mistakes in trying to understand the world, but there is a built-in error-correcting mechanism: The collective enterprise of creative thinking and skeptical thinking together keeps the field on track. — Carl Sagan (1934-1996), Astro-physicist

At the rate our government schools are going, they'll be holding teen wedding ceremonies during recess if we're not careful. The government sure knows how to pile on the programs. Do you think it ever occurred to education policymakers that the reason we now have teen day care is because we started teaching sex education in the first place? I don't think this thought occurred to [former] First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, author of It Takes A Village. Sorry Hillary -- school is no substitute for a child's family. According to African tradition, the village you mention in your book refers to private citizens tending to the needs of neighbors. Sort of like being our brother's keeper. Like all good government socialists, the [former] First Lady has stretched the concept 'It takes a village to raise a child' to mean that government can usurp authority over parents. — Star Parker

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. — Bible, Proverbs 1:5

A word to the wise is not sufficient if it doesn't make sense. — James Thurber

Be able to recognize when you're reading or hearing material biased to your own side. — Marilyn vos Savant

Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and the more self-confidence you will have. — Brian Tracy

Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant. — Epictetus

Because of modern technology, the contents of huge libraries and other data resources are at the fingertips of many of us. Some choose to spend countless hours in unfocused surfing the Internet, watching trivial television, or scanning other avalanches of information. But to what purpose? Those who engage in such activities are hurrying to and fro, hauling more and more but failing to grasp the essential truth that we cannot make a profit from our efforts until we understand the true value of what is already within our grasp. — Dallin H. Oaks (Ensign, May 2001, p 82)

Being self-taught is no disgrace; but being self-certified is another matter. — Hugh Nibley

Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites. — Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834-1902), 1st Baron Acton of Aldenham

Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out. — Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. — George Bernard Shaw

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Business schools don't create successful people. They simply accept them, then take credit for their success. — Josh Kaufman

But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered. — Bible, Proverbs 11:9

But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God. — Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 9:29

But while property is considered as the basis of the freedom of the American yeomanry, there are other auxiliary supports; among which is the information of the people. In no country, is education so general -- in no country, have the body of the people such a knowledge of the rights of men and the principles of government. This knowledge, joined with a keen sense of liberty and a watchful jealousy, will guard our constitutions and awaken the people to an instantaneous resistance of encroachments. — Noah Webster (On Education of Youth in America, 1790)

By law, the public schools of this nation must be nondenominational. They can have no part in securing acceptance of any one of the numerous systems of belief regarding a supernatural power and the relation of mankind thereto. That restriction applies to the atheist as well as to the believer in God. The scientist who tells young people that religious faith is to be condemned because it is "unscientific" is violating the Constitution of the state and of the nation as much as he who would take advantage of his position to advocate the superiority of any religion. — David O. McKay (Pathways to Happiness, p 66-67)

Certain observers have recently raised a point about Thomas Jefferson's insistence on "a wall of separation between church and state." What Mr. Jefferson intended was the avoidance of a state church, such as the Church of England, but certainly not the abolition of any religious observance on government land. More pertinent today might well be a wall of separation between state and school. We may not wish to be taught how to think by clergymen, but to me it seems much worse to be taught how to think by politicians.. — LTC Jeff Cooper

Chance favors the prepared mind. — Louis Pasteur

Character is the aim of true education; and science, history, and literature are but means used to accomplish the desired end. Character is not the result of chance work but of continuous right thinking and right acting....It is regrettable, not to say deplorable, that modern education so little emphasizes these fundamental elements of true character. — David O. McKay, Gospel Ideals, p 440-441

Children learn in school what they need to know to 'function' in a socialist society, but are not literate enough to gain the knowledge they would need to escape it. Socialism must be really great if they need to dumb us down in order to get us to quietly accept it. The socialist elites need us stupid so that we have no alternative to their socialist propaganda. Socialism has to be sold to us through emotion. It cannot withstand intellectual scrutiny. — Debbie O'Hara

Children need encouragement. So if a kid gets an answer right, tell him it was a lucky guess. That way, he develops a good, lucky feeling. — Jack Handey

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. — John Adams (Defense of the Constitutions, 1787)

Christ, seven years of college, down the drain. — John Belushi

College isn't the place to go for ideas. — Helen Keller

College tuition is one of the greatest rip-offs in America today. — Jason Lewis, 10 Apr 2008

Commit yourself to read good books-not just when you are attending school, but throughout your life. Some people learn to read but don't read. At some point in our lives, we learned to read. But are we reading? Are we growing in wisdom? — Joe J. Christensen (New Era, Jan 1998)

Common Sense is genius dressed up in its working clothes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance. — Albert Einstein

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. — William Arthur Ward

Declaration of Independence: An historical document that should not be read or displayed in public schools because of its overt religious nature. — Rush Limbaugh

Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily. — Author Unknown

Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold. — Bob Marley

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. — Jim Rohn:

Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government, as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires? — Alan Keyes

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. — Pete Seeger

Each day we are made increasingly aware of the fact that life is more than science and mathematics, more than history and literature. There is need for another education, without which the substance of secular learning may lead only to destruction. I refer to the education of the heart, of the conscience, of the character, of the spirit—these indefinable aspects of our personalities which determine so certainly what we are and what we do in our relationships one with another. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Aug 1988, p 2–5)

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people…They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. — Thomas Jefferson

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. — John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher

Education can get you want really matters in today's world: an assigned parking space. — Author Unknown

Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations. — Maya Angelou

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. — Edward Everett

Education is about the only thing lying around loose in the world, and it's about the only thing a fellow can have as much of as he's willing to haul away. — George Horace Lorimer

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. — Laurence J. Peter

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. — Aristotle

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. — Will Durant

Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey

Education is a vaccine for violence. — Edward James Olmos

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. — Joseph Stalin

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself. — Robin Cook

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. — John Dewey

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. — William Butler Yeats

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. — Robert Frost

Education is the best provision for old age. — Aristotle

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a cup. — Socrates

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. — Nelson Mandela

Education is the vaccine for violence. — Edward James Olmos

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. — B.F. Skinner, 1904-1990

Education never helped morals. The smarter the guy, the bigger the rascal. — Will Rogers

Education should do two things: open our minds to new ideas and, conversely, give us the strength and tools to challenge new ideas. — Blaine Nay

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. — Malcolm S. Forbes

Education which does not produce a free mind is not education. — John Gunther

Education will not [take the place of persistence]; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. — C.S. Lewis

Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dupont de Nemours, 1816

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war. — Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator and physician

Even under Republican leadership, primary and secondary education in America has remained essentially a socialist enterprise: Government owns the major means of production. As in all socialist regimes, this one redistributes wealth in perverse ways....Parents who struggle to scrape together the tuition to send their children to religious schools are now doubly taxed locally and federally -- to support government-owned schools they do not like and do not use. When 'moderate' Bob Dole was the Republican presidential candidate in 1996, he ran on a platform calling for abolition of the federal Department of Education because the Constitution does not grant the federal government a role in primary and secondary education....If every American family cannot instantly be given sole ownership of their children's schooling, at least they shouldn't have to pay twice for the schools the government insists on owning. — Terence Jeffrey

Every art and science known and studied by the children of men is comprised within the Gospel. Where did the knowledge come from which has enabled man to accomplish such great achievements in science and mechanism within the last few years? We know that knowledge is from God, but why do they not acknowledge Him? — Brigham Young (Teachings of Presidents of the Church, p 193)

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. — Will Rogers

Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country; he should lisp the praise of liberty, and of those illustrious heroes and statesmen, who have wrought a revolution in her favor. — Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right. ― George Orwell, 1984

Every time science opens another door, God is found standing behind it. — William Wallace Rose

