My Favorite Quotes from my Favorite Philosophers ~ Dean Kosage

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The following are my favorite Quotes taken from my favorite Philosophers who helped me on my learning and understanding about Planet + People + Profit. ~ Dean Kosage


“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing.

~ Albert Einstein

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

~ Alec Bourne

I wonder whether if I had an education I should have been more or less a fool that I am.

~ Alice James

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

~ Alvin Toffler

Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

~ Ambrose Bierce

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

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.

~ Beatrix Potter

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him.

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

~ Benjamin Franklin

A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.

~ Brander Matthew

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

~ Derek Bok

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others,

are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

~ Douglas Adams

It don’t make much difference what you study, so long as you don’t like it.

~ Finley Peter Dunne

Ye can lead a man up to the university, but you can’t make him think.

~ Finley Peter Dunne

Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers.

My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.

There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

~ Flannery O’Conner

Education is too important to be left solely to the educators.

~ Francis Keppel

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know,

about something you do not want to know.

~ G. K. Chesterton

No man who worships education has got the best out of education…

Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.

~ G K Chesterton

A college education shows a man how little other people know.

~ Haliburton

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

~ Henry B. Adams

What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

~ Jim Rohn

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

~ John Dryden

I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education

as it is practiced in most schools today

and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.

~ John W. Gardner

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.

~ Joseph Stalin

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;

yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.

~ Laurence J. Peter

No one wants a good education. Everyone wants a good degree.

~ Lee Rudolph

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

~ Malcolm S. Forbes

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

~ Mark Twain

Many public-school children seem to know only two dates–1492 and 4th of July;

and as a rule they don’t know what happened on either occasion.

~ Mark Twain

A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimension.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound.

Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever.

If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.

~ Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

~ Oscar Wilde

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.

~ Peter F. Drucker

he trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time;

it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking.

~ Philip K. Dick

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.

~ R.S. Ingersoll

I pay the schoolmaster, but it is the school boys who educate my son.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

There’s a new tribunal now higher than God’s –The educated man’s!

~ Robert Browning

The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.

~ Robert Buzzell

Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated.

~ Robert C. Savage

If you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.

~ Robert F. Goheen

The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students,

athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.

~ Robert M. Hutchins

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car;

but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

~ Theodore Roosevelt

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.

But they’ve got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

~ Timothy Leary

Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education,

and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.

~ William Hazlitt

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39 comments on “My Favorite Quotes from my Favorite Philosophers ~ Dean Kosage

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