Education Quotes

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Nelson Mandela sculpture

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farmworkers…

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Life is our dictionary

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

I learn immediately from any speaker how much he has already lived, through the poverty or the splendour of his speech. Life lies behind us as the quarry from whence we get tiles and cope-stones for the masonry of to-day. Colleges and books only copy the language which…

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Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions, great or small

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
index cards

If I was the hot-tempered old autocrat some of you people pretend I am, I should have been tickling you up with a thunderbolt long ago. But I happen to have this democratic fad as badly as any one – Free Will is what

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Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I get a kick out of the clues in dialogue. This Note Taker guy is a bit on the egotistical side. Who is he to act as if he has a right to decide who should live or die, based on style of speech? And that flower girl – she’s spunky, isn’t she?

Now that we have our bearings from this bit of scripted dialogue, let’s add a layer. After Shaw’s death…

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An education consists in “getting wise” in the rawest and hardest boiled sense

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

This active, instant and present awareness is NOT handed out in colleges and by the system of public and/ or popular education. In this domain the individual will remain, individualism wll remain, without any theoretical and ideological bulwarks. A man will continue to gain or lose…

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There is not simply a new world to be gained, there is an old world that must be reclaimed

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

There are countless vanished and forgotten women who are nonetheless eager to speak to her – from Frances Harper and Anne Spencer to Dorothey West – but she must work to find them, to free them from their neglect…

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