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three. — Confucius

Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. — Albert Einstein

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. — Benjamin Franklin

Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may your wishes, your inclinations, or the dictates of your passions, they cannot change the state of facts and evidence. — John Adams, Second president of the United States

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. — Aldous Huxley

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. — Charles Darwin

Few subjects are as important to the future of America as a thorough understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution by every school student. It is not enough to simply praise the document as one of the foundations of our nation. It is essential that students learn why and how the Constitution governs the structure and function of government. It is crucial that students learn that government is empowered by the consent of the governed, not the other way around. They must learn that this power is transmitted to the government through the election process and that they, individually, bear the responsibility to choose candidates who reflect their views. They must learn that freedom in America is the reason why the nation has prospered. Freedom is neither granted nor guaranteed by the government. Government can only limit freedom. Freedom is granted by the Creator and guaranteed by responsible individuals who hold their government accountable. A thorough knowledge and appreciation of the US Constitution is the first step toward becoming a responsible citizen. The next step is to act continually on that knowledge, to keep government within the limits of power to which the people consent. — Henry Lamb

Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart. — Marianne Williamson

[F]or avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy....the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. [T]herefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God. — Gouverneur Morris

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. — Jim Rohn

Genius without education is like silver in the mine. — Benjamin Franklin

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. — Henry L. Doherty

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. — Bible, Proverbs 9:9-10

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. — Vladimir Illich Lenin

Give me the children until they are seven, and anyone may have them afterwards. — Saint Francis Xavier

Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever. Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. A lie told often enough becomes the truth. — Vladimir Illich Lenin

Give your brain as much attention as you do your hair, and you'll be a thousand times better off. — Malcolm X

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. — Gail Godwin

Great truths can only be forgotten and can never be falsified. — G. K. Chesterton

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger! — Confucius

Help your children understand that excellence in education cannot be achieved without intellectual and moral integrity coupled by hard work and commitment. — National Commission on Excellence in Education

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. — George Bernard Shaw

History allows us to see the obvious -- but unfortunately, not until it is too late. — Prince Raphael Corrino

History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views. — Thomas Jefferson (Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781)

History is fables agreed upon. — Voltaire [Franηois Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul. — Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834-1902), 1st Baron Acton of Aldenham

History is written by the victor. — Latin Proverb

Home school students are in a class by themselves. — Bumper Sticker

How difficult it is to save the bark [ship] of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. — Petrarch (1304-1374) Italian poet and humanist

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it. — Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870) French novelist and dramatist

Howling is not a substitute for thinking. — Adlai E. Stevenson

How would you like your child in kindergarten through 12th grade attending classes with kids who can't read, write, speak or understand English -- or American education values? Furthermore, how would you feel if those students felt zero investment in education, in English and the American way? How would you like your child's education dumbed down to that of a classroom from the Third World? Guess what? Today, if you're a parent of a child in thousands of classrooms across America, that's what's happening to your children with your tax dollars. — Frosty Wooldridge

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experiences of others, are also remarkable for their disinclination to do so. — Douglas Adams

I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. — Eartha Kitt

I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. — Martin Luther

I am opposed to free education as much as I am opposed to taking property from one man and giving it to another who knows not how to take care of it… I do not believe in allowing my charities to go through the hands of robbers who pocket nine-tenths themselves and give one tenth to the poor....Would I encourage free schools by taxation? No! — Brigham Young, General Conference 1877 (Journal of Discourses Vol 18, p 357)

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

I believe that we parents must encourage our children to become educated, so they can get into a good college that we cannot afford. — Dave Barry

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. — Socrates

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. — Galileo Galilei, astronomer and mathematician

I don't like the teacher, the subject is too deep; I oughta quit this class, but then, I need the sleep. — Author Unknown

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. — Ignacio Estrada

If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. — National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe. — Thomas Jefferson (Letter to Col. Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816)

If an unfriendly power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war. As it stands, we have allowed this to happen to ourselves. We have even squandered the gains in student achievement made in the wake of the Sputnik challenge. Moreover, we have dismantled essential support systems which helped make those gains possible. We have, in effect, been committing an act of unthinking, unilateral educational disarmament. Our society and its educational institutions seem to have lost sight of the basic purposes of schooling, and of the high expectations and disciplined effort needed to attain them. — A Nation at Risk, a report issued by Reagan administration

If a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come. — Doctrine and Covenants 130:19

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind? — Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator and physician

I feel to warn you that one of the chief means of misleading our youth and destroying the family unit is our educational institutions. There is more than one reason why the Church is advising our youth to attend colleges close to their homes where institutes of religion are available. It gives the parents the opportunity to stay close to their children, and if they become alerted and informed, these parents can help expose the deceptions of men like Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, John Dewey, John Keynes and others. There are much worse things today that can happen to a child than not getting a full education. In fact, some of the worst things have happened to our children while attending colleges led by administrators who wink at subversion and amorality. Said Karl G. Maeser, "I would rather have my child exposed to smallpox, typhus fever, cholera or other malignant and deadly diseases than to the degrading influence of a corrupt teacher." — Ezra Taft Benson (The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p. 307)

I find it hard to understand why those who demand Unitary Education by the State do not also demand a Unitary Press by the State....Either the State is infallible, in which case we could not do better than to submit to it the entire domain of intelligent thought, or it is not, in which case it is no more rational to hand over education to it than the press. — Frederic Bastiat

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. — Groucho Marx

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. — Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. — Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator and physician

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy? — Thomas Jefferson

If it would be wrong for the government to adopt an official religion, then, for the same reasons, it would be wrong for the government to adopt official education policies. The moral case for freedom of religion stands or falls with that for freedom of education. A society that champions freedom of religion but at the same time countenances state regulation of education has a great deal of explaining to do. — James R. Otteson, professor of philosophy (The Independent Review, Spring 2000, "Freedom of Religion and Public Schooling")

If religious ideas are not true, of what good is religion? If science ignores truths simply because they wear religious labels, of what good is science? — Selwyn Duke

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. — Albert Einstein

If the only motive was to help people who could not afford education, advocates of government involvement would have simply proposed tuition subsidies. — Milton Friedman, Economist

If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? — Lily Tomlin

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? — Albert Einstein

If we provide a spiritual foundation for our secular learning, not only will we better understand the laws of nature, but we can gain a depth of understanding never before imagined possible about art, languages, technology, medicine, law, and human behavior. We can see the world around us and understand it through God's eyes. — L. Tom Perry, Liahona, May 2002, p 10)

If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. — Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. — Albert Einstein

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk. — Raymond Inmon

If you believe everything you read, you better not read. — Japanese proverb

If you came and you found a strange man... teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it. — Jerome Singer

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you're reading this in English, thank a veteran. — Alan Korwin

If you don't like living in a divided country, all you have to do is get yourself appointed to the university faculty somewhere and you will be able to experience the joys of living in a one-party state. — James Taranto

If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family. — Ruby Manikan

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it. — Margaret Fuller

If you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane. — Richard Dawkins, biologist (tolerance of opposing viewpoints in science is apparently intolerable, even though the theory of evolution itself has not been proven and must be taken on faith)

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance! — Andy McIntyre

Ignorance is curable, but stupid is forever! — Granddad

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. — Charles Darwin

I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering, but although I never was employed as a ME, I continue to get benefits from the knowledge. I claim not a day passes that we don't somehow use a lot of that "wasted" effort expended in college and other study. There many more things we run into every day that we don't wonder about because we already know that stuff, maybe even on a subconscious level. Without an education we would be like a caveman awakened into the 21st century - soon everything natural would assume superstitious aura and we would end up subject to those who actually knew how things work. — TC Wilson, Alaska

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. — Mark Twain

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. — Albert Einstein

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. — Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, 1820

