Top 3931 Education Quotes of 2020

“To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.”

― A. A. Milne

“A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“The purpose of education is to make good human beings with skill and expertise… Enlightened human beings can be created by teachers.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Creativity is the key to success in the future, and primary education is where teachers can bring creativity in children at that level.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“Ultimately, education in its real sense is the pursuit of truth. It is an endless journey through knowledge and enlightenment.”

― A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

“We are a country that lacks riches. The Jewish brain, that’s what we have. Everything that we’ve had and will have in this country is the direct and clear product of higher education. If we harm this system, we will drastically decline and cease to exist.”

― Aaron Ciechanover

“We need to save the education system. We need to remove education from the framework of the political parties that rule in the State of Israel. We need to increase the allocation of long-term national resources to education and never touch them – no matter what.”

― Aaron Ciechanover

“My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently.”

― Aaron Levie

“Hard work and a good education will take you further than any government program.”

― Aaron Schock

“I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect. And I’m giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.”

― Aaron Swartz

“I started cooking seven years ago for real, and I started with pasta, and lasagna and roast chicken. Very normal American dishes. When I turned on Food Network, or any sort of cooking channel, that’s what people were making. So that’s where your education comes from.”

― Aarti Sequeira

“We can be mothers and have careers. We can finish our education with children in tow. Is it a challenge? Yep. But women are made for challenges. We are strong enough to handle the challenges presented to us. It’s what we were made to do.”

― Abby Johnson

“I’ve been in continuing education programs since taking my dance master’s exam at age 21.”

― Abby Lee Miller

“Education for all seems to be the product of a type of distributive justice that is in no way related to the individual.”

― Abdoulaye Wade

“The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.”

― Abdoulaye Wade

“Of course education becomes very very important and that’s for our human resource development.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“For me, I am left leaning when it comes to health and education, on the right when it comes to defense. So I don’t know where I come on the political spectrum. And I think this the challenge that a lot of Jordanians have to deal with.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the ‘Voices Compassionate Education’ website and on ‘Inner Michael’, where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson’s creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores.”

― Aberjhani

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”

― Abigail Adams

“My father was a factory worker, and we were really poor. But everything I earned peddling papers and working in stores, he made me put aside for education.”

― Abraham A. Ribicoff

“Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education… no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.”

― Abraham Flexner

“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“For my part, I desire to see the time when education – and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry – shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.”

― Abraham Lincoln

“Education can become a self-fulfilling activity, liberating in and of itself.”

― Abraham Maslow

“The Committee supports the idea that there should be, within the University of California, a campus which puts particular emphasis on the education of undergraduates within the framework of a College system.”

― Abraham Robinson

“If an ignorant person is attracted by the things of the world, that is bad. But if a learned person is thus attracted, it is worse.”

― Abu Bakr

“There are many challenges in the global education ecosystem: from top-down systemic issues in how educational services are organized and delivered, to bottom-up issues of curriculum effectiveness, accountability, and human resource allocation.”

― Adam Braun

“We have every resource necessary to provide access to education for every child on the planet; we just need to commit to enabling it.”

― Adam Braun

“I’m not a non-profit person. I think of myself as an entrepreneur who wants to work on global education.”

― Adam Braun

“It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you’re producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?”

― Adam Braun

“I could enjoy the life that I had by virtue of the educational attainment that my grandparents and parents had pursued. Education was always incredibly valued in our family.”

― Adam Braun

“Global poverty is a complex web of interlinked problems. There is no one ‘silver bullet’ that will solve global inequality. Multiple contributing factors must be tackled in parallel. Yes, education alone is unlikely to lead to employment without economic reform to address the demand side in much of the developing world.”

― Adam Braun

“It is the local community that needs to own the commitment to education.”

― Adam Braun

“My mom was on welfare and the occasional food stamp, but I have never participated in any of those governmental programs, even the ones that kind of work like education, scholarships and whatever, and I managed to do just fine.”

― Adam Carolla

“There was a rule, back when I was an education lawyer in Alabama, about visiting public schools: always go on a rainy day so you can see how badly the roofs leak.”

― Adam Cohen

“The American dream always meant that anybody willing to put in a hard day’s work could make a decent living. That’s just not true anymore for people without at least some post-high school education.”

― Adam Davidson

“The so-called skills gap is really a gap in education, and that affects all of us.”

― Adam Davidson

“The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn.”

― Adam Grant

“With regard to the youth vote we should encourage them to partake in the process, making more use of our education system to show the role Government plays in their lives, but also utilise the youth media they relate to to better connect them to our message.”

― Adam Rickitt

“It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.”

― Adam Weishaupt

“My education has allowed me to be more open to ideas which I would not have been had I not been as educated.”

― Adnan Sami

“My father was a great connoisseur of music and arts. He said, ‘I will encourage you in anything you do, but make sure you get a solid education.’ So, I studied in the finest schools and went on to become a qualified barrister but didn’t take up law because my music was my area of interest.”

― Adnan Sami

“Success on the front of women’s rights will look like a world not only with obvious advances – where no girl is denied access to education, for instance – but also one with more subtle changes in how we regard gender and gender stereotypes.”

― Adora Svitak

“One of my secret nerdy things is that I love education.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“As early as 1681-82, a group of Abenakis had accompanied the French explorer La Salle on his historic voyage down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. By 1700, many Abenaki and Iroquois Indians spoke French and had some European education, and some were literate in French and Latin.”

― Adrienne Mayor

“It is always in season for old men to learn.”

― Aeschylus

“Maybe one day there will finally be an education for electronic music.”

― Afrojack

“A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.”

― Agnes de Mille

“I’m hoping someday that we’ll be able to start a consortium with places like Carnegie Hall to work on early childhood education. I really feel that’s the most important place to put the arts.”

― Agnes Gund

“My education in the arts began at the Cleveland Museum of Art. As a Cleveland child, I visited the museum’s halls and corridors, gallery spaces and shows, over and over. For me, the Cleveland Museum was a school of my very own – the place where my eyes opened, my tastes developed, my ideas about beauty and creativity grew.”

― Agnes Gund

“It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.”

― Agnes Repplier

“Higher education should be based on quality, not quantity; receive merit-based funding; and be free of unnecessary bureaucracy. Not the least of the benefits of educational reform is to foster the pride of achievement at national and international levels.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“Investing in science education and curiosity-driven research is investing in the future.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“Investment in education and economic prosperity is the best way to cure fanaticism and for establishing a just peace in the Middle East.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“Like everywhere in the world, people of the Middle East aspire to liberty and justice. They wish to have a better life and a decent education for their children.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“I’d rather have the influence than the power, and the influence to me is to build institutions of independence and democracy, to regain for Egypt prestige in education and science and technology.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“In Egypt, every family is suffering from the deteriorated schooling and university system of the Mubarak regime. What families want most of all is to secure a good education for their children.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“The U.S. can still maintain research institutions, such as Caltech, that are the envy of the world, yet it would be hubristic and naive to think that this position is sustainable without investing in science education and basic research.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“When you have strict censorship of the internet, young students cannot receive a full education. Their view of the world is imbalanced. There can be no true discussion of the issues.”

― Ai Weiwei

“Education equals choices. I have been blessed with the choice to be anything I ever wanted to be, and I truly owe my happiness to my family and education.”

― Aimee Garcia

“I pledge to you today that as president, in my first budget, I will introduce the largest increase in special education ever.”

― Al Gore

“I learned more stuff in church than I did in the world.”

― Al Green

“I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.”

― Al McGuire

“My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn’t know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.”

― Al Pacino

“There’s no reason why children in inner cities or rural areas do not receive the same quality education or opportunities as those in suburbs or wealthy neighborhoods. If we truly believe in giving all citizens a chance to pursue happiness and pursue their goals, then we cannot continue to marginalize entire groups of people.”

― Al Sharpton

“Everything from who sits on your local board of education to the prosecutors and judicial appointments in your area and much more are all impacted by who holds political office.”

― Al Sharpton

“When we look at the situation in Ferguson, Missouri and the tragic death of Michael Brown, we are reminded of the importance of who we elect to our city councils, who sits on our local board of education committees, who we pick to represent us in Congress, in the Senate and more.”

― Al Sharpton

“My father paid for my education; then he made it clear that I was on my own.”

― Alain de Botton

“Given the rapid rate of change, the old paradigm of one-off education followed by a career will no longer work: life-long learning is a must, and it is up to governments and employers to invest in training and for employees to commit to constantly update their skill set.”

― Alain Dehaze

“Because of outdated regulations, workers in different types of contract often have unequal access to healthcare, pensions, education, and training, as well as other social benefits. This has to change for countries to remain competitive and for our businesses and workers to survive in the digital age.”

― Alain Dehaze

“Education reforms must be the priority for governments.”

― Alain Dehaze

“I strongly believe in the apprenticeship model because we see in a lot of countries the local education system is not providing talent that businesses need. So it is important that there is an alignment between what the companies need and the education system, so the education system can build the right programmes.”

― Alain Dehaze

“Education does not mean jamming information into somebody’s head. Rather, it’s that ancient idea that all knowledge is within us; to teach is to help somebody pull it out of themselves.”

― Alan Arkin

“We need innovation in education and dedication to the task before us.”

― Alan Autry

“I am convinced that your Mayor must take the leadership role in education too.”

― Alan Autry

“You don’t need a city charter to know that education is the foundation of any community.”

― Alan Autry

“Every city across the country that has successfully renewed and revitalized itself points to a robust education system as its fundamental key to success.”

― Alan Autry

“I didn’t even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford – apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn’t out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I’d left university.”

― Alan Bennett

“I don’t believe in private education.”

― Alan Bennett

“I flew fighters for the Navy in San Diego for three years, went and did my post-graduate education, and then I was a test pilot in Patuxent River, Maryland, for a few years. I was back in the fleet in the Navy when I was selected to come back here to NASA to become an astronaut.”

― Alan G. Poindexter

“To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.”

― Alan Greenspan

“A good education should leave much to be desired.”

― Alan Gregg

“We got stuffed 4-1, but it was just great to play against, it was like an education. You think you are half good and then you go and play against a side like that!”

― Alan Hansen

“An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style.”

― Alan K. Simpson

“Any education that matters is liberal. All the saving truths, all the healing graces that distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full education from a half empty one are contained in that word.”

― Alan K. Simpson

“I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was, what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines. It was a real education, going right from the consumer end to the record factory.”

― Alan Parsons

“The advent of interactive communications has created an inflection point where it’s economical to provide education differently than in the past.”

― Alan Patricof

“We’ve done education nonprofit through our history, and maybe the profit motive will be helpful.”

― Alan Patricof

“It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.”

― Alan Perlis

“I’m very interested in working with nonprofits, people in education, medicine, people who are doing things to improve the world and who don’t have the money to come to Siegel+Gale for help.”

― Alan Siegel

“My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he’d have been pleased if I’d made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.”

― Alan W. Livingston

“I decided to combine my musical background, business education and creative abilities – and go into the record business.”

― Alan W. Livingston

“Young people don’t really study the facts; they watch the skewed MSNBC and get a primarily liberal education.”

― Alana Stewart

“I had an artistic streak and was good at painting and drawing and also very good at English, but I did want to be a scientist. The education system means you have to choose physics or Shakespeare. It can’t be both.”

― Alastair Reynolds

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

― Albert Einstein

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

― Albert Einstein

“Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

― Albert Einstein

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

― Albert Einstein

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

― Albert Einstein

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

― Albert Einstein

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

― Albert Einstein

“There is no more reason to pay for private education than there is to pay for a private swimming pool for those who do not use public facilities.”

― Albert Shanker

“I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school.”

― Alberto Juantorena

“Middle class families are struggling to send their sons and daughters to school. For many Americans, a college education is essential to future success.”

― Albio Sires

“Instead of unfairly demonizing teachers, we should be working with them to find solutions to the problems in our schools and make sure every child gets an outstanding public education.”

― Albio Sires

“Yesterday in this country we had people die of hunger and malnutrition. In some parts of this country, the infant mortality rate rivals that of sub-Saharan Africa. We have a public education system that ranks below that of almost any other Western nation.”

― Alcee Hastings

“I was in public school until third or fourth grade, and after that, I was homeschooled. I was homeschooled until I was 14, and then when I was 14, I began attending college. Mom was not playing about that education.”

― Aldis Hodge

“We owe a lot when it comes to women in terms of innovation, in terms of education, in terms of progression in life.”

― Aldis Hodge

“Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers.”

― Aldo Leopold

“The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.”

― Aldous Huxley

“To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.”

― Aleister Crowley

“Education is the key to the future.”

― Alek Wek

“Everything has to do with education: If you educate the girls, you educate the family, the community, and society, in general.”

― Alek Wek

“I could never understand why other kids wanted to truant – my education here gave me everything. It’s the place where I really got to flourish.”

― Alek Wek

“I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“It will be impossible for us to eradicate HIV as long as any corner of the world is cut off from the education and services that we know helps stop the spread of this disease.”

― Alex Newell

“Most of my football education was under Hope Powell, and were some of her training sessions boring? Yes. But were they necessary? Yes. We fully understood what we needed to do as a defensive unit.”

― Alex Scott

“My education was seeing and touching the world. I would read about the history of a castle with my mother – who was a teacher, so she home-schooled me – and then she would take me to the castle, and we would climb on it, and then I’d write creatively about it that night.”

― Alex Sharp

“Education is the key to the future: You’ve heard it a million times, and it’s not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.”

― Alex Tabarrok

“Originally, I think, I wanted to be an actor. But I got into broadcasting by accident, if you will, because I needed money to pay for my college education. I applied for a summer announcing job at a couple of radio stations.”

― Alex Trebek

“LearnVest provides women with the necessary tools and resources to manage their personal finances; its core mission, to positively contribute to society through education and, ultimately, the promotion of self-sufficient and financially aware women.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“Without any formal personal finance education or trustworthy resources to tell them otherwise, the majority of people in the 18-to-24-year-old age bracket do not know how to use credit effectively, tackle debt or make wise decisions when it comes to spending.”

― Alexa Von Tobel

“My parents fled from a Cuban dictatorship in search of freedom. Growing up, I saw my parents struggle… I am here today because of them. My success is their success. Their sacrifice and perseverance made my education possible.”

― Alexander Acosta

“No student should be forced to choose between following her faith and enjoying the benefits of a public education.”

― Alexander Acosta

“Acting was important, but it was not as important as getting an education, and I credit my parents with a lot of that.”

― Alexander Gould

“Learn to think continentally.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.”

― Alexander Pope

“Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.”

― Alexander Pope

“’Tis education forms the common mind; just as the twig is bent the tree’s inclined.”

― Alexander Pope

“Swedes are such a civilised, perfect society – at least on the surface. There’s a great safety net, a huge middle class, free education, free health care. People are very polite, they wait their turn. They’re not too loud, they’re not too quiet, but sometimes it’s a little too perfect.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“The system in Sweden is great because you get free healthcare and free education; someone who doesn’t have a lot of money can become a doctor or lawyer. There’s good paternity and maternity leave – the U.S. is probably the only civilised country in the world that doesn’t give parents anything.”

― Alexander Skarsgard

“I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education.”

― Alexander Wang

“As the final weeks of my schooling draw to a close and exams loom, I find myself reflecting on the past six years of my secondary education only to realise that many questions are still unanswered. How have I been shaped by my learning experiences? What skills have I developed that are valuable and transferable in the workplace?”

― Alexandra Adornetto

“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.”

― Alexandre Dumas

“To me, what socialism means is to guarantee a basic level of dignity. It’s asserting the value of saying that the America we want and the America that we are proud of is one in which all children can access a dignified education. It’s one in which no person is too poor to have the medicines they need to live.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Healthcare as a human right, it means that every child, no matter where you are born, should have access to a college or trade-school education if they so choose it, and I think no person should be homeless if we can have public structures and public policy to allow for people to have homes and food and lead a dignified life in the United States.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education – that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“The idea that we’re going to austerity ourselves into prosperity is so mistaken, and honestly, I feel like one of the big problems we have is that, because Democrats don’t have a deep understanding of or degrees in economics, they allow Wall Street folks to roll in the door and think that they’re giving them an education.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.”

― Alexis de Tocqueville

“I moved to Seattle when I was two or three years old. Had my early education there, and would spend summers on the farm in Maryland. Then I went to boarding school in New Hampshire, to St. Paul’s School. From there, I moved to London.”

― Alexis Denisof

“Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.”

― Alexis Herman

“It is very important that our young people have constructive early work experiences. But it is equally important that their jobs are safe and complement their education, rather than complete it.”

― Alexis Herman

“Unlike any other time in our history, we have to know that staying in school and getting an education is the most important thing you can do.”

― Alexis Herman

“In the Dominican, there are a lot of kids who need help. I just do that for my mom because my mom liked to help a lot of kids in the Dominican. Whoever I am right now is because of her. She gave me the education; she always took care of me like a mommy.”

― Alfonso Soriano

“If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we’d look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.”

― Alfred Kazin

“From education by the Church to education by Germanic value is a step of several generations.”

― Alfred Rosenberg

“We are the transition from one education to the other.”

― Alfred Rosenberg

“We have to diversify our economy. We have to create jobs. We have to focus on education, more training programmes.”

― Ali Bongo Ondimba

“I’m grateful that I got a good education and to have all the people I have around me.”

― Ali Krieger

“I see the difficulty of kids in going to university, the difficulty of kids in schools getting arts education, so that the arts and drama and the creative arts are extracurricular. They aren’t: they are at the centre, and they are the equipment we so desperately need in the world.”

― Ali Smith

“What are we doing in the world that we are denying people the right to an open education? And we are denying it by making education something you have to pay for so drastically. How are people supposed to afford this?”

― Ali Smith

“I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given, is our society. Your education, and your mother and father, they tell you this is how it is, but then you hit adolescence and you think, ‘Is it? Why? Why is it like that?’ Sometimes that questioning leads to something more.”

― Alice Englert

“My dad, in particular, was adamant that I should finish my education. He encouraged me to go to Oxford, for instance, and I rather doubt I’d have gone if he hadn’t. I would have gone straight back to L.A. and tried to start my career.”

― Alice Eve

“American culture is very good at interpersonal relationships and people skills, whereas we’re incredibly adept at academics and straightforward 19th-century Victorian education.”

― Alice Eve

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

― Alice James

“My children have gone to Catholic school… Part of their whole education is talking about the inner life and looking at your life, even though you’re only 15 or 16 – thinking about your mortality, thinking about the value of your life, thinking about your obligations.”

― Alice McDermott

“Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.”

― Alice Miller

“To be a poet is as serious, long-term and natural as the effort to be the best human you can be. To express something well is not a question of having a top-class education and understanding poetic forms: rather, it’s a question of paying attention.”

― Alice Oswald

“I don’t honestly have the time or energy to support anybody else’s cause but my own, which is self-expression. So I guess, if I had a cause, it would be education.”

― Alice Ripley

“I’m not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself – then they get to say ‘See, you did it yourself.’”

― Alice Walker

“I really am at a place where I think we need to feed every child at school for free and feed them a real school lunch that’s sustainable and nutritious and delicious. It needs to be part of the curriculum of the school in the same way that physical education was part of the curriculum, and all children participated.”

― Alice Waters

“A man is a man in every part of the world. It has nothing to do with race. It has to do with the culture and education that each man has received since he was a child, in his home. It has to do with how he was raised.”

― Alicia Machado

“I do work very hard. I have been very colored by that education. I spent six days a week, seven hours a day training. That will always be the foundation of my work.”

― Alicia Vikander

“We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don’t have public support for things like preschools.”

― Alison Gopnik

“I think universities are trying to figure out how we could use what we know about learning to change our education system, but it is sort of funny that they don’t necessarily seem to be consulting the people who are sitting right there on campus.”

― Alison Gopnik

“My big chip is that I never had an education. I wanted my children to get one so they didn’t fall into the same trap as me.”

― Alison Moyet

“The list of costly services that supplement some children’s public education is growing longer and now includes consultants, tutors, and test prep. That’s in addition to the homework help some stay-at-home parents can afford to provide.”

― Alissa Quart

“The middle class is a group defined by more than just money: it also leans on credentials, education, aspirations, assets, and, of course, household income.”

― Alissa Quart

“I was lucky enough to go to a school which gave flexibility around education and sport. We had a 1-hour, 30-minute lunch break, and were able to train during this time.”

― Alistair Brownlee

“Education is the movement from darkness to light.”

― Allan Bloom

“Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.”

― Allan Bloom

“Shakespeare is practically our only link with the classic and the past. The future of education has much to do with whether we will be able to cling to him or not.”

― Allan Bloom

“After a sound public education, I attended Penn and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. After being drafted into the military and studying Indonesian, I emerged as a writer, not a painter.”

― Allan Gurganus

“Our government has made a number of promises to the men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces. Sadly, these promises of health care, education and other benefits have existed more in rhetoric than in reality.”

― Allen Boyd

“We live in a world of increasing dependence on electronic records and retrieval, unprecedented security and preservation concerns, and insufficient attention to civic and democratic education.”

― Allen Weinstein

“A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.”

― Allen West

“One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality.”

― Allen West

“I majored in elementary education, and I have a passion for kids.”

― Allyson Felix

“Salsa, classic rock, soul music, jazz… all of that was a part of my education in making hip-hop music.”

― Aloe Blacc

“I feel like in America, we don’t have a kid problem. You think about all these issues that these kids are dealing with, we have an adult problem. We have adults that do not place the priority on our kids to get a valuable education.”

― Alonzo Mourning

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

― Alphonso Jackson

“Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer.”

― Alphonso Jackson

“My opportunity to design school choice systems began in 2003 with a phone call from Jeremy Lack at the New York City Department of Education. He knew of my work on the medical match and wondered if similar efforts might help reorganize the dysfunctional, congested system then used to match students to high schools.”

― Alvin E. Roth

“The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.”

― Alvin Toffler

“But I didn’t really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don’t enjoy sitting at a desk all day. I just dragged myself through GCSE and A Levels, so it suited me very much to go on to drama school, which was very active.”

― Amanda Burton

“I was taught by my father. He was head of the primary school so I went to his school until I was 11 – I was the youngest of four daughters and we had all been taught by him. But I didn’t really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don’t enjoy sitting at a desk all day.”

― Amanda Burton

“With a good education and a solid childhood, Marie-Antoinette might have become one of the most admired women in Europe. As it was, the empress paid no attention to her youngest daughter until an accident of nuptial politics made the girl a candidate to marry the French dauphin.”

― Amanda Foreman

“In 2009, designer Tina Tangalakis went on a volunteer trip to Ghana and instantly fell in love with the country and its people. It was from that trip that Della was born, a company that provides jobs, education, and skills training to women in Ghana.”

― Amanda Hearst

“It was a slow understanding that the lack of education in a country like Somalia creates these huge social problems.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“The public school education system has done so much for me that it would be wrong not give anything back.”

― Amanda Warren

“I attended university because I have always felt that education is freedom and power.”

― Amanda Warren

“I’m forming a charitable institution for education.”

― Amar Bose

“Education is very important, and I understand that.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“Famine is about so much more than food: it is about a famine of education, democracy, health, transport, and so many other items. The food famine becomes a symptom of that vast failure.”

― Amber Rudd

“I think any time you have too much education in one certain field, that can sometimes play against you.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“With demands for special education or standardized test prep being shouted in their ears, public schools can’t always hear a parent when he says: ‘I want my child to be able to write contracts in Spanish,’ or, ‘I want my child to shake hands firmly,’ or, ‘I want my child to study statistics and accounting, not calculus.’”

― Amity Shlaes

“In the end, all new schools, public or private, snobby or not, add value to the education market, making it bigger and more efficient, in the same way that Zuckerberg added wealth to the economy even for non-Facebook fans.”

― Amity Shlaes

“There’s something unsettling about the education of a child who comfortably enumerates the rules for surviving zombie apocalypse but finds it uncomfortable to enumerate the rules of his grandparents’ faith, if he knows them.”

― Amity Shlaes

“Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.”

― Amos Bronson Alcott

“China is doing lots of things right. It’s investing in education and R&D, it’s opening up, it’s more cosmopolitan than it’s ever been. I think it’s very likely that China will continue to explode economically and certainly become a superpower.”

― Amy Chua

“My parents came from lower-class British backgrounds. But they worked hard and, without formal education, made it where they are today.”

― Amy Jackson

“When I was a kid, school recess and physical education class were times for kids to run around and play games.”

― Amy Klobuchar

“My parents themselves both went to university, and they very much expected me to be an intellectual and go through further education, and it’s to kind of their surprise that I became an athlete.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Charter schools were supposed to compete with public schools, and in turn, that competition was meant to improve education. But that wasn’t the end result.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Crippling student loan debt doesn’t just affect those who took out loans to get an education. It harms all of us because we can’t have a healthy economy without a strong middle class to stimulate it.”

― Ana Kasparian

“The push to defund public schools and reroute taxpayer money to charters and private institutions is actually a very clever strategy by the Right Wing, which has always had a great deal of disdain for a system that forces them to pay taxes toward some other kid’s non-religious, science-based education.”

― Ana Kasparian

“Income inequality has made having kids, much like getting a quality college education, a rich person’s privilege.”

― Ana Kasparian

“My kid is seven years old and is learning to read and conjugate, but I don’t agree with that kind of education because I feel that the concepts are not contextualized… it’s interesting to try to make my kid a reflective boy, rather than just a repetitive boy, even if he doesn’t agree with me.”

― Ana Tijoux

“In India, we are forced to choose our specialisation very early, whereas in some other countries, this can be done much later in life. While the British have abandoned this approach, we in India seem to be struggling with the old British system of education.”

― Anand Mahindra

“To my mind, the education of children – girl children, specifically – is what really creates an enlightened society. It creates a liberal society.”

― Anand Mahindra

“Education is like the pooja ghar for us. We are never going to become a for-profit player in education. It will be akin to selling the pooja ghar.”

― Anand Mahindra

“A large number of students around the world don’t really have access to high quality education. So, launching EdX allows students all over the world to have much better access to a high quality education from a university such as Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and others as we add more universities.”

― Anant Agarwal

“Concepts like edX and online learning will transform education. This will completely change the world. I believe that people will move to online learning, both on campuses and worldwide. We have a real opportunity to be able to bring people around the world into our fold.”

― Anant Agarwal

“Nine tenths of education is encouragement.”

― Anatole France

“An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t.”

― Anatole France

“An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.”

― Anatole France

“Claude Kirk could be hysterically funny and fearlessly bold, and he championed the environment, education, and diversity long before those issues were fashionable.”

― Ander Crenshaw

“Sometimes I get intimidated by people, intellectuals, because I don’t have a great education. The only thing I feel helps me compete with all these people, people with degrees from Harvard, that you’re thrown in with and have to work with, is that I’m grounded.”

― Andie MacDowell

“When my mother had four girls, and she could tell her marriage was falling apart, she went back to college and got her degree in music and education.”

― Andie MacDowell

“And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it’s not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead.”

― Andre Braugher

“The majority of NBA players’ upbringing, there’s not much financial education.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I’ve got no education.”

― Andrea Arnold

“When a woman earns a dollar, the payback is higher. She’ll invest in her children, in their education, health care, and basic needs. The impact of a woman’s role in the economy benefits society at large.”

― Andrea Jung

“I think it is right that government should have passed legislation that requires that relationships and sex education is taught in schools, but at the same time, I also agree that it is right that parents should be able to choose the moment at which their children become exposed to that information.”

― Andrea Leadsom

“After moving to California, I decided to go back to school and get an education on various aspects of the entertainment industry.”

― Andrea Navedo

“The most important thing you can do for yourself is get an education. Learn, listen, and respond. You have to study and practice to get better at your craft and to widen your skill set.”

― Andrea Navedo

“You can spend a lot of money on education, but if you don’t spend it wisely, on improving the quality of instruction, you won’t get higher student outcomes.”

― Andreas Schleicher

“My long-held fear is that Mr. Obama is hiding something about his education. During the endless 2008 campaign, Mr. Obama would not release his college grades. Given that President George W. Bush and Sens. Al Gore and John Kerry all had proved mediocre grades were no impediment to a presidential bid, Mr. Obama likely had other concerns.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“Scholarships that allow students to get a good education are important, but first we want to measure the progress that the schools are teaching our students, we want to hold them accountable for the progress, we want to hold the schools accountable for teaching the young people in America.”

― Andrew Card

“My favorite way to do business is the Landmark Education Forum.”

― Andrew Cherng

“I believe public education is the new civil rights battle and I support charter schools.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“There is a legitimate role for development education in the UK, but I do not believe these projects give the taxpayer value for money.”

― Andrew Mitchell

“I’m not arguing for a return to the grammar school system, but there must be a way of identifying bright kids from ordinary backgrounds and giving them a world-class education.”

― Andrew Neil

“There are two ways you can buy an education in this country. You can pay the fees. Or you can cheat and buy a house in an area where there’s a good school.”

― Andrew Neil

“It is difficult to think of a major industry that AI will not transform. This includes healthcare, education, transportation, retail, communications, and agriculture. There are surprisingly clear paths for AI to make a big difference in all of these industries.”

― Andrew Ng

“Education is not about thinning the herd. Education is about helping every student succeed.”

― Andrew Ng

“The true value proposition of education is employment.”

― Andrew Ng

“Education is one of the industry categories with a big potential for AI. And Coursera is already doing some of this work.”

― Andrew Ng

“The most trusted way to keep moving up that value chain is to keep investing in individuals – to help them grow in knowledge and skills. Education is hard. It takes individuals to do the hard work.”

― Andrew Ng

“Our education system has succeeded so far in teaching generations to do different routine tasks. So when tractors displaced farming labor, we taught the next generation to work in factories. But what we’ve never really been good at is teaching a huge number of people to do non-routine creative work.”

