Parents are not wont, now-a-days, to catechize their children at home, and to give them instruction and training, as they used to. There was a time when the family was almost the sole place where the child was instructed. Now the means of education are greatly augmented; but there is no equivalent that can be formed outside of the family, for paternal instruction inside of the family; and it is the duty of every Christian man not only, but of every patriotic man, and every man who loves his children, to begin to educate them in the family with an honor, a conscience, and a religion of honesty. We must go back to the very beginning, and teach our children to be proud of honesty.

— H. W. Thomas

There is nothing like the power of a good life as a memento to others. Everything else is feeble in comparison, and it alone speaks with command. Let no one look forward to being able to do good by means of any experience he may gain by conversance with evil; and let no one excuse a worldly aim of life to himself on such a prospect. There is one, and only one appointed way of doing good, and that is by being good.

— J. B. Mozley

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him.

— John Locke

The difference between one boy and another is not so much in talent as in energy.

— Dr. Arnold

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble, that he knows no more.

— Cowper

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

— Albert Einstein

Education is when you read the fine print: experience is what you get when you don’t.

— Pete Seeger

Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate, no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament. It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage.

— Joseph Addison

Education is not filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.

— William Butler Yeats

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.

— Benjamin Franklin

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

— Robert Frost

Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I’m going to complete every pass.

— Ron Jaworski

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

— Groucho Marx

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

— James Garfield

The hey-day when a high school diploma or college education would serve a graduate for a lifetime is gone. Today’s recipients of diplomas expect to have many jobs and to use a wide range of skills over their working lives.

— Alan Greenspan

The dream doesn’t lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.

— Alphonso Jackson

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.

— Daniel Akaka

I lived in a plenty tough neighborhood. When somebody called me a ‘dirty little Guinea’, there was only one thing to do — break his head. When I got older, I realized that you shouldn’t do it that way. I realized that you’ve got to do it through education. Children are not to blame. It is the parents. How can a child know whether his playmate is an Italian, a Jew or Irish, unless the parents have discussed it in the privacy of their homes.

— Frank Sinatra

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