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. — Lily Tomlin

I love the Stars and Stripes, and the American Way of Life. I have faith in the Constitution of the United States. I believe that only through a truly educated citizenry can the ideals that inspired the Founding Fathers of our Nation be preserved and perpetuated. — David O. McKay

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. — Albert Einstein

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. — John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, 1780

In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college. — Joseph Sobran

In education for citizenship, therefore, why should we not see to it that every child in America is taught the superiority of our Constitution and the sacredness of the freedom of the individual? Such definite instruction is not in violation of either the Federal or the State Constitution....Education for citizenship demands more emphasis upon moral and spiritual values. Our government was founded on faith in a Supreme Being as evidenced by the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration of Independence, by George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin in the Constitutional Convention, and by a hundred other incidents prior to, during, and following the birth of this Republic. Said the Father of our Country: "We have raised a standard to which the good and wise can repair; the event is in the hands of God." — David O. McKay, 8 Mar 1954

Information is not knowledge. — Albert Einstein

In many places it is literally not safe physically for youngsters to go to school. And in many schools --and it's becoming almost generally true -- it is spiritually unsafe to attend public schools. Look back over the history of education to the turn of the century and the beginning of the educational philosophies....which have led us now into a circumstance where our schools are producing the problems that we face. — Boyd K. Packer, BYU, 1996

In order to avoid poverty, just do three things: finish high school, marry before having a child, and don't have a child until you're at least twenty years old. Only 8 percent of people who do all three of those things wind up poor, but a staggering 79 percent of those who fail to do them wind up in poverty. — Bernard Goldberg (Arrogance, p 12)

In our Church we teach that "the glory of God is intelligence." We believe also that the glory of man is likewise intelligence. With this in mind, we are strong advocates of education. — Mark E. Petersen, Ensign, Nov 1975, page 65)

[In our universities] certain things cannot be said, certain ideas cannot be expressed, certain policies cannot be proposed, certain behavior cannot be permitted without making tolerance an instrument for the continuation of servitude. — Herbert Marcuse, Marxist professor in an essay called "Repressive Tolerance"

Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition. — Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. — Samuel Johnson

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. — Albert Einstein

Intelligence becomes an asset when some useful order is created out of free-floating brainpower. — Thomas A. Stewart

Intelligent Design is ultimately a science stopper. — Eugenie Scott, Anthropologist (tolerance of opposing viewpoints in science is apparently intolerable, even though the theory of evolution itself has not been proven and must be taken on faith)

In the fields of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind. — Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. — Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

[In the millennium] the home will be the only media of teaching children. — Alvin R. Dyer, BYU, 1969

In the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty. — Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, Nov 1992, p 6)

In this matter of education, the law has only two alternatives: It can permit this transaction of teaching-and-learning to operate freely and without the use of force, or it can force human wills in this matter by taking from some of them enough to pay the teachers who are appointed by government to instruct others, without charge…In creating a monopoly of education, the government must answer to the hopes of the fathers of families who have thus been deprived of their liberty; and if these hopes are shattered whose fault is it? We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say we are opposed to any education. — Frederic Bastiat, The Law, 1850

In too many cases, Christian children in public school classrooms are being forced to act like atheists. After all, that is effectively what is happening when they are told not to talk about Jesus, not to sing about Jesus, and not to write about Jesus. — Charles Colson, 8 Jan 2007

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation. Even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Isn’t it amazing how very patiently a book will wait to be read? — Ashleigh Brilliant

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? — Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Author

I tell you and you forget. I show you and you remember. I involve you and you understand. — Eric Butterworth

I think religion is a deadly threat to the survival of the species and to the continued evolution of the brain. — Christopher Hitchens (apparently this is particularly true with the religion known as Atheism)

It is an object of vast magnitude that systems of education should be adopted and pursued which may not only diffuse a knowledge of the sciences but may implant in the minds of the American youth the principles of virtue and of liberty and inspire them with just and liberal ideas of government and with an inviolable attachment to their own country. — Noah Webster (On Education of Youth in America, 1790)

It is better to be un-informed than ill-informed. — Keith Duckworth

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so. — Josh Billings

It is better to learn late than never. — Publilius Syrus

It is impossible for a man to be saved in ignorance. — Doctrine and Covenants 131:6

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. — Albert Einstein (Return to Mathematical Circles by H. Eves Prindle)

It is not so important to know everything as to appreciate what we learn. — Hannah More

It is spiritually unsafe to attend public schools. — Boyd K Packer

It is so important that you young men and you young women get all of the education that you can. The Lord has said very plainly that His people are to gain knowledge of countries and kingdoms and of things of the world through the process of education, even by study and by faith. Education is the key which will unlock the door of opportunity for you. It is worth sacrificing for. It is worth working at, and if you educate your mind and your hands, you will be able to make a great contribution to the society of which you are a part, and you will be able to reflect honorably on the Church of which you are a member. My dear young brothers and sisters, take advantage of every educational opportunity that you can possibly afford, and you fathers and mothers, encourage your sons and daughters to gain an education which will bless their lives. — Gordon B. Hinckley, (Ensign, June 1999, p 4)

It is the duty of every good citizen to use all the opportunities which occur to him, for preserving documents relating to the history of our country. — Thomas Jefferson

It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for their usefulness, their respectability and happiness. — James Wilson, Lectures on Law, 1791

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. — Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

It is the privilege of man to search out the wisdom of God pertaining to The earth and the heavens. Real wisdom is a real pleasure; real wisdom, Prudence, and understanding, is a real comfort. — Brigham Young (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, p 193)

It is time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy. It's a bureaucratic system where everybody's role is spelled out in advance, and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's not a surprise when a school system doesn't improve. It more resembles a Communist economy than our own market economy. — Albert Shanker

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts; it is to teach them to think. — Robert Hutchins

It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word. — Andrew Jackson

It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest. — Chuck Berry, musician

It's been a long time since college campuses have lived up to their reputation as venues dedicated to the free expression of unpopular ideas. At this point, the main difference between a college campus and a totalitarian state is that the former doesn't require the secret police in order to shut down dissent. — Burt Prelutsky, columnist

It's better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. — Author Unknown

It's not what we don't know that hurts, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. — Thomas Sowell

It would be a mistake to assume that the present-day educational system is unchanging. On the contrary, it is undergoing rapid change. But much of this change is no more than an attempt to refine the existent machinery, making it ever more efficient in pursuit of obsolete goals. — Alvin Toffler

I've never let my school interfere with my education. — Mark Twain

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. — Anna Quindlen, Author

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of of wave pressure. — Albert Einstein

I would rather have my child exposed to smallpox, typhus fever, cholera or other malignant and deadly diseases than to the degrading influence of a corrupt teacher. — Karl G. Maeser

It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. — Albert Einstein

I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. — Gerry Spence, Author

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. — Voltaire (1694-1778) French Philosopher and Author

Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our schools can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain. — Dr. Thomas Sowell

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Knowing is not enough. We have heard moving stories of wandering Arabs who have died of thirst in the night only a few feet from water. It makes no difference how far one has come or how near one may be to the water. He who has not gone all the way cannot drink. — Hugh Nibley (Of All Things, page 236)

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Understanding is not enough; we must do. Knowing and understanding in action make for honor. And honor is the heart of wisdom. — Johann von Goethe

Knowledge can be power and salvation if we have the power to use it. — Arnold J. Toynbee

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. — Alfred Lord Tennyson

Knowledge is an island surrounded by a sea of mystery. — Chet Raymo

Knowledge is good even if what is known is painful. — Bertrand Russell

Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness. — George Washington (First Annual Message, 8 Jan 1790)

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. — Heber J. Grant (Improvement Era, 36:224)

Knowledge is power. — Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power, and enthusiasm pulls the switch. — Steve Droke