― Andrew Ng

“I think the world will just be better if AI is helping us. It will reduce the cost of goods, giving us good education, changing the way we run hospitals and the health-care system – there’s just a long list of things.”

― Andrew Ng

“Our educational system globally has not been historically great in reskilling for newer job roles. We need a new social contract to do that. For India, lack of an incumbent structure might be an advantage, where it can use digital education to leapfrog.”

― Andrew Ng

“I’m super excited about health care; I’m super excited about education – major industries where AI can play a big role.”

― Andrew Ng

“I find it a very encouraging sign for a society if employers are bringing online education to their companies, helping employees gain more knowledge.”

― Andrew Ng

“India has a large base of tech talent, and I hope that a lot of AI machine learning education online will allow Indian software professionals to break into AI.”

― Andrew Ng

“In healthcare, we are beginning to see that AI can read the radiology images better than most radiologists. In education, we have a lot of data, and companies like Coursera are putting up a lot of content online.”

― Andrew Ng

“I had a strong interest in free online education, and I was interested in what videos and formats would work for it. A lot of education workers were very sceptical about what computer scientists were doing. It was only after the first visible success of MOOCs that they started to take it seriously.”

― Andrew Ng

“By now, it seems as if everyone has already read Thomas L. Friedman’s ‘The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.’ It changed the way we think about global business, competitiveness and the implication for far-flung economies, governments, education and more.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“In many ways, education is a lousy business. Teachers are not normal economic actors; almost all of them work for less money than they might fetch in some other industry, given their skills and advanced degrees.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“We need people building companies all over the country to innovate in aviation, consumer products, education, health, cybersecurity, biotech, manufacturing, and everything in between.”

― Andrew Yang

“Online education and technology are doubtless going to change how we learn in the years ahead. Remote learning is inexpensive and brings down the cost of near-universal access.”

― Andrew Yang

“I am very much a person who likes to change with the times. Education is what it is all about.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.”

― Andy Andrews

“I left high school very early. I was 17. So I guess it wasn’t that early, but I did not get a high school education.”

― Andy Biersack

“I’m interested in Jeff Bridges. I love that guy. And I did like Carey Mulligan in ‘An Education.’ And I love Meryl Streep, but if they could ban ‘Julie & Julia,’ I’d be in favor of that.”

― Andy Kindler

“It was strange: I never had an interest in school because from an early age I knew the only thing I wanted to do was to play music! So I didn’t feel so bad not going into school when I was supposed to be there – why do I need Latin, geography, physical education, etc., and to get beaten on a daily basis?”

― Andy Rourke

“I had to work to eat. I couldn’t even complete a basic elementary education.”

― Angel Cabrera

“When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master’s and I didn’t do it by missing school.”

― Angela Bassett

“Poor people, people of color – especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.”

― Angela Davis

“I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.”

― Angela Merkel

“The willingness to learn new skills is very high.”

― Angela Merkel

“Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man’s wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.”

― Angelina Grimke

“I love great journalism. I appreciate it. I love a good, you know, I love good news stories. I love great books. I love great articles. I appreciate them so much, and they’ve been part of my education as a woman.”

― Angelina Jolie

“I was born in Edinburgh, in Scotland, a few days after the end of the Second World War. Both my parents had left school at a very young age, unwillingly in my father’s case. Yet both had deep effects on my education, my father influencing me toward measurement and mathematics, and my mother toward writing and history.”

― Angus Deaton

“The very wealthy have little need for state-provided education or health care… They have even less reason to support health insurance for everyone or to worry about the low quality of public schools that plagues much of the country.”

― Angus Deaton

“I was a teacher most of my life, which I loved. I had a very happy working life, and when I retired, I thought I must do something, and I’ve always read a lot of fiction – you learn so much from fiction. My sentimental education came mostly from fiction, I should say, so I thought I’d try.”

― Anita Brookner

“During this period at the Department of Education, my working relationship with Judge Thomas was positive.”

― Anita Hill

“Years ago nobody was elected on the economic ticket. It was either the education platform, or it was health or it was other issues. It is only recently that economic values have superceded every other human value.”

― Anita Roddick

“I went to L.A. to become an actress, and I started from the ground up. I worked as an extra, and then I started taking this joke-writing class because it was free. I didn’t want to be a comedian, but I was like, ‘Free education? Yeah, I’ll take a class.’”

― Anjelah Johnson

“I have an opportunity now with some of the projects I’ve done, i.e. the North Pole and the South Pole, to speak to a larger audience and talk about things that have nothing to do with physical education or special ed.”

― Ann Bancroft

“Getting through high school and college was one of my greatest achievements.”

― Ann Bancroft

“This journey is not over. Our education initiatives have so much momentum, and we’re committed to sharing even more stories from the Arctic when we return.”

― Ann Bancroft

“Never take your eye off the ball. Always remember that you and everyone on the team is the servant of the cause – in our case, girls’ education and young women’s leadership in Africa.”

― Ann Cotton

“The aim of militants such as Boko Haram, whose very name means ‘Western education is a sin,’ is to sow hatred and enmity between Muslim and Christian communities, which have co-existed largely peacefully for generations. Education, in particular the education of women, is a threat to Boko Haram’s goals.”

― Ann Cotton

“All children everywhere deserve the opportunity that is unlocked for them by education.”

― Ann Cotton

“All countries have poor people. Yet it’s a very rare country which understands the indignities of poverty, while education systems maintain the status quo. The children of the elite go to the best schools and get the best jobs, not because they are the best. We’re not taking advantage of the intellectual power on this planet.”

― Ann Cotton

“I have seen the transformative effect that education has in the lives of young women and their communities.”

― Ann Cotton

“Key to success for the education of young African girls is building a model that works with communities, schools, and national Ministries of Education to build a system of protection and support around girls, ensuring that they receive the education that is their right. Financial support is provided alongside a social support system.”

― Ann Cotton

“The organization I founded in 1993, Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education), was in large part inspired by the generosity shown to me by a community in a village in Zimbabwe. During my visit to Mola to research girls’ exclusion from education, the people of Mola fed me, shaded me, walked and talked with me for hours each day.”

― Ann Cotton

“There are 45 million children in Africa who are not in school. While other children are learning, exploring, and growing in the myriad ways that children were meant to grow, these children are trapped in a life of constant struggle. Without education, how can they be expected to escape such struggle? How can their children?”

― Ann Cotton

“I am honoured to join education innovators like Ms. Vicky Colbert, Dr. Madhav Chavan, and Sir Fazle Hasan Abed as the fourth WISE Prize for Education Laureate. I accept this prize on behalf of the million girls Camfed is committed to supporting through secondary education.”

― Ann Cotton

“The prevailing view was that girls were outside of school because of the resistance of families to their education. But when I visited a local village, what everyone told me – the chiefs, the parents, the children – was that girls weren’t in school because it was the boys that had a better chance of getting paid work in the future.”

― Ann Cotton

“The exclusion of girls from education is an issue of justice. But it’s also an issue of economics because it’s holding families, communities, and nations back. The chiefs are often a bridge between the traditional and the modern world and are very powerful implements to change.”

― Ann Cotton

“For more than 20 years, Camfed has supported a generation of African girls and women with access to secondary and higher education, employment opportunities, and, ultimately, into positions of leadership.”

― Ann Cotton

“My journey started with the understanding that poor parents share the universal desire for education for their children. No family in our experience has ever turned down educational support for their daughter.”

― Ann Cotton

“Camfed has worked for more than two decades in partnership with poor families, transforming this desire for girls’ education into reality, and showing the measurable benefits of girls’ education for all of us.”

― Ann Cotton

“Girls’ education is a human right. And along with its fundamental justice, it promises so much for the individual, for her family, for society, for all of us.”

― Ann Cotton

“The first 10 years of my education were spent at a Catholic school in Springfield, Mass.”

― Ann Dowd

“A good education is another name for happiness.”

― Ann Plato

“A good education is that which prepares us for our future sphere of action and makes us contented with that situation in life in which God, in his infinite mercy, has seen fit to place us, to be perfectly resigned to our lot in life, whatever it may be.”

― Ann Plato

“As long as she is talented enough and passionate about doing it herself then I will be happy and support her. I think I will be sensible – my parents said I could only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on.”

― Anna Friel

“The experience of the race shows that we get our most important education not through books but through our work. We are developed by our daily task, or else demoralized by it, as by nothing else.”

― Anna Garlin Spencer

“Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.”

― Anna Garlin Spencer

“States have the responsibility to create rules and conditions for growth and development, and to channel the benefits to all citizens by providing education and making people able to participate in the economies, and in decision-making.”

― Anna Lindh

“One of the hard things in my life has been balancing my education with my acting career, because I’ve been acting since the age of seven, on and off, just doing little parts and things. I’ve always been very keen to stay in school.”

― Anna Popplewell

“I am not a chef. I can’t claim that title. The difference is a cook doesn’t have a degree. A chef has formal education. It has nothing to do with talent or actual preparation – one just can’t claim the title if you don’t have degree.”

― Anna Pump

“A masculine education cannot spare from professional study and the necessary acquisition of languages, the time and attention which I have bestowed on the compositions of my countrymen.”

― Anna Seward

“Service life will continue to be a force for good, providing a career, training, and education to men and women from all walks of life – who generally love their time in service and do well when they leave. For those who don’t, the government continues to help.”

― Anna Soubry

“A series of studies in the 1990s and 2000s revealed that as women gained more access to education, jobs, and birth control, they had fewer children. As a result, developed countries in western Europe, Japan, and the Americas were seeing zero or negative population growth.”

― Annalee Newitz

“Poorer students take out larger loans and will have to contribute more to the cost of higher education.”

― Anne Campbell

“There is still a lot of misinformation being spread about higher education funding arrangements under the new Act. The students page on my website sets out the main points in the Act.”

― Anne Campbell

“I never had much education in English poetry as such.”

― Anne Carson

“I think it’s imperative to keep your focus on why you’re in school. You’re in school to get an education.”

― Anne Donovan

“My feeling about growing up in New Jersey was, ‘How come I’m not in New York?’ That being said, I’m older and I have a better worldview now, and so I think I grew up in an incredibly privileged position. The town I grew up in is beautiful. I got a great education, and I’m very grateful for it.”

― Anne Hathaway

“When parents are confident that their children will live, they have fewer of them. They invest more in each child’s food, health and education.”

― Anne M. Mulcahy

“Someone must transform income into the food, shelter, clothing, nurture, discipline, education, minding, nursing, transportation, and emotional support that creates life outside of the office, permits survival of the race, cares for the ill and disabled, and makes life livable when we can no longer care for ourselves.”

― Anne-Marie Slaughter

“I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.”

― Anne Sullivan

“Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.”

― Anne Sullivan

“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

“The immediate future is going to be tragic for all of us unless we find a way of making the vast educational resources of this country serve the true purpose of education, truth and justice.”

― Anne Sullivan

“Just as computer technology and the Internet created whole new industries and extraordinary benefits for people that extend into almost every realm of human endeavor from education to transportation to medicine, genetics will undoubtedly benefit people everywhere in ways we can’t even imagine but know will surely occur.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“What, after all, is the object of education? To train the body in health, vigor and grace, so that it may express the emotions in beauty and the mind with accuracy and strength.”

― Annie Besant

“I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.”

― Annie Dillard

“I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War.”

― Anson Mount

“Black women care deeply about civic engagement, democracy, education, children, and justice.”

― Anthea Butler

“If you invest in education and training of our young people, what you do is you increase the future economic capacity of the nation.”

― Anthony Albanese

“Something happens to our creativity as we go through the education process; most of us lose touch with it.”

― Anthony Browne

“Knowledge goes hand-in-hand with truth – something I learned with a bit of tough love from my Jesuit education first at Regis High School in New York City and then at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass.”

― Anthony Fauci

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“The only real failure in life is one not learned from.”

― Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city, I got three words: bring it on.”

― Anthony Weiner

“My advantage as a woman and a human being has been in having a mother who believed strongly in women’s education. She was an early undergraduate at Oxford, and her own mother was a doctor.”

― Antonia Fraser

“I think that when I start a season, I speak with my players, and I always talk about education and respect. And I demand this, but I give this.”

― Antonio Conte

“Negative gender stereotypes related to girls’ education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics begin as early as primary school and have the devastating effect of making them doubt their own potential.”

― Antonio Guterres

“When you look at human rights, look at gender, and the rights of girls for education in the world – that are crucial issues – some are saying ‘Oh, these are western values.’ But these are really universal values.”

― Antonio Guterres

“One of the most frustrating things is to see a country in which you had elections, the elections were a success, but then you have to say to people nothing can be improved in the next few months, even in the next few years, in infrastructure, in water, in sanitation, in health, in education, in jobs.”

― Antonio Guterres

“I was educated by monks – I thank them dearly for the education they gave me, but I am no longer a Catholic.”

― Antony Gormley

“Look, I want what’s good for everybody. I want to promote good state education for all. I want to raise standards for all kids, irrespective of race and class but why can’t they all just do what I say when I know I’m right?”

― Arabella Weir

“Creating large numbers of decent jobs for young people is critical for achieving overall development objectives, from poverty reduction to better health and education.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“When women are paid for their work and have control over how the money gets spent, they invest much more of their income than men do in their families’ education and health.”

― Arancha Gonzalez

“I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do.”

― Archie Panjabi

“Education is the transmission of civilization.”

― Ariel Durant

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

― Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

― Aristotle

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”

― Aristotle

“Education is the best provision for old age.”

― Aristotle

“Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush’s austere budget for the next fiscal year.”

― Arlen Specter

“When the students are occupied, they’re not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment.”

― Arlen Specter

“Let’s remember the children who come from broken homes, surrounded by crime, drugs, temptation, their peers having babies out of wedlock, but who still manage to get a good education despite the many obstacles they face every day.”

― Armstrong Williams

“Research shows that children do better in school and are less likely to drop out when fathers are involved. Engaged parents can strengthen communities, mentor and tutor students, and demonstrate through their actions how much they value their children’s education.”

― Arne Duncan

“Teachers say their schools of education did not adequately prepare them for the classroom. They would have welcomed more mentoring and feedback in their early years.”

― Arne Duncan

“A postsecondary education is the ticket to economic success in America.”

― Arne Duncan

“Even in a time of fiscal austerity, education is more than just an expense.”

― Arne Duncan

“State governments generate less revenue in a recession. As state leaders struggle to make up for lost revenue, legislatures tend to cut funding for higher education. Colleges, in turn, answer these funding cuts with tuition hikes.”

― Arne Duncan

“I am a big believer in education, because when I grew up in Austria – when I grew up in Austria I had a great education. I had great teachers.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You know, nothing is more important than education, because nowhere are our stakes higher; our future depends on the quality of education of our children today.”

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

“We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.”

― Arthur Ashe

“We save paradise by an intense education program where you get people that you can trust to talk sanely about the environment and hope that the message will get through.”

― Arthur Boyd

“We spend more than a million dollars a year on our colleges and university, and it is money well spent; but we must have education that fits not the few but the many for the business of life.”

― Arthur Capper

“For the 95 per cent whose only means of schooling is the district or the city school, we must provide what we are not now providing, an education that will better fit them for the struggle of life.”

― Arthur Capper

“A boy or girl who has gone through the eight grades should possess a complete, practical education and should have received special training in some specific line of work, fitting him or her to earn a livelihood.”

― Arthur Capper

“I loved education, and, yes, I did want to go on learning.”

― Arthur Hailey

“The strength of the scientific establishment in any country is related to its general level of education, not only in supplying large numbers of eager minds for further training, but also in ensuring a public opinion that holds science in esteem and approves financial support.”

― Arthur Lewis

“Education is the great growth industry of the Third World. Since the Second World War, we have multiplied the number of children in school by four, with even larger multiples for secondary and university education.”

― Arthur Lewis

“I’ve never known any trouble than an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“The Lounge Lizards were relating with a tradition and it was like I was playing within a musical context. The guitar playing stood out as being different in some way. That was a real education for me.”

― Arto Lindsay

“Many policemen have not completed their education, and the university can help them on this front. Education will enable them to speak well and politely to the people.”

― Asha Bhosle

“Poverty is multidimensional. It extends beyond money incomes to education, health care, political participation and advancement of one’s own culture and social organisation.”

― Atal Bihari Vajpayee

“No country which is now developed has done so without providing high quality public education.”

― Atishi

“Anyone who sends their children now to government schools usually does it because they can’t afford private education. I went to a government college where 350 out of 400 girls said their brothers go to private schools.”

― Atishi

“I think people would say we have seen consequences of voting for Modi: nothing changed in our lives. Our children still don’t have education. They don’t have jobs. Women are still not safe.”

― Atishi

“Government school education across India is in shambles.”

― Atishi

“Education and health are among our top priorities.”

― Atishi

“I didn’t go to film school. I got my education on the set as a niche publicist in the film industry.”

― Ava DuVernay

“The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.”

― Avery Brundage

“The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.”

― Avery Brundage

“Any political process has to secure an improvement in the Palestinians’ quality of life and education. Attempts to bring about a political arrangement before securing peace to the Israelis and economic improvement for the Palestinians are likely to fail.”

― Avigdor Lieberman

“When I went to college, it became more of a hobby, and that’s when I think I got the realest music education. It wasn’t something that I had to do. It wasn’t an obligation.”

― Awkwafina

“People are beginning to realize that education is power, that education is money, that education is an opportunity.”

― Azim Premji

“A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, health care and, in turn, her children’s own education.”

― Azim Premji

“Inflation is taking up the poverty line, and poverty is not just economic but defined by way of health and education.”

― Azim Premji

“People have to take control of their own lives. Education is key because it also raises other social indicators like healthcare.”

― Azim Premji

“There’s a reasonable amount of traction in college education, particularly engineering, because quite a lot of that is privatized, so there is an incentive to set up new colleges of reasonably high quality.”

― Azim Premji

“Private sector cannot substitute the role of the government in primary education.”

― Azim Premji

“I am particularly interested in primary education because the state of affairs in primary education in this country is a cause for concern.”

― Azim Premji

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”

― B. F. Skinner

“Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.”

― B. R. Hayden

“Subsidies on petroleum products and fertilizers should be phased out in a defined, time-bound manner. The resources that would get freed up could then be used to fund various social sector programmes in education, healthcare and other priority sectors.”

― Baba Kalyani

“I had the option of building a career in the U.S. Many of my friends who went at the time did not come back, but for me, building the family business and being with family was worth it. I became a general manager within four months, as I used my education to improve productivity and output.”

― Baba Kalyani

“The whole process of this record was an education for me as a musician.”

― Babyface

“I didn’t have the welfare. I didn’t have the proper education. I didn’t have these things. That’s why it’s almost like a complex in me that I want to explode myself in my films.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“I had no education in filmmaking. I started with a 8mm camera. I made 34 films, and little by little I gained more experience in filming.”

― Bahman Ghobadi

“I’d like to follow in the footsteps along like Jodie Foster and Natalie Portman, who got their education.”

― Bailee Madison

“Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issues – including health, education, anti-discrimination, and child support.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Education promotes equality and lifts people out of poverty. It teaches children how to become good citizens. Education is not just for a privileged few, it is for everyone. It is a fundamental human right.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“True security is based on people’s welfare – on a thriving economy, on strong public health and education programmes, and on fundamental respect for our common humanity. Development, peace, disarmament, reconciliation and justice are not separate from security; they help to underpin it.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“I treasure my meetings with individuals affected by autism – parents, children, teachers and friends. Their strength is inspiring. They deserve all possible opportunities for education, employment and integration.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Women and girls are disproportionately affected by landmines. They have different needs when it comes to education about risks. And they may face greater challenges when a family member is killed or injured.”

― Ban Ki-moon

“Our higher education system is one of the things that makes America exceptional. There’s no place else that has the assets we do when it comes to higher education. People from all over the world aspire to come here and study here. And that is a good thing.”

― Barack Obama

“We can’t get to the $4 trillion in savings that we need by just cutting the 12 percent of the budget that pays for things like medical research and education funding and food inspectors and the weather service. And we can’t just do it by making seniors pay more for Medicare.”

― Barack Obama

“Yes, we’ve still got more work to do. More work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a decent retirement; for every child who needs a sturdier ladder out of poverty or a world-class education; for everyone who has not yet felt the progress of these past seven and a half years.”

― Barack Obama

“You can choose a future where more Americans have the chance to gain the skills they need to compete, no matter how old they are or how much money they have. Education was the gateway to opportunity for me. It was the gateway for Michelle. And now more than ever, it is the gateway to a middle-class life.”

― Barack Obama

“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.”

― Barack Obama

“Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel the impact.”

― Barack Obama

“It’s not enough to train today’s workforce. We also have to prepare tomorrow’s workforce by guaranteeing every child access to a world-class education.”

― Barack Obama

“Tonight, you are hearing from the Democratic women of the Senate… We stand together on so many issues: economic prosperity, quality education for all, protecting a woman’s right to choose.”

― Barbara Boxer

“I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman’s right to choose, a good public education system.”

― Barbara Boxer

“I’m not convinced that abstinence-only education works.”

― Barbara Delinsky

“Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.”

― Barbara Jordan

“I really wish that I would have gone to college. Even my son, who’s into rap himself, I tell him and tell his children, ‘Go to college. Get that education – it is so important. Don’t do like I did.’ I had all this singing on my mind, and I just didn’t have time for it.”

― Barbara Lynn

“Community colleges are one of America’s great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace.”

― Barbara Mikulski

“I wasn’t that over-the-top, but I got sent to the principal in first grade for talking. And my father was for a long time the president of the Board of Education. That was always a hard note to bring home.”

― Barbara Park

“I also found that for myself, since I’ve had no religious education, it was so interesting to see the different versions of heaven and what life on earth means.”

― Barbara Walters

“Just like my father, I’ve always loved education. In school I was a member of the honor society.”

― Barbra Streisand

“The scramble to get into college is going to be so terrible in the next few years that students are going to put up with almost anything, even an education.”

― Barnaby C. Keeney

“It is, of course, further indication that a fundamentalist right has really taken over much of the Republican Party, People might cite George Bush as proof that you can be totally impervious to the effects of Harvard and Yale education.”

― Barney Frank

“Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.”

― Barry Commoner

“I wasn’t stupid, or very smart. I didn’t finish my education.”

― Barry Keoghan

“My message to a lot of guys is, if you like school and you like education, baseball is gonna be there, and you can get some of the same great competition in college that you do in the low minor leagues.”

― Barry Larkin

“I don’t favour ethics classes being an alternative to special religious education classes.”

― Barry O’Farrell

“My primary and secondary education was in French, which had a lasting influence on my life.”

― Baruj Benacerraf

“The way women today are treated in Saudi Arabia is a direct result of the education our children, boys and girls, receive at school.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“We demand that segregation be ended in every school district in the year 1963! We demand that we have effective civil rights legislation – no compromise, no filibuster – and that include public accommodations, decent housing, integrated education, FEPC and the right to vote.”

― Bayard Rustin

“My father made sure that I had lots of levels of education – from ballroom-dancing to painting, commando training, theatre and magic.”

― Baz Luhrmann

“Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn’t help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary than other people?”

― Beah Richards

“Smart financial planning – such as budgeting, saving for emergencies, and preparing for retirement – can help households enjoy better lives while weathering financial shocks. Financial education can play a key role in getting to these outcomes.”

― Ben Bernanke

“In many spheres of human endeavor, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement.”

― Ben Bernanke

“The best solution to income inequality is providing a high-quality education for everybody. In our highly technological, globalized economy, people without education will not be able to improve their economic situation.”

― Ben Bernanke

“As an educator myself, I understand the profound effect that good teachers and a quality education have on the lives of our young people.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Because financially capable consumers ultimately contribute to a stable economic and financial system as well as improve their own financial situations, it’s clear that the Federal Reserve has a significant stake in financial education.”

― Ben Bernanke

“Education is a fundamental principle of what made America a success. We can’t afford to throw any young people away.”

― Ben Carson

“If you go and talk to most people, they mean well but they don’t have much of a breadth on education, of knowledge of understanding what the real issues are and therefore they listen to pundits on television who tell them what they are supposed to think and they keep repeating that until pretty soon they say, ‘Oh, well that must be true.’”

― Ben Carson

“It is no accident that the place that lends itself to creating conflicts between the dominant order of thought and people who want to speak their minds freely is the college campus, where conservatives feel outnumbered and crushed by a system of higher education that believes in academic freedom for me, not for thee.”

― Ben Domenech

“I’m ashamed and embarrassed to say that I’ve read very little of David Foster Wallace’s work. It’s a huge gap in my education, one of many.”

― Ben Fountain

“The important thing about mobile is, everybody has a computer in their pocket. The implications of so many people connected to the Internet all the time from the standpoint of education is incredible.”

― Ben Horowitz

“The implications of so many people connected to the Internet all the time from the standpoint of education is incredible.”

― Ben Horowitz

“This is always one of my big pet peeves is that 65% of NBA players, three years out of the NBA, are broke. I mean, so, maybe maturing a little more on the front end and getting an education might serve you well down the road.”

― Ben Howland

“All over the world, independent and strong civil society – NGOs, faith leaders, and other community advocates – help governments solve problems and better serve their people better by shining a light on the issues that matter most – like education standards, access to healthcare, the rule of law, and economic opportunity.”

― Ben Rhodes

“It isn’t the rich people’s fault that poor people are poor. Poor people who get an education and work hard in this country will stop being poor. That should be the goal for all poor people everywhere.”

― Ben Stein

“The education system should teach us about money; it’s an incredibly big subject. I run into people all the time that don’t have the first clue of what they should do about money.”

― Ben Stein

“I’m a Prince of Wales Trust ambassador, so I’m all about giving youth an education, a voice and a chance to not take the wrong road.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“My mum and dad had worked incredibly hard to afford me an education.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“The armoury of having any academic education does not necessarily set you up for being a good or better actor.”

― Benedict Cumberbatch

“There is no education like adversity.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Without tact you can learn nothing.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“We cannot learn men from books.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“The cure for the Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner tragedies is not education or exposure. It’s the gospel.”

― Benjamin Watson

“We were kids that didn’t have any education. None of our parents were in the music business or even college graduates. We didn’t have someone guiding us. We were just uneducated kids from the middle of nowhere that suddenly had a band going around the world.”

― Benji Madden

“There is a very uneasy relationship between money and creativity, between money and almost everything. Its tendency to control and corrupt – whether it’s in arts or education or politics, hardly anything is untouched by it. Journalism certainly is up there. Everything is susceptible to it.”

― Bennett Miller

“Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich, we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, shore up Social Security, fortify our defense, provide a quality public education and offer economic assistance to rural areas.”

― Bennie Thompson

“I’m a school teacher, and later on, well past my formal education, I became very interested in science.”

― Bernard Beckett

“We must rediscover our faith in the future and join with one another to ensure that nonviolence is the prevalent choice for government, law enforcement, the non-profit sector, business, education, media, entertainment, arts, and for the global citizenry.”

― Bernice King

“The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.”

― Bernie Sanders

“It makes a lot more sense for us to be investing in jobs and education rather than jails and incarceration.”

― Bernie Sanders

“There are very powerful and wealthy special interests who want to privatize or dismember virtually every function that government now performs, whether it is Social Security, Medicare, public education or the Postal Service.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Every working family in America knows how hard it is today to find affordable childcare or early childhood education.”

― Bernie Sanders

“You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people have a much higher standard of living, in terms of education, health care and decent paying jobs.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Hillary Clinton understands that we have to invest in education and jobs for our young people, not more jails or incarceration.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Clinton understands that in a competitive global economy we need the best-educated workforce in the world. She and I worked together on a proposal that will revolutionize higher education in America.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

― Bertrand Russell

“We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.”

― Bertrand Russell

“I think of Harriet Muse as one fierce lady. She couldn’t read. She had no education. She did labor her whole life. And she stood up to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey at a time where she was told where to work, where to sit, and she demanded that they pay attention to her.”

― Beth Macy

“We must work towards solutions that make housing, transportation, the workforce, and higher education more equitable.”

― Beto O’Rourke

“Our nation’s commitment is to provide a quality education to every child to serve the public common good. Accordingly, we must shift the paradigm to think of education funding as investments made in individual children, not in institutions or buildings.”

― Betsy DeVos

“If politicians in a state block education choice, it means those politicians do not support equal opportunity for all kids.”

― Betsy DeVos

“One of the hallmarks of higher education and of democracy is the ability to converse with people with whom we disagree.”

― Betsy DeVos

“Above all, I believe every child, no matter their ZIP code or their parents’ jobs, deserves access to a quality education.”

― Betsy DeVos

“Just as the traditional taxi system revolted against ride sharing, so too does the education establishment feel threatened by the rise of school choice.”

― Betsy DeVos

“I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the federal role in education.”

― Betsy DeVos

“No child’s dream should be limited by the quality, or lack thereof, of the education they receive.”

― Betsy DeVos

“We’ll be examining and auditing and reviewing all of the programs of the department and really figuring out what is the core mission and how can the federal department of education really support and enhance the role of the departments in the states.”

― Betsy DeVos

“The bottom line is we believe that parents are the best equipped to make choices for their children’s schooling and education decisions.”

― Betsy DeVos

“There are not enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is currently the need in education.”

― Betsy DeVos

“The older generations are too wedded to political parties, too wedded to romantic memories of what education was like when they were kids, and too wedded to the status quo group that clings to power.”

― Betsy DeVos

“If we can manage to break free, to open the system and embrace all choices for education, we will be the first to give politicians awards to hang on their office walls.”

― Betsy DeVos

“Education broadens our horizons and enables us to confront realities we’d never before anticipated.”

― Betsy DeVos

“If you ask any of my kids today what their most important experience was in their education, they would say it was the travel and the ability to see and be in other cultures.”

― Betsy DeVos

“When it comes to education, no solution, not even ones we like, should be dictated or run from Washington, D.C.”

