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- The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.
- Martin Luther King, jr., The Purpose of Education, Maroon Tiger, January-February 1947
- How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?
- Matt Groening (1954 - ), The Simpsons
- Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance as it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry Adams (1838 - 1918)
- Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
- Chuck Palahniuk (1962 - ), Invisible Monsters, 1999
- The great thing, then, in all education, is to make our nervous system our ally instead of our enemy.
- William James (1842 - 1910), The Principles of Psychology
- Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. in the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education.
- Whitney Griswold, Address to students at Phillips Academy, 1952
- A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.
- Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895), Address on university education, Baltimore, Maryland, September 12, 1876
- Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946), The Outline of History, vol.2, chapter 41, 1921
- Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
- Henry Adams (1838 - 1918), The Education of Henry Adams, 1906
- These times of ours are series and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Public and Private Education, November 27, 1864
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