Knowledge is power. The more knowledge, expertise, and connections you have, the easier it is for you to make a profit at the game of your choice. — Stuart Wilde

Knowledge is the antidote to fear. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Knowledge is the life of the mind. — Abu Bakr

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. — James Madison

Knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. — Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Law and liberty cannot rationally become the objects of our love, unless they first become the objects of our knowledge. — James Wilson (Of the Study of the Law in the United States, Circa 1790)

Laws for the liberal [extensive] education of the youth, especially of the lower class of the people, are so extremely wise and useful, that, to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant. — John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Learn as much by writing as by reading. — Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834-1902), 1st Baron Acton of Aldenham

Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself. — John Luther

Learning and liberty march hand in hand or they do not march at all. — Sir Hartley Shawcross

Learning how to learn is life's most important skill. — Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence. — Abigail Adams, 1744-1818

Learning never exhausts the mind. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Learning to serve God, Family, and country should be the aim and end of all true learning. — Benjamin Franklin

Learn[ing] what is true, in order to do what is right, is the summing up of the whole duty of man. — Thomas Henry Huxley

Learning without wisdom is a load of books on a donkey's back. — Zora Neale Hurston

Let the children who are sent to those schools be taught to read and write and above all, let both sexes be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education. — Benjamin Rush

Let us dare to read, think, speak and write. — John Adams, 1765

Let us instill into the hearts of our children the love of freedom. Teach them that to be free is as precious as life itself. Fight every influence -- Socialist, communist, whatever it may be -- that would deprive an American citizen of the liberty vouchsafed by the Constitution. Liberty is truth. In truth we find liberty. You teachers, feel it in your hearts; instill it into the hearts of these precious children. May the Church of Jesus Christ ever stand true to the ideals of freedom. — David O. McKay

Let your children be exposed to great minds, great ideas, everlasting truth, and those things which will build and motivate for good. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Jun 1985)

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. — John Adams (Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1756)

Liberty without learning is always in peril and learning without liberty is always in vain. — John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Life is short and therefore precious, and we should all keep the company of the best people we can find, both in life and in books. — Charley Reese

Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were going to live forever. — Mahatma Gandhi

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. — Albert Einstein

Lots of scientists question evolution, but they would lose their jobs if they spoke out. — Dr. Caroline Crocker, Biologist, who lost her position at George Mason University for teachings critical of aspects of Neo-Darwinian evolution theory

Man's mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. — Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. — Sir Winston Churchill

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. — Bertrand Russell

Minds are like parachutes. They only work when they're open. — Sir James DeWar, 1842-1923

My grandmother wanted me to have an education so she kept me out of school. — Margaret Mead

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors. — Maya Angelou

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. — Bible, Hosea 4:6

Nations die by suicide. The sign of it is the decay of thought. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never assume the obvious is true. — William Safire

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. — Sandra Carey

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. — Brian Tracy

No country is truly free, where the children are compelled to go to school. — Ashleigh Brilliant

No longer content to ruin their own children, liberals insist on being subsidized by the taxpayer to ruin everyone else's children, too. — Ann Coulter, 2006

No matter how many pro-freedom politicians we elect to office, the only way to guarantee constitutional government is through an educated and activist public devoted to the ideals of liberty. — Ron Paul, Congressman

No matter where we begin, if we pursue knowledge diligently and honestly our quest will inevitably lead us from the things of earth to the things of heaven. — Hugh Nibley (Of All Things, p 219)

None is poor but the person who lacks knowledge. — Abaye Talmud

None of the founding fathers would have said that education without character is useful. They would have said, in fact, it is dangerous. — Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House

No one is free whose mind is not like a door with a double-acting hinge swinging outward to release their own ideas and inward to receive the worthy thoughts of others. — Validivar

No one is more victimized by the failures of America's government-run school system than the children of the urban poor, and those children are usually black. Stuck disproportionately in schools that don't work, blocked from the escape hatch of private or parochial school, black children routinely perform far below average in every subject. Sixty-three percent of black 4th-graders, for example, cannot read. The average black high school senior is about as well educated as the average white middle school student. There are many ways to ruin someone's life, but few are as effective as ignorance. And ignorance, by and large, is what public schooling guarantees for children from America's poorest and blackest neighborhoods. — Deroy Murdock

No one more sincerely wishes the spread of information among mankind than I do, and none has greater confidence in its effect towards supporting free and good government. — Thomas Jefferson (letter to Trustees for the Lottery of East Tennessee College, 6 May 1810)

No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders. — Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 4 Nov 1775)

Note that there is no such thing as a "wall of separation" between church and state stipulated in this country. We do not have it and we do not need it. What we may need, however, is a wall of separation between school and state. The state has no business brainwashing our children, despite the fact that that seems to be what it does at this time, or attempts to do. Education is not the state's business. — Colonel Jeff Cooper, Founder of Gunsite Academy (Gargantuan Gossip 2)

Nothing ages people like not thinking. — Christopher Morley

Nothing appeals to intellectuals more than the feeling that they represent 'the people.' Nothing, as a rule, is further from the truth. — Paul Johnson

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. — Marie Curie

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. — Martin Luther King Jr.

Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action. — Goethe

Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? — Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 BC

Obtain a knowledge of history, and of countries, and of kingdoms, of laws of God and man. — Doctrine and Covenants 93:53

One cannot learn anything by running away from the thing to be learned. — Blaine Nay

One does not divine the ways of nature, it lays out methods that confound our science, and it is only by studying it carefully that we may succeed in unveiling some of its mysteries. — Francis Huber (New Observations on Bees Volume II)

One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you'll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do. — Earl Nightingale

One of the greatest threats to the work of the Lord today comes from false educational ideas. The Church educations system has five major objectives: 1. To each the truth; 2. To education our youth not only for time but for all eternity; 3. Teach students to not be misled by purveyors of false doctrines, vain speculations and faulty interpretations; 4. Prepare students to live well rounded lives; and 5. To set the stage for students to acquire a testimony of the reality of God and the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and his work. — Harold B. Lee

One of the greatest tragedies of life is the murder of a beautiful theory by a gang of brutal facts. — Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790

Only the educated are free. — Epictetus

O that cunning plan of the evil one! O the vainness, and the frailties, and the foolishness of men! When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish. But to be learned is good if they hearken unto the counsels of God. — Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 9:28-29

Our disregard of civic and moral virtue as an educational priority is having a tangible effect on the attitudes, understanding and behavior of large portions of the youth population in the United States today. — Professor William Damon, Stanford University

Our freedom is not being destroyed by terrorists, but by ignorance, apathy and complacency. Our government schools are to blame.... Our dumbing down is not accidental but a very well organized plan. — Kelly McGinley

Our leaders must remember that education doesn't begin with some isolated bureaucrat in Washington. It doesn't even begin with State or local officials. Education begins in the home, where it's a parental right and responsibility. Both our public and our private schools exist to aid our families in the instruction of our children, and it's time some people back in Washington stopped acting as if family wishes were only getting in the way. — Ronald Reagan, US President (Remarks to the National Catholic Education Association in Chicago, Illinois 15 Apr 1982)

Our public school system is our country's biggest and most inefficient monopoly, yet it keeps demanding more and more money. — Phyllis Schlafly

Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw products [children] are to be shaped and fashioned into products to meet the various demands of life. The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of twentieth-century civilization, and it is the business of the school to build its pupils according to the specifications laid down. — Ellwood P. Cubberley (1868-1941)

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. — Groucho Marx

Over the past three decades, our Founding Fathers have fallen on rough times. Disparaged by liberals and slandered by post-modernists and cultural Marxists, their portraits have been removed from public buildings and their presence stricken from textbooks. It is possible today for American students to pass through elementary school and high school, and obtain a university degree, without gaining any appreciation for the men who founded their country. The horrendous events of Sept. 11 taught Americans that denunciations of their heritage have consequences that go beyond the babbling of crackpot academics and minority 'leaders.' — Paul C. Roberts