― Betsy DeVos

“There are some folks at the teacher’s union who aren’t big fans of mine, in part, because I have been open and want to make sure everybody is sitting at the table as we talk about education.”

― Betsy Hodges

“Education is my next big thing. When music and art were taken out of the schools, I went berserk!”

― Bette Midler

“Through books and photographs, I saw a world that was not my own – and I realized that there was another world. That’s why I’m concerned about education, because it helps our children see other worlds.”

― Bette Midler

“From education to broadband, from building roads and bridges to supporting the military, Barack Obama is delivering for North Carolina. And he is delivering for America. A growing middle class is the foundation for a strong America.”

― Bev Perdue

“Education has fundamentally changed my life. It’s perhaps the mission of my life. I’m wed to it in a very powerful and personal way. And I chose the pathway that I believe could make me the most significant on changing the outcomes that we see now in North Carolina.”

― Bev Perdue

“At the end of the day, things don’t get better unless you continue to invest in your workforce. And I’ve not heard any Republican talk about education and the investment in the future workforce.”

― Bev Perdue

“I come from a family of scholars who got their Master’s degrees. To my grandma – and to a lot of people – an education was a way of making it out of the worst parts of their life.”

― Big Sean

“Religion was a part of our home life when I was growing up. I attended Catholic school. It was a good education – for the spiritual end, as well as for its discipline.”

― Bil Keane

“The higher amount you put into higher education, at the federal level particularly, the more the price of higher education rises. It’s the dog that never catches its tail. You increase student loans, you increase grants, you increase Pell grants, Stafford loans, and what happens? They raise the price.”

― Bill Bennett

“I can tell you about the education programs, because that’s where I lived and worked.”

― Bill Bennett

“Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg did some things right. I think he did a very good job on public health. He did a very good job on environment. I think he was right to achieve mayoral control of education. I don’t think he then applied it the right way.”

― Bill de Blasio

“Governors of both political parties face a stark choice between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid, education, public safety and other essential services.”

― Bill Delahunt

“When I see the sort of mindless tax cuts for the wealthy, cuts to education, I just think we’ve got it exactly backward in this country.”

― Bill Foster

“It’s wonderful to see more of my colleagues recognizing the importance of investing in STEM education and scientific research and development.”

― Bill Foster

“We need to beef up STEM education.”

― Bill Foster

“I think when you provide something absolutely free, the potential of abuse exists. Getting an education without skin in the game is not good.”

― Bill Foster

“We have to get back to universities being more focused on education and more connected on what they educate students for to the jobs that actually exist.”

― Bill Foster

“Every child should have the opportunity to receive a quality education.”

― Bill Frist

“Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.”

― Bill Frist

“Education is the cornerstone of our communities and our country.”

― Bill Frist

“Research shows that there is only half as much variation in student achievement between schools as there is among classrooms in the same school. If you want your child to get the best education possible, it is actually more important to get him assigned to a great teacher than to a great school.”

― Bill Gates

“By 2018, an estimated 63 percent of all new U.S. jobs will require workers with an education beyond high school. For our young people to get those jobs, they first need to graduate from high school ready to start a postsecondary education.”

― Bill Gates

“Americans want students to get the best education possible. We want schools to prepare children to become good citizens and members of a prosperous American economy.”

― Bill Gates

“In poor countries, we still need better ways to measure the effectiveness of the many government workers providing health services. They are the crucial link bringing tools such as vaccines and education to the people who need them most. How well trained are they? Are they showing up to work?”

― Bill Gates

“Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health.”

― Bill Gates

“When you revolutionize education, you’re taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you’re priming the pump for so many incredible things.”

― Bill Gates

“Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education.”

― Bill Gates

“In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you’re going to be 20 years from now is how well you’re doing in your education system.”

― Bill Gates

“It’s hard to improve public education – that’s clear.”

― Bill Gates

“Common Core is a big win for education.”

― Bill Gates

“We have a lot of entitlement programs in this country, and we’ve seen how much they cost us on the back end when people don’t have the education they need. I say let’s make this investment on the front end. I think it’ll be better for the individual and better for our state in the long term.”

― Bill Haslam

“Let’s bear down on what we can do together: keeping Tennessee a state with a strong financial condition, helping Tennessee be the number one location in the Southeast for higher-quality jobs. And making certain that all Tennesseans, regardless of their circumstances, have an opportunity for higher-quality education.”

― Bill Haslam

“Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect.”

― Bill Nye

“As a former high school teacher and a student in a class of 60 urchins at St. Brigid’s grammar school, I know that education is all about discipline and motivation. Disadvantaged students need extra attention, a stable school environment, and enough teacher creativity to stimulate their imaginations. Those things are not expensive.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“The goal of higher education should be to champion the airing of all honest viewpoints. Nothing less is acceptable.”

― Bill O’Reilly

“This year, we must address the Colorado Paradox. We have more college degrees per capita than any state. Yet we lag the nation in the percentage of students who go on to higher education.”

― Bill Owens

“The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there. You don’t necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea, hard work and determination.”

― Bill Rancic

“The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education.”

― Bill Richardson

“Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.”

― Bill Richardson

“We have to become a learning society, committed to quality education from early childhood right through to re-training in later life.”

― Bill Shorten

“I have three older brothers, and each one of them has chosen one of my parents’ education. Two of them are actors, and the third is a doctor as my mother is.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college.”

― Bill Vaughan

“I grew up in an non-athletic family, where my parents were interested in music, in literature, in education and art.”

― Bill Walton

“Music – that’s been my education. There’s not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“I have to teach myself. I kind of wish I’d continued with my education, but that’s something I can do in the future.”

― Billie Piper

“We believed that there’s no such thing as good art or bad art. Art is art. If it’s bad, it’s something else. It was a much, much harder line in the ’50s and ’60s than it is now, because the idea of art education didn’t exist – they didn’t have a fine arts program when I was a kid.”

― Billy Al Bengston

“I tried to go to college in the U.K. a couple of times, but at that point, I think I was a little disillusioned with education. It wasn’t giving me what I wanted it to. I needed freedom to create and do the things that I wanted to explore, and it wasn’t really doing that: it was still very prescriptive.”

― Billy Howle

“When I was a young musician, the only option available to pursue secondary education in music was to attend a classical conservatory.”

― Billy Joel

“I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business, education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.”

― Billy Sunday

“Money spent on carbon cuts is money we can’t use for effective investments in food aid, micronutrients, HIV/AIDS prevention, health and education infrastructure, and clean water and sanitation.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Unless we make education a priority, an entire generation of Americans could miss out on the American dream.”

― Blanche Lincoln

“I commend the parents who are sending their children to a Catholic school, because they’re making a sacrifice, and they’re paying twice for their child’s education: They’re paying the tuition, and they’re paying taxes.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“The long arc of history that recounts the Catholic Church’s embrace of people of all faiths and none in providing health, education, and welfare in society is as incontestable as it is impressive.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“I think that education is a pathway out of poverty for many people. It was for our family.”

― Blase J. Cupich

“If you have four years to complete your college education, do it.”

― Bo Jackson

“I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will – that’s just the bottom line.”

― Bo Jackson

“Iran is not a make-believe country. It is a real country populated by some 75 million people – real people; including, I daresay, a majority who are philosophically and by education inclined toward the modern, secular world, and particularly American values.”

― Bob Barr

“Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.”

― Bob Beauprez

“Too many younger people seem to prefer following celebrities instead of doing the work required to get an education that will someday lead to a job. If students today spent as much time on math and science and history as they do following these shallow celebrities, they might actually become contributors to society someday.”

― Bob Beckel

“An early attempt at education choice was charter schools. These were meant to attract the best and brightest students and provide them a level of education they often could not find in their local school districts. The problem is that, of the thousands of charter schools, many are outright failures.”

― Bob Beckel

“Schools alone are not to blame for underachievement. The breakdown of the family, poverty, and decaying cities with eroding tax bases have made a good public school education nearly impossible in many parts of the country.”

― Bob Beckel

“Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.”

― Bob Ehrlich

“My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future.”

― Bob Ehrlich

“Some of us have been told what we want our whole lives. We’ve been told we should want to go out for sports or not. We should want a college education or a graduate degree or a particular career. We should want to date this person and not the other.”

― Bob Goff

“Since I started CrossFit, I’ve read and heard about the critics talk about how unsafe it is, and my only response to that is any form of exercise can be unsafe if you don’t have the proper coaching, education and guidance.”

― Bob Harper

“The greatest stain upon this great Australian nation’s character, without any question, is the great gaps that exist between our Aboriginal brothers and sisters in terms of their health, their education, their living conditions, their incarceration rates and life expectancy. It’s a great stain.”

― Bob Hawke

“We should be trying to make education less expensive, not more.”

― Bob Inglis

“NSF is the only federal agency with a proven track record of selecting education projects through a rigorous, careful and competitive process that draws on a wide variety of experts from outside government.”

― Bob Inglis

“Education, for me, has helped me in my music.”

― Bob Livingston

“I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.”

― Bob Marley

“If you’re going to have a satisfactory standard of living, you’re going to have to be competitive in this world. And you can’t be competitive if you don’t have a good education.”

― Bob McNair

“There are many domestic issues that give us a lot of common ground to work on. Health, education and immigration are among the areas where we share mutual goals and aspirations. There are also many values that we share as a communities.”

― Bob Menendez

“When I started Go Daddy, I tried many things – like building networks and selling education – and none of it panned out. I lost millions of dollars the first couple of years. I made a lot of wrong turns, but that’s the process of being successful in business.”

― Bob Parsons

“I would say everything in our life in the next 25 years is going to be tied into the Internet, and it’s going to be the place for communications, for education, for conducting business and everything.”

― Bob Parsons

“The amount of money we spend on education is important, but not nearly as important as how the money is spent.”

― Bob Riley

“Ladies and gentlemen: There can be no greater investment in Alabama’s future than an investment in education.”

― Bob Riley

“A dynamic economy begins with a good education.”

― Bob Taft

“We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy.”

― Bob Taft

“I rejected the traditional notion of ‘women’s work,’ but I never thought of my early ambitions in a feminist way, exactly. Primarily I rebelled against apathy and limited education. I was rejecting a whole way of life that I thought trapped everyone.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I don’t look at myself as a hero or smart person. I have a seventh-grade education, but I’ve had a lot of fun.”

― Bobby Heenan

“In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.”

― Bobby Jindal

“It’s time to update traditional public schools, charter schools, home schools, online schools and parochial schools. Let the dollars follow the child instead of forcing the child to follow the dollars, so that every child has the opportunity to attain an education.”

― Bobby Jindal

“No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education.”

― Bobby Scott

“Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.”

― Bobby Scott

“While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college, finances by no means should be the deciding factor.”

― Bobby Scott

“Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs.”

― Bobby Scott

“In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country.”

― Bobby Scott

“Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments.”

― Bobby Scott

“Desire! That’s the one secret of every man’s career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire.”

― Bobby Unser

“Session musicians kind of respected me because what I was talking about made sense. That all came from an education. Believe me, education does you more good. Maybe that’s the reason I’ve been around so long.”

― Bobby Vinton

“All around as a person, on right decisions, on holding your money, on doing your trade, a good education is a must. I don’t think I would’ve done as good without an education.”

― Bobby Vinton

“If you want to go to a school with lower requirements, it doesn’t diminish the education.”

― Booger McFarland

“The parts of life that drive me are getting that homeless person off the street and helping people receive the education they deserve. I want to be able to help the ones that want the help, but also guide the ones who don’t so they are also in a better position.”

― Booker T

“Success starts in the household and with education.”

― Booker T

“At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.”

― Booker T. Washington

“I bought a Three Dog Night album when I was pretty young, and I remember listening to all those songs. That’s just greatly crafted songwriting, and the songs have such great harmonies. I remember marveling over those and trying to figure them out on piano. That was my early education – figuring out records, older records, as a kid.”

― Borns

“As a first-generation American, my parents expected that I would go on to have pretty tactical higher-education-type jobs – doctor, lawyer, engineer. Those were the three options. My dad was not at all open to the idea that there would not be a higher education in my future.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“While we should certainly be investing in our own STEM education, we should take advantage of the thousands of international students who come here to study and are ready to fill these gaps immediately upon graduation.”

― Brad Feld

“No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.”

― Brad Henry

“Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.”

― Brad Henry

“Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.”

― Brad Pitt

“Passing comprehensive immigration reform and making DACA and DAPA permanent will free people from living in the shadows of fear from deportation to be able to pursue higher education, buy homes, start businesses, and expand our economy and strengthen the communities of the 10th district and our nation.”

― Brad Schneider

“I want to make sure every child has the opportunity for quality education.”

― Brad Schneider

“We have to focus on growing the economy, getting people working again, so they can put a roof over their heads to provide health care and education for their children and plan for their retirement.”

― Brad Schneider

“If we want our children to value education, then we must show our appreciation for knowledge.”

― Brad Sherman

“I don’t think there’s any better education than learning the intimate details of the lives of people who you most admire.”

― Brandon Stanton

“It seems that everywhere I go, people want the same things – security, education, family. It’s just that so many people have no avenues through which to obtain these things.”

― Brandon Stanton

“Being a doctor, lawyer in war-torn countries isn’t easy when the infrastructure isn’t there. The money, the food and education is not always accessible to achieve those dreams.”

― Brandon Stanton

“For me, when you put a MakerBot in a school, you add a manufacturing education to the environment where I think we can really empower the next generation to compete in the global economy.”

― Bre Pettis

“I love games. I honestly can’t imagine working with any other medium. I guess it would be akin to an artist who’s doing commercial art and then goes into education, but it really frees you up to do all other kinds of creative stuff.”

― Brenda Brathwaite

“It just felt like the right thing to do to give back to a state school and public school. I’m a really big fan of public education.”

― Brendan Iribe

“I’d like to widen my education. I’d definitely like to widen my film range. I mean, I’d love to do some theater.”

― Brendan Sexton III

“Many of you have been reared on the cliche that the purpose of education isn’t to stuff your head with facts but to teach you how to think. Wrong.”

― Bret Stephens

“I believe we owe our young an education that captures the exhilarating drama of science.”

― Brian Greene

“My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. His formal education was rather minimal from the standards of today’s college graduates and Ph.D.’s, but he had a deep interest in questions of science and questions of the universe.”

― Brian Greene

“I’m a registered independent. I don’t really believe in political parties. Bottom line: Mitt Romney’s tax policy helps me. But I can’t stomach seeing somebody go hungry or somebody not being able to get an education because I want more. So, I’m supporting Barack Obama.”

― Brian J. White

“My mother was a secretary that elevated herself to having her own international company, my father elevated himself to an NBA player and perennial all-star. So I learned from my parents that it’s about hard work, about both of them getting their education, putting people first and leading a life of integrity.”

― Brian J. White

“The Purdue education was fine, but I wasn’t ready to learn when I was at Purdue.”

― Brian Lamb

“The challenge to people like me is, how do you use your capabilities and resources to help support things that are important to you, whether it’s the arts or education or homelessness?”

― Brian Moynihan

“I know that many students take personal responsibility for their education and succeed as a result. I want them to know they are not alone – that Nevada’s system can and will support them.”

― Brian Sandoval

“It’s not how much you spend, it’s how you spend it. We have been putting a lot of money into education in the state of Nevada, and it’s gotten us to 50th in the country in graduation rates. We needed more accountability in our system.”

― Brian Sandoval

“I just believe strongly that anybody who wants to pursue additional education after high school ought to be given that chance.”

― Brian Schatz

“I think the problem is when people hear ‘arts education,’ they think, ‘I don’t want my son to be some painter that’s going to be hanging in some museum after he dies. I don’t want my daughter to be a struggling artist making no money.’ People don’t realize it’s more than that. It’s beautiful. It brings beauty to our lives.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.”

― Brigham Young

“I really missed going to college. I missed not having that education and that experience.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.”

― Brooks Atkinson

“The Enterprise In Space program is an exciting opportunity to simultaneously advance cutting edge technologies while getting students from around the world engaged in STEAM and space education.”

― Bruce Pittman

“For every challenge we face – unemployment, poverty, crime, income growth, income inequality, productivity, competitiveness – a great education is a major component of the solution.”

― Bruce Rauner

“We need to focus on reducing property taxes. We need to focus on education funding. We need to focus on getting term limits on elected officials.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I’ve been very engaged in Illinois and Chicago civic activities for a long time; mostly around building businesses and helping entrepreneurs grow companies, but also around education and education reform.”

― Bruce Rauner

“My wife and I believe that there’s nothing we do together as a community that’s more important than education.”

― Bruce Rauner

“For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.”

― Bruce Springsteen

“There was never a time you could get the majority of people in Alabama or Mississippi, or even southern Delaware, to vote to end segregation. What changed things was the rule of law, the courts. Brown v. Board of Education was ushered in by a movement, but it was a legal decision.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“Many states can no longer afford to support public education, public benefits, public services without doing something about the exorbitant costs that mass incarceration have created.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“When I went to Harvard Law School, my first year, I didn’t want people to know I started my education in a colored school. I didn’t want them to know I was the great-grandson of enslaved people. I thought it might diminish me.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“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

“Education should prepare our minds to use its own powers of reason and conception rather than filling it with the accumulated misconceptions of the past.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.”

― Bryant H. McGill

“I’ve got this diverse education, growing up in classical music and existing between that and music that is more visceral, so for sure, I’ve always been interested in music from other cultures.”

― Bryce Dessner

“School is something that you learn – reading and writing. Education is what you learn from the family, from the environment, from the community.”

― Bunker Roy

“I went to a very elitist, snobbish, expensive education in India, and it almost killed me. I was all set to be a diplomat, teacher, doctor – all laid out.”

― Bunker Roy

“Unfortunately, I have been a little disappointed that we have issues out there like traditional marriage, abortion, school education, and we have so much silence from the black community, from black preachers, because they understand first hand the impact of all that.”

― Burgess Owens

“I’ve always wanted to get an education, and tonight’s as good a time as any.”

― Burt Lancaster

“There’s no doubt who was a leader in space after the Apollo Program. Nobody came close to us. And our education system, in science, technology, engineering and math, was at the top of the world. It’s no longer there. We’re descending rather rapidly.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“There’s a need for accepting responsibility – for a person’s life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“We need one America – one that includes housing, education, jobs, access to capital, and economic inclusion for every American. This will create a stronger America.”

― Byron Allen

“What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God.”

― C. S. Lewis

“I have always thought it a great privilege to have as my colleague in the Palit Chair of Chemistry such a distinguished pioneer in scientific research and education in Bengal as Sir Prafulla Ray. It has been invariably my experience that I could count on his cooperation and sympathy in every matter concerning my scientific work.”

― C. V. Raman

“I met Arthur Ashe a few times. I know how important education was to him.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I don’t want to scrounge around and be homeless, and I want to finish my education.”

― Callan McAuliffe

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

― Calvin Coolidge

“My parents were the good parents that said, ‘You should try and get a good job and go to college and get an education.’”

― Cam

“Education is a way of empowering people; it opens up so many doors and is fundamental to everybody. And teachers are not often appreciated in the way that they should be.”

― Camila Alves

“Education is so important.”

― Camila Alves

“Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.”

― Camille Paglia

“In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education.”

― Camille Paglia

“Back in the 1960s, I got a superb education for very little money. The bill for my first year at Harpur College in New York was a few hundred dollars.”

― Camille Paglia

“Primary-school education is a crock, basically. It’s oppressive to anyone with physical energy, especially guys.”

― Camille Paglia

“I think the skyrocketing cost of a college education has placed it in the sphere of being a luxury-priced necessity.”

― Camille Perri

“It comes down to what your priorities are, and if public education is about kids, then every decision we make should be focused on the question of ‘Is this good for a child?’ And that should be the driving focus and the priority when we decide what our policies should be and what our laws should be.”

― Campbell Brown

“We will fiercely challenge those forces within the education establishment who impede innovation in our schools and who protect and defend inequality and institutional failure.”

― Campbell Brown

“I’m a mom, and my view of public education begins and ends with the fundamental question: Is this good for children?”

― Campbell Brown

“People say, ‘Are you going to be beating up one side or the other side?’ It’s everybody. It’s the entire education establishment that is in power.”

― Campbell Brown

“I had a moment where I left journalism, and I started getting interested in this issue and writing about it, where I felt there was a right side and a wrong side around a lot of these issues relating to education.”

― Campbell Brown

“I didn’t get interested in education until I had kids.”

― Campbell Brown

“Our education system is not preparing young people for the world they will face.”

― Campbell Brown

“Perhaps there is no greater evidence that the teachers’ union has swung too far out of the mainstream that they both have been a target of near-constant criticism from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.”

― Campbell Brown

“More and more parents and voters have rejected the teachers’ union antiquated, top down, one-size-fits-all approach to education and continue to elect candidates who embrace reform that celebrates students and empowers parents.”

― Campbell Brown

“Education has not traditionally been a large concern in presidential elections, presumably because the president does not run schools.”

― Campbell Brown

“Education never quite gets the attention it deserves in presidential campaigns, but monster flip-flops surely do.”

― Campbell Brown

“I don’t think it’s fair that we cannot guarantee every child in this country a great education and that, in New York City, in some cases, your child is at risk in some part because of the policies the union endorses.”

― Campbell Brown

“Every education law should be based around the question, ‘Is this good for children?’ And it’s not.”

― Campbell Brown

“Go to school and get your education and follow your dreams.”

― Cam’ron

“I taught English and history, so my education for that really helped prepare me for writing historical fiction.”

― Candace Camp

“I don’t think because you have money you have taste… Education and money – this is quite rare. No?”

― Carine Roitfeld

“When I got out of the military, I finished up my education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and I had some mentors who said, ‘You got what it takes. You should consider going to graduate school, getting a Ph.D. in neuroscience.’ I didn’t think I had what it took until somebody who had a Ph.D. told me I had what it takes.”

― Carl Hart

“As a parent, a scientist, and educator, what I know is that it’s always better to provide the education that will help keep my children – all people – safe, even if I don’t want them to engage in the behavior.”

― Carl Hart

“Most of the stuff that parades as drug education in this country is just rubbish with no foundation in evidence.”

― Carl Hart

“Skills that are employable or marketable, education, having a stake or meaningful role in society, not being marginalized – all of those things are very important.”

― Carl Hart

“We need better public education and more realistic education.”

― Carl Hart

“I’ve teamed up with one of the headmasters at Eton College, and we’re spearheading a kind of ‘slow education movement in Britain’. It’s based on this idea of moving away from the fast-food approach to learning and going to something deeper, more woolly, harder to measure.”

― Carl Honore

“I don’t feel I’m qualified to be a coach outside the high school level. I think I would need to do more education to really be a good coach.”

― Carl Lewis

“If you’re a citizen of the State of New York, your kid has as much a right as another kid to an education, and the best education. The money should be distributed equally to all.”

― Carl Paladino

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”

― Carl Rogers

“I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students.”

― Carl Sagan

“The education of peoples is a necessary precondition to peace.”

― Carlo Azeglio Ciampi

“I support parents making the best decisions for their kids’ education.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“No government is ever going to get it perfect. The job of policymakers is to continue seeking perfection and making it better and constantly reassessing to ensure that the students and the parents are getting the most out of the education system.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“Three things are very important to Hispanics: being able to have a job, making sure your child gets an education that prepares them to get a job, and living in a safe community.”

― Carlos Lopez-Cantera

“You need to support human development and human capital as much as possible. And we’ve had 25 years of programs, great programs. We supported 125,000 surgeries. We fund 15,000 scholarships every year for college and higher education. We gave bicycles for rural areas. We gave laptops.”

― Carlos Slim

“Our philosophy is you need to give nonprofit money for health, nutrition, education, culture, and sports.”

― Carlos Slim

“In choosing global corporate partners UNICEF emphasises compatibility with our core values and looks to build alliances that advance our mission of ensuring the health, education, equality and protection for all the world’s children.”

― Carol Bellamy

“Here once again education is crucial, it enables children to be become more aware of their rights and to exercise them in a respectful manner which helps them shape their own future.”

― Carol Bellamy

“The real solution is to improve the incomes of the poor and provide their children with decent education.”

― Carol Bellamy

“You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself.”

― Carol Burnett

“We’re failing our children with education, we’re failing our environment.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“I’m committed to universal health coverage and education.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“Do you think it is possible to increase your intellectual ability? For decades, I have studied the power of this belief to become reality and watched as the concept of maintaining a ‘growth mindset’ has taken root in education and parenting circles.”

― Carol S. Dweck

“Christian Science has always appealed to the middle-classes and the upper middle classes. In part, this is because it requires a certain amount of education to study ‘Science and Health’ to the degree that Christian scientists do. It’s not an easy book to read! It’s 700 pages, and it’s written in a nineteenth-century manner and diction.”

― Caroline Fraser

“Education has rules and parameters. Women outperform men when the parameters are clear.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“To the extent that we are all educated and informed, we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“Education was the most important value in our home when I was growing up. People don’t always realize that my parents shared a sense of intellectual curiosity and a love of reading and of history.”

― Caroline Kennedy

“Make education more accessible to women – all women, not just Americans.”

― Carolyn Porco

“Someone said I have had my popularity diminished by getting into the controversy of national education. Perhaps they are right.”

― Carrie Lam

“I will comprehensively review the education system with my team to create a stable, caring, and inspiring environment for students, parents, teachers, and principals.”

― Carrie Lam

“I got a crash-course education in urban fantasy. I suddenly had to look up all these other writers I was supposed to be in a genre with. I instantly had to become an expert in this genre I knew almost nothing about.”

― Carrie Vaughn

“The mere imparting of information is not education.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“This assumption of Negro leadership in the ghetto, then, must not be confined to matters of religion, education, and social uplift; it must deal with such fundamental forces in life as make these things possible.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.”

― Carter G. Woodson

“Education needs to be our state’s top priority.”

― Cary Kennedy

“I had a public school education – 3,000 kids when I was there. And there were a lot of teachers who would just sit there. You’d come in and sign your name and the teacher would just sit there at the head of the class and you would literally just have to stay in your seat for 40 minutes and that was the only thing you’d have to do in class.”

― Casey Affleck

“You can’t just put a bubble over the Westside of L.A. and pretend like there aren’t other problems. The way that we are failing the kids in this city through our education system has a profound effect on everybody in the city, and I’m not prepared just to turn a blind eye to that.”

― Casey Wasserman

“For business, government, and education, the lesson is clear: People ought to be relying far more on objective information and far less on interviews. They might even want to think about scaling back or cancelling interviews altogether. They’ll save a lot of time – and make better decisions.”

― Cass Sunstein

“Education is the key. If you are educated, nothing can defeat you.”

― Caster Semenya

“I believe that parents need to make nutrition education a priority in their home environment. It’s crucial for good health and longevity to instill in your children sound eating habits from an early age.”

― Cat Cora

“A mother’s ability to provide for her children is not always tied to income, but rather to education.”

― Cat Cora

“I took a trip to Thailand. I visited a bunch of different gyms that are places where I always wanted to train, and get technique and education from people who I really look up to.”

― Cat Zingano

“When women apply for a job, we ask ourselves, ‘Am I qualified? Do I have the experience? Do I have the education? Do I have the abilities?’ When a man looks at that job, he thinks, ‘How much does it pay?’ We need to stop second-guessing our abilities. We need to stand up and make ourselves heard.”

― Catherine Cortez-Masto

“Becoming a mom makes politics real. Whether it’s education policies, health care policies, family leave – it informs your decision-making.”

― Cathy McMorris Rodgers

“Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?”

― Cesar Chavez

“When I finished high school, I was 16, and in Argentina you have to choose a career right after high school. There is no such thing as a liberal arts education.”

― Cesar Pelli

“I myself owe everything to French books. They developed in my soul the sentiments of humanity which had been stifled by eight years of fanatical and servile education.”

― Cesare Beccaria

“The education cuts in the President’s budget are both irresponsible and morally unjustifiable.”

― Chaka Fattah

“Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth.”

― Chanakya

“Over the years, we have gone beyond our businesses to take up philanthropic projects in diverse areas – from education to health care to skilling.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“Our parents treated all three of us – two sisters and a brother – equally. When it came to education, or our future plans, there was no discrimination between us based on our gender.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“If you take existing ideas and make them affordable and scalable, you substantially change business models. India lacks an education system that is research- and creativity-oriented.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I’m fortunate to be in a position to support nonprofits that align with my personal priorities, which include women’s health issues, cancer research, environmental concerns, and education for women and children domestically and globally.”

― Channing Dungey

“’m just going to be a good friend to my kid. One thing I definitely want to change is that whole ‘I don’t want you to make the same mistakes’ mentality. My dad didn’t have much money growing up; he didn’t have much of an education. He forced that on me, and I didn’t want it.”

― Channing Tatum

“Shouldn’t everybody join hands to give the basic minimum – food, education and health – to the entire population?”

― Charan Das Mahant

“People still knew me as Charles, so when I came across Charlemagne in a history book, that sounded good: Charles the Great, a warrior who used his power to spread religion and education. He was the head of the Carolingian dynasty, and with me being from South Carolina, that clicked.”

― Charlamagne tha God

“Education from the lowest to the highest form must have for its object the training of the individual so that, in seeking the fullest satisfaction of his own nature, he will harmoniously perform his function as a member of a corporate society.”

― Charles A. Beard

“A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Encouragement of higher education for our youth is critical to the success of our collective future.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“I am a firm believer that upon release, ex-offenders should be afforded a second chance to become productive citizens by providing rehabilitation and education that will help them join the workforce.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“As a high school dropout, I understand the value of education: A second chance at obtaining my high school diploma through the G.I. Bill led me to attend college and law school and allowed me the opportunity to serve in Congress.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“What are we Democrats fighting for? We are not fighting for salvation and going to heaven. But we are fighting for Medicaid, Medicare, health care, education, jobs, helping old folks.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Since most American students cannot simply pay their full tuition out of pocket, financing a college education often takes the form of loans, both private and from the government.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“A greater tax deduction for students is not a handout. On the contrary, it helps those who are willing to meet the challenges of higher education to invest in our collective future.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some portion of the neglect of science in England, may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.”

