An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.
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 know and what you don't.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver
Education is the transmission of civilization.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
Michel de Montaigne
I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Robert Green Ingersoll
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John W. Gardner
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living. That's one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert M. Hutchins
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
There is nothing so stupid as the educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.
To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.
A. A. Milne
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?