Pain is the best teacher, but nobody wants to go to his class. — Anonymous athletic coach

Parents, stay close to your children; you cannot delegate your responsibility to the educators no matter how competent they may be. Parents have a duty to train their children, to talk over their problems with them, to discuss what they are learning at school. And it is neither wise nor safe to leave the determination of our educational system and policies exclusively to the professional educators. — Ezra Taft Benson (LDS General Conference, Oct 1964)

Parents want better school for their children, but not a federal subsidy, leading to control of the teachings and textbooks, as well as the ideologies, of the children. — Ezra Taft Benson, Stand Up For Freedom, 11 Feb 1966

PC [Political Correctness] is the verbal equivalent of burning books. It is mind and thought control, pure and simple. — Gary Sepp

People who think they know everything are especially annoying to those of us who do. — Author Unknown

Perhaps the greatest mistake made in American history was in allowing government to educate our children. — Harry Browne

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the right thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not. — Thomas Henry Huxley, 1825-1895

Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. — Winston Churchill

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. — Fred "Mister" Rogers

Politically controlled education cannot be trusted to enlighten people on the perils of political power. — James Bovard

Politicians have a field day misleading Americans who, as a result of having been dumbed down by our education system, can't think, reason or analyze. — Walter Williams

Presentism, at its worst, encourages a kind of moral complacency and self-congratulation. Interpreting the past in terms of present concerns usually leads us to find ourselves morally superior. — Lynn Hunt of UCLA, past president of the American History Association, 2002

Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened. — George Washington, Farewell Address, 19 Sep 1796

Prayer: The only kind of speech the First Amendment doesn't protect. — Rush Limbaugh

Promote then as an object of primary importance, Institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened. — George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796

Prosperity belongs to those who learn new things the fastest. — Paul Zane Pilzer

Public schools are forbidden from mentioning religion not because of the Constitution, but because public schools are the Left's madrassas... At least the crazy Muslims get funding from Saudi Arabia for their madrassas. Liberals force normal Americans to pay for their religious schools. — Ann Coulter (Godless: The Church of Liberalism, 2006)

Put forth your ability to learn as fast as you can, and gather all the strength of mind and principle of faith you possibly can, and then distribute your knowledge to the people. — Brigham Young (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, p 193)

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teaches our children. — Vice President Al Gore (18 Sep 1995)

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding. — Ezra Loomis Pound

Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance. — Confucius

Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged. — Ordinance of 1787 posted at the Class Gateway of Ohio University

Remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth. — Book of Mormon, Alma 37:35

Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would. — John Adams (Boston Gazette, 5 Sep 1763, reprinted in 3 The Works of John Adams 438 (Charles F. Adams ed. 1851)

Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to learn, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn't worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave. This was a Catholic School in Munich. I felt that my thirst for knowledge was being strangled by my teacher; grades were their only measurement. How can a teacher understand youth with such a system? From the age of twelve I began to suspect authority and distrust teachers. — Albert Einstein

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a person's upper chamber if he has common sense on the ground floor. — Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809-1892

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. — Carl Sagan

Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind. — Albert Einstein

Secondary school curricula have been homogenized, diluted, and diffused to the point that they no longer have a central purpose. In effect, we have a cafeteria-style curriculum in which the appetizers and desserts can easily be mistaken for the main course. — A Nation at Risk

Seek not for riches, but for wisdom. — Doctrine and Covenants 6:7

Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. — Doctrine and Covenants 88:118

Senator Obama is for making college 'affordable,' as if he has never considered that government subsidies push up tuition, just as government subsidies push up agricultural prices, the price of medical care and other prices. — Dr. Thomas Sowell

Seventy-four percent of 1998 high school seniors were considered by educators to be too ignorant of the political system to make reasonable ballot choices. — Robert S Wieder, Raw Data: Significa, Insignifica, Stats and Facts, April, 2000

Shall we just carelessly allow children to hear any casual tales which may be devised by casual persons, and to receive into their minds ideas for the most part the very opposite of those which we should wish them to have when they are grown up? We cannot... Anything received into the mind at that age is likely to become indelible and unalterable; and therefore it is most important that the tales which the young first hear should be models of virtuous thought. — Plato

Some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them. — George Orwell

Some men know the value of education by having it. I know its value by not having it. — Frederick Douglass (Blessings of Liberty and Education, 1894)

Some of you may feel that your chance to gain more learning has passed you by. It is not so. You can learn at any age. — Chieko N. Okazaki (Ensign, Nov 1994, p 92)

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle. — Robert Anthony

Some people never learn anything because they understand everything too soon. — Alexander Pope

State education is a mere contrivance for molding people to be exactly alike one another,...in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by a natural tendency to one over the body. — John Stuart Mill (1859)

Study and learn, and become acquainted with all good books, and with languages, tongues, and people. — Doctrine and Covenants 90:15

Study the past if you would define the future. — Confucius

Tain't what a man don't know that hurts him; it's what he knows that just ain't so. — Kin Hubbard

Teaching is the noblest profession in the world. Upon the proper education of youth depend the permanency and purity of home, the safety and perpetuity of the nation. The parent gives the child an opportunity to live; the teacher enables the child to live well. — David O. McKay (Improvement Era, 1953, p 436)

Teach ye diligently and my grace shall attend you, that you may be instructed more perfectly in theory, in principle, in doctrine, in the law of the gospel, in all things that pertain unto the kingdom of God, that are expedient for you to understand; Of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms -- That ye may be prepared in all things when I shall send you again to magnify the calling whereunto I have called you, and the mission with which I have commissioned you. — Doctrine and Covenants 88:78-80

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. — Benjamin Franklin

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. — Bill Beattie

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else. — H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. — B.B. King, Blues musician

The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth. — Pierre Abιlard (1079 – 1142)

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. — Wendell Phillips (1811-1884)

The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction. — Helen Keller

The civilized man has a moral obligation to be skeptical, to demand the credentials of all statements that claim to be facts. — Bergan Evans (1904-1978), English professor

The cruelty of most people is lack of imagination, their brutality is ignorance. — Kurt Tucholsky (1890 – 1935)

The cultivation of the mind is a kind of food supplied for the soul of man. — Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106 BC – 43 BC) Roman philosopher

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. — Albert Einstein

The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care, shall be in state institutions at state expense. — Karl Marx (1818 – 1883)

The education of a man is never complete until he dies. — Robert E. Lee

The fact that 40% of American scientists believe in God indicates that 60% of scientists aren't doing their jobs. — Sam Harris, Atheist

The fate of empires depends on the education of youth. — Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. — Bible, Proverbs 1:7

The first idea the child must acquire is that of the difference between good and evil. — Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator and physician

The glory of God is intelligence, or in other words, light and truth. — Doctrine and Covenants 93:36

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. — John F. Kennedy, US President

The good Education of Youth has been esteemed by wise Men in all Ages, as the surest Foundation of the Happiness both of private Families and of Common-wealths. Almost all Governments have therefore made it a principal Object of their Attention, to establish and endow with proper Revenues, such Seminaries of Learning, as might supply the succeeding Age with Men qualified to serve the Publick with Honour to themselves, and to their Country. — Benjamin Franklin (Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pensilvania, 1749)

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action. — Herbert Spencer

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. — George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

The greater our knowledge increases the more our ignorance unfolds. — John F. Kennedy

The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices. — Frederick II, King of Prussia (1712-1786)

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.' — Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator and physician

The group consisting of mother, father and child is the main educational agency of mankind. — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

The idea that other people don't have the same rights that you do was once the mark of the ignorant. But today it is the mark of too many of our elite universities, where those who disagree with the prevailing political correctness are either silenced by speech codes or shouted down if they are speakers invited on campus to present a different viewpoint. — Thomas Sowell

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all. — John F. Kennedy, 1963

The knowledge of truth, combined with the proper regard for it and it's faithful observance, constitutes true education. — Joseph F. Smith

The least of the work of learning is done in the classroom. — Thomas Merton

The lottery is a tax on people who can't do math. — Author Unknown

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. — Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. — Thomas Jefferson

The mere stuffing of the mind with a knowledge of facts is not education. — Joseph F. Smith (Gospel Doctrine, p 269)

The mind is like a TV set - when it's blank, it's a good idea to turn off the sound. — Brian Crane in 'Pickles'

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. — Plutarch (abt 46 – 120 AD)

The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. ― attributed to George Orwell

The most expensive piece of real estate is the six inches between your right and left ear. It's what you create in that area that determines your wealth. We are only really limited by our mind. — Dr. Dolf de Roos

The most important difference between business and academia is this: In business everything is dog-eat-dog. In academia it is just the reverse. — E. John Rosenwald, Jr.

