It doesn’t matter how sensitive you are or how damn smart and educated you are, if you’re not both at the same time, if your heart and your brain aren’t connected, aren’t working together harmoniously, well, you’re just hopping through life on one leg.
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.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
If little else, the brain is an educational toy.
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
—Thomas Henry Huxley
All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half have never voted for president. One hopes it is the same half.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college.
I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
—Michel de Montaigne
College isn't the place to go for ideas.
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.
—Martin Luther King Jr.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
—William Butler Yeats