― Charles Babbage

“Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.”

― Charles Barkley

“What we, as black people, need to do is we need to worry about our education.”

― Charles Barkley

“I saw first-hand that all schools are not created equal, and the students shouldn’t have to go without all of the materials that they need for a great education.”

― Charles Best

“At DonorsChoose.org, we’ve seen what technology can do for a classroom. We make it easy for teachers to request the materials they need most for their classrooms and for donors to make a meaningful contribution to education.”

― Charles Best

“Teachers know how to improve education, but they are a voice that is consistently overlooked or ignored.”

― Charles Best

“KIPP schools would be just a shining example of schools where students aren’t just given homework and taught imaginative ways, but they’re really brought into a culture of education.”

― Charles Best

“Teachers know how to improve education.”

― Charles Best

“We think we can contribute something toward the improvement of public education in our country.”

― Charles Best

“I founded DonorsChoose.org because I care about learning, and I believe every student in our country deserves a great education.”

― Charles Best

“If we can show the world that there are students in all sorts of communities who don’t have the material they need for a great education, that will be the first major step to doing something about it.”

― Charles Best

“Access to sports is an important part of a well-rounded education, and it takes committed communities and companies like Dick’s to make a real difference in kids’ lives.”

― Charles Best

“We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our education system.”

― Charles Bukowski

“He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.”

― Charles Caleb Colton

“People think I have the benefit of a public school education. I have this suave and debonair label, but really, I’m as common as muck.”

― Charles Dance

“In the 1970s, New York City defaulted on its debt, and yes, the consequences were painful. Enrollment plummeted at City University campuses, which until then had offered free education. Seven thousand police officers were laid off. Crime skyrocketed. Services for the poor disappeared.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Instead of a national curriculum for education, what is really needed is an individual curriculum for every child.”

― Charles Handy

“The primary school I attended in Shanghai was a very liberal one, established by scholars who had return from an education in France. The children of leading families were enrolled there, including the son of a well-known man believed to be a top gangster of the underworld!”

― Charles K. Kao

“I believe that access to a university education should be based on the ability to learn, not what people can afford. I think there is no more nauseating a sight than politicians pulling up the ladder of opportunity behind them.”

― Charles Kennedy

“I want to see far more decisions taken far closer to the patients, the passengers and the pupils. Far more power for locally and regionally elected politicians who understand best the needs of their areas. And far more say too for the dedicated staff at all levels in health and education.”

― Charles Kennedy

“Further Education should be about the ability to learn, not the ability to pay – everyone who is able should have the opportunity, regardless of their family background. I don’t want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place.”

― Charles Kennedy

“An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.”

― Charles Kettering

“A country so rich that it can send people to the moon still has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who can’t read. That’s terribly troubling to me.”

― Charles Kuralt

“The aristocracy in the future is not one of wealth or university education, but the aristocracy of the men who have done something for themselves and their fellow men.”

― Charles M. Schwab

“Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

“An unschooled man who knows how to meditate upon the Lord has learned far more than the man with the highest education who does not know how to meditate.”

― Charles Stanley

“I do not see any reason why they should not be given the means to give their teachers just as high an education as is secured by attendance at the Protestant schools.”

― Charles Tupper

“Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message.”

― Charles Vest

“Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we’ve made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true.”

― Charles Vest

“Over-reliance on strictly economic justifications has already begun to hurt the quality and range of education at every level of American life.”

― Charles Vest

“We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining cost efficiencies through our reengineering process and through overt fund-raising activities to better support graduate education.”

― Charles Vest

“When I was a Republican governor, he was obviously a Democratic president, but on issue after issue after issue, President Obama was very helpful to us in education, in the environment, with the handling of the BP oil spill.”

― Charlie Crist

“Making movies was a real weird kind of adult experience. In a way it was like MIT, in that it was a great education. The big lesson is, people are people. They’re smart, funny, creative people, but they’re people.”

― Charlie Korsmo

“I went into the military because I wanted to get an education, not because I wanted to fight anybody.”

― Charlie Murphy

“Despite the evidence that we already have too many students in higher education, the hot new idea among the political class is to double down by pushing for ‘free college tuition.’ The problem with the ‘free college’ idea is, however, not merely financial. It also reinforces the myth that college is appropriate or even possible for all students.”

― Charlie Sykes

“To finally reform higher education, we should start by asking fundamental questions, such as, Why does it take four years to get a degree?”

― Charlie Sykes

“If a university announced that henceforth, it would be offering a three-year bachelor’s degree, in one stroke it would cut the cost of a college education and provide a distinctive way of competing for students – as well as put the institution on the cutting edge of reform.”

― Charlie Sykes

“The professors – working steadily and systematically – have destroyed the university as a center of learning and have desolated higher education, which no longer is higher or much of an education.”

― Charlie Sykes

“The dumbing down of elementary and secondary education has made its way to the collegiate level; too many unprepared students are admitted despite their inability to do college-level work.”

― Charlie Sykes

“I wasn’t using college as a stepping stone to law school or some other career. I just wanted a liberal-arts education.”

― Charlie Trotter

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.”

― Charlotte Bronte

“I’d had a French education for three years, my father being in the army. From 9 to 12, I went to French school. I’ve been sort of part of the culture, part of the geography, since I was quite young – the imprint was there.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people… now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.”

― Charlotte Smith

“I was later to receive an excellent first two years’ graduate education in the same University and then again was able to pursue my studies in the U.S. on a fellowship from the aforementioned fund.”

― Chen-Ning Yang

“My own foundation concentrates on women’s economic empowerment on the basis that if women have their own money and are able to support themselves, they can make choices about what happens to them in their lives, about whether they have education, whether they get married, and what happens to their children.”

― Cherie Blair

“Yes, people need food and education. But one of the cornerstones of any society is a well-functioning legal system.”

― Cherie Blair

“While I am a capitalist at heart and I have no problems with commercialization as such, I believe that while it’s okay if education becomes a profitable business, it’s not okay if it becomes corrupt.”

― Chetan Bhagat

“In our education system, we are taught to munch figures and remember them for lifetime. But does it help? We are not taught how to make decisions.”

― Chetan Bhagat

“I didn’t go to university or get a degree, but I hired somebody as a mentor – and that I considered my university education.”

― Chevy Stevens

“I got a chance to listen to and watch Thelonious Monk and his quartet play two shows a night, for six weeks. It was a great education. There was my university, man.”

― Chick Corea

“Education was the motor that allowed me to make my way up the ladder.”

― Chieh Huang

“When I was supposed to go to a certified kindergarten that’s supposed to teach you actual things like how to read, I went to a daycare that my parents thought was a kindergarten. I was Crayola-ing inside the lines with no fundamental education at all. So I walked into the first grade with no formal education at all.”

― Chip Gaines

“I went to Parsons. American sportswear was my education, and that is what is important to me.”

― Chris Benz

“I can’t predict the future of football. I don’t think it’ll go the way of boxing because it’s a team sport. It’s built into our education systems, the flagship for a lot of universities’ fundraising campaigns. So no, I don’t think it’ll go away.”

― Chris Borland

“People think that athletes have it great, and we do in a lot of regard, but universities make a hell of a lot of money off of players. You don’t get a free education: you work full-time year round for five years for an education you could pay for three times over if you just got your market value.”

― Chris Borland

“Don’t give up on the child. Give the child an education. Give them daily love.”

― Chris Burke

“In spite of my lack of education, I didn’t lack direction.”

― Chris Cornell

“I got a GED based on Catholic school seventh-grade education, really. I didn’t make it that far.”

― Chris Cornell

“Indeed, while so much in education reform can divide activists into warring camps, expanding learning time unites reformers around a shared vision of bringing excellence and breadth to our nation’s most impoverished and struggling schools.”

― Chris Gabrieli

“The Time to Succeed Coalition brings together an unprecedented group of leaders from education and business, communities and academia to say that it is time to strike the shackles of an outdated school calendar from our disadvantaged schools.”

― Chris Gabrieli

“I do think that a school day that matches the work day makes a lot of difference for working families, but the big driver of this effort is education. Period. We have a lot of students not gaining the skills they need, and it is pretty clear that school does not offer enough time to get that job done.”

― Chris Gabrieli

“Education is supposed to be our great equalizer, but when only half of low-income students are enrolling in college and only three tenths are graduating, you have to figure some of our children are getting a greater equalizer than others.”

― Chris Meledandri

“I want broadband to grow, more mobile devices available, particularly in underprivileged communities. I want STEM education to go ahead and fund the next generation of engineers.”

― Chris Sacca

“As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people – the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education.”

― Chris Van Hollen

“My mother and grandmother… they were my first muses. The way they dressed and carried themselves was an education in elegance. They defined the word.”

― Christian Cota

“My parents, of Belgian-German extraction, were Belgian nationals who had taken refuge in England during the war. They returned to Belgium in 1920, and I grew up in the cosmopolitan harbour city of Antwerp, at a time when education in the Flemish part of the country was still half French and half Flemish.”

― Christian de Duve

“My education, according to the tradition of the Jesuit school which I attended, had been centered on the ‘ancient humanities’, and I was strongly attracted to the more literary branches.”

― Christian de Duve

“Speaking as a biologist, I think women are less aggressive than men, and they play a larger role in the early education of the young and helping them overcome their genetic heirloom.”

― Christian de Duve

“Born in England during the First World War, of Belgian parents with partly German roots, I grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp, where I had the benefit of a classical education taught in the two national languages of Belgium: French and Dutch.”

― Christian de Duve

“I operate better with education and awareness, like I think all of us do. I don’t like to be walking around in a vacuum, lost in my own thoughts. I’m much better with information.”

― Christian Slater

“I had tutors, but education was just not a priority.”

― Christian Slater

“The Internet opens up so many doors. It’s a phenomenal tool for education but also a way for people to be scary and dangerous. We’re living in a world where we can be hacked and exposed.”

― Christian Slater

“We must have moral education in the schools, anti-bullying programs, but this does not mean programs to feminize boys.”

― Christina Hoff Sommers

“One of the most powerful tools for empowering individuals and communities is making certain that any individual who wants to receive a quality education can do so.”

― Christine Gregoire

“Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.”

― Christine Gregoire

“Education exposes young people to a broader world, a world full of opportunity and hope.”

― Christine Gregoire

“Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers.”

― Christine Gregoire

“I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger who get teaching two hours a day, sharing one chair for three of them, and who are very keen to get an education. I have them in my mind all the time. Because I think they need even more help than the people in Athens.”

― Christine Lagarde

“Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need.”

― Christopher Bond

“I mean, I have a daughter, and it’s a very bad message to send to my daughter that to be valid or accepted or to have value, you have to look a certain way. It’s all about appearance, and not about education and not about contributing. I think we’ve completely lost our way.”

― Christopher Cross

“I have a daughter, and it’s a very bad message to send to my daughter that to be valid or accepted or to have value, you have to look a certain way. It’s all about appearance, and not about education and not about contributing. I think we’ve completely lost our way.”

― Christopher Cross

“Pell Grants are, and have been, critically important tools in making higher education a possibility for lower- and middle-income students.”

― Christopher Dodd

“My children, to the extent that they have found religion, have found it from me, in that I insist on at least a modicum of religious education for them.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“Personally, I had a great education. My mum was a trained teacher, a Montessori teacher, and I know that I could not have written ‘Eragon’ if I had gone into a public school system because I would have just been too busy attending classes and doing homework – I wouldn’t have had the time to write.”

― Christopher Paolini

“I’ve done quite a few adverts. I’ve also done some presenting and acting work in Spain. I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people wanting to learn English.”

― Christopher Parker

“It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death.”

― Christy Turlington

“If you doubt that we live in a winner-take-all economy and that education is the trump card, consider the vast amounts the affluent spend to teach their offspring.”

― Chrystia Freeland

“Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third. I forget the other two.”

― Chuck Berry

“I just feel I got my inspiration, education and all from others that came before me. And I added my… I don’t even know if I added anything. I played what they played, and it sounded different, I guess.”

― Chuck Berry

“I fervently believe that education is the key to moving forward.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I made education the highest priority of my campaign – actually education and jobs – and the reason is a simple one: I think the future of America depends on it.”

― Chuck Schumer

“So I want my kids to go to public schools because I think it’s a better education overall.”

― Chuck Schumer

“Education is everything – education is your power, education is your way in life for whatever you want to do.”

― Ciara

“The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.”

― Claiborne Pell

“More than 50 percent of kids who play an instrument go on to college, yet music education programs at the inner city public schools who need them most continue to be hit hard with budget cuts.”

― Clarence Clemons

“Education is the key solution for change, for peace, and for help in the fight against racism and discrimination in general.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”

― Clarence Thomas

“My grandfather could barely read. My grandmother had a sixth-grade education. They were people who were industrious. They were frugal.”

― Clarence Thomas

“My family thought it was insanity for me to go into the theater rather than to get an education.”

― Clarice Taylor

“My parents lived a modest life, and their main concern was the education of their children. My father was a self-taught man but had a great intellectual curiosity, not only for biblical and talmudic texts, but also for philosophy, psychoanalysis and history.”

― Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

“I got into modeling first, then acting came along pretty soon, and I landed my first role in a Korean drama without education, without any acting experience whatsoever.”

― Claudia Kim

“I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities.”

― Clay Aiken

“I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That’s what I planned to do with my life.”

― Clay Aiken

“If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.”

― Clay Aiken

“I did get a degree in special education.”

― Clay Aiken

“For 300 years, higher education was not disruptable because there was no technological core.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Optimizing return on capital will generate less growth than optimizing return on education.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“Make your education personal. When it matters to you, you will show up.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“When you receive an education, you pass it on.”

― Clemantine Wamariya

“Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.”

― Clifford Stoll

“Education is a human right – a recognition of dignity that each person should be afforded.”

― Clint Smith

“Until lawmakers can disentangle property taxes from public education, inequalities – perpetuated by the Supreme Court and Congress – will persist.”

― Clint Smith

“Do those serving life sentences deserve access to educational opportunities never having a future beyond bars? The answer is yes and necessitates that in-prison education serves additional goals beyond reducing recidivism.”

― Clint Smith

“The benefits of prison education go beyond lowering recidivism rates and increasing post-release employment. It can also rekindle a sense of purpose and confidence.”

― Clint Smith

“Education is worth its weight in gold. Make no mistake about it.”

― Clyde Drexler

“I realized that I would have some very tough sledding, and I was very discouraged because I didn’t see much hope of getting into the field I wanted to get into with no college education.”

― Clyde Tombaugh

“It was depressing, very depressing. I worried about how I would make a living. I didn’t want to stay on the farm. It didn’t offer the challenge I wanted and yet, without a college education, I felt that I was really out of luck.”

― Clyde Tombaugh

“Part of the reason I went to college was that I wanted to fade out peacefully: show everybody I had gone through something that was quite challenging and difficult but did so with grace and poise and got an education.”

― Cole Sprouse

“Children need to get a high-quality education, avoid violence and the criminal-justice system, and gain jobs. But they deserve more. We want them to learn not only reading and math but fairness, caring, self-respect, family commitment, and civic duty.”

― Colin Powell

“Dr. Margaret Oda, a true trailblazer in education, served as Honolulu school district superintendent and was the driving force behind the middle-school concept and the first chairwoman of the Japanese American National Museum.”

― Colleen Hanabusa

“One thing that education can do is it can provide us with an opportunity to understand one another better, and so while I’ve spent a lot of my time in the world of politics, I’ve always felt that it is really not politics that will solve this for us.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“I am very fond of Jeb Bush. He’s a friend; he was a terrific governor of Florida. I worked with him on some immigration and education issues.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“I would even say that my parents, and their friends in our community, thought of education as a kind of armor against racism.”

― Condoleezza Rice

“The U.N. has been focusing on the global goals in terms of trying to fight and eradicate poverty, and I feel like education is at the root of it all.”

― Connie Britton

“Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents.”

― Conrad Burns

“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”

― Conrad Hall

“Maths is fundamentally a different process in education than it is in the real world. There is an insistence that we do maths by hand when most of it is done by computers. The idea that you have to do everything by hand before you can operate a computer is nonsense.”

― Conrad Wolfram

“One thing is for sure: most of the people admitting candidates to universities for technical subjects are pretty dissatisfied with the level of math education.”

― Conrad Wolfram

“My parents did not pay a cent for my education; they didn’t give me a car or furniture – I did that 100% on my own. I had to pay back a lot.”

― Constance Wu

“A black agenda is jobs, jobs, jobs, quality education, investment in infrastructure and strong democratic regulation of corporations. The black agenda, at its best, looks at America from the vantage point of the least of these and asks what’s best for all.”

― Cornel West

“Our cultural industries are our biggest export, our biggest manufacturing base. Every pound spent on art education brings disproportionately large returns. It’s the biggest bang for our buck. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In fact, the more you put in, the greater the successes for the U.K. economy.”

― Cornelia Parker

“If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.”

― Cornelius Vanderbilt

“As the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case has shown us, separate is not always equal.”

― Corrine Brown

“You should be able to afford health care for your family. You should be able to retire with dignity and respect. And you should be able to give your children the kind of education that allows them to dream even bigger, go even farther and accomplish even more than you could ever imagine.”

― Cory Booker

“More than anything, we must do better for our children’s education.”

― Cory Booker

“My parents were obsessed with my education.”

― Cory Booker

“Senator Udall focused his entire campaign as a social-issues warrior, and that was rejected by the people of Colorado, who embraced our plan of creating jobs and opportunity, growing energy independence, looking at education opportunities for the future, and making sure we’re focused on protecting this great Colorado environment.”

― Cory Gardner

“I think if education was celebrated in pop culture, we’d live in a better place.”

― Cote de Pablo

“My parents were all about education. My mother was a librarian – she retired after 30 years – and she made sure that we were always at museums, that we went to plays.”

― Courtney B. Vance

“And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that’s going to make the product better, which is the students and the education.”

― Craig Benson

“I’ve been on food stamps and welfare. Anybody help me out? No. No. They gave me hope, and they gave me encouragement, and they gave me a vision. That came from my education.”

― Craig T. Nelson

“Education to me is the most important thing that we’ve got going in this country. I mean, a lot of my family are teachers. I was the recipient of a great public education, and I see that’s one of the first things that we’re going to go, ‘What are we going to raise?’ The ignorant masses.”

― Craig T. Nelson

“President Obama is a principled man who has worked hard to put healthcare and a good education in the reach of millions of Americans and believes that everyone who works hard and plays by the rules, should have a fair shot at the American dream.”

― Cristina Saralegui

“I’m a proponent of single-payer health-care, public education, protecting the environment – all the things Democrats rally around.”

― Cynthia Dill

“Measuring success in cultural diplomacy – the use of education, creative expression in any form, or people-to-people exchange to increase understanding across regions, cultures, or peoples – is challenging. How does one quantify changes in attitude, abandoning stereotypes, or feeling empathy as a result of a performance, a film, a book?”

― Cynthia P. Schneider

“To get education to sink deep into the minds of a nation takes a generation and more.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Free education for all – whilst it is a desirable notion, in South Africa it will simply not be affordable.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“If you read the Freedom Charter carefully, you will find that – the clause that refers to education, and it says education must be free ‘on merit.’”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“There is nothing wrong with students demanding free education, and, in fact, it is something that our children deserve.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Students want free education because their parents are struggling. The fees of universities and technikons are too high.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“For me, and I’ve been on record saying it, let’s create two leagues: one for players who want the college football experience, and another for those that want to get paid, have the NFL help fund it, whatever. Guys who don’t want to go to school to get an education, let them go to work.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I’m a big believer in the student-athlete part. I value the education and what it provides for you. Football is a vocation. Only 1.67 percent of these athletes go on to the NFL. An education provides you an opportunity for a career. A lot of people just don’t get that. To say they aren’t getting anything is misinformed.”

― Dabo Swinney

“It is only through such real-life daily struggles and challenges that a genuine sensitivity to human rights can be inculcated. This is a truth that is not limited to school education: it applies to all of us.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“Dialogue and education for peace can help free our hearts from the impulse toward intolerance and the rejection of others.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“The effects of human rights education can be dramatic in awakening people to the value and power of their own lives, as shown in the following stories.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“Likewise, education can direct people toward good or evil ends. When education is based on a fundamentally distorted worldview, the results are horrific.”

― Daisaku Ikeda

“Religion, any religion, no matter what sort of wonderful religion, never be universal. So now education is universal, so we have to sort of find ways and means through education system, from kindergarten up to university level, to make awareness these good things, the values, inner values.”

― Dalai Lama

“If you have religious faith, very good, you can add on secular ethics, then religious belief, add on it, very good. But even those people who have no interest about religion, okay, it’s not religion, but you can train through education.”

― Dalai Lama

“I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warmheartedness we take for granted.”

― Dalai Lama

“My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.”

― Dalai Lama

“Upper education used to open doors. Not so true anymore. The degree used to be a screening tool, but that is falling by the wayside as there are a glut of college grads on the market.”

― Dale Archer

“I am an education ambassador, mainly working with schools.”

― Daley Thompson

“Spiritual formation is character formation. Everyone gets a spiritual formation. It’s like education. Everyone gets an education; it’s just a matter of which one you get.”

― Dallas Willard

“I am going to put money into education at the expense of other programs.”

― Dalton McGuinty

“I was going to be a writer, and that turned into journalist. And then that turned into a career in children’s literature, which turned into early childhood education, which turned into psychology, which turned into premed, which turned into nursing school, which turned into communication, which turned into marketing and advertising.”

― Damaris Phillips

“I went to boarding school from the age of eight – first to prep school, then to Eton. One thing that kind of education teaches you is community living: there’s little retreat. That’s why people come out of it and talk about lifelong friendships forged in the furnace.”

― Damian Lewis

“I grew up in uptown Jamaica; I went to a rich school. I was raised by my mother and my stepfather; they made sure education came before anything. I had a good childhood, grew up spending time with my bigger brothers and sisters. My people are good people. I was exposed to a lot of different kinds of people and culture.”

― Damian Marley

“We say arts education is good for general education, but that’s not the point. The arts are what great nations are remembered for. They are a mirror.”

― Damian Woetzel

“In schools giving students a full education, not to create great artists but about the right to have full expression and imagination and creativity, along with an acknowledgement that everybody learns differently. You try and you fail and you try again. All those skills are useful in the workplace, too.”

― Damian Woetzel

“Going back to my film education, I always have that voice in my head that’s always screaming, ‘Sell out!’ And that’s good: you want that, because it keeps you on your toes, and it’s important to remember what’s actually important.”

― Damien Chazelle

“In terms of the actual curriculum for management education, my own view is very simple-minded: The world is incredibly complex, it changes all the time, and we should not even hope that we could create a general model that accurately describes the world in all its possible states.”

― Dan Ariely

“We often think about happiness as trying to increase our joy, but it’s also about decreasing our worry. So what you get for paying those high taxes is, if you’re a parent thinking about putting your child through school, you don’t have to worry about it, because all education through college is free.”

― Dan Buettner

“I went to college. I had a double major in biology and physical education, but my major was wrestling.”

― Dan Gable

“I always try, if I can, to travel before I start a writing project. For me, travelling is my education. It inspires me, and it clears my mind and allows me to come back with a cleansed palate.”

― Dan Levy

“The first step in securing our cyber future is education, and that means everything from educating individuals to companies to the next generation of IT professionals.”

― Dan Lipinski

“We are currently working on new policies to protect and create American jobs, particularly by improving education. We need more information in order to find the best solutions to this increasing concern for American families.”

― Dan Lipinski

“As I have told many, the only goal my dad had for me was to keep me alive to reach the age of reason! He had no aspirations for me vis-a-vis education, wealth, or anything else!”

― Dan Pena

“We will invest in our people, quality education, job opportunity, family, neighborhood, and yes, a thing we call America.”

― Dan Quayle

“The good news is world population growth rate decreases systematically and is expected to reach zero by 2050, thanks to urbanisation and women’s education.”

― Dan Shechtman

“I think I can change things for the better in this country. I’m doing it now as well, in many areas, mostly in education, higher education and technological entrepreneurship. But I think I could do a lot more from a presidential position.”

― Dan Shechtman

“I see the root of the education crisis in the primary and secondary schools. Academia is doing a fairly good job. The root of the problem is the teachers. Some are great. But too many of them are not capable of being good role models. They can’t control the classes. They lose too much time trying to create a learning environment.”

― Dan Shechtman

“Parents like options when it comes to their children’s education. And they respond to quality.”

― Dan Webster

“The Left has done a remarkable job marketing themselves as being the party for minorities when every single policy they put forth, from education to employment, has done more to harm these communities than to help.”

― Dana Loesch

“I recognize that I have a unique position to be a role model to young girls because I am doing something that they consider glamorous, which is acting, and yet I took a time to really get my education and study mathematics, and I think math is the cat’s meow.”

― Danica McKellar

“I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it’s too late by college.”

― Danica McKellar

“What I got which was unusual, especially as a child actress, was parents who believed that Hollywood was not that important. They told us education, family, health, all come first and they meant it.”

― Danica McKellar

“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

“How emigration is actually lived – well, this depends on many factors: education, economic station, language, where one lands, and what support network is in place at the site of arrival.”

― Daniel Alarcon

“I would like to be a terrorist for music education – to make a complete reform, all over the world.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“I believe education is much more important than we assume.”

― Daniel Barenboim

“My father had very little formal education.”

― Daniel Berrigan

“The biggest thing is education for young chefs and how they should focus on one cuisine rather than trying to imitate too many. It’s like art – you can see the cycles from many past artists and new artists being inspired by past artists.”

― Daniel Boulud

“I had a really dark time after the Olympic Games… But then I said to myself, ‘This is a sport that’s blessed me with a home, with an education, with some money. I can’t hate this sport. This sport took me out of Louisiana. This sport gave me a chance when so many people don’t get a chance. And I love this sport.’”

― Daniel Cormier

“My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs – in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.”

― Daniel Goleman

“Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn’t want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school.”

― Daniel Greenberg

“Education in general, and higher education in particular, is on the brink of a huge disruption. Two big questions, which were once so well-settled that we ceased asking them, are now up for grabs. What should young people be learning? And what sorts of credentials indicate they’re ready for the workforce?”

― Daniel H. Pink

“It’s concerning to me when people look at the course of education as just a means for getting a job four years later. If you’re just doing this because it is going to lead to a ‘good job,’ you’re better off doing something you’re genuinely interested in.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.”

― Daniel J. Boorstin

“But I decided I wanted more education and I had to make a choice between starting law school, which was interesting to me, and going for a graduate degree in engineering.”

― Daniel J. Evans

“I thought: ‘My education is driving a wedge between me and the people I love.’ And then I wondered: ‘What would happen if it were possible to increase a person’s intelligence?’”

― Daniel Keyes

“There are people from lots of different fields in my department. In my lab, they come from computer science, education, psychophysics, psychology, music – and we all work together, and it feels very comfortable. All the careers I’ve had have been interdisciplinary; working in a studio is like being an engineer and a musician and a therapist.”

― Daniel Levitin

“My education began in the public schools of Wilmington. During most of these years, from about age 10, I also worked at some job or other after school, on weekends, and in the summer months.”

― Daniel Nathans

“I pretty much left full-time, formal education when I was 11, so that was when I was taken out of the school system… The longest stretch I would go back for was a term and a half when I was about 14.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I enjoyed physical education and lunch time. The social aspect of school was great, but as soon as I left school, I wanted to get out there and race. I couldn’t sit still for long.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“Perhaps I was always intensely curious, but my Columbia education gave me a framework and a perspective to investigate new things – things that could be put into a historical and philosophical lineage.”

― Daniel S. Loeb

“On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.”

― Daniel Webster

“There’s a difference between expanding someone’s potential and expanding their actual performance. Performance may measure other things, whether one’s culture supports education, other socio-economic factors.”

― Dannel Malloy

“If you look at suburban education in New Jersey and New York, it’s pretty strong, intact, doing a pretty good job. You cap taxes for those communities, can we reasonably predict it’s going to be as strong 20 years from now?”

― Dannel Malloy

“Connecticut would not be Connecticut if we cut $3.5 billion out of the budget. We are a strong, generous, hopeful people. We’d be taking $800 million out of education. You can’t do that in this state.”

― Dannel Malloy

“Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage.”

― Danny Glover

“Thankfully, I was able to go to Marquette University and get my education, a Catholic education, so I could please my family, because I think they wanted me to be a priest.”

― Danny Pudi

“Online education, then, can serve two goals. For students lucky enough to have access to great teachers, blended learning can mean even better outcomes at the same or lower cost. And for the millions here and abroad who lack access to good, in-person education, online learning can open doors that would otherwise remain closed.”

― Daphne Koller

“I would like to make it so that education was a right, and not a privilege.”

― Daphne Koller

“There are so many people around the world in need of high-quality education and really starving for education.”

― Daphne Koller

“As a society, we can and should invest more money in education.”

― Daphne Koller

“Our approach to education has remained largely unchanged since the Renaissance: From middle school through college, most teaching is done by an instructor lecturing to a room full of students, only some of them paying attention.”

― Daphne Koller

“Our education system is increasingly embracing a black-and-white way of thinking, in which ‘learning’ and ‘play’ are diametrically opposed. ‘Learning’ is the serious stuff that happens inside a classroom and can be measured via multiple choice questions and a No. 2 pencil. ‘Play’ is frivolous, fun, and worst of all, optional.”

― Darell Hammond

“Only one in five children in the U.S. lives within walking distance of a park. Many more lack access to a quality early childhood education that provides ample time and space to play.”

― Darell Hammond

“I was raised in a group home for 14 years, so I was a beneficiary of philanthropy. I didn’t have a family. The nameless, faceless strangers were my family. They gave me an education, put food on the table and clothes on my back. I am who I am because of that formative experience. Now I am paying it forward.”

