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   "If education should mean anything at all, it must insist on the free growth and development of the innate forces and tendencies of the child. In this way alone can we hope for the free individual and eventually also for a free community, which shall make interference and coercion of human growth impossible." - Emma Goldman


    "If you think education is expensive try ignorance" - Derek Bok


    "A person who has ceased learning ought not to be allowed to wander around loose in these dangerous times." - unknown


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


    "Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." - William Yeats


    "To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education." - John Ruskin


    "The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any." - Fred Astaire


    "Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art." - Bliss Carman


    "Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." - Isaac Asimov


    "Preventing conflicts is the work of politics; establishing peace is the work of education." -Maria Montessori


    "For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of   'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwilling instruments." - Noam Chomsky


    "Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." - Robert Quillen


    "Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day." - Ching Ning Chu


    "Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing." - John Andrew Holmes


    "Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney


    "Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in." - Leonardo Da Vinci


    "It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind." - James Baldwin


    "The idea that the majority of students attend a university for an education independent of the degree and grades is a hypocrisy everyone is happier not to expose. Occasionally some students do arrive for an education but rote and mechanical nature of the institution soon converts them to a less idealic attitude"- Robert M. Pirsig in the book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintance"


    "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein


    "The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. - William Dean Howells


    "We must never cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot


   "Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations. All this is put in your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it on to your children." - Albert Einstein


    "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." - James Baldwin


    "Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve." - Roger Lewin


    ". . . whenever in all his history Man has asked the right question, he has found the answer." - Margaret Mead


    "This is the problem with the way you educate your children. You don't want your young ones drawing their own conclusions. You want them to come to the same conclusions that you came to. Thus you doom them to repeat the mistakes to which your own conclusions led you." - from "Conversations with God" by Neale Donald Walshe.


    "Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." - Alfred Whitney


    "Interest in Education will gain great strength only at the moment when belief in a God and his loving care is given up, just as the art of healing could only blossom when belief in miraculous cures had ceased." - Nietzsche, in his book Human, All To Human.