Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Thoughts on education

Published: Feb 25, 2020 11:40:24 AM IST
Updated: Feb 25, 2020 11:48:25 AM IST

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It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
—Albert Einstein

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.
—Martin Luther King, Jr

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.
—WB Yeats

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
—BF Skinner

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
—Abraham Lincoln

A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.
—Mark Twain

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
—John Dewey

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
—Malcolm Forbes

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
—CS Lewis

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
—Edward Everett

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
—Mahatma Gandhi

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
—Bruce Lee

(This story appears in the 28 February, 2020 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)