― Darell Hammond

“Music education was always big for me. Ever since I was a young kid, I always said it was the reason I went to school sometimes and knowing if I didn’t do well in class that my mom wasn’t gonna let me sing in school or sing at that concert.”

― Darius Rucker

“As conservatives, we cannot just concede education over to the Democrats. We really need to be actively involved. And that’s why I’ve been such a proponent of school choice and the other options that are out there, because the Left is clearly out there driving the agenda, trying to shape the minds of the next generation.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I support the elimination and defunding of all agencies like the Education and Energy Departments because they fall outside of the framework of the Constitution.”

― Darryl Glenn

“I have an amazing education through my wife on female fans and perspectives on it. Things that I never would have thought of.”

― Dave Filoni

“You can expect to find these four priorities – education, economic vitality, efficiency in government and the protection of families – woven into my decisions as Governor. They will serve as my compass as I work with you to chart a future course for our state.”

― Dave Heineman

“I am very proud of the quality of public education in Nebraska, but I believe we have an obligation to continually assess whether our system is meeting 21st Century education needs.”

― Dave Heineman

“I believe education is the great equalizer.”

― Dave Heineman

“I believe Nebraskans appreciate the fiscal discipline I’ve brought to state government, balancing the budget without raising taxes and prioritizing education funding.”

― Dave Heineman

“I’m very, very concerned ultimately, as Medicaid costs increase in my state and most states, it’s going to reduce funding for state aid to our public schools, to our higher education institution or higher taxes on the middle class that President Obama said he didn’t want to do. And that’s exactly where he’s headed.”

― Dave Heineman

“I don’t think there’s nearly enough interesting ways to do education online, particularly for younger children.”

― Dave McClure

“Hottest space that I think is interesting would be education, particularly, like, ages 3-10.”

― Dave McClure

“Experience burned into me the conviction that access to education ought to be based on how much you are willing to learn and how hard you are willing to work, not on how many dollars your family has in their bank account.”

― Dave Obey

“The NRA was one of the items that we pointed to when we added money to the labor, health and Education appropriations bill by reducing the size of the tax cut.”

― Dave Obey

“They basically said that if I didn’t show up for school they’d mark me present, they wouldn’t send the truant officer after me. At 16 I enrolled in something called continuing education. Once a month I’d go out to Jamaica, but I didn’t take it seriously.”

― Dave Van Ronk

“I was really aware, even while it was happening, that the discovery of arts education in my life sort of saved my life.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Ordinary men are given the authority of the priesthood. Worthiness and willingness – not experience, expertise, or education – are the qualifications for priesthood ordination.”

― David A. Bednar

“Themes around education and learning run through my work.”

― David Almond

“Lawrence Ferlinghetti had a tremendous education as an artist and also an enormous knowledge of literarture.”

― David Amram

“What I find is really interesting is the Ear-Nose-Throat doctor thing, which I know would take a lot of work and education, but it’s something that really interests me, because it’s something that helps people who’ve had the same problems as me, with the whole hearing and nose congestion and problems with your voice.”

― David Archuleta

“I did software development for a while, and I also spent several years directing a nonprofit in San Francisco that did computer education for the poor. I also did a lot of work in fast food.”

― David Autor

“There’s never been a better time to be a worker with special skills or the right education, because these people can use technology to create and capture value.”

― David Autor

“The trouble with people like Tony Blair is they get confused, they think intelligence is education when they’re two different things.”

― David Bailey

“No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions.”

― David Baker

“As education and employment secretary in 1997, I inherited hundreds of schools where the roofs leaked, the windows rattled, and they relied entirely on outside toilets.”

― David Blunkett

“For six and a half years, I had responsibility for leading the Labour party policy on education and delivering on our promise of improved opportunities for all our children.”

― David Blunkett

“One of the things that the court held in Brown v. Board of Education is that government can’t impose a badge of inferiority on some of its citizens. Yet that is exactly what Proposition 8 does with respect to gay and lesbian couples in California.”

― David Boies

“My education and background thoroughly inform my writing.”

― David Brin

“The economy is the start and end of everything. You can’t have successful education reform or any other reform if you don’t have a strong economy.”

― David Cameron

“If you lose control of your debt and deficit, you get massive cuts in things such as health and education. You get appalling insecurity, jobs lost, firms going overseas.”

― David Cameron

“In literature classes, you don’t learn about genes; in physics classes you don’t learn about human evolution. So you get a fragmented view of the world. That makes it hard to find meaning in education.”

― David Christian

“I absolutely think the Seattle grunge sound was instrumental to my music education.”

― David Cook

“I think that’s what all New Zealanders who are fair-minded want – a good chance for everybody to get ahead, whether it’s education or housing.”

― David Cunliffe

“Yahoo! is dedicated to promoting community awareness through outreach, education and information access.”

― David Filo

“We are watching the beginnings of the defiant self-assertion of a new generation of Americans, a generation who are looking forward to finishing their education with no jobs, no future, but still saddled with enormous and unforgivable debt.”

― David Graeber

“I have lots of gaps in my education, and so I’m often picking up classic books that most people read years ago.”

― David Grann

“I had the most reversed education possible. Every parent wants their son to be a businessman, respectable – me, it was the opposite. When I had an artist career my mum was like, ‘Oh finally, I’m proud of you!’”

― David Guetta

“Jim MacLaine was the hero of Ray Connolly’s 1973 movie ‘That’ll Be the Day’, about a young man turning his back on a university education at the turn of the ’60s in order to try his hand in a rock n’ roll band.”

― David Hepworth

“A university is not a political party, and an education is not an indoctrination.”

― David Horowitz

“From China and India to Turkey and Brazil, when women have gotten access to education, to family planning and to a vital place in the economy, greater prosperity has followed. And when women are free to speak and learn, they temper the extremes of ideology and fanaticism and raise sons who are less likely to become human bombs.”

― David Horsey

“There is not to be found, in all history, any miracle attested by a sufficient number of men, of such unquestioned good sense, education and learning, as to secure us against all delusion in themselves.”

― David Hume

“I challenge the leaders of public education to stop issuing mandates from the state office and to focus on empowering schools and delivering resources to the school level.”

― David Ige

“Japan and Hawaii already have strong economic, cultural and education ties, and we intend to build upon those ties and relationships as we look toward the future.”

― David Ige

“This is a universal human dream – that brains, not brawn, will rule – and the fact that America has the world’s finest institutions of higher education may be our greatest single national asset.”

― David Ignatius

“A preoccupation with theory has been a defensive response by academic biographers in this country, I submit, to the condescension of traditional humanists and social scientists pervading higher education for many years.”

― David Levering Lewis

“There was a very famous leader in Atlanta who thought that education was appropriate, but on the whole, the view was, ‘If you’re going to keep people down, you have to keep them ignorant. And so, nothing personal, but we just don’t want to recognize the attributes that man of learning would bring. Quite threatening, those would be.’”

― David Levering Lewis

“The education business is a little murky because by 1900, it has been pretty well decided that a certain amount of education was required to make the system of repression work. You had to have people who showed up punctually. You had to have people who took their orders obediently and understand them fully.”

― David Levering Lewis

“The commitment to literacy was constant on the part of African Americans. And the percentages of literacy by the end of the century, by 1900, basic literacy has galloped ahead. People believed that education, of course, was the turnstile for advancement.”

― David Levering Lewis

“Already we’re seeing graduates of U.S. higher education going back to their home countries and contributing to societies there, where in the past they would have stayed in the U.S. and built new companies here. We have to have immigration reform that allows talented foreigners to become Americans.”

― David Malpass

“I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.”

― David McCullough

“In Britain, the centrally prescribed welfare to work system short-changes the young unemployed. Transport, housing and education are over centralised.”

― David Miliband

“I know that for every reader who has lost the habit or can’t find the time, there are people who’ve never enjoyed reading and question the value of literature, either as entertainment or education, or believe that a love of books, and of fiction in particular, is sentimental or frivolous.”

― David Nicholls

“My parents are very hard working people who did everything they could for their children. I have two brothers and they worked dog hard to give us an education and provide us with the most comfortable life possible. My dad provided for his family daily. So, yes, that is definitely in my DNA.”

― David Oyelowo

“The impending teacher shortage is the most critical education issue we will face in the next decade.”

― David Price

“There’s always a miasma of misinformation emerging from the higher education sector as to which are the ‘best’ courses to take. My advice would always be to ignore the perceived wisdom and look for the most reliable evidence on the ground.”

― David Puttnam

“There is no education system in the world – none at all – that’s better than its average teacher.”

― David Puttnam

“Without any doubt at all, teacher quality is the fundamental differentiator. Not just, incidentally, of education, but I would argue, probably the biggest single differentiator of success for the nations of the 21st Century.”

― David Puttnam

“A well-rounded education has always been an issue close to my heart.”

― David Robinson

“I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.”

― David Rockefeller

“I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. In order to appreciate cultures of another nation, one needs to go there, know the people and mingle with the culture of that country. One way to do that, if one is lucky enough, is to buy things from those cultures.”

― David Rockefeller

“Waiter trainers claim that an investment in education pays off very quickly for restaurants.”

― David Sax

“People thought me a bit strange at first; a blond haired, blue-eyed Norwegian who sang Mexican folk songs, but I used it to my advantage and got a job. And so the music became my ticket to education.”

― David Soul

“Legislatures not driven to desperation by the problems of public education may be able to see the threat in vouchers negotiable in sectarian schools.”

― David Souter

“Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.”

― David Suzuki

“Outright bans on plastic bags may not be the best solution, but education and incentives to get people to stop using them are necessary.”

― David Suzuki

“In my family, education was something you endured. My parents weren’t educated past high school, and the only book in our house was a ‘Reader’s Digest’ condensed book. Can you imagine?”

― Dawn Steel

“I think African Americans are resilient and hustlers by nature. I think they need to understand that you can take that hustle to the boardroom, but it has to be an education process.”

― Daymond John

“I think an education is not only important, it is the most important thing you can do with your life.”

― Dean Kamen

“I would argue that education, actual learning – it is hard work. It’s very personal. Your parents don’t teach you anything. Your teachers don’t teach you anything. The government doesn’t teach you anything. You read it. You don’t understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again.”

― Dean Kamen

“Reimbursement is a major determinant of how medicine is practiced. When reimbursement changes, so do medical practice and medical education.”

― Dean Ornish

“The fact I have an education forms my lyrical style, I’m sure. I studied the social sciences, history, stuff like that. I have an interest in politics, which maybe works its way into the songs in small, subtle ways.”

― Dean Wareham

“I think the most important issue for all of us is our economy and jobs and creating opportunities for young people to be able to get the education that you need to be able to afford to go to college.”

― Debbie Stabenow

“The kids think we’re wacky. Mum and Dad are in showbiz – they don’t know any other way. They’ve grown up travelling all over the world and are getting a worldly education. My son is 12 and he can speak eloquently on religions and cultures.”

― Deborra-Lee Furness

“My parents always made education and school the number one priority. They believed that an education is the best gift you can give to your child.”

― Debra Messing

“I got an early education from television.”

― Debra Wilson

“As women slowly gain power, their values and priorities are reshaping the agenda. A multitude of studies show that when women control the family funds, they generally spend more on health, nutrition, and education – and less on alcohol and cigarettes.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Study after study confirms that even when you control for variables like profession, education, hours worked, age, marital status, and children, men still are compensated substantially more – even in professions, like nursing, dominated by women. No wonder there’s a gender gap.”

― Dee Dee Myers

“Women with education, skills, and independent sources of income are more able to withstand the pressures of the patriarchal family and more able to express their opinions and to move freely within their communities.”

― Deeyah Khan

“It’s clear on the one hand that an education enriches and informs a response to beauty, even makes it possible in esoteric cases. On the other hand, there’s no question that someone with no musical education whatsoever might wander into a concert hall and be overwhelmed by the ‘Beethoven Pastoral Symphony’.”

― Denis Dutton

“I think every business should build on their strengths, and the strengths of Victoria are our clean, green agriculture; the strengths of Victoria are our strong education system.”

― Denis Napthine

“I look back and see the kids who made it through school – it made a huge difference in their lives, which made me believe in the power of public education and what it can do for individuals and communities and the state.”

― Denise Juneau

“In any community there’s a strong pull home. People want to return, see their community get better economically and socially. You can build those community-grown opportunities for the kids who’ve graduated from college to return home, to provide businesses and support things going on. It’ll only happen through education.”

― Denise Juneau

“Our public education system does a great job. I don’t think it’s broken. We aren’t interested in doing reform for reform’s sake. I believe in public education; it did a great job for me. It deserves our support and encouragement.”

― Denise Juneau

“My parents told me that education was the path to success – and they showed me, taking me to Head Start while they were pursuing their own college degrees.”

― Denise Juneau

“You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R’s only one begins with an R.”

― Dennis Miller

“The American education system couldn’t be more badly directed or poorly funded if the Secretary of Education were Ed Wood.”

― Dennis Miller

“One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it’s very complex, it’s very profound.”

― Dennis Prager

“I owe the little formal education I got to my drama teacher, Mr. Pickett, who got us to read Shakespeare, Moliere, and other classics.”

― Dennis Quaid

“The difficulty is, Pell Grants are an attempt to do the right thing, and that is to give the low-income student an opportunity to access higher education, and that’s a good thing. And welfare was an attempt to help those most in need. The difficulty is, often times a program is so successful that it grows and grows and grows and grows.”

― Denny Rehberg

“I am excited to return to city schools… and to continue doing the work to ensure that every child in Baltimore City receives a world-class education.”

― DeRay Mckesson

“Economists who have studied the relationship between education and economic growth confirm what common sense suggests: The number of college degrees is not nearly as important as how well students develop cognitive skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving ability.”

― Derek Bok

“The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification.”

― Derek Bok

“There are no tests similar to SATs to tell us how much undergraduates know. State legislators, who appropriate billions of dollars each year to higher education, are naturally interested in finding out what they are getting for their money.”

― Derek Bok

“Ever since economists revealed how much universities contribute to economic growth, politicians have paid close attention to higher education.”

― Derek Bok

“Education, and I regret to say this as an educator, but there’s no indication that education has a direct effect on happiness.”

― Derek Bok

“Most high governmental officials who speak of education policy seem to conceive of education in this light – as a way to ensure economic competitiveness and continued economic growth. I strongly disagree with this approach.”

― Derek Bok

“Despite the hours spent debating different models of general education, the choices faculties make rarely lead to any significant difference in the cognitive development of undergraduates.”

― Derek Bok

“Critics of American colleges typically attribute the failings of undergraduate education to a tendency on the part of professors to neglect their teaching to concentrate on research. In fact, the evidence does not support this thesis, except perhaps in major research universities.”

― Derek Bok

“As countries embrace mass higher education, the cost of maintaining universities increases dramatically relative to an elite system.”

― Derek Bok

“For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life.”

― Derek Bok

“I think it’s very important to emphasize that there are many, many different educational institutions in what we call higher education, and they educate an enormous diversity of students. I think all of those institutions have to define particular roles for themselves; they can’t do everything at once.”

― Derek Bok

“I’m from the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean in the Lesser Antilles, the lower part of the archipelago, which is a bilingual island – French, Creole, and English – but my education is in English.”

― Derek Walcott

“Your library is your paradise.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“It is our moral obligation to give every child the very best education possible.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.”

― Desmond Tutu

“Most everything I do revolves around tae kwon do. That said, I like to be a typical girl and go shopping. I have three nieces and nephews that I like to hang out with. I’m also finishing my last semester at the University of Houston, where I’m majoring in childhood education.”

― Diana Lopez

“The greatest obstacle to those who hope to reform American education is complacency.”

― Diane Ravitch

“American education has been littered with failed fads and foolish ideas for the past century.”

― Diane Ravitch

“’No Child Left Behind’ requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability mechanisms.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“College costs continue to rise, and student loan debt threatens to price many Americans out of a college education and out of the middle class.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“My mother emigrated from Russia as a young child. She couldn’t speak English and had no education. Her father died at age 32, leaving the family destitute. An uncle, who worked as a carpenter, supported the family.”

― Dianne Feinstein

“From kindergarten to graduation, I went to public schools, and I know that they are a key to being sure that every child has a chance to succeed and to rise in the world.”

― Dick Cheney

“If the Department of Education is serious about fighting for students and protecting taxpayers, a full ban of mandatory arbitration clauses is a no-brainer.”

― Dick Durbin

“I urge the Department of Education not to settle for half-measures when it comes to students.”

― Dick Durbin

“Democracy is interactive… It’s a constant job of information, education, explanation, listening, and interactive communication.”

― Dick Gephardt

“In 1993, as House Democratic Leader, I led the fight to pass the Clinton-Gore economic plan – a plan designed to slash the deficit, invest in education, cut taxes for working families, and ask the wealthy among us to pay their fair share… Not one Republican voted for that plan. They said it was a job killer.”

― Dick Gephardt

“I grew up in a household that was a labor household. My dad was a Teamster and a milk truck driver. My mother was a secretary. Neither of them got through high school. But they worked hard and they gave me very, very important opportunities to go to school, get a good education.”

― Dick Gephardt

“My father became completely responsible for my education and for raising me.”

― Diego Luna

“I came here from Jamaica as a kid and didn’t go to school, really, never had a great education. I was a little bit bad on the street, running around, doing this, doing that, and always getting into trouble. I was completely written off, so boxing has definitely saved my life.”

― Dillian Whyte

“Contrary to what we learn from progressives in education and the media, the history of the Democratic Party well into the twentieth century is a virtually uninterrupted history of thievery, corruption, and bigotry.”

― Dinesh D’Souza

“The real competitive advantage will come to countries and companies who differentiate their offerings through education, innovation, and productivity.”

― Dinesh Paliwal

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.”

― Diogenes

“When it comes down to helping kids, a lot of ways for education to move forward is through music because that’s exciting to kids. Reading books and going to a bookstore is not that exciting.”

― Diplo

“The Internet is a global resource that does not belong to any one nation or alliance. It has contributed to amazing economic growth, collaboration, civil education, and awe-inspiring lifestyle improvements for billions of people.”

― Dmitri Alperovitch

“I think that’s something that all mothers have to deal with, especially single mothers. We work, and we have to leave the kids behind. And I think that’s one of the reasons that we, not only as women but as families, we have to advocate for early childhood education for all of our children.”

― Dolores Huerta

“I stupidly ignored education completely. I found it dull and I preferred to cause chaos and have fun. I regret this massively now.”

― Dominic Cooper

“The people in Iraq lived essentially good lives. They had brilliant health and education systems. Saddam actually created an incredible infrastructure in a very difficult country, but they were a Mafia family. If you said anything against that regime or that family you would be killed instantly.”

― Dominic Cooper

“State educators have confused the length of formal education with real-life skills.”

― Dominic Raab

“Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America, when what black America needs isn’t a leader – it is education. Giving speeches and marching – that’s not the concept that brings about real freedom, equality and justice.”

― Don Yaeger

“Future public education will require involvement and collaboration among various local, civic, private and nonprofit entities, a concept I like to refer to as ‘community entrepreneurship.’”

― Donald Bren

“My two primary areas of focus have been open-space conservation and education, and I expect those to remain my priorities in the future. The Irvine open space and parklands provide serenity and balance to our unique Orange County lifestyle.”

― Donald Bren

“In my opinion, education is the finest gift an individual can give a young person.”

― Donald Bren

“We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery.”

― Donald Evans

“There’s no authoritarian structure at Reed College, but the education is conservative. So what you have is a lot of students who are very authentically looking for truth.”

― Donald Miller

“The freedom to be able to offer education, human services, and health care in accordance with our own identity as a church should not be denied us simply because there may be the perception of a political majority who favors a new understanding of the American tradition of pluralism.”

― Donald Wuerl

“What I hear every day on talk radio is America’s lack of education – and I don’t mean lack of college degrees. I mean lack of the basic art of democracy, the ability to seek the great truths that can come only by synthesizing the small truths possessed by each of us.”

― Donella Meadows

“Social services, not wealth per se, seem to be the key to lower birth rates. The Chinese, although among the poorest peoples of the world, have brought their fertility rate down to 2.4, partly by social coercion, but mostly by broadly available education, health care and family planning.”

― Donella Meadows

“Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, it’s time for us to take a hard look at the separate and unequal conditions that still exist in our schools and our communities and rededicate ourselves to fulfilling the promise of equal opportunity for all.”

― Donna Brazile

“Civic education and civic responsibility should be taught in elementary school.”

― Donna Brazile

“We have done a poor job educating people about education. Only when we have clarified that can we talk about how best to achieve it.”

― Donna Brazile

“Over the years, I’ve worked for and alongside the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association. That’s because I am proud of our public school teachers – including my niece who teaches down in Louisiana – just as I am proud of our nation’s education system.”

― Donna Brazile

“Sex education has to do with what’s in people’s head.”

― Donna Shalala

“We need to drive down requirements for the schools. In the 19th century, we increased the quality of the schools by higher education saying, ‘You can’t come in unless you have these skills, unless you’ve taken these courses.’ We did that in Wisconsin when I was there, it helped to transform the secondary school system.”

― Donna Shalala

“You can’t have a university without having free speech, even though at times it makes us terribly uncomfortable. If students are not going to hear controversial ideas on college campuses, they’re not going to hear them in America. I believe it’s part of their education.”

― Donna Shalala

“Higher education is one of few areas where this country competes with the rest of the world and wins. The best of American higher education outstrips any in the world. Look where the rest of the world goes for higher education, for graduate degrees. They come here.”

― Donna Shalala

“In England, we’d leave school at 15 and go on to a college, and I went to further education in a town called Welling Garden City. I fully immersed myself in bohemia there, which included poetry and modern art, jazz, philosophy, social radicalism.”

― Donovan

“I was writing all my childhood. And I wrote two novels when I was 17, which were terrible. And I’m not sorry I threw them out. So, I wrote. I had to write. You know, the thing was, I had no education.”

― Doris Lessing

“Education standards need to be set at the state level. High standards are an important way to ensure that the education system we are funding is actually working and producing, at a minimum, what we would expect it to.”

― Doug Ducey

“Every dollar spent on education should go toward helping our teachers teach and our students learn.”

― Doug Ducey

“It’s very easy for people to say what’s wrong with education in Arizona, but if I’m elected as governor, I want to focus on what we’re doing well and maximizing the impact of what we know is working.”

― Doug Ducey

“Federal government has forced a one-size-fits-all model on our education system.”

― Doug Ducey

“What many don’t know is that Arizona has a something called the State Land Trust – a fund with assets that have been set aside and invested for decades specifically to benefit education.”

― Doug Ducey

“My father and Mary Pickford were the reigning stars of not just Hollywood but of the world. Well, to bear my father’s name was hard enough, but to work in pictures to boot was pretty foolhardy. In fact, my father was totally against it. He thought I should be off getting a good education and go into some safe profession.”

― Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

“Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education I do not believe that either children or adults in my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.”

― Douglas Hurd

“I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can’t employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school.”

― Douglas R. Oberhelman

“We spend a lot of time training and retraining. It’s heartbreaking because our education system has failed all of us. And again you go to China, even Mexico, Brazil the education systems are valued – ours are not in this country at K-12 level. It’s amazing how that change has transpired in my lifetime.”

― Douglas R. Oberhelman

“You look at public education system, charter schools, infrastructure, in so many ways New Orleans has come back stronger.”

― Drew Brees

“The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new – and sometimes unexpected – directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations. A liberal arts education is designed to equip students for just such flexibility and imagination.”

― Drew Gilpin Faust

“I can’t apply $3 billion in capital to the tech industry. It wouldn’t work. But in infrastructure, education, I can make a real difference. I can change someone’s life, for the better, permanently. If I can improve a kid’s education, I can increase their salary later on and for decades.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“Everything that I do in my life is geared towards my kids and their survival and giving them the best education that I can possibly give them and the best home that I can possibly give them.”

― Dwight Henry

“My parents were not affluent people and were not – didn’t come from the extremities of education. My mother had a high school diploma. I often think I so wish she’d come out of the hills in Appalachia and been able to go on to college. I think she would have made a wonderful teacher.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“I am probably the last of a generation able to gain an education in country music by osmosis, by sitting in a ’64 Ford banging the buttons on the radio.”

― Dwight Yoakam

“I received most of my business education around the dinner table. Whether I listened to my father or brothers, or we had business people as dinner guests, I learned from everyone.”

― Dylan Lauren

“My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.”

― Dylan Thomas

“English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education – sometimes it’s sheer luck, like getting across the street.”

― E. B. White

“Education in the past has been too much inspiration and too little information.”

― E. Franklin Frazier

“You can have the best product in the world, you can have the best motivation in the world, you can have best education in the world, you can have all the money in the world – but if you don’t have direction, you’ll never go anywhere.”

― E. Joseph Cossman

“Growing up in a small town gives you two things: a sense of place and a feeling of self-consciousness – self-consciousness about one’s education and exposure, both of which tend to be limited. On the other hand, limited possibilities also mean creating your own options.”

― E. L. Konigsburg

“The education of women is the best way to save the environment.”

― E. O. Wilson

“I talk to student-athletes. I try to get them to remember that they’re not just athletes, but student-athletes. You need to get an education, keep your hands clean and try to represent the university.”

― Earl Campbell

“In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education.”

― Earl Warren

“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place.”

― Earl Warren

“All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.”

― Earl Warren

“Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future.”

― Ed Markey

“The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.”

― Ed Markey

“Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they’re 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education.”

― Ed Markey

“It’s really important to say this. Often the faith schools were founded before the state provided education. I want good education in this country so I’m not going to slag off faith schools. I think that it’s important that people of different backgrounds and different faiths go to school together and many faith schools do that.”

― Ed Miliband

“I think the Labour government did good and important things, and it’s really important not to undervalue them. I see in my constituency how it helped with education and all those things.”

― Ed Miliband

“As a former high school teacher, I know that investing in education is one of the most important things we can do, not only for our children, but for the benefit of our whole community.”

― Ed Pastor

“Education never really interested me, to be fair. I mean, education does interest me, but academic school study is a different thing. I can’t quite grasp that.”

― Ed Speleers

“Private education can give you confidence, which is marvellous; a sense of entitlement isn’t.”

― Eddie Marsan

“An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.”

― Edgar Quinet

“In Uruguay, there is a football pitch every hundred metres, whether it is made by grass, small stones, or sand. This has been my football education.”

― Edinson Cavani

“Since Mary is the prototype of pure womanhood, the imitation of Mary must be the goal of girls’ education.”

― Edith Stein

“Because human development is the most specific and exalted mission of woman, studies in anthropology and theory of pedagogy are essential in girls’ education.”

― Edith Stein

“It is the duty of the State to educate, and the right of the people to demand education.”

― Edmund Barton

“If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.”

― Edmund Barton

“I say further that our system of education should be unsectarian.”

― Edmund Barton

“A State which has universal suffrage and a wide extension of the jury franchise, must qualify the people by education to rightly exercise the great powers with which they are invested.”

― Edmund Barton

“To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”

― Edmund Burke

“Education is the cheap defense of nations.”

― Edmund Burke

“Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that’s what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it.”

― Edsger Dijkstra

“I remember that – you know, I didn’t receive a formal education. I was educated in the Montevideo cafe, in the cafes of Montevideo. There, I received my first lessons in the art of telling stories, storytelling.”

― Eduardo Galeano

“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.”

― Edward Everett

“Education is the key. But it’s the kind of education that we teach that is the key. We don’t have it.”

― Edward James Olmos

“Education is the vaccine for violence.”

― Edward James Olmos

“Education is a vacine for violence.”

― Edward James Olmos

“My father was Catholic, and my mother wanted me to go to Catholic school. That’s what I did in first grade. But she couldn’t afford the payments. I think it must have hurt her a lot, not to be able to give me a Catholic education.”

― Edward P. Jones

“Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.”

― Edward Thorndike

“Human education is concerned with certain changes in the intellects, characters and behavior of men, its problems being roughly included under these four topics: Aims, materials, means and methods.”

― Edward Thorndike

“Mainly, I have actually been getting involved with an organization called MALDEF. It’s a Latino organization. And I would like to get involved with charities that have to do with children or homelessness or education, or all of them together.”

― Edy Ganem

“I am an entrepreneur, but not in the conventional sense. I have learnt business as time passed, but I do not have a B-school education.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“The people in Kolkata are very different. They don’t wish to be super rich but give more importance to education than anything else. They are very innocent at heart, and one can sense a lot of purity in them.”

― Ekta Kapoor

“The majority of the new jobs being created require higher skills, more education.”

― Elaine Chao

“I vote far-left. I am frequently angered by corporate greed and think education ought to be free and teachers paid well.”

― Eleanor Catton

“I went to Dunbar High School, recognized as the best high school of the segregated era. The education enabled students from Dunbar to attend the best colleges and universities in the country.”

― Eleanor Holmes Norton

“The giving of love is an education in itself.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

“The first dream I had was just to get a college education. I got through college in three years, taking extra classes in summer school.”

― Eli Broad

“The American people frankly have been, over many, many years – to be blunt – fat, dumb and happy. If they want their children to compete with children in India, China or Korea, they better get them a far better education.”

― Eli Broad

“Oprah Winfrey’s global influence is unparalleled. Not only has her generosity and firm belief that education is the key to a better life benefited countless women and children around the world, but her example has also inspired millions of people to give back in ways big and small.”

― Eli Broad

“Frankly, I’m not sure how far I would get if I attended public school today. It’s not just that public schools aren’t producing the results we want – it’s that we’re not giving them what they need to help students achieve at high levels. K-12 education in the United States is deeply antiquated.”

― Eli Broad

“The unions no longer control the education agenda of the Democratic Party.”

― Eli Broad

“Teach For America provides one of the most critical pipelines for bringing new talent into public education.”

