“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.” — James A. Garfield, July 12, 1880

The  collection below is from:

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

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

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.  ~G.K. Chesterton 

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

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

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.  ~Daniel J. Boorstin, “Democracy and Its Discontents” 

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.  ~Bishop Mandell Creighton 

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.John F. Kennedy 1917-1963, Thirty-fifth President of the USA 

A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear. James B. Stockdale  

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

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826, Third President of the USA 

Improving public education is a patriotic act. There’s no better way to perpetuate a strong, safe, prosperous America than by providing her children with the education needed to keep her that way.Lisa Pampuch, newspaper columnist 

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. 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 1879-1955, German-born American Physicist


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