These true education quotes will inspire you. True education is when every student is given equal education no matter who and what their statuses are.
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Best True Education Quotes
- “I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” ~ Albert Einstein
- “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” ~ Robert M. Hutchins
- “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~ Aristotle
- “Teach a child how to think, not what to think.” ~ Sidney Sugarman
“The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.” ~ David O. McKay
- “True education is a kind of never-ending story — a matter of continual beginnings, of habitual fresh starts, of persistent newness.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
“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.
- “True education is that which proves useful in life and makes you industrious.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- “No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” ~ Emma Goldman
- “True education is the ability to discern the difference between what you do know and what you don’t.” ~ Anatole France
- “All true education is the drawing out from the student what is already there. Teaching is never about helping others to learn but about helping them to remember. All learning is remembering. All teaching is reminding. All lessons are memories, recaptured.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch
“The object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy them” ~ John Ruskin
- “True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.” ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- “A man’s real education begins after he has left school. True education is gained through the discipline of life.” ~ Henry Ford
- “The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things — not merely industrious, but to love industry — not merely learned, but to love knowledge — not merely pure, but to love purity — not merely just, but to hunger and thirst after justice.” ~ John Ruskin
- “Success takes an investment in time, dedication, and sacrifice. This is true education. It is a process.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
“I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child’s powers by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself.” ~ John Dewey
- “I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.” ~ Anne Sullivan Macy
- “True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.” ~ Philip Pullman
- “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted with reason, but with no morals.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture. Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the ligitimate goals of his life.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Education must enable a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “True beauty lies in true education.” ~ Sai Baba
- “I insist that the object of all true education is not to make men carpenters, it is to make carpenters men.” ~ W. E. B. Du Bois
- “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “No longer can we afford to stuff the brains of the young with facts. The time is too short, the necessity for results too pressing. The new education must be based on the elimination of facts except as they illustrate principles. How to use facts, not how to accumulate them, is the purpose of true education.” ~ Pearl S. Buck , Purpose of true education quotes
“The principle of recognition of evil under all its guises is at the basis of the true education of man.” ~ Boris Sidis
- “True education consists in the cultivation of the heart.” ~ Sai Baba
- “True education is a kind of never-ending story . . .” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
- “Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance” ~ John Henrik Clarke
- “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. True education combines intellect, beauty, goodness, and the greatest of these is goodness. When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.” ~ Helen Keller
“Only this much I knew – that under ideal conditions, true education could be imparted only by the parents, and that then there should be the minimum of outside help.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- “In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk – they are all part of the curriculum.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
- “Humility, reverence, compassion, forbearance, sacrifice and self-control are the qualities that reveal the outcome of the true education.” ~ Sai Baba
- “True education is awakening a love for truth…opening the eyes of the soul to the great purpose and end of life.” ~ David O. McKay
- “Love requires that true education should be easily accessible to all and should be of use to every villager in this daily life. The emphasis laid on the principle of spending every minute of one’s life usefully is the best education for citizenship.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Wisdom is the right application of knowledge; and true education…is the application of knowledge to the development of a noble and Godlike character.” ~ David O. McKay
- “No group and no government can properly prescribe precisely what should constitute the body of knowledge with which true education is concerned.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
- “True education must correspond to the surrounding circumstances or it is not a healthy growth.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- “The essence of true education in one’s life is to show the presence of mind, heart and soul to sense everything right.” ~ Anuj
- “And what is true education? It is awakening a love for truth; giving a just sense of duty; opening the eyes of the soul to the great purpose and end of life. It is not so much giving words, as thoughts; or mere maxims, as living principles. It is not teaching to be honest, because ‘honesty is the best policy’; but because it is right. It is teaching the individual to love the good, for the sake of the good; to be virtuous in action because one is so in heart; to love and serve God supremely, not from fear, but from delight in his perfect character.” ~ David O. McKay
“An intelligent person, looking out of his eyes and hearkening in his ears, with a smile on his face all the time, will get more true education than many another in a life of heroic vigils”.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
- “No refining of one’s taste in matters of art or literature, no sharpening of one’s powers of insight in matters of science or psychology, can ever take the place of one’s sensitiveness to the life of the earth. This is the beginning and the end of a person’s true education.” ~ John Cowper Powys
- “When I first got into the first-year study after the Cultural Revolution, got into the same school with this group, I wasn’t conscious of the so-called “Fifth Generation.” I didn’t like that kind of study condition because there’s no real, true education there.” ~ Ai Weiwei
- “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living. If we are not careful, our colleges will produce a group of close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists, consumed with immoral acts. Be careful, brethren! Be careful, teachers!” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have.” ~ Luis J. Rodriguez
“True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success, the glorious inequality of talent, of genius.” ~ Felix Schelling
- “True education is to learn how to think, not what to think. If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being-free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies-and therefore you can find out what religion is.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
- “True education seeks to make men and women not only good mathematicians, proficient linguists, profound scientists, or brilliant literary lights, but also honest men and women with virtue, temperance, and brotherly love.” ~ David O. McKay
- “Still reading but learning a lot about true education and the process of guiding our children in their educational pursuits.” ~ Oliver DeMille
- “True education is limited to those people who would die without knowing, whereas the masses in the institutions are merely going through the motions, for education is a way of living.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
“Character is the aim of true education; and science, history, and literature are but means used to accomplish this desired end.” ~ David O. McKay
- “Unions say, ‘Education of the children is too important to be left to the vagaries of the market.’ The opposite is true. Education is too important to be left to the calcified union/government monopoly.” ~ John Stossel
- “I believe that dance is the oldest, noblest and most cogent of the arts. I believe that dance is the most perfect symbol of the activity of God and His angels. I believe that dance has the power to heal, mentally and physically. I believe that true education in the art of dance is education of the whole man.” ~ Ted Shawn
- “There can be, therefore, no true education without moral culture, and no true moral culture without Christianity. The very power of the teacher in the school-room is either moral or it is a degrading force. But he can show the child no other moral basis for it than the Bible. Hence my argument is as perfect as clear. The teacher must be Christian. But the American Commonwealth has promised to have no religious character. Then it cannot be teacher.” ~ Robert Dabney