The national average of those who are employed in the area in which they received a degree hovers around 2%. Had I known that when I was sacrificing for my education, I wouldn't have gone to college at all! For those graduating with my degree, the percentages are less than that. However, looking back I would have made a terrible mistake to not go to college. In the end, it wasn't the college degree and the old sheepskin that was so important to me. It was the process of learning itself. — Glenn Kimball

The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools. — Thucydides (abt 460 BC – abt 395 BC)

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

The newborn child is almost an exact duplicate of an empty computer, although superior to such a computer in almost every way....What is placed in the child's brain during the first eight years of his life is probably there to stay. If you put misinformation into his brain during this period, it is extremely difficult to erase it. — Dr. Glenn J. Doman, How to Teach Your Baby to Read (1979), p 43, 45

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. — Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899 – 1977)

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. — Bishop Mandell Creighton (1843 – 1901)

The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. — Benjamin Rush (1746 – 1813) (On the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1806)

The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance. — Herodotus (c. 484 BC – c. 425 BC)

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance. — Benjamin Franklin

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. — Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962)

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next. — Abraham Lincoln

The precepts of men have gone so far in subverting our educational system that in many cases a higher degree today, in the so-called social sciences, can be tantamount [identical] to a major investment in error. Very few men build firmly enough on the rock of revelation to go through this kind of an indoctrination and come out untainted. Unfortunately, of those who succumb, some use their higher degrees to get teaching positions even in our Church Educational System, where they spread the falsehoods they have been taught. President Joseph F. Smith was right when he said that false educational ideas would be one of the three threats to the Church within. — Ezra Taft Benson (Gospel Doctrine, p 312-313.)

The presumption in America today -- first for the poor, but increasingly for all of us -- is that our children belong to the state. The state allows those children to remain 'out on loan' to their natural birth parents only so long as you meet all the government's requirements: Every vaccination recommended by the major pharmaceutical firms, no matter how dangerous or statistically useless. No guns in the house; no strange faith-healing religious beliefs. And you'd better make sure your kid reports to the local government youth propaganda camp from the age of 6 ... or is it 5 now? ... so the local educrats get their subsidies based on a full complement of little butts to warm the seats. — Vin Suprynowicz

The problem is not that public schools do not work well, but rather that they do. The first goal and primary function of schools is not to educate good people, but good citizens. It is the function which we normally label state indoctrination. — Wendy McElroy, Demystifying the State

The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874 – 1936), 7 Sep 1929

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live. — Mortimer Adler (1902 – 2001)

The real problem is not whether machines think, but whether men do. — BF Skinner

There are impelling reasons for our sisters to plan toward employment. . . .We want them to obtain all the education and vocational training possible before marriage. If they become widowed or divorced and need to work, we want them to have dignified and rewarding employment. If a sister does not marry, she has every right to engage in a profession that allows her to magnify her talents and gifts. — Howard W. Hunter (Ensign, Nov. 1975, p 124)

There are in fact four very significant stumbling blocks in the way of grasping the truth, which hinder every man however learned, and scarcely allow anyone to win a clear title to wisdom, namely, the example of weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance while making a display of our apparent knowledge. — Roger Bacon (c. 1214–1294)

There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own. — Berenice Abbott (1898-1991)

There are three dangers that threaten the church from within, and the authorities need to awaken to the fact that the people should be warned unceasingly against them. As I see them, they are flattery of prominent men in the world, false educational ideas, and sexual impurity. — Joseph F Smith (Gospel Doctrine p 312-313)

There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. — James Thurber

There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking. — Alfred Korzybski

The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge. — Elbert Hubbard

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. — Bible, Isaiah 5:13

There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution which authorized the federal government to enter into the field of education. — Ezra Taft Benson (An Enemy Hath Done This, p 230-31)

There is a correlation between intellectualism and wisdom. Intellectuals tend to possess less of the latter. — Selwyn Duke

There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily. — George Washington

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island . . . and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life. — Walt Disney

There is no darkness but ignorance: let us flood the world with light. — Robert Ingersoll

There is no money lost that is used in educating the people. — Olympia Brown

There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children. — Milton Friedman

There is no sight more fearful than ignorance in action. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)

There is not a way in the world that our children are going to go to school and not hear about every kind of possible perversion imaginable. I would rather be the one to teach them about the family and marriage than to have them persuaded by their classmates, or a teacher, or somebody in a dark corner somewhere. — Sheri L. Dew (Interfaith Conference, DC Temple, Feb 24, 2004)

There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832)

There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. — Will Rogers

There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience. — Archibald McLeish

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such trifling investment of fact. — Mark Twain

There's no comfort in the learning zone and no learning in the comfort zone. — Author Unknown

[The Rev. Richard John] Neuhaus told a reporter that political corruption had "been around ever since that unfortunate afternoon in the garden." The reporter mulled it over before asking, "What garden was that?" In defense of the American educational system, every single one of these reporters knew how to put on a condom. — Ann Coulter (Godless: The Church of Liberalism, 2006)

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. — Albert Einstein

The single most prevalent form of child abuse in this country is the act of sending a child to a government school. We worry incessantly about the separation of church and state. We would do well to devote half as much attention to the separation of government and education. — Neal Boortz

The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. — Andrew Ross

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. — Abraham Lincoln

The trouble with history is that it is not politically correct, thus we see the modern counter-culture historians adjusting it to fit their ideology. This is particularly noticeable in the movie industry, but in the Age of Illusion there are few people who are concerned bout the truth. — Colonel Jeff Cooper, Founder of Gunsite Academy (Gargantuan Gossip 2)

The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves. — Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888 – 1975)

The truth which makes men free is, for the most part, the truth which men prefer not to hear. — Herbert Sebastian Agar (1897 - 1980)

The United State system of national popular education will be the most efficient and widespread instrument for the propagation of atheism which the world has ever seen. — Ezra Taft Benson (October, 1970)

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. — Sydney J. Harris

The worst censors are those prohibiting criticism of the theory of evolution in the classroom. — Phyllis Schlafly

They know enough who know how to learn. — Henry Adams

Think for yourselves, and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. — Voltaire

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it. — Henry Ford

Thinking is what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. — William James

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that. — George Carlin

This federalization of the college loan business is not about making it easier for people to go to college. It is about making it easier for the government to control what is taught. It's a method of ideological enforcement. This is what's going on now in every area of American life. — Mark Steyn, 30 Mar 2010

This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow the truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error as long as reason is left free to combat it. — Thomas Jefferson, 27 Dec 1820, vision for the University of Virginia (chartered in 1819)

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. — George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Those who don't read have no advantage over those who can't read. — Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