― Eli Broad

“It is fortunate that molecular synthesis also serves the utilitarian function of producing quantities of rare or novel substances which satisfy human needs, especially with regard to health, and the scientific function of stimulating research and education throughout the whole discipline of chemistry.”

― Elias James Corey

“My parents were educated in the Turkish system and went straight from high school to medical school; my mom, who had skipped a grade, was dissecting corpses at age seventeen. Growing up in America, I think I envied my parents’ education. By comparison, everything I did in school seemed so sort of low-stakes and infantilizing.”

― Elif Batuman

“There’s a lot to be said for an American-style liberal-arts education, which prevents young people from professionalizing right away.”

― Elif Batuman

“By providing students in our Nation with such an education, we help save our children from the clutches of poverty, crime, drugs, and hopelessness, and we help safeguard our Nation’s prosperity for generations yet unborn.”

― Elijah Cummings

“My mom and dad, although they may not have had a lot of formal education, they were two of the most brilliant people that I know.”

― Elijah Cummings

“When I was in my 20s, I started frequenting record stores, and there was one in particular called Tropicalia in Furs in New York City. It’s closed now, but it was one of those magical places where you would walk in, and the owner would start playing you records and not let you leave. It was such an education.”

― Elijah Wood

“A traditional college education works for many students, but for others, this path isn’t the best choice.”

― Elise Stefanik

“When I travel throughout the district speaking with families and educators, I frequently hear of concerns with our K-12 education system.”

― Elise Stefanik

“The Millennial Generation is being crushed by soaring college costs and student loan debt, and as lawmakers, we must find solutions to address affordability and flexibility in higher education.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Pell grants are critical tools for lower- and middle-income students to access higher education, and by expanding access to year-round courses, we can help non-traditional students complete their education sooner, allowing them to start their careers and pay off their loans.”

― Elise Stefanik

“There is still much work to be done to help our students secure good-paying jobs and achieve their ultimate goals, and in Congress, I’ll continue to support Career and Technical Education programs.”

― Elise Stefanik

“As the first member of my immediate family to graduate from college, making higher education more affordable and accessible is a top priority of mine.”

― Elise Stefanik

“I will continue to work in Congress to support Lyme disease research and education through funding for the National Institutes of Health and the CDC.”

― Elise Stefanik

“In the 114th Congress, I had the privilege of serving on two of the most important Committees in the House of Representatives: the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce.”

― Elise Stefanik

“As the first member of my immediate family to graduate from college, I understand the importance access to high quality education plays in preparing our children to learn and compete in a competitive, global workforce.”

― Elise Stefanik

“Each year, I say I’m going to go to school next year. It’s inevitable that I’ll end up getting my education.”

― Eliza Dushku

“Our school education ignores, in a thousand ways, the rules of healthy development.”

― Elizabeth Blackwell

“Education is not so important as people think.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body… is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes.”

― Elizabeth Cady Stanton

“’Sesame Street’ was built on the idea that a show that could capture a child’s attention could also give the child an education. That idea turned out to be wildly successful.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Obedience is the primary object of all sound education.”

― Elizabeth Missing Sewell

“A good education is a foundation for a better future.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“How do you think we build a future? I think we build it by investing in our kids and investing in education.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“President Obama believes in a country where we invest in education, in roads and bridges, in science, and in the future so we can create new opportunities so the next kid can make it big and the kid afer that and the kid after that, that’s what President Obama believes.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“G.E. doesn’t pay any taxes, and we are asking college kids to take on even more debt to get an education and asking seniors to get by on less. These aren’t just economic questions. These are moral questions.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“In America today, a young person needs more education after high school just to have a chance to make it in the middle class. Not a guarantee, just a chance to make it.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“The mother cannot expect her daughter to understand the mysteries of housekeeping without education. She should instruct them patiently, lovingly, and make the work as agreeable as she can by her cheerful countenance and encouraging words of approval. If they fail once, twice, or thrice, censure not.”

― Ellen G. White

“I just think that unless you have that cohesiveness in the family unit, the male character tends to become very dominant, repressive and insensitive. So much of this comes also from a lack of education.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity.”

― Ellen Key

“Education must be based on the certainty that faults cannot be atoned for or blotted out, but must always have their consequences. At the same time, there is the other certainty that, through progressive evolution, by slow adaptation to the conditions of environment, they may be transformed.”

― Ellen Key

“What would happen if we finally succeeded in following the directions of nature and recognized that the great secret of education lies hidden in the maxim, ‘Do not educate’?”

― Ellen Key

“The art of natural education consists in ignoring the faults of children nine times out of ten, in avoiding immediate interference, which is usually a mistake, and devoting one’s whole vigilance to the control of the environment in which the child is growing up, to watching the education which is allowed to go on by itself.”

― Ellen Key

“In every new generation, the impulses supposed to have been rooted out by discipline in the child break forth again when the struggle for existence – of the individual in society, of the society in the life of the state – begins. These passions are not transformed by the prevalent education of the day, but only repressed.”

― Ellen Key

“The work of popular education, the temperance movement, the peace movement, are to a great extent carried on by the young. Their meetings show that the young understand one of their tasks: that of bringing together the different classes through social intercourse.”

― Ellen Key

“I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.”

― Ellen Ochoa

“I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it’s not just for a select group of people.”

― Ellen Ochoa

“If a budget is designed to show our values, it’s clear where the majority stands: against opportunity, against education, and against America’s hard-working, tax-paying middle class.”

― Ellen Tauscher

“I paid for my own education by scholarship until I left university.”

― Ellen Wilkinson

“My education was dominated by modernist thinkers and artists who taught me that the supreme imperative was courage to face the awful truth, to scorn the soft-minded optimism of religious and secular romantics as well as the corrupt optimism of governments, advertisers, and mechanistic or manipulative revolutionaries.”

― Ellen Willis

“I mean the public likes it more in Europe than they do here because the state supported organizations have felt that playing contemporary music was part of the education of the public.”

― Elliott Carter

“I always wanted to be a musician from when I was kid. It was always a massive dream of mine. School was also really really important to me and having an education was top of my priority. So I really wanted to have a degree before I tried anything in the music industry.”

― Emeli Sande

“You know, in 1975 I couldn’t get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American.”

― Emeril Lagasse

“Cutting NASA education funds would most severely affect students from low- to middle-income families and students from non-Ivy League-level schools.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“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

“All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves.”

― Emma Goldman

“Teachers do not need to be armed with guns to protect their classes; they need to be armed with a solid education in order to teach their classes.”

― Emma Gonzalez

“There are so many tropes in ‘Sex Education’; don’t get me wrong. There are lots of formulaic things, but the reason they’re in there is because they work, and we can rework them because people recognize them.”

― Emma Mackey

“I have felt for the last 10 years I have had this battle; I’ve been fighting so hard to have an education. It’s been this uphill struggle. I was Warner Bros’ pain in the butt. I was their scheduling conflict. I was the one who made life difficult.”

― Emma Watson

“Aware that his disappointment has its source in a defective education, he looks with anxiety on his other daughters, whose minds, like lovely buds, are beginning to open. Where shall he find a genial soil in which he may place them to expand?”

― Emma Willard

“I don’t know anywhere where the people are hungrier for education than South Sudan.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“Education is the only solution for peace.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“Through work, education, and culture, I will give hope to our country.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“My parents, especially my father, discussed the question of my brothers’ education as a matter of real importance. My education and that of my sister were scarcely discussed at all.”

― Emmeline Pankhurst

“I want to make it very clear that I have nothing at all against Bayern. They gave me lot of good things, a good education, and it was my decision to leave.”

― Emre Can

“Building on our strong track record of supporting developing countries, including in areas like climate justice, human rights, gender and education, Ireland recognises that vulnerable communities need very considerable assistance in adapting to climate change.”

― Enda Kenny

“I know I haven’t spent a lot of time with my children because my job takes me all over the world and takes me away from my children, but I’ve given them a good education and security. If anything happens to me, my children’s future is well-secured. So I think I’ve done well as a father.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“You don’t want an 18-year-old girl who’s very talented thinking: ‘I want to play for the first team but I’ve got to give up my education to do so.’ That has happened a lot in the past.”

― Eniola Aluko

“Education reform has as its main purpose to make sure that the education delivered is of quality.”

― Enrique Pena Nieto

“To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.”

― Epictetus

“I wanted to be a mechanic. When I was 14 I wanted to quit school and go work on my car. But my dad said Son, you shouldn’t do that. You should stay in school until your education is finished, and when you’re done, don’t make your hobby your job.”

― Eric Bana

“Homelessness is like public education – something that for far too long we haven’t put the resources or love or attention to.”

― Eric Garcetti

“I think it’s really important to talk education, to talk infrastructure, to talk good jobs and the future of work.”

― Eric Garcetti

“Los Angeles has all the ingredients of success… but we need to start with our education system.”

― Eric Garcetti

“My education was paid for by the RAF Benevolent Fund, so a charity school, run like an orphanage, with uniforms and beatings. It was tough, but it got me to Cambridge – like being a chrysalis suddenly becoming a butterfly.”

― Eric Idle

“What we mean by an outcome will naturally depend on the context. Thus, for a government charged with delivering public goods, an outcome will consist of the quantities provided of such goods as intercity highways, national defense and security, environmental protection, and public education together with the arrangements by which they are financed.”

― Eric Maskin

“I’ve never met a person who does not want a safer world, better medical care and education for their children, and peace with their neighbours. I just don’t meet those people. What I meet, over and over again, as I travel around, is that the essential human condition is optimistic – in every one of these places.”

― Eric Schmidt

“I do want to emphasize that we’ve seen an explosion in the use of Google Maps and Google Earth for education. The earth is a special place. It is our home and it’s why we’re all here. And the ability to see what’s really going on the earth, the good stuff and the bad stuff, at the level that you can, is phenomenal.”

― Eric Schmidt

“Trump University had neither a license nor a charter from New York State certifying it as an institution of higher education.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“There’s probably people that go to Harvard and say, ‘Listen, I went to Harvard. I got a great education, and I can’t find a job, or I didn’t become the success that I could have been.’ Sure, I mean, you probably have that at every major university.”

― Eric Trump

“People often talk about Hispanics. You know, I have more Hispanics come up to me telling me, ‘Listen, I can’t wait for your father to be president. He’s gonna bring jobs back to the United States. He’s gonna end the nonsense. He’s gonna create good trade deals. He’s gonna create better education. He’s gonna create a better family structure.’”

― Eric Trump

“Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?”

― Erich Fromm

“My new passion is to get Internet education mandated in all schools. We’ve got to start teaching our kids how to be safe in the 40,000 plus chat rooms that are out there. Because they’re being had. These sexual predators groom the kids. I know, I’ve arrested enough of them.”

― Erik Estrada

“I can read in any book and newspaper about the city of Detroit, but I want to hear what the people in Detroit have to say about Detroit. My best education is actually talking to people.”

― Erin Cummings

“I have no college education; I taught myself how to write. If you want it badly enough, you can have it. You can walk into any room and convince the person that you know what you’re doing.”

― Erin Foster

“Education is such a noble profession, it’s a wonderful way to serve.”

― Erin Gruwell

“I grew up in a very progressive family and with a great educational system, and I asked myself, ‘Why doesn’t everybody have these opportunities for a good education? So why not give back to these kids who didn’t grow up with the same privileges I had?’”

― Erin Gruwell

“That’s the beauty of education, kids taking lessons out of the classroom and back into their own world where they can positively affect their family, their friends, and their greater community.”

― Erin Gruwell

“I believe that education is the greatest equalizer; thus, I will continue to fight to equalize the playing field in an educational atmosphere that is not always level!”

― Erin Gruwell

“The private-public partnership models that have been made in the area of health – we really need to adopt those in the area of education.”

― Erna Solberg

“Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.”

― Ernest Dimnet

“Education begins at home and I applaud the parents who recognize that they – not someone else – must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.”

― Ernest Istook

“The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.”

― Ernest Renan

“Education is our greatest opportunity to give an irrevocable gift to the next generation.”

― Ernie Fletcher

“Whenever I am among my fellow Governors, I am struck by how many face the same education improvement issues.”

― Ernie Fletcher

“The majority of small-holder farmers in Africa are women and, in urban areas, you’re primarily looking at women-led households. So we can’t solve hunger if we don’t have gender-sensitive programming that addresses access to opportunities for women, whether it’s through education or tools for cooking, like solar-powered stoves.”

― Ertharin Cousin

“Martial arts should be part of every girl’s education.”

― Esha Gupta

“At different times I taught humanities, social sciences and pre-vocational education.”

― Estelle Morris

“If bringing up the next generation is important, why aren’t they the best qualified, the best paid? Why aren’t we as concerned about their career progression as we are about those who work in the education or health services?”

― Estelle Morris

“I know there are things I did in education that will never be reversed. I have not done that in film yet because I have only been here for about nine months.”

― Estelle Morris

“We do recognise the need to move towards the publication of information showing the progress made by pupils from one stage of their education to another.”

― Estelle Morris

“Where the private sector, or anyone else, has skills, knowledge and resources that can help to deliver a high quality of education and to raise standards, we should use them.”

― Estelle Morris

“What is lacking in India are decent social services. The health service is a disaster. Education is a disaster.”

― Esther Duflo

“We have seen a shift in the focus of education before entering the workplace, with earning and learning the new norm.”

― Esther McVey

“I believe God takes the things in our lives – family, background, education – and uses them as part of his calling. It might not be to become a pastor. But I don’t think God wastes anything.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“It is only education and understanding of the past that teaches us not to repeat history.”

― Eugene Jarecki

“The belief that public health measures are not intended for people like us is widely held by many people like me. Public health, we assume, is for people with less – less education, less-healthy habits, less access to quality health care, less time and money.”

― Eula Biss

“I was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, the youngest of four girls, including my oldest sister, Lisa, who has special needs. My mom was a special education teacher, and my dad worked on the Army base. We weren’t wealthy, but we were determined to succeed.”

― Eva Longoria

“In my family, there was one cardinal priority – education. College was not an option; it was mandatory. So even though we didn’t have a lot of money, we made it work. I signed up for financial aid, Pell Grants, work study, anything I could.”

― Eva Longoria

“We face a choice this election. President Obama is fighting for changes that grow the economy from the middle out and help all Americans succeed – jobs, education, health reform, the DREAM Act, equal pay for women. He is moving us forward with opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. Mitt Romney wants to take us back to yesterday.”

― Eva Longoria

“Immigration is not the top issue for Latinos. Latinos are like every other American – economy, jobs, healthcare, education.”

― Eva Longoria

“I believe Betsy DeVos has the talent, commitment, and leadership capacity to revitalize our public schools and deliver the promise of opportunity that excellent education provides, and I support her nomination as U.S. Secretary of Education.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“As I explained when I announced that I was turning down a potential opportunity to serve as Secretary of Education, I voted for Hillary Clinton and was sorely disappointed she didn’t win.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“I believe education is a bipartisan issue, and I intend to support those educational policies of President Trump with which I agree.”

― Eva Moskowitz

“I’ve always cared about education, and I worked with Senator Schumer on making several thousand dollars of college tuition tax deductible. That will help a lot of your middle class families make college more affordable.”

― Evan Bayh

“America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.”

― Evan Esar

“The Da Jing street market is little more than a few narrow intersections, barely six blocks long. But for a visitor, it is a living, breathing education in Shanghai cuisine, a style distinguished by its thick savory sauces spiked with sugar and soy sauce.”

― Evan Osnos

“Actually John, Paul Rutherford, and Trevor Watts, and several other rather well known English jazz musicians had got their training by joining the Air Force, which was a pretty standard way for people to get some kind of musical education in those days.”

― Evan Parker

“We built our business on creativity, and we’re going to have to go through an education process for the next five years to explain to people how our users and that creativity creates value.”

― Evan Spiegel

“I came up poor. My mother only had a fourth-grade education. My dad didn’t have any education at all. But they were very structured. They worked hard. You know, they didn’t complain. They didn’t murmur. And they believe in the Christ.”

― Evander Holyfield

“I think through education, belief in God, and good engineering, our children become a lot better at what they’re doing than we did, and that starts with the very first sign of life on the face of this earth.”

― Evel Knievel

“Medical school education and post graduate education emphasize thoroughness.”

― Ezekiel Emanuel

“There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females.”

― Ezra Cornell

“My dad grew up in a working-class Jewish neighbourhood, and I got a scholarship from my dad’s union to go to college. I went there to get an education, not as an extension of privilege.”

― Ezra Koenig

“Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.”

― Ezra Pound

“Efficient spending and saving will give the family more security, more opportunities, more education, and a higher standard of living.”

― Ezra Taft Benson

“My efforts are focused on ensuring that CERN maintains a leading role in the fields of science, technology and education, and that it continues to be a place that unites scientists from around the world.”

― Fabiola Gianotti

“The study titled ‘Impact of Immigration on Wages, by Education Level, 1994-2007’ found that increased immigration had an effect of lowering wages for earlier immigrants by an average of 4.6 percent. Running counter to popular perception is the finding that for native-born Americans, wages actually increased by 0.6 percent.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“Many people think that being a graphic designer means going to an expensive art school and buying expensive software that will cost you thousands of dollars. This is so far from the truth. There are hundreds of online education centers that offer top-notch graphic design training.”

― Fabrizio Moreira

“I certainly feel that the time is not far distant when a knowledge of the principles of diet will be an essential part of one’s education. Then mankind will eat to live, be able to do better mental and physical work and disease will be less frequent.”

― Fannie Farmer

“Why should I leave Ruleville, and why should I leave Mississippi? I go to the big city, and with the kind of education they give us in Mississippi, I got problems. I’d wind up in a soup line there.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“America’s growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment, education, productivity, innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with America’s growth rate is a brutal work schedule.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“As long as you get your education and you stay focused, you can do anything.”

― Fat Joe

“My parents are overweight, and I think the biggest problem we have in America is a lack of education. The place to start is with parents and teaching them to cook healthier.”

― Fat Joe

“I used to watch Oprah Winfrey, and whenever she used to lose weight, I used to be like, ‘How’s she losing it? What is she doing?’ But it’s all about education and knowledge, feeding yourself and knowing that too much carbs is what gets us fat.”

― Fat Joe

“One cannot understand what’s happening to women in the Middle East if they don’t realize that the mothers are a strong, progressive force. The mothers push the daughters to get out of the harem, to get the education, to achieve what they could not even dream of.”

― Fatema Mernissi

“Governments can make a greater effort to encourage computer science education, especially among young girls, racial minorities, and other groups whose perspectives have been underrepresented in AI.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“We need to inject humanism into our AI education and research by injecting all walks of life into the process.”

― Fei-Fei Li

“From the early days of the Raj, Shakespeare had been woven into the fabric of India’s education, and my father understood that in a culture rich with storytelling and fantastical tales, Shakespeare’s characters and storylines resonated in a powerful way.”

― Felicity Kendal

“I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students.”

― Felix Bloch

“When I was young, I wanted to be the greatest blues singer of all time. I wrecked my education and left home for it.”

― Felix Dennis

“The childhood poverty of both my parents and their minimal education did much to influence me and my two younger brothers in our education and career choices. One brother became a dentist and the other, a professor of anthropology with a Ph.D. degree.”

― Ferid Murad

“My parents always encouraged us to get an education and establish a profession. However, my brothers and I grew up with considerable freedom, whether it was saving or spending our tips from the restaurant or our career choices.”

― Ferid Murad

“I knew I wanted considerable education so that I wouldn’t have to work as hard as my parents.”

― Ferid Murad

“A lot of people abroad know Lula’s campaigns against poverty and hunger, but he had a tremendous legacy in education too. He invested 2 percent of GDP, more than other administration, putting the PT’s education programs in motion.”

― Fernando Haddad

“The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.”

― Fidel Castro

“Every citizen has the real right to receive general education and professional training at no cost, something that the United States has not been able to ensure for all its inhabitants.”

― Fidel Castro

“The most important thing to me with any politician is that they don’t start wars, but education is a big part of that, too, because educated people are less likely to do stupid, violent things.”

― Flea

“My whole musical life has been an educational process, and I’m just furthering my education and filling in the blanks. There’s stuff that I want to know that I don’t know.”

― Flea

“A big part of my life is music education because it changed my life – but arts, academics and athletics should all be equally treated in the school.”

― Flea

“The last thing that should happen is funding cut for education; it should be increased. We need to put more money towards education, and anything else is abusive.”

― Flea

“Lucky enough, through the public school system, I had been able to have some music education, and that gave me something to focus on, and discipline – like a family to feel part of. There was a healthy family.”

― Flea

“When children and youth are deprived of their right to education, their community is deprived of a sustainable future. It is all the more true with refugees.”

― Forest Whitaker

“I cherish the creation of public space and services, especially health, housing and the comprehensive education system which dared to give so many of us ideas ‘above our station.’”

― Frances O’Grady

“To one who believes that really good industrial conditions are the hope for a machine civilization, nothing is more heartening than to watch conference methods and education replacing police methods.”

― Frances Perkins

“If a man’s wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.”

― Francis Bacon

“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.”

― Francis Bacon

“You don’t have to become an investment banker as a way of demonstrating that education has worked for you. But librarians have to believe in the values of high culture. Not just high culture but middle culture, low culture, kinds of exciting eye-catching crap of all kinds. Everyone needs that.”

― Francis Spufford

“I was born in Paris in 1950. I had a strict upper-class Catholic education but I never really fitted in the system and revolted against it quite early.”

― Francois Gautier

“An education program is, by definition, a societal program. Work should be done at school, rather than at home.”

― Francois Hollande

“France needs to improve training and education and the level of skills of its workforce.”

― Francois Hollande

“You have to be smarter and a wiser businessperson and consumer. You have to learn to protect yourself through education.”

― Frank Abagnale

“When I got out of the army, I had the G.I. Bill. Since I had no high school education or anything like that, I came to NYU, and they took a chance on me and let me in.”

― Frank McCourt

“It is just called Continuing Legal Education. You can go to lectures, you can even listen to tapes on airplanes – they want you to stay current. So you do have to stay current to maintain your license even if you are not practicing.”

― Frank Shorter

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”

― Frank Zappa

“If I ever go back to college, I’d study art education.”

― Frankie Cosmos

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“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

“We have taken God out of our education system. We have taken Him out of government. You have lawyers that sue you every time you mention the name of Jesus Christ in any public forum.”

― Franklin Graham

“Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock.”

― Frans de Waal

“You can’t build a revolution with no education. Jomo Kenyatta did this in Africa, and because the people were not educated, he became as much an oppressor as the people he overthrew.”

― Fred Hampton

“With no education, you have neocolonialism instead of colonialism, like you’ve got in Africa now and like you’ve got in Haiti. So what we’re talking about is there has to be an educational program. That’s very important.”

― Fred Hampton

“I saw this new thing called television, and I saw people throwing pies in each other’s faces, and I thought, ‘This could be a wonderful tool for education! Why is it being used this way?’ So I said to my parents, ‘You know, I don’t think I’ll go into seminary right away. I think I’ll go into television.’”

― Fred Rogers

“I would suggest maintaining a life and a career outside the Industry. This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it’s important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on.”

― Fred Savage

“Politics and government have been a terrible place to invest; education has been a terrible place to invest, but that is because the entrenched interests make it a terrible place to invest. The way you invest in those sectors is you go against the entrenched interests; you try and disrupt the entrenched interests, not to service them.”

― Fred Wilson

“Education has always been very important to me.”

― Freddie Stroma

“And what is liberty, whose very name makes the heart beat faster and shakes the world? Is it not the union of all liberties – liberty of conscience, of education, of association, of the press, of travel, or labor, or trade?”

― Frederic Bastiat

“An educated people can be easily governed.”

― Frederick the Great

“It has always seemed to me that a love of natural objects, and the depth, as well as exuberance and refinement of mind, produced by an intelligent delight in scenery, are elements of the first importance in the education of the young.”

― Frederick William Faber

“Instruction ends in the schoolroom, but education ends only with life. A child is given to the universe to be educated.”

― Frederick William Robertson

“It is part of the work of education to have substantive relationships with your students.”

― Freeman A. Hrabowski III

“In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The key to education is the experience of beauty.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“Freedom can occur only through education.”

― Friedrich Schiller

“I just kept telling myself that ultimately, the money that my grandparents had put away to go into my college fund, that they were investing for me to go to school and get this education, it had to be worth something.”

― G-Eazy

“Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”

― G. M. Trevelyan

“The difference that a drama group or a cinema club can make to a small village or a town. It opens people up to ideas, potential about themselves that really, in a way, education often fails to. It’s a way of drawing a community together.”

― Gabriel Byrne

“The amount of attention and sensitivity and education that we’re getting in terms of specifically the transgender community is great, and certainly that’s new to me. But it’s not incredibly unfamiliar. I grew up in downtown New York in the ’80s.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“In Mexico, theater is very underground, so if you’re a theater actor it’s very difficult to make a living. But it’s also a very beautiful pathway to knowledge and to an open education.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“Take Hispanic voters. They favor Democrats because they like the party’s programs, from health care reform to government spending on education. It’s not because the Republicans don’t have a big enough Office of Hispanic Outreach.”

― Gail Collins

“There’s more student debt than credit card debt! Everywhere I go, I run into young people trying to build careers while they keep shelling out money on their education loans. If the economy is looking for a new generation of home-buyers, I can’t imagine they’ll get it from these folks.”

― Gail Collins

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.”

― Gail Godwin

“Career-driven millennials are strategic about working obsessively while they are single and earning enough money to afford advanced education. Most are patient enough to wait until 30 or later to develop their dream.”

― Gail Sheehy

“If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.”

― Galileo Galilei

“There are lots of statements that have been made and haven’t led to change and reform. For me, the broader discussion around racism – education is key.”

― Gareth Southgate

“Education can counteract the natural tendency to do the wrong thing, but the inexorable succession of generations requires that the basis for this knowledge be constantly refreshed.”

― Garrett Hardin

“My father, Oliver Hynes, was an educator. He was originally just a teacher, a very good one, but then he was promoted to be in charge of education for the entire area. He was always an inspirational teacher. He was my big personal supporter, always coming here for the Tony Awards. My mother, Carmel, was a homemaker.”

― Garry Hynes

“In the education of the American people, I am Recess.”

― Garry Marshall

“My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.”

― Gary Becker

“Going to school is not really education. It’s really who’s in front of the classrooms and who’s endearing themselves to the kids and who’s making the kids want to learn and who’s inspiring them to be curious about any topic in the world.”

― Gary Cohn

“Education is important. And the difference of the zip code you grow up in or the zip code you are born in and how you turn out really isn’t fair to the kids of our world.”

― Gary Cohn

“As we continue to step up our investment in education, we must not sidestep our commitment to the principle of local control.”

― Gary Herbert

“Education is the largest and most important investment Utah makes.”

― Gary Herbert

“In 2009, during my inaugural address, I expressed the importance of unprecedented partnerships. Since then, Utah’s government, business, and education leaders in communities statewide have worked together more frequently and with better results than ever before.”

― Gary Herbert

“My priority will continue to be that we maintain the optimal balance to be able to invest in education and infrastructure while encouraging business growth.”

― Gary Herbert

“Once the federal dust settles, whether there is little to spend or a lot, education must continue to be our top priority. We can afford nothing less.”

― Gary Herbert

“All I suggest is to make K-12 like higher education. Higher education in the United States is the best in the world because these institutions compete with each other for your tuition dollar. Let’s just bring competition to public education.”

― Gary Johnson

“If I was a state, I would like to see education left to the schools themselves, but I don’t want the federal government involved in education. I think that it ends up setting standards that cost you time and money and don’t make any difference in education. I want to stop that.”

― Gary Johnson

“I would abolish the federal Department of Education and very quickly. People don’t realize that the federal Department of Education gives each state 11 cents out of every school dollar that every state spends. But it comes with 15 cents worth of strings attached.”

― Gary Johnson

“It’s really hard for kids nowadays: you can get a decent education, but there are no jobs out there. You worry about how they are ever going to afford to live anywhere.”

― Gary Lineker

“The U.S. tries to provide immigrants who grow up here with a world-class education and imbue them with the can-do attitude that has long defined American innovation.”

― Gary Locke

“I would have been about seven years old when the formative years of my competitive football education began. I was playing in the local leagues around Manchester, playing against lads from tough areas who had been taught they had to fight for everything.”

― Gary Neville

“That’s the value of a college education… I don’t know anywhere in the world where you can make an investment and make that kind of return.”

― Gaston Caperton

“The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society.”

― Gaston Caperton

“I may try and get into education. I may open a school, and that is my ultimate dream. Opening a school will give education to children, who are the future of our country. If we can educate them in a proper way, I think that will change the future of the country.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently.”

― Gavin Newsom

“The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California.”

― Gavin Newsom

“Educating girls just one year beyond the average fourth grade education increases their eventual earnings by 10 to 20 percent. Every additional year of secondary education can increase future wages by 15 to 25 percent.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“Women who choose to breastfeed should get as much education and support as possible.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“In the state of Wisconsin it’s mandated that teachers in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start giving environmental education by the first grade, through high school.”

― Gaylord Nelson

“Some of the most exciting space education in the country is not coming out of Washington or New York or California or even Texas. It’s coming from a place in Kansas called the Cosmosphere.”

― Gene Cernan

“You never see a child die from education on TV. But make no mistake about it: children die from lack of education all the time. Children without an education are more likely to grow up to have HIV/AIDS. They’re more likely to die in infancy or before the age of five.”

― Gene Sperling

“Adelaide is becoming a hub for higher education.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“Education is the only billion dollar industry that tolerates abject failure.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“We’ve gotta guarantee all of our kids an education.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“Middle-class families know education begins at birth.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“I graduated from Bowdoin College and went to the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Then I left and took a job teaching really poor inner-city white kids in Boston. It was interesting to me because I’d never been around poor whites before.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“An extended school day gives administrators the ability to ensure children get a well-rounded education.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“Many schools today are sacrificing social studies, the arts and physical education so children can cover basic subjects like math, English and science.”

