A well-educated population, trained by mental discipline and culture, and deeply imbued with the religious principle, is the strongest bulwark of a nation.
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The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
The well-meaning people who talk of education as if it were a substance distributable by coupon in large or small quantities never exhibit any understanding of the truth that you cannot teach anybody anything that he does not want to learn.
In a society safe and worthy to be free, teaching which produces a willingness to lead, as well as a willingness to follow, must be given to all.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.
There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Education is either from nature, from man or from things. The developing of our faculties and organs is the education of nature; that of man is the application we learn to make of this very developing; and that of things is the experience we acquire in regard to the different objects by which we are
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
The noblest exercise of the mind within doors is study.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.