Though conscious of the difficulty of learning without a teacher, I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at whatever cost or trouble, to learn how to read. — Frederick Douglass (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave)

Though the academic authorities are actually proud of conducting everything by means of Examinations, they seldom indulge in what religious people used to descibe as Self-Examination. The consequence is that the modern State has educated its citizens in a series of ephemeral fads. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (Pall Mall Magazine, Apr, 1935)

Time is our greatest teacher, however it kills all its students! — Author Unknown

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. — Marilyn vos Savant

To aid life, leaving it free, however, that is the basic task of the educator. — Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator and physician

To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant. — A. B. Alcott

To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. — Cicero

To be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it. — Rene Descartes (1596-1650) French philosopher

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. — Kristopher Paull

Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears. — Brian Tracy

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. — Theodore Roosevelt

To improve teaching, we must attract people of higher intellectual ability and we must make teacher salaries related to ability and effectiveness. We must ensure that teachers have more academic freedom, better working conditions and a suitable environment for teaching. An important component of that environment is the capacity to remove students who are alien and hostile to the education process. Finally, we should consider curriculum changes that eliminate courses that have little, if anything, to do with reading, writing and arithmetic. The low academic quality of many of our teachers is neither flattering nor comfortable to confront, but confront it we must if we're to do anything about our sorry state of education. — Walter Williams

To know one's ignorance is part of knowledge. — Author Unknown

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is disease. — Lao Tzu

To learn is to change. — George B. Leonard

To limit an individual's education is to limit his freedom. A sound education is the fastest, and sometimes the only, way out of poverty. — Gerald Reynolds, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights

To make headway, improve your head. — B. C. Forbes

Too many suburban parents may be too easily satisfied that their schools are doing a good job because the students there score in the top 10 percent or 20 percent on standardized tests. Suburban schools may look good compared to inner-city schools, but both look bad compared to their counterparts in other countries. — Thomas Sowell

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. — Roger Lewin

To prevent inquiry is among the worst of evils. — Thomas Holcroft

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. — Author Unknown

To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond. — Hypatia of Alexandria

True education does not consist merely in acquiring a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. — Robert M. Hutchins, former University of Chicago president

True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature or art, but in the development of character. True education awakens a desire to conserve health by keeping the body clean and undefiled. True education trains in self-denial and self-mastery. True education regulates the temper, subdues passion and makes obedience to social laws and moral order a guiding principle of life. It develops reason and inculcates faith in the living God as the eternal loving Father of all. — David O. McKay (Conference Report, Apr 1928, p 102)

True education seeks, then, to make men and women not only good mathematicians, proficient linguists, profound scientists, or brilliant literary lights, but also honest men, combined with virtue, temperance, and brotherly love-men and women who prize truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self-control as the choicest acquisitions of a successful life. — David O. McKay (Gospel Ideals, p 440-441)

True knowledge never shuts the door on more knowledge, but zeal often does. — Hugh Nibley

Try to know everything of something, and something of everything. — Henry Peter

Unfortunately, the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition, which charted President Thomas Jefferson's prescient Louisiana Purchase and opened up the American West, is getting a lukewarm reception as it makes its way across the country, tracing the footsteps of this historic journey. Tepid crowds are greeting the re-enactors, which shouldn't be a surprise in the wake of academia's roughly 40-year assault on what used to pass for conventional American history. Is it any wonder that with a curriculum that reduces the accomplishments of Jefferson and the other Founders to 'slave owners' the Corps of Discovery would be viewed as a less-than-noble lot? ... Just ask Emily Isaacs, age 10, a fifth-grader.... Did you study Lewis and Clark in school? 'We did a little bit,' she said sheepishly, 'last year.' What can you tell me about them? 'I can't think of anything,' she said after an awkward silence. And while she didn't know much about Lewis and Clark, she knew a lot about Columbus. 'He brought over diseases,' she said eagerly. It reminded me of the time I asked my nephew what he'd learned in school about World War II. 'Well, I know the Germans were bad,' he said with equal trepidation. 'But I know we were bad, too.' In their defense, neither is the class dunce. They're merely repeating what passes for history these days. — Wall Street Journal (2003)

Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it. — Bruce Lee

Unless we retain a vibrant desire to be free, and unless we understand and practice the principles that give life to essential freedoms, we have little reason to hope they will endure. — Dean L. Larsen (Ensign, May 1980)

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography. — Ambrose Bierce

Wealth comes from knowing what others do not know. — Aristotle Onassis

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. — Benjamin Franklin

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. — John Naisbitt

We are in a great school, and we should be diligent to learn, and continue to store up the knowledge of heaven and of earth, and read good books, although I cannot say that I would recommend the reading of all books, for it is not all books which are good. Read good books, and extract from them wisdom and understanding as much as you possibly can, aided by the Spirit of God. — Brigham Young (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young, p 193)

We are raising a generation of people who are historically illiterate and ignorant of the basic philosophical foundations of our constitutional free society. We need to know the Constitution, and we don't. When you have students at our Ivy League colleges saying they thought Germany and Japan were our allies in World War II, you know we've got a very serious problem. — David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, author, past president of the Society of American Historians who also noted that only three colleges in the United States require a course on the Constitution in order to graduate: the US Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Air Force Academy

We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at least with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are simultaneously supposed to gasp in awe at teachers' raw dedication and be forced to listen to their incessant caterwauling about how they don't make enough money. Well, which is it? Are they dedicated to teaching or are they in it for the money? After all the carping about how little teachers are paid, if someone enters the teaching profession for the big bucks, aren't they too stupid to be teaching our kids? — Ann Coulter (Godless: The Church of Liberalism, 2006)

We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. — Michel de Montaigne

We cannot justify mentally shifting into neutral and failing to exert our efforts to progress intellectually. Whether or not you are in school, the challenge is the same. We should continue learning throughout our lives. — Joe J. Christensen (New Era, Jan 1998)

We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object ro a state-enforced equality. Then they say we are against equality. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain. — Frιdιric Bastiat

We encourage our youth in every country to get an education. Even if at times it seems hopeless. With determination and faith in the Lord, you will be blessed with success. It is a dream well worth pursuing. — Boyd K. Packer (Ensign, Nov 1992, p 73)

We had to pay our own schoolteachers, raise our own bread and earn our own clothing, or go without; there was no other choice. We did it then, and we are able to do the same to-day. I want to enlist the sympathies of the ladies among the Latter-day Saints, to see what we can do for ourselves with regard to schooling our children. Do not say you cannot school them, for you can....I understand that the other night there was a school meeting in one of the wards of this city, and a part there –- a poor miserable apostate –- said, "We want a free school, and we want to have the name of establishing the first free school in Utah." To call a person a poor miserable apostate may seem like a harsh word; but what shall we call a man who talks about free schools and who would have all the people taxed to support them, and yet would take his rifle and threaten to shoot the man who had the collection of the ordinary light taxes levied in this Territory –- taxes which are lighter than any levied in any other portion of the country? — Brigham Young (Journal of Discourses 16:19-20)

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces. —Carl Sagan

We have thousands of times more available information than Thomas Jefferson or Abraham Lincoln. Yet which of us would think ourselves a thousand times more educated or more serviceable to our fellowmen than they? The sublime quality of what these two men gave to us-including the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address-was not attributable to their great resources of information, for their libraries were comparatively small by our standards. Theirs was the wise and inspired use of a limited amount of information. Available information wisely used is far more valuable than multiplied information allowed to lie fallow. — Dallin H. Oaks (Ensign, May 2001, p 82)

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. — Oscar Wilde

We lost the Republic in the classroom long before we lost it in the voting booth. — Dr. Timothy C. Daughtry