― Geoffrey Canada

“Education begins at home. You can’t blame the school for not putting into your child what you don’t put into him.”

― Geoffrey Holder

“Education is the art of making man ethical.”

― Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“I grew up between the two world wars and received a rather solid general education, the kind middle class children enjoyed in a country whose educational system had its roots dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.”

― George Andrew Olah

“A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“I guess if you have had a good education as opposed to someone who hasn’t been to school, you start off on this journey having studied Shakespeare for years and years or studied classics. I suppose why people see this big divide – the boarding school boys getting all the roles – is because they feel like some people have had a head start.”

― George Blagden

“Transportation and education are two big ones for me. And transportation is selfishly a big issue for me because I drive these roads every day. My family does.”

― George Brauchler

“The progress of the world depends almost entirely upon education.”

― George Eastman

“Our understanding of Shakespeare already depends largely on the vitality of Renaissance elements in our education. Each man must live in his own generation, as the saying is; but the generations are bound together by the golden links of the great tradition of civilization.”

― George Edward Woodberry

“My father, Emil Palade, was professor of philosophy, and my mother, Constanta Cantemir-Palade, was a teacher. The family environment explains why I acquired early in life great respect for books, scholars and education.”

― George Emil Palade

“I really owe everything to my parents and their devotion and drive to see to it that their children had the education which led to the opportunities that they never were able to have.”

― George J. Mitchell

“I wanted to race cars. I didn’t like school, and all I wanted to do was work on cars. But right before I graduated, I got into a really bad car accident, and I spent that summer in the hospital thinking about where I was heading. I decided to take education more seriously and go to a community college.”

― George Lucas

“The secret to the movie business, or any business, is to get a good education in a subject besides film – whether it’s history, psychology, economics, or architecture – so you have something to make a movie about. All the skill in the world isn’t going to help you unless you have something to say.”

― George Lucas

“President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid manner that it is his passion that all children should have access to a first class education.”

― George Miller

“I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.”

― George Orwell

“Of all the public services, education is the one I’m most interested in. You get a more dynamic economy, you deal with most social problems, and it’s morally right.”

― George Osborne

“As a former public high school teacher, I will support whatever is in the best interest of Texas education only after careful evaluation of the Permanent School Fund.”

― George P. Bush

“Sometimes political correctness runs amok in our public education system where we think that every kid can go to a four-year university.”

― George P. Bush

“Inequality saps the economy by draining the buying power of Americans whose incomes have stagnated, forcing them to rely on debt to fund education, housing, and health care.”

― George Packer

“The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.”

― George Santayana

“Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.”

― George Savile

“Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.”

― George W. Bush

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

― George Washington Carver

“Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.”

― George Weah

“They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.”

― George Weah

“I believe education should be a right for every child, but tragically in many parts of world it is a privilege for certain children whose parents have money. There are 72 million children in the world who don’t go to school and many of them are in Africa.”

― George Weah

“The whole thing about elections in Liberia – it’s not about the way you take care of people, it’s not about the heart, it’s about education, according to the perception of some people.”

― George Weah

“Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions.”

― George Will

“I’d like to professionally… continue my education and hopefully become an attorney. I think that’s the best way to stop the miscarriage of justice that happened to me from happening to somebody else. I don’t think it should ever happen to anyone ever again – not one person.”

― George Zimmerman

“I didn’t want to miss out on my education to model. I can’t do just modeling.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“The fact was that I had always been considered a leader in my scholastic career. It just never dawned on me that this was any kind of preparation for the business world. Like most young women of my background and education, I always performed on demand and never anything else.”

― Geraldine Stutz

“I retired when I was 30, with all my marbles and a few bucks. But a lot of guys leave boxing penniless with no skills. Men in their 30s and early 40s, old for boxing, young in life, but also old in the job market if you’re just getting started with no education. These guys need someone in their corner.”

― Gerry Cooney

“My father emigrated from Lithuania to the United States at the age of 12. He received his higher education in New York City and graduated in 1914 from the New York University School of Dentistry. My mother came at the age of 14 from a part of Russia which, after the war, became Poland; she was only 19 when she was married to my father.”

― Gertrude B. Elion

“Very likely education does not make very much difference.”

― Gertrude Stein

“Heart and head are the constituent parts of character; temperament has almost nothing to do with it, and, therefore, character is dependent upon education, and is susceptible of being corrected and improved.”

― Giacomo Casanova

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.”

― Gilbert 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.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”

― Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Education is crucial in determining which profession women will choose, so it’s important to spark interest in technologies at an early age.”

― Gillian Tans

“I care about buses and libraries and schools and roads and education.”

― Gina Raimondo

“I had a very good sexual education. My mother was very advanced in that regard. She conveyed to me the sense of reverence and wonder about my body and the powers of my sexuality not only to give life, but also to be a whole person and to enjoy pleasure. It was put to me as an almost holy act.”

― Gioconda Belli

“I’m a mathematician by education, but I have this other thing. A gut instinct.”

― Glen Taylor

“My life was transformed by the Labour government of 1945. It was transformative for millions of people like me, you know – education, the health service. It was proof that politics can make life better for people; that a social dream can become a social reality by the power of government.”

― Glenda Jackson

“It would be nice if education was free to everyone who wanted it, but that’s not the world we live in.”

― Glenda Jackson

“Many of the libertarian entrepreneurs who only want the government to leave them alone have simply forgotten how important government research, public education, and immigration policy are to Silicon Valley’s long-term success.”

― Glenn Kelman

“College education is the great Filipino dream. But in a world of rapid technological change, getting a job or keeping it depends as much on how well one reasons as how well one uses his hands.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“Our children are our most cherished possession. In their early years, we must make sure they get a healthy start in life. They must receive the right food for a healthy body, the right education for a bright and inquiring mind – and the equal opportunity for a meaningful job.”

― Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

“I believe that we all need to do charitable work. It should be taken seriously in the area of education, as someone from the industry.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I chose to go down a very dark place, and I can’t change that, but those moments have served as an education for me.”

― Goldust

“I would say it is important to have a good education, as hockey is a career that does not last many years, and you need to be prepared for this.”

― Gordie Howe

“We all know that education unlocks the door of opportunity for the young.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“My mother had been a grade-school teacher, and my father had an eighth-grade education.”

― Gordon Bell

“We need quantitative assessments of the success of education. We need certification and qualifications both for teachers and for pupils. It is not a choice between quantity and quality, between access and excellence. Both of these will happen together if people really do believe in the importance of education to change lives.”

― Gordon Brown

“People believe in the power of education to change lives.”

― Gordon Brown

“If people are persuaded of the need for education and the need to invest in education, they’re also persuaded of the need not to waste that investment by having low-quality education but to have high-quality education.”

― Gordon Brown

“So if a college education is indispensable, the challenge as I see it is how to make it more accessible.”

― Gordon Gee

“Founded when Abraham Lincoln believed education could lead the nation out of its darkest days, Ohio State now provides a powerful platform of interdisciplinary academic programs, world-class scholars, outstanding students, and extensive research capabilities.”

― Gordon Gee

“I believe that it is higher education’s purpose and calling to keep open the door to the American dream.”

― Gordon Gee

“To be sure, American higher education is a diverse ecosystem, comprising institutions of all sizes, price tags, and mission statements.”

― Gordon Gee

“The strength of the American higher education system is that it is a multifaceted, multi-layered system, and that is what makes us very strong.”

― Gordon Gee

“I started my career in parent education with the idea that we needed to let our kids go. I believed that parents were suffocating for their children. There was no room for individuality and personhood.”

― Gordon Neufeld

“An education system where student selection is based on credit capacity and not merit capacity and where graduating students are no longer indebted to the nation, but increasingly indebted to the Australian Taxation Office – that’s no way to improve the quality of education.”

― Gough Whitlam

“Religion is the solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion, and the duties of man toward God.”

― Gouverneur Morris

“The first and continuing argument for the curtailment of working hours and the raising of the minimum age was that education was necessary in a democracy and working children could not attend school.”

― Grace Abbott

“In society, we have to earn other things of import like trust, respect, money, education, careers, status and etc., so naturally, we find ourselves attempting to earn love, acceptance and validation along with that. Here’s the trip: we do it at the cost of other people and, more importantly, ourselves.”

― Grace Gealey

“That’s the trouble with stories. People start out fantastic. You think they’re extraordinary, but it turns out as the work goes along, they’re just average with a good education.”

― Grace Paley

“My parents grew up working class, but in that way that working class families do, they spent a fortune on education to better me.”

― Graham Norton

“If you’re funny and working in education, I think the perception is that you’re either inspirational or awful. So which was I? I suppose that depends on who you talk to.”

― Greg Davies

“Really, what education does is it gives opportunity, but it also gives hope.”

― Greg Mortenson

“I decided in ’96 to dedicate my life to mostly promoting literacy and education for girls in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

― Greg Mortenson

“Liberals, conservatives, Muslims, Jews, Christians, and I find – I think education is something that can bring us together.”

― Greg Mortenson

“But what I really believe is education is a key to pretty much everything – prosperity, economics, peace, stability.”

― Greg Mortenson

“Once I started the first school, I realized this is what my life is meant to be, is to promote education and help kids go to school, and that’s very clear.”

― Greg Mortenson

“Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.”

― Gregory Bateson

“Reared in rural southern Alabama, we enjoyed an idyllic Huck Finn boyhood. But education there was casual at best. Our mother and father were high school teachers and challenged the pervasive easy-going ignorance.”

― Gregory Benford

“My family moved to Aspen, Colorado, where we had ‘Avalanche Danger’ days that kept us from going to school, climbed 14,000-foot peaks as part of my education, and I learned to snowboard.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“All my life, I just felt that I should have finished my education.”

― Gretchen Wilson

“Conservatives should insist that defense spending be examined with the same seriousness that we demand in examining the books of those government agencies that spend taxpayer money in the name of welfare, the environment, or education.”

― Grover Norquist

“Spending an extra dollar on the D.C. public school system isn’t spending an extra dollar on education. Spending an extra dollar with the Pentagon doesn’t buy you an extra dollar on defense. Republicans need to look skeptically at military spending.”

― Grover Norquist

“I’m a book guy first, and my education came from two encyclopedias. One was an encyclopedia of health, so I became morbidly obsessed with anatomy, and I thought I had trichinosis, an aneurism, jaundice! And then an encyclopedia of art.”

― Guillermo del Toro

“Our focus going forward is on sectors where the life of China’s middle class can be upgraded: health, travel, leisure, education, and the Internet. We call it marrying China’s growth with global resources.”

― Guo Guangchang

“I never wanted to impress anyone nor had to complete my education just so that my parents could allow me to pursue music.”

― Guru Randhawa

“Life must be a constant education; one must learn everything, from speaking to dying.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“Read in order to live.”

― Gustave Flaubert

“My view, as one who taught it, is that the whole purpose of a literary education should be to tell people that these things exist. I don’t think any teacher should try to ‘teach an author,’ but rather simply describe what the author has written. And this is what I tried to do.”

― Guy Davenport

“When I was getting my education, I fell in love with the writings of Peter Drucker. He was my hero. I had a naive belief that when I became a manager, it was going to be like Peter Drucker’s books. That is, I was going to be the effective executive. I was going to talk to people about their goals. I was going to help them actualize.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“A simple summary of my life is that my parents worked very hard so that I could have a great education, and I took that education and worked very hard to get where I am. I would like my kids’ lives to be exactly the same.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“Child labour is a global problem that needs a response from all sides. This means measures to help reduce poverty, improve education, enforce laws, improve employment prospects for adults, and ensure there are no benefits in employing children under working age.”

― Guy Ryder

“People in the precariat find themselves in the situation where the level of their education and qualifications is almost always higher than the sort of labour that they’re going to be able to obtain.”

― Guy Standing

“As a former recipient of these services I can honestly say that the overwhelming majority of TANF recipients are hard-working Americans who are down on their luck, and just want an opportunity to better their lives and those of their family through work and access to education.”

― Gwen Moore

“A writer should get as much education as possible, but just going to school is not enough; if it were, all owners of doctorates would be inspired writers.”

― Gwendolyn Brooks

“Education is the tool. Even if we haven’t directly instructed a session, I think Wu-Tang has been an instructor of education to anyone who has been a fan, anyone who has supported our movement, whether its been from buying a Wu-Tang CD or coming to see a show.”

― Gza

“In more than 20 years I’ve spent studying the issue, I have yet to hear a convincing argument that college football has anything do with what is presumably the primary purpose of higher education: academics.”

― H. G. Bissinger

“Maybe it’s a tired tale, but without an education, you’re not going to go anywhere.”

― H. G. Bissinger

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”

― H. G. Wells

“History is a race between education and catastrophe.”

― H. G. Wells

“We are living in 1937, and our universities, I suggest, are not half-way out of the fifteenth century. We have made hardly any changes in our conception of university organization, education, graduation, for a century – for several centuries.”

― H. G. Wells

“I didn’t go to high school, and I didn’t go to grade school either. Education, I think, is for refinement and is probably a liability.”

― H. L. Hunt

“I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people’s eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“During my time as a state legislator, I’ve pushed for significant investment in public school districts. In Congress, I would look forward to increasing federal public investment in education through initiatives like Race to the Top.”

― Hakeem Jeffries

“In Congress, I’ll work hard to encourage investment in education, particularly with respect to technology and bridging the digital divide.”

― Hakeem Jeffries

“I really don’t want you to think of Qatar as a hydrocarbon country alone. We know that hydrocarbons will come and go. But education will stay. It is the most important thing for us.”

― Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

“You will not be able to meet the Millennium Development goals in health without e-health, in education without e-education, and government services will not be able to be provided without e-government services.”

― Hamadoun Toure

“The West has been able to bring Afghanistan a much better health service, better education, better roads, a better economy, though some have benefited more; some have benefited less from that economic well-being in Afghanistan.”

― Hamid Karzai

“The rising costs of higher education coupled with the stress of paying student loans are putting increasing pressure on students.”

― Hank Johnson

“It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being.”

― Hans-Georg Gadamer

“The purpose of education is to keep a culture from being drowned in senseless repetitions, each of which claims to offer a new insight.”

― Harold Rosenberg

“I do not want to speak about overpopulation or birth control, but I think education is the way to give new impetus to the poverty question.”

― Harri Holkeri

“One of the biggest development issues in the world is the education of girls. In the United States and Europe, it has been accepted, but not in Africa and the developing countries.”

― Harri Holkeri

“If there is something I would like to do as President of the General Assembly, it is to place more emphasis on the issue of education, which enables a better life for women.”

― Harri Holkeri

“The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so.”

― Harriet Martineau

“Scientific education is by far the best training for all walks of life because it teaches us how to assess situations critically and react accordingly. It gives us an understanding based on reverence for life-enhancing technologies as well as for life itself.”

― Harry Kroto

“The laissez-faire attitude to science education has resulted in a disaster exemplified by the fact that more young people are opting for media studies than physics.”

― Harry Kroto

“Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought.”

― Harry S Truman

“Chabad is very important because without Jewish education, Diaspora Jewry would disappear.”

― Harry Triguboff

“Standardization of our educational systems is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up.”

― Harvey Cushing

“John Edwards comes from working folk, just like me. John Edwards worked hard and excelled to get his education, just like me.”

― Harvey Gantt

“It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.”

― Harvey S. Firestone

“I am grateful for the great education at a public university that Germany gave me, and that – added to a little luck – allowed me to achieve. Education is the key to a career, and its basis has to be provided by government.”

― Hasso Plattner

“For every fresh stage in our lives we need a fresh education, and there is no stage for which so little educational preparation is made as that which follows the reproductive period.”

― Havelock Ellis

“Education, whatever else it should or should not be, must be an inoculation against the poisons of life and an adequate equipment in knowledge and skill for meeting the chances of life.”

― Havelock Ellis

“I do regret that when I went to college, I didn’t have a liberal arts education. I got a BFA in musical theater, so it was a very directed toward what I was doing. I wish that I had expanded my horizons a little bit.”

― Heather Dubrow

“Arts education is a big part of building a 21st century creative mind, and I think that we have let way too many kids lose their way by not drawing in their young minds with music, dance, painting and the other various ways we can express those things we do not have words for.”

― Heather Watts

“I believe strongly in the power of arts education to engage and empower young people.”

― Heather Watts

“I was taught that education is the most important thing.”

― Hector Bellerin

“I don’t think I could advocate for increasing NASA’s budget by a factor of two or ten, because I want us to have good roads in our country. I want us to have good education in our country. And NASA’s budget is part of a discretionary budget, and we can’t make that bigger without taking away other things.”

― Heidi Hammel

“Education is a business – the growth business. It cultivates the growth of our learners, translates the growth of new knowledge, and builds professional growth.”

― Heidi Hayes Jacobs

“The Nazi period could have happened only in Germany because the German education of obedience to any law and order was the main problem.”

― Heinrich Boll

“If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Health and education are always issues.”

― Helen Clark

“Women like signs of money and education – things that indicate that not only is this guy going to have some resources, but he’s also willing to share them.”

― Helen Fisher

“The highest result of education is tolerance.”

― Helen Keller

“I listen to Radio 4 all the time. I didn’t go to university, so that’s my further education.”

― Helen McCrory

“My parents believed in education and economic security, and I thank them for it. Because I think that’s part of what’s made my life stable. It was instilled in me. You have to be able to pay your bills. You do not get into debt. And I never have been.”

― Helen Mirren

“The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“At CARE, a leading humanitarian organization, we recognize people live their lives in a holistic manner. Issues such as health care, education and economic empowerment cannot be addressed in a vacuum. Thus, effective programs need to tackle the multiple root causes of poverty.”

― Helene D. Gayle

“My education has been pro-England. I have been an England-minded citizen of Hamburg, and I am still in a way English-minded, but I have been disappointed by the Brits over the years.”

― Helmut Schmidt

“Venezuelans are tired of 14 years of promises and no results. The only things growing are inflation, murder and crime. The good indicators – production, education and jobs – are all falling.”

― Henrique Capriles Radonski

“Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.”

― Henry Adams

“Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.”

― Henry Adams

“The thirst for education that comes with the change the gospel brings can be a blessing or a curse, depending on our motives.”

― Henry B. Eyring

“Most Hispanics are concerned with the same issues other Americans are – the economy, jobs, education. Similar to Main Street America.”

― Henry Bonilla

“At boarding school there wasn’t much time for much of anything except education.”

― Henry Cavill

“Then it was that were passed the laws restricting emancipation and prohibiting education.”

― Henry Charles Carey

“Since the 1970s, we have witnessed the forces of market fundamentalism strip education of its public values, critical content, and civic responsibilities as part of its broader goal of creating new subjects wedded to consumerism, risk-free relationships, and the destruction of the social state.”

― Henry Giroux

“As the humanities and liberal arts are downsized, privatized, and commodified, higher education finds itself caught in the paradox of claiming to invest in the future of young people while offering them few intellectual, civic, and moral supports.”

― Henry Giroux

“Not only does neoliberalism undermine both civic education and public values and confuse education with training, it also treats knowledge as a product, promoting a neoliberal logic that views schools as malls, students as consumers, and faculty as entrepreneurs.”

― Henry Giroux

“Without an education, you won’t have a future.”

― Henry Rollins

“Education of both men and women is a wonderful contraceptive.”

― Henry W. Kendall

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Education must be aimed at creating a wider imagination in the child, not at suppressing. The child’s mind must be set free.”

― Henry Williamson

“The arts really matter in education. Sometimes the arts are the only way a student is unlocked. Sometimes it’s the only way a student can communicate.”

― Henry Winkler

“We will hire someone with less experience, less education, and less expertise than someone who has more of those things and has a rotten attitude. Because we can train people. We can teach people how to lead. We can teach people how to provide customer service. But we can’t change their DNA.”

― Herb Kelleher

“The education, the cultural awareness, is different in Europe, especially in France, from that in the United States. So I think the public will be much more appreciative of many images.”

― Herb Ritts

“Public health service should be as fully organized and as universally incorporated into our governmental system as is public education. The returns are a thousand fold in economic benefits, and infinitely more in reduction of suffering and promotion of human happiness.”

― Herbert Hoover

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.”

― Herbert Spencer

“Education has for its object the formation of character.”

― Herbert Spencer

“It’s a great culture to be a part of: there are hockey players all over the world. It has taken me to an education, getting an education at Wisconsin. I’ve been able to travel the world.”

― Hilary Knight

“What really disconcerts commentators, I suspect, is that when they read historical fiction, they feel their own lack of education may be exposed; they panic, because they don’t know which bits are true.”

― Hilary Mantel

“My Grinnell education didn’t prepare me directly for the work that I’m doing, but it did give me the tools that I needed to focus my curiosity.”

― Hilary Mason

“Typically, during recessionary times, particular groups suffer higher rates of unemployment -African Americans, and Latinos, and in some cases other minority groups. If you don’t have a high level of training or education you’re going to fall into that category.”

― Hilda Solis

“No one has the right to threaten the health, education, and well-being of children by involving them in illegal or inappropriate work.”

― Hilda Solis

“You’re in a situation where you have limited education opportunities, you don’t have any money, you can’t get a job; what are you going to do? You’re going to go back to this criminal network that you actually made while you were in prison.”

― Hill Harper

“Let’s not leave an educational vacuum to be filled by religious extremists who go to families who have no other option and offer meals, housing and some form of education. If we are going to combat extremism then we must educate those very same children.”

― Hillary Clinton

“There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who’ve historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I feel very lucky because of my parents and then my education, the opportunities that I’ve had, so I would like to continue working to improve lives for others.”

― Hillary Clinton

“While I appreciated the educational advantages I enjoyed in the school and was proud of what I could show in mental culture, I had an earnest desire for something more than a mere business education… I desired to study for a profession, and this prompted me to leave my native state.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“I think to be a good actor you need either a good experience of life or education, or both.”

― Honeysuckle Weeks

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”

― Horace Mann

“Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity.”

― Horace Mann

“A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.”

― Horace Mann

“Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.”

― Horace Mann

“Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.”

― Horace Mann

“Knowledge without education is but armed injustice.”

― Horace

“Education commences at the mother’s knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.”

― Hosea Ballou

“There’s my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book.”

― Howard Aiken

“Demography is changing us as we are older societies, we’re living longer. How the generations balance each other out, how that affects education and health care.”

― Howard Baker

“Much of education can and should take place in schools and other formally designated community institutions. But the world beyond the schoolhouse is crucial to education, and both traditional and new media are more important than ever.”

― Howard Gardner

“In a large country like the United States or India, families differ significantly on their own education values, and I don’t believe it is necessary to put everyone through the same curricula and assessments.”

― Howard Gardner

“I favor a system where students in publicly funded institutions make a commitment: if they do well in the private sector, they will revert a certain percentage of their income to the education sector; and if they devote some years to public service, their debt will be forgiven.”

― Howard Gardner

“I tried to build a company my father would have been proud to work for, that he would have looked back on and said, ‘That’s the company that honoured me, even though I don’t have an education’. I wanted to build a company that had a conscience.”

― Howard Schultz

“My musical education was grounded in blues and Chicago blues – John Lee Hooker and Otis Redding.”

― Hozier

“I had a fascination with the roots of African American music. That would have been my first education in music. I had a real passion for it. I wanted to play it, sing it. I could sing at a young age, but I started to teach myself bass guitar and started writing when I was 15.”

― Hozier

“My father is a real idealist, and he’s all about learning. If I asked for a pair of Nikes growing up, it was just a resounding ‘No.’ But if I asked for a saxophone, one would appear and next day and I’d be signed up for lessons. So anything to do with education or learning, my father would spare no expense.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.”

― Hugh MacDiarmid

“The question is, will we continue to fight what may be a rearguard action to defend universal literacy as a central goal of our education system, or are we bold enough to see what’s actually happening to our culture?”

― Hugh Mackay

“When I left South Africa in 1960 I was 20 years old. I wanted to try to get an education, and music education was not available for me in South Africa.”

― Hugh Masekela

“The most important problem that Turkey has is education.”

― Husnu Ozyegin

“After becoming deaf, I realized that I’d better get an education if I was ever to do anything with my life.”

― I. King Jordan

“The jails are full of kids from kids’ homes. You’re 16 years old, and you’re out on the street. How you going to fend for yourself at 16 if you’ve not had an education? You’re going to turn to crime.”

― Ian Brown

“My favorite subject was either English or History. I had a really awesome high school education.”

― Ian Harding

“English was great because I could just write my opinion, and that was good enough. I was terrible in Math, even though I had amazing Math teachers. My favorite subject was either English or History. I had a really awesome high school education.”

― Ian Harding

“My parents were keen for me to have the education they themselves never had. They weren’t able to guide me towards particular books, but they encouraged me to read, which I did, randomly and compulsively.”

― Ian Mcewan

“I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.”

― Ibrahim Hooper

“We can all agree that we need to be helping small businesses. All of us can agree that the cost of higher education is too high, and college debt is too big of a burden for young people.”

― Ilhan Omar

“Learning is not limited to the classroom, and Minnesota shouldn’t limit its education resources there, either.”

― Ilhan Omar

“Knowledge has outstripped character development, and the young today are given an education rather than an upbringing.”

― Ilya Ehrenburg

“My mother didn’t set out to surround us with white students or colleagues. My mother just sought a quality education. People have these expectations of who they think you should be. And I say it’s because they don’t really understand Malcolm X – or his wife.”

― Ilyasah Shabazz

“Education was something my parents always put a lot of emphasis on. It was naturally in me, and my sister is equally driven. She is a paediatric endocrinologist.”

― Imran Amed

“When you come through a business education, a lot of what they teach you is to make decisions through analysis, and logic and rationale, and I’m a big believer in that. But I also believe in the power of instinct. The truth is you’re never going to have a perfect answer or view of how it is going to work.”

― Imran Amed

“I have met with hundreds of young fashion designers, hundreds of fashion startups, hundreds of CEOs and business leaders. All I do is get to ask questions of professionals in the industry. I learn from every conversation. It is the best education I could have.”

― Imran Amed

“My education was very tough.”

― Ingmar Bergman

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”

― Isaac Asimov

“You mustn’t forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.”

― Isaac Rosenberg

“Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.”

― Isabel Allende

“I think an education is beneficial, but whether it takes an education to be successful in the arts is a whole other question.”

― Isaiah Mustafa

“My university work was not central to my education.”

― Italo Calvino

“I am playing the violin, that’s all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“In the musician, there is a tendency to have a narrowness. It’s all compartmentalized. I am playing the violin; that’s all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“A lot of society tries to put people with disabilities into one cube, and when you think about it, many, many people have different types of disabilities, and you cannot put a code that applies to towards everyone – generally, they can be guidelines, but in the long run, interior designers and architects need more education on the subject.”

― Itzhak Perlman

“We have become unable to think of better education except in terms of more complex schools and of teachers trained for ever longer periods.”

― Ivan Illich

“By the early seventeenth century, a new consensus began to arise: the idea that man was born incompetent for society and remained so unless he was provided with ‘education.’”

― Ivan Illich

“We need first of all the reform of our justice system. We need reform of the education system, because of quality of education because of innovation and technology. And we need administrative reform. Too much bureaucracy.”

― Iveta Radicova

“Studies have proven that early childhood education returns to society as much as $12 for every dollar invested. Our goal is to identify the most important development opportunities for children five years and younger, providing insight to transform early childhood education from a social policy issue into an economic imperative.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Early childhood education is an urgent educational, economic and moral imperative. Without it, we face a long-term national economic security crisis.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center serves as a poignant reminder of our past and a trusted source of education for schoolchildren, community members, and visitors from across the country.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“I focus on supporting high quality early childhood health care and education. By betting my resources on very young children, I know I’m making an investment that pays guaranteed dividends with a high rate of return.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Early education is the type of issue politicians nod their heads at, and then when it comes time to make a tough decision, a financial trade-off, inevitably it’s about the first item tossed from the table.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“Great law schools like Northwestern are here to expand the minds of their students, to allow them to achieve their personal goals, to enable them to contribute, to give back in ways that they could not without the education they receive here, and to help them make the greatest country in the world just a little more accessible, a little fairer.”

― J. B. Pritzker

“I think that anybody that stays in school, gets good grades, pays the price, I think we are wealthy enough in the public and the private sector in America to make sure that every child in America that wants to continue their education, they should be able to do that.”

― J. C. Watts

“We think of the Marine Corps as a military outfit, and of course it is, but for me, the U.S. Marine Corps was a four-year crash course in character education. It taught me how to make a bed, how to do laundry, how to wake up early, how to manage my finances. These are things my community didn’t teach me.”

― J. D. Vance

“Church attendance rates among white Americans without a college education have dropped pretty significantly. People with college degrees are more likely to go to church than people without college degrees among the white working class.”

― J. D. Vance

“One of the things that concerns me is that so few people who go and get an education elsewhere… feel any real… pull for returning home.”

― J. D. Vance

“We are afraid to face the hard questions. We are willing to tackle drugs, crime, and public education only if it doesn’t cost us any new taxes.”

― J. Irwin Miller

“Education is very important to me.”

― J. K. Simmons

“I obtained eight years of elementary education in a two-room school, where I encountered a stern but engaging teacher who awakened my intellect with instruction that would seem rigorous today in many colleges. History figured large in the curriculum, exciting for me what was to become an enduring interest.”

― J. Michael Bishop

“Jail is definitely not cool. Education is.”

― Ja Rule

“Being incarcerated is truly very serious, and it has changed my life to such an extent that breaking the cycle has become my sole focus. Jail is definitely not cool. Education is.”

― Ja Rule

“I’ve been in elementary education for years and my belief is that Christmas pageants in schools are little more than conditioning kids for the Christian religion.”

