Education

Education, however indispensable in a cultivated age, produces nothing on the side of genius. When education ends, genius often begins.

With all their faults, trade-unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in man, than any other association of men.

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

I believe that... education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living... all education proceeds by the participation of the individual in the social consciousness of the race... Every thinker puts one portion of an apparently stable world in peril.

It is in education more than anywhere else that we have sincerely striven to carry into execution "the Great American Dream": the vision of a longer and fuller life for the ordinary man, a life of widened freedom, of equal opportunity for each to make of himself all that he is capable of becoming.

The aim of education should be to teach the child to think, not what to think.

The result of the educative process is capacity for further education.

Education, however indispensable in a cultivated age, produces nothing on the side of genius. When education ends, genius often begins.

All education is a continuous dialogue of questions and answers that pursue every problem to the horizon. That is the essence of academic freedom.

The most important aspect of freedom of speech is freedom to learn. All education is a continuous dialogue - questions and answers that pursue every problem to the horizon. That is the essence of academic freedom.

Education is that which remains when one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

The aim of education must be the training of independently acting and thinking individuals, who, however, see in the service of community their highest life problem.

The fear of losing one's job has kept education in America fifty years behind its possible improvement.

The fear of losing one's job has kept education in America fifty years behind its possible improvement.

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education; to accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun; to accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army. If we retrench the wages of the schoolmaster, we must raise those of the recruiting sergeant.

We have in America the largest public school system on earth, the most expensive college buildings, the most extensive curriculum, but nowhere else is education so blind to its objectives, so indifferent to any specific outcome as in America. One trouble has been at the repression of faults rather than creation of virtues.

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it.

All the value of education rests in the respect for the physical, intellectual and moral will of the child.