Thoughts on education

Published: Aug 20, 2016

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A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.
—Wh Auden

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn’t have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
—David Lodge


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The reason universities are so full of knowledge is that the students come in with so much and leave with so little.
—Marshall Mcluhan

The truth of it is, learning makes a silly man 10,000 times more insufferable.
—Joseph Addison


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We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.
—Maria Montessori


An observation that in Boston is an accepted truth: If you’re from Harvard, you can’t count; if from MIT, you can’t read.
—Malcolm Forbes

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Too many college radicals are two-timing punks. The only reason you should be in college is to destroy it.
—Abbie Hoffman


For in much wisdom is much grief, and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
—EcclEsiastes 1:18

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“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
—GK Chesterton

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
—Hector Berlioz

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Bryn Mawr had done what a four-year dose of liberal education was designed to do: Unfit her for 80 percent of useful work of the world.
—Toni Morrison

He knows the world and does not know himself.
—Jean de la Fontaine

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In the schoolroom, more than any other place, does the difference of sex, if there is any, need to be forgotten.
—Susan B Anthony




Images:
Getty Images; Morrison: Philippe Wojazer / Reuters


(This story appears in the 02 September, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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