We must gain learning, but we must apply it wisely. Otherwise, we have politics without principle, industry without morality, knowledge without wisdom, science without humanity! — Russell M. Nelson (Ensign, Nov 1984, p 30)

We must seek diversity of interests; . . . and try to balance work for the body and work for the mind. — Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

We're all ignorant, just on different subjects. — Will Rogers

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our schoolmasters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us. — C.L. de Montesquieu

We want...to be alive in the cause of education. We are commanded of the Lord to obtain knowledge, both by study and by faith, seeking it out of the best books [see D&C 88:118]. And it becomes us to teach our children, and afford them instruction in every branch of education calculated to promote their welfare. — John Taylor (Teachings of Presidents of the Church, p 89)

What Americans need is not a new federal education program but the absence of all federal education programs... If Americans are to take our Constitution and the education of our children seriously, we need to wake up, reclaim our power, and 'Just Say No' to federal control of education. — Michael Ostrolenk

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook. — Henry David Thoreau

Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. — George Washington

Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection. And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come. — Doctrine & Covenants 130:18-19

What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know; it's what we know for sure that just ain't so. — Yogi Berra

What I'm asking for is the freedom to follow the evidence wherever it leads. — Dr. Richard Sternberg, Evolutionary biologist of the Smithsonian Institution who was demoted after approving an article that supported intelligent design

What on earth have a man's degree, academic position, and, of all things, opinions, to do with whether a thing is true or not? — Hugh Nibley

What's another word for Thesaurus? — Steven Wright

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul. — Joseph Addison

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. — Thomas Carlyle

What we desperately need is to recognize and acquire that quality which converts knowledge into wisdom. — Marion G. Romney (Ensign, Jul 1983, p 5)

What we have learned from others becomes our own reflection. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. — Benjamin Disraeli

When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. — Abraham Lincoln

When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all. — Paul Simon

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he'd learned in seven years. — Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible. But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations. — Marilyn vos Savant

When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? — Lord John Maynard Keynes, British economist

When you educate someone with good natural instincts, you get a leader. When you educate someone with poor natural instincts, you get a liberal. — Kevin Burget, 22 Nov 2000

Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. — Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Whether a student is black, white, orange or polka-dot and whether he's poor or rich, there are some minimum requirements that must be met in order for him to do well in school. Someone must make the student do his homework. Someone must see to it that he gets eight to nine hours of sleep. Someone has to fix him a wholesome breakfast and ensure that he gets to school on time and respects and obeys teachers. Here's my question: Which one of those basic requirements can be accomplished through a presidential executive order, a congressional mandate or the edict of a mayor, a superintendent of schools or a teacher? If those basic requirements aren't met, whatever else that is done in the name of education is for naught. — Walter E. Williams

While we respect Prof. Behe's right to express his views, they are his alone and are in no way endorsed by the department. It is our collective position that intelligent design has no basis in science, has not been tested experimentally and should not be regarded as scientific. — Lehigh University's disclaimer on the dissenting views on evolution expressed by Dr. Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry (Umm, does evolution really have a "basis in science" and has it been "tested experimentally"?)

While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly as well on what the speaker is saying. — Marilyn vos Savant

Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. ― George Orwell, 1984

Who so neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future. — Euripides

Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds? — Hmmmmm

Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song? — Stephen Wright

Why should liberals want to change the public educational system when it is turning out the product they have been striving for years to produce? — Chuck Norris

Wisdom and knowledge, as well as virtue, diffused generally among the body of the people, being necessary for the preservation of their rights and liberties, and as these depend on spreading the opportunities and advantages of education in the various parts of the country, and among the different orders of people, it shall be the duty of legislators and magistrates... to cherish the interest of literature and the sciences, and all seminaries of them. — John Adams (Thoughts on Government, 1776)

Wisdom begins with wonder. — Socrates

Wisdom is knowing how little we know. — Socrates

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. — Albert Einstein

Wisdom outweighs any wealth. — Sophocles

Without education he lives within the narrow, dark and grimy walls of ignorance. Education, on the other hand, means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. To deny education to any people is one of the greatest crimes against human nature. It is easy to deny them the means of freedom and the rightful pursuit of happiness and to defeat the very end of their being. — Frederick Douglass (Blessings of Liberty and Education, 1894)

Without education we are in the horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Words are things, and a small drop of ink...produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. — Lord Byron

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. — Bible, John 8:32

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself. — Galileo Galilei, astronomer, physicist, philosopher

You can observe a lot by watching. Observing is learning. If you pay attention, you can learn a lot. — Yogi Berra

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall. — Jawaharlal Nehru

You need all the education you can get. Sacrifice a car; sacrifice anything that is needed to be sacrificed to qualify yourselves to do the work of the world. That world will in large measure pay you what it thinks you are worth, and your worth will increase as you gain education and proficiency in your chosen field. — Gordon B. Hinckley (Ensign, Jan 2001, p 2)

Your talents will expand as you study and learn. You will be able to better assist your families in their learning, and you will have peace of mind in knowing that you have prepared yourself for the eventualities that you may encounter in life. — Thomas S. Monson (Liahona, Nov 2007, p 118-21)

You use the name of Deity in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of the United States, and yet you cannot use it in the schoolroom. — Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of Great Britain

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What is the Purpose of a College Education?

In 1968, 83% of college freshmen said the purpose of college is to form a meaningful philosophy of life and 41% said a college education would enable them to have financial security.
30 years later, in 1997, 41% of college freshmen said the purpose is to form a meaningful philosophy of life and 75% said a college education would enable them to have financial security.

The Rewards of Education

Here are the 1995 average annual earnings by education level and sex for year-round, full-time workers ages 18 and over.
Education Level Achieved Men Women Both Sexes
Not high school graduate $22,454 $16,049 $20,442
High school graduate $31.063 $21,298 $27,038
Some college, no degree $36,546 $23,750 $31,128
Associate degree $37,628 $28,510 $33,425
Bachelor's degree $51,998 $33,665 $44,523
Master's degree $64,544 $41,676 $55,384
Doctorate degree $77,815 $55,041 $72,099
Professional degree $111,654 $59,793 $98,197

Source: US Census Bureau

In 2002, the average wages earned with a bachelor's degree over 40 years is $1.9 million ($47,500 per year). The average wages earned without a high school diploma is $850,000 ($21,250 per year). The difference in average income is $26,250!

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Many nationally accredited colleges and universities offer only distance learning and online programs. This means they don't need a fancy college campus to deliver a quality education. I heard of a well-known online university campus that looked more like a recruiting office in a strip mall than a college. With so many "Diploma Mills" around, how can one judge the quality of an online education program? Here a couple of quick ways to tell if a school is reputable or not:

1. Is the school accredited by either a Regional or National accreditation association? These associations include:

  • DETC - Distance Education and Training Council

  • MSA - Middle States Association

  • NEASC - New England Association of Schools and Colleges

  • NCASC - North Central Association of Schools and Colleges

  • NWCCU - Northwest Commission on College and Universities

  • SACS - Southwest Association of Colleges and Schools

  • WASC - Western Association of Schools and Colleges

2. Is the school a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), listed by the Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), or certified by the VA for use with GI Bill?

If the answer is yes to either of these questions, you can bet they are NOT a diploma mill. In other words, don't judge distance learning colleges and universities by their covers -- the building or address. Judge them by their associations -- the accreditation(s) they keep.

Most of the following institutions have distance-learning programs although some may not be accredited. I have tried to purge those with phony or meaningless credentials. However, to ensure a school is accredited, log on to Degree.net and TeleCampus before you send any money!

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The teacher applicant, after being interviewed by the school administration, said, "Let me see if I've got this right: You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride. You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job. You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the state exams. You want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card. You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps. You want me to do all this and then you tell me that I can't pray?"

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