― Jack Bowman

“Bringing GIS into schools gets the kids very excited and indirectly teaches them different components of STEM education. That’s been illustrated at school after school.”

― Jack Dangermond

“We have to build a better education in this country. We need to step it up.”

― Jack Dangermond

“During that year at Harvard learning with Carl Steinitz, I had the feeling that I was drinking knowledge out of a fire hose. I learned more in that year than I had learned in the previous ten years of my education.”

― Jack Dangermond

“But I like going to church. If you’ve been brought up in the Church of England, it feels like visiting an elderly relative. And I think it’s important that part of the kids’ education is knowing about the Bible.”

― Jack Dee

“I was studying primary school education. I was going to be a teacher. I was going to get my teaching qualification and have that as my safety net and then tackle the music industry.”

― Jack Garratt

“I wanted to be a teacher because that is all I knew. It was a great course on primary school education, in which I could specialise in music, but I ended up dropping out after I was honest with myself about what I really wanted to do with my life.”

― Jack Garratt

“Spend hundreds of millions; talk endlessly about issues; present 12-point plans for education, the economy, and the environment. But in the end, the election of our next president can turn on a gaffe.”

― Jack Germond

“The zeitgeist is for cutting spending and balancing the budget. But I do not want the Republican Party to be perceived as putting the budget ahead of people, jobs and education.”

― Jack Kemp

“When someone has the desire to go to school and has the ability but can’t get into our schools, that’s wrong. Education drives the economy and the quality of life.”

― Jack Miller

“I find the education I got from living in Derby and being streetwise and knowing the people that I know, the lessons that I had to learn growing up, have set me in good stead for this kind of working life.”

― Jack O’Connell

“Saint Joseph’s still is among the smaller-enrollment institutions with a big-time basketball program. The Jesuits still offer the same high-quality education. St. Joe’s students and alumni are as supportive as ever, and their spirit is unquenchable.”

― Jack Ramsay

“In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools.”

― Jack Steinberger

“I think you can’t really escape any kind of spiritual education as a child, whether it’s New Age or Judaism or Buddhism or whatever it is. You can’t escape it, even if you completely disagree with it, you still have it as a foundation that you base things off of.”

― Jack White

“I give the children education.”

― Jackie Chan

“When I was young I didn’t care about education, just money and box office.”

― Jackie Chan

“After two years at UCLA, I decided to leave. I was convinced that no amount of education would help a black man get a job.”

― Jackie Robinson

“I believe the government should ensure all children are provided with a good education.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“The test and the use of man’s education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.”

― Jacques Barzun

“Except among those whose education has been in the minimalist style, it is understood that hasty moral judgments about the past are a form of injustice.”

― Jacques Barzun

“For me, health, education, and spirituality should never be commercialised.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“Kids are prone to be on their phone and their iPads, prone to sharing things and making things. Instead of trying to divorce education from that, let’s lean into that.”

― Jake Barton

“Besides being a slum kid with no great education in anything except how to fight and stay alive and steal, I also had this temper.”

― Jake LaMotta

“The quality of your public education shouldn’t be defined by your zip code.”

― Jalen Rose

“I was a member of the Fab Five at the University of Michigan, but I was also on the Dean’s List there. I took pride in my education.”

― Jalen Rose

“Nothing substitutes for a great education.”

― Jalen Rose

“Schools should be open. If it’s a public education, and the school in your district is poor-performing, you should be able to put your student or kid wherever you want.”

― Jalen Rose

“Sometimes life limits your choices – rising tuition costs may put university out of reach, or like me, personal circumstances might simply make it difficult to complete your education.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Having an education is extremely valuable, but we need to help people connect their choice of studies to a potential career at an earlier age so that they are better prepared to get the job they want when the time comes.”

― Jameela Jamil

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

― James A. Garfield

“I am the product of the American education system. It is a system that has always been on the lookout for bright boys and girls. It spotted me when I was 14, and I owe a tremendous debt to my alma mater.”

― James A. Michener

“Growing up, my education about Test cricket came from dad’s video of the 1981 Ashes series – and Ian Botham’s incredible match at Headingley.”

― James Anderson

“Earning high returns isn’t just a matter of bragging rights – endowment income supports the missions of nonprofit institutions, whether education, as with college and universities, or broader social programs, as at many private foundations.”

― James B. Stewart

“The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.”

― James Baldwin

“Education is indoctrination if you’re white – subjugation if you’re black.”

― James Baldwin

“Now Dave Eggers, if you lived in San Francisco, is not an easy person to be done with. Everyone – and by everyone, I mean every white person with a college education and an interest in books – wants a piece of him. It’s not just his amazingly powerful prose; it’s also his charitable works.”

― James Bernard Frost

“My Latin education teaches me that religion comes from religio, which means, ‘to bind.’ To bind with rope. And that’s all it means. So whenever I hear somebody go, ‘I feel so religious right now!’ I’m like, ‘Well, you’re tying yourself up in knots, are you?’”

― James Callis

“Right-wingers don’t want public education to succeed.”

― James Carville

“BBC3 even started their biggest shows, like Jack Whitehall’s ‘Bad Education,’ they premiered on the iPlayer a week before it went on TV. I think it should always be at the forefront of what is fresh and exciting, and therefore it should be the first channel to exist online.”

― James Corden

“My real education began when I entered the University of Chicago in September 1951 as a graduate student.”

― James Cronin

“My primary and secondary education was provided by the Highland Park Public School System.”

― James Cronin

“I think if you have to pay for your education, you worry very seriously about you’re going to do when you’ve got your degree.”

― James Dyson

“Arbitrary benchmarks cheat kids out of a fulfilling education.”

― James Dyson

“For women, the important ingredients for happiness are to forge an identity, serve the Lord, get an education, develop your talents, serve your family, and, if possible, to have a family of your own.”

― James E. Faust

“We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy.”

― James E. Rogers

“Higher education is not growing fast enough to meet the needs of Nevada.”

― James E. Rogers

“In terms of addressing crime issues in the black community, the dominant political class has historically refused to endorse the full slate of reforms along lines of education, economic security, housing, etc, necessary to address the root causes.”

― James Forman, Jr.

“Eighty-five percent cannot read when they enter the security forces of Afghanistan. Why? Because the Taliban withheld education during the period of time in which these men and women would have learned to read.”

― James G. Stavridis

“The cognitive skills prized by the American educational establishment and measured by achievement tests are only part of what is required for success in life. Character skills are equally important determinants of wages, education, health and many other significant aspects of flourishing lives.”

― James Heckman

“The traditional story of economists has been to say education explains what the returns are to school. I say, ‘Okay, that’s fine, but what explains the education? How much is just a matter of my giving you a poor kid versus a rich kid?’”

― James Heckman

“The goal, I think, of American education, for decades, and across many, many scholars, was basically to teach people broad lessons in how to live life, how to engage life, how to essentially be effective citizens and effective people.”

― James Heckman

“It is imperative to change the way we look at education. We should invest in the foundation of school readiness from birth to age 5.”

― James Heckman

“Everything that everyone is afraid of has already happened: The fragility of capitalism, which we don’t want to admit; the loss of the empire of the United States; and American exceptionalism. In fact, American exceptionalism is that we are exceptionally backward in about fifteen different categories, from education to infrastructure.”

― James Hillman

“The popular story is that America was built by immigrants and that, therefore, everything about immigration is good and leads to a more successful society. This narrative is so devoid of historical context that it should embarrass anyone beyond a second-grade education.”

― James Howard Kunstler

“Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people.”

― James L. Farmer, Jr.

“No matter where I travel in the state, people want to talk about education.”

― James Lankford

“Centralized national decision-making on education reduces the role of the parent and the local districts.”

― James Lankford

“Every schoolteacher will tell you that there is no substitute for engaged parents in the education of a child.”

― James Lankford

“Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents meriting an education which his parents cannot afford, he should be carried forward at the public expense.”

― James Madison

“Do you know who the real hypocrite is? It’s the federal government and the Justice Department. It’s a fraud; it’s a lie. They have no interest in the education of black children. They are only interested in the politics of it.”

― James Meredith

“I went to India with UNICEF in connection with Manchester United to raise money for children’s education.”

― James Nesbitt

“There are terrific models for success with reluctant readers, but many school systems and state governments need to set aside their ‘not invented here’ and ‘we have more important problems than education’ attitudes.”

― James Patterson

“In England, literary pretence is more universal than elsewhere from our method of education.”

― James Payn

“The present structure of rewards in high schools produces a response on the part of an adolescent social system which effectively impedes the process of education.”

― James S. Coleman

“It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.”

― James Thurber

“Being the lead of the show and working a lot of hours – all good stuff, a tremendous education, incredible opportunity, it changed my life – it was a marathon, and by the end of it I was pretty beat.”

― James Van Der Beek

“It is such a tricky transition between education and work.”

― James William Middleton

“It is possible to have a public education system that works.”

― James Wolfensohn

“If you can feed your family, give them an education, then you are a success.”

― Jami Gertz

“I wanted to acknowledge my U.S. heritage and to belong to it more closely. Having said that, I am certainly British by formation and education and readily think of London as home. I had never lived in the U.S. till 2007.”

― Jamie Bamber

“I probably didn’t put forth the effort I should have put forth, didn’t realize the value of education until I went to college.”

― Jamie Moyer

“I began drawing when I was nearly 3, and after finishing the sixth grade, I left school to paint and was tutored at home. My father didn’t think a formal education was necessary for a painter.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“Economic growth can enable development if it is supplemented by public policies that encourage circulation of wealth, especially into crucial areas such as public healthcare and education.”

― Jamshyd Godrej

“We have over 500,000 illegal immigrants living in Arizona. And we simply cannot sustain it. It costs us a tremendous amount of money of course in health care, in education, and then, on top of it all, in incarceration. And the federal government doesn’t reimburse us on any of these things.”

― Jan Brewer

“I don’t want Washington – let me be perfectly clear – I do not want Washington involved in local education decisions any more than I want them involved in common core. You know, common core was a state-created and state-implemented voluntary set of standards in Math and English that are comparable across state lines.”

― Jan Brewer

“Besides taking jobs from American workers, illegal immigration creates huge economic burdens on our health care system, our education system, our criminal justice system, our environment, our infrastructure and our public safety.”

― Jan C. Ting

“There were a lot of negatives, of course, but there were positives to living a life unfettered by possessions. It gave us the chance to focus on education, which was very important in the Soviet Union.”

― Jan Koum

“Jackie Berman, a 64-year-old widow and former special education teacher from Chicago, enrolled in Obamacare. She really needed coverage after sustaining serious injuries from being hit by a car. Now Jackie gets the care she needs at an affordable rate.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“We should put hardworking families first by voting on legislation to create jobs, raise wages, provide equal pay for women, invest in education, protect voting rights, and pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“Higher wages for American workers are not just good for American families, they are good for our economy. I will keep fighting for a raise for hard working Americans so our families can afford housing, help their children get a quality education, and secure a good retirement.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“The ‘People’s Budget’ rewards hard work and invests in our country. It ensures that everyone has an opportunity to get a good education, find a good job, live in a safe and secure home, put food on the table, have affordable health care, save for retirement, and maybe have a little left over.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“When girls can get an education and women can work and run businesses or even serve as elected officials, the world benefits.”

― Jan Schakowsky

“New York is the opposite of East Germany, the crown of individuality. That’s why I can work well here and find out what I personally think of the pieces I’m learning. I can lay aside all the baggage of German education. In any case, whatever I do, I can’t lose it altogether.”

― Jan Vogler

“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.”

― Jane Austen

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

― Jane Austen

“Our universities and museums are respected around the country.”

― Jane Byrne

“I have said it on several occasions, several times from this podium, that providing a quality education for our children is high on my priority list. I will not stop now.”

― Jane D. Hull

“Education in this country is about how to maintain the status quo and to perpetuate racism.”

― Jane Elliot

“Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. Their future children deserve the opportunity to grow up in financially and emotionally stable homes. Our communities benefit from healthy, productive, well-prepared young people.”

― Jane Fonda

“If adolescent pregnancy prevention is to become a priority, then our strategy, as advocates, must contain two key elements: civic engagement and education.”

― Jane Fonda

“The message of women’s liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.”

― Jane Rule

“I grew up at a time in Hawaii where there were trans women around, so there were visible role models for me. At the same time, as a low-income trans girl of color, there were so many things that I didn’t have access to. I didn’t have access to a great education. I didn’t have access to affordable healthcare.”

― Janet Mock

“If American schooling is inadequate now, just imagine how much more obsolete it will be when today’s kindergarten students graduate from high school in just 12 years.”

― Janet Napolitano

“Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.”

― Janet Napolitano

“What good is telling America’s children that they will have equal opportunity for education if they don’t have the skills that will even get them to the point of benefiting from education, because they didn’t have the child care, the health care that would enable them to grow as strong and constructive human beings?”

― Janet Reno

“I can’t believe I managed to go through a liberal-arts and theater education and take all these women’s-studies classes and never have addressed that the ‘Muppets’ were all boys, except for one pig who was obsessed with herself!”

― Janet Varney

“Policies to strengthen education and training, to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and to promote capital investment, both public and private, could all potentially be of great benefit in improving future living standards in our nation.”

― Janet Yellen

“The foundation of a strong economy and job creation begins with providing every child in America with the best possible education, including students with disabilities.”

― Jared Polis

“Our students are the best investment we can make for our country and our future economic prosperity. It’s in our best interest to ensure they’re receiving the best education possible and maximizing their potential.”

― Jared Polis

“Improving our nation’s education system has long been the cornerstone of my policy agenda.”

― Jared Polis

“That’s why I created the New America School – to fill the cracks in our public education system.”

― Jared Polis

“When I was first elected to the Colorado State Board of Education in 2000, we had to carry a big binder filled with hundreds of pages to every meeting. By 2004, the State Board had gone paperless. We even persuaded the less-tech-savvy members to use laptops to pull up their information during meetings.”

― Jared Polis

“One of my main legislative efforts in education is to help expand and replicate successful charter schools. Charter schools are public schools with site-based governance.”

― Jared Polis

“Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s when my dad had an art gallery, one of the things that frustrated me was the world seemed so tiny, and to appreciate contemporary art, you needed a history of art, a formal education. I was more interested in the people, and that’s why I went into the movie business in the first place.”

― Jason Blum

“When it comes to education, there is no one site you can point to that you can say, ‘They speak to the world, and that is the site where you go to learn.’”

― Jason Calacanis

“I grew up hearing stories about how my maternal grandfather had put himself through engineering school in New York City. He saved money by walking down to a gas station once a week to take a shower. When I applied to college, both education and investment value were important to me.”

― Jason Kilar

“The DREAMers who are in my state are some of the most ambitious, creative, going to be productive businesspeople and doctors. That’s why I’m proud of being the first governor to make sure the DREAMers get access to college education.”

― Jay Inslee

“The people of Missouri said they expect their elected leaders to support public schools because they know that education is the best economic development tool there is.”

― Jay Nixon

“There’s been an unquestionable decline in American culture. The education system is thin on the ground. People don’t read as deeply and at length as they used to. And the media has been scattered into so many cable channels.”

― Jay Parini

“One of the most subtle but aggressive ways racism exists is through our education system.”

― Jaylen Brown

“When I got to Cal, they tried to put me in safe classes, things I could succeed at. I went to Cal for an education. That’s definitely problematic. You see athletes taking majors that don’t add up to anything.”

― Jaylen Brown

“Sports and education, I think they overlap.”

― Jaylen Brown

“Having transgender characters leads to more visibility, which creates education. Education can hopefully lead to everyone treating our community with acceptance and love.”

― Jazz Jennings

“The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.”

― Jean de la Bruyere

“Education makes us more stupid than the brutes. A thousand voices call to us on every hand, but our ears are stopped with wisdom.”

― Jean Giraudoux

“We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Do I dare set forth here the most important, the most useful rule of all education? It is not to save time, but to squander it.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“Everything that can be associated to ideas, inventions, copyrights, and patents is part of the IP world – at least, that’s my definition. That all starts with people. Education is key.”

― Jean-Philippe Courtois

“The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.”

― Jean Piaget

“The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.”

― Jean Piaget

“It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.”

― Jean Piaget

“During the first few months of an infant’s life, its manner of taking the breast, of laying its head on the pillow, etc., becomes crystallized into imperative habits. This is why education must begin in the cradle.”

― Jean Piaget

“Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our intentions to ban religion in society, but solely to protect the national education system from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation.”

― Jean-Pierre Raffarin

“I was blessed to have a mother and father that recognized the value of education.”

― Jeb Bush

“If we don’t empower families to be able to have a quality education, then their children – for the first time in American history, truly the first time – will not have the same economic opportunities.”

― Jeb Bush

“Public education must be viewed from the lens of providing each child with the learning environment that best meets his or her needs. If we can send a low-income child to a parochial school, knowing that his odds of attending college will increase as a result, then that should be our mission.”

― Jeb Bush

“I don’t know if I’m a national education figure.”

― Jeb Bush

“We need to end the government monopoly in education by transferring power from bureaucracies and unions to families. The era of defining public education as allegiance to centralized school districts must end.”

― Jeb Bush

“I envision presenting parents with a marketplace of school choices – public, private, parochial, charter, virtual, blended, and home education. They then can choose the model that best equips their children for success.”

― Jeb Bush

“I have a proven record, a record of accomplishment, a record of cutting taxes, of shrinking the government, of reforming education, of challenging the status quo, eliminating career civil service protections, shrinking the government workforce by 11 percent, but leading the nation in job growth.”

― Jeb Bush

“The United States is the most innovative country in the world. But our leadership could slip away if we fail to properly fund primary, secondary and higher education.”

― Jeff Bingaman

“There are a lot of people getting killed by guns in our country for reasons, from my understanding, that are preventable. So many guns that are left loaded, unlocked. So you can educate. That doesn’t seem to be too controversial – education.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I don’t want to do any more covers. It’s good to learn to make things your own, but the education’s over. ‘Grace’ is putting a lot of things to rest.”

― Jeff Buckley

“Education needs to be personalized and flexible, which means education policy needs to originate from our local communities and not from some bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.”

― Jeff Duncan

“Parents and teachers alike are alarmed by this top-down approach to education that wrongly ties education money for states to the adoption of academic standards that do not fully reflect the values of South Carolina.”

― Jeff Duncan

“The Washington-knows-best approach has repeatedly failed the very children it proposes to help. It’s time to roll back Common Core and return education to the people who it matters most to – children, parents, and teachers.”

― Jeff Duncan

“Considering community support and cost-benefit analysis, I have supported earmarks for projects of high public purpose involving such areas as higher education, alternative energy, transportation, medical research and military infrastructure.”

― Jeff Fortenberry

“You may be a redneck if… you have spent more on your pickup truck than on your education.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“Technology can be a great equalizer when it comes to health care, education – to the point where rich, poor, middle class can all get the same benefits.”

― Jeff Greene

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

― Jeff Rich

“But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.”

― Jeffrey Archer

“My education was doing good plays and also stinkers. When you do a stinker, you learn how to act. I like having to audition. It’s nice to do rehearsals. But it’s with an audience that you get to love it!”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“I think I made $55 a week, and it was bliss… I was doing theater. It was all I ever wanted to do. It was so much fun, and you got paid for it, and you met people, and it’s the greatest education in the world. And in my little Greenbrier station wagon, I felt very much like a troubadour.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“There are these very poor communities on the outskirts of Cairo called Mokattam, where a lot of the garbage collectors live. I used to volunteer there, doing health and education work when I was younger and living in Egypt.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“Instead of saving for someone else’s college education, I’m currently saving for a luxury retirement community replete with golf carts and handsome young male nurses who love butterscotch.”

― Jen Kirkman

“I hope to focus on what I’m passionate about because I think I’d do them best job on them – education, urban education, women and children’s issues and literacy.”

― Jenna Bush

“I don’t think of myself as a policy expert. I think education is the most important thing.”

― Jenna Bush

“I was honored to wear ‘Arizona’ across my chest. I am extremely blessed to have my education completely paid for and take part in the great tradition of Wildcat softball. To have my jersey number retired was the ultimate compliment.”

― Jennie Finch

“We all have a responsibility to volunteer somewhere and I’m lucky that I get the education and get taken to places to see what’s out there and see what’s happening and to then be a part of it in hopefully an impactful way.”

― Jennifer Garner

“My mom grew up in poverty in Oklahoma – like Dust Bowl, nine people in one room kind of place – and the way she got out of poverty was through education. My dad grew up without a dad, with very little and he also made his way out through education.”

― Jennifer Garner

“My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.”

― Jennifer Garner

“My mom was really vigorous about making sure that we saw things and that we questioned things. Education was so important to both of my parents.”

― Jennifer Garner

“My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics – they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and traveled – even though it meant budgeting like crazy.”

― Jennifer Garner

“With Michigan’s economic future on the line, we can’t afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam.”

― Jennifer Granholm

“I’m very jealous of my daughter’s education. She’s been inspired by her teachers, and nobody inspired me as a teenager.”

― Jenny Eclair

“Those outside of autism need to understand this is an epidemic and we need more government funding, insurance coverage and education reform.”

― Jenny McCarthy

“I got great sex education, and I always knew that if I wanted to be sexually active, I had to have safe sex.”

― Jenny Slate

“My privileged upbringing and education and linguistic fluency gave me such proximity to whiteness that it stung all the more to still find myself outside of it. My mother, on the other hand, not only accepted that she would always be an outsider in this country but also believed it to be a finer fate and home than any other she could have had.”

― Jenny Zhang

“There is a self interest in voting for a society where there is health care for all, where there’s a mental health service for all, where there is education service for all.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“There are some people who have had no pay rises for a very long time, and, working in highly skilled and highly responsible roles and in the health services and education, they deserve to be properly remunerated.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“Because I’ve never had any higher education of any sort, I’ve never held in awe those who have had it or have a sense of superiority over those who don’t.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“Obsession with the market seem to prevent ministers looking at the huge problem and all its ramifications in health, education and employment that come from the housing insecurity that too many face.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“Education must, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them.”

― Jerome Bruner

“I dreamed my way into Lincoln and the details that moved me – his lack of education or ‘civilized’ manners and his deep connection to all humankind.”

― Jerome Charyn

“The education of my brother and myself was of paramount importance to my parents, and in addition to their strong encouragement, they were prepared to make any sacrifice to further our intellectual development.”

― Jerome Isaac Friedman

“They greatly respected scholarship in itself, but they also impressed upon us that there were great opportunities available for those who were well educated. I received my primary and secondary education in Chicago.”

― Jerome Isaac Friedman

“I came from a poor family in Coney Island. I learned to write by reading the ‘Post.’ This was my education.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“There really is a hunger and a demand for something different in higher education.”

― Jerry Falwell, Jr.

“I never got a formal education. So my intellect is my common sense. I don’t have anything else going for me. And my common sense opens the door to instinct.”

― Jerry Lewis

“People come to me with their passion about transportation, about education, about health care, about agriculture, the dairy industry, the almond growers. I’m just a kid in a candy store, learning and eating up all this different knowledge.”

― Jerry McNerney

“I had a lot of trouble in school to begin with. I got left back in kindergarten, and I was in special education. My teachers didn’t have very much faith in me.”

― Jesse Ball

“Such schemes take money from people who can least afford to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that eats money people thought they were providing for education.”

― Jesse Helms

“Exposing Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam’s wicked radicalization of black American males must become a key component of our national education.”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“Disabled people need more invested in their education, housing, job training, transportation, assistive technology, and independent-living facilities. Governments earn back this investment – and more – by making people with disabilities economically productive citizens.”

― Jesse Ventura

“We should all have the opportunity to at least get a basic education and feel that you are worthy of something in life.”

― Jesse Williams

“I like characters and stories that challenge the status quo. Lately, I’m really interested in history because I find that in my public school education, I didn’t learn about women in history. I want to introduce the world to some great stories and incredible heroes.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Language is so important to the Irish, almost regardless of education.”

― Jessie Buckley

“Growing up in Augusta in such a protected and loving community is something that I really enjoy talking about. I love talking about – even though I grew up, of course, in the time of segregated schools: Brown vs. Board of Education came along after I was already in first grade.”

― Jessye Norman

“My wife wanted my children to have some Chinese culture and education. She believes the children need to learn two languages and two cultures.”

― Jet Li

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“All of us have been trained by education and environment to seek personal gain and security and to fight for ourselves. Though we cover it over with pleasant phrases, we have been educated for various professions within a system which is based on exploitation and acquisitive fear.”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You may be able to read Bernard Shaw’s plays, you may be able to quote Shakespeare or Voltaire or some new philosopher; but if you in yourself are not intelligent, if you are not creative, what is the point of this education?”

― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Certainly if I were to think in terms of a field that would have required a different mode of education, I think I would have leaned in the direction of being a therapist. And without the education, or a different kind of education, I think my first choice would be a landscape architect. I love to garden.”

― Jill McCorkle

“We already know that kids who get put in front of TVs instead of interacting, this is not good in all kinds of ways. And it’s just not good for their cognitive – it’s not good for their social development – I mean, that is incredible that kids in kindergarten… We should be moving away from screens at all levels of education, not moving into them.”

― Jill Stein

“My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school.”

― Jillian Bach

“I want to make as much of a contribution as I can, to Harvard, to higher education and hopefully, to education around the world.”

― Jim Breyer

“I feel there is so much more we can do in improving education, making it accessible and understanding how technology can be a part of the solution.”

― Jim Breyer

“The collision of mobile and social platforms and the need to build these companies from the ground up – whether it’s a game, a healthcare application, an education application – building these from the ground up is what allows entrepreneurial activity to be unleashed.”

― Jim Breyer

“Even though the money is great and the fame is great, you still have a lot of disenfranchised young men that are participating in the NFL that are not very happy. A lot of them are very bitter. A lot them are very angry. So many of them have had no fathers and no home life, and basically, no education.”

― Jim Brown

“When you have a problem, rules don’t solve your problem. It’s caring and education.”

― Jim Brown

“Martin Luther King was a misguided leader. He worked to be recognized as the leader of black America when what black America needs isn’t a leader, it is education.”

― Jim Brown

“Education, family, character, intelligence, humility, okay? These are the things that make a culture live.”

― Jim Brown

“The Jewish culture has a wonderful thing about education. It has a great thing about family; it has a great thing about unity, hard work, dedication. I would like to say the African-American community should emulate that.”

― Jim Brown

“Young men in my day really stepped up… These were champions for freedom, equality, and justice for all human beings, and they were educated individuals that used their education and knowledge to represent their case.”

― Jim Brown

“Democrats are fighting for a new direction that includes protecting Social Security as well as making healthcare affordable, bringing down the high cost of gasoline, and making higher education more accessible for all Americans.”

― Jim Clyburn

“My dad didn’t have a formal education, but he had a wonderful vocabulary. So in ‘Harvest,’ I wanted my main character to be an innately intelligent man who would have the vocabulary to say whatever he wanted in the same way as lots of working-class people can.”

― Jim Crace

“I would support a devolution of power out of Washington for education, health care, transportation.”

― Jim DeMint

“Well, we lost a lot of our independence already. We are dependent on China for credit. We are dependent on Middle Eastern countries for energy supplies. And many Americans are dependent on the government for their income, health care, education of their children, food stamps.”

― Jim DeMint

“I remain as committed as ever to working across party lines with anyone who believes we must invest in the future of our economy by revitalizing our transportation infrastructure, ensuring every child is getting a world class education, and spurring research and development of new technologies.”

― Jim Himes

“Education is the foundation for all we do in life, it shapes who we are and what we aspire to be. Creativity fuels innovation, and it’s what all states should strive to instill in the next generations.”

― Jim Hunt

“In the depth of the near depression, that he faced when he came in, Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress provided ‘recovery funds’ that literally kept our classrooms open. Two years ago, these funds saved nearly 20,000 teacher and education jobs – just here in North Carolina.”

― Jim Hunt

“In Barack Obama, we have a great education president who is rebuilding America. His Race to the Top program is doing more to ‘spur us’ to improve our public schools than anything we’ve ever done as a nation.”

― Jim Hunt

“This is not a time for America to ‘believe in magic.’ This is a time to drive education forward. This is a time to drive the economy forward. This is a time to drive America forward. We must do it together. And we must re-elect Barack Obama as President of the United States.”

― Jim Hunt

“Who knows what technology will emerge in the next five years, let alone 20. Yet the education we provide our children now is supposed to last for decades. We cannot train them for jobs that do not even exist yet, but we can provide them with the minds and tools they’ll need to adapt to our ever-changing set of circumstances.”

― Jim Hunt

“We don’t have universal health care. Education is so expensive. We have these massive problems, you know? So it makes me really happy to think that somebody could have all the music in the world for free. But at the same time, if you have enough money to pay for it, you should pay for it.”

― Jim James

“When I was 23, I didn’t have much of an interest in politics. All of my interests were in partying and meeting girls and doing stand-up. That’s all I cared about. Now, when you have a kid and stuff, you start watching the news and say, ‘They shouldn’t take money away from this education department.’ You start having much more exact opinions.”

― Jim Jefferies

“We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.”

― Jim Jeffords

“Looking ahead, I can see more and more instances where I will disagree with the president on very fundamental issues. The largest, for me, is education.”

― Jim Jeffords

“I was looking for a new challenge and got an interest in trying to make a difference for families. You become more aware of how important families are. They are the key institution in our culture. The reason I got into politics was to try to make a difference for that key institution, whether it was tax policy, education policy, or whatever.”

― Jim Jordan

“The changing economic situation, the changing global market means it is understandable that employers are constantly raising the bar. It is challenging the education system to come up with ever higher standards to meet the expectation of employers.”

― Jim Knight

“I studied secondary education.”

― Jim McKay

“If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.”

― Jim Rohn

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

― Jim Rohn

“My well-meaning parents decided to send me to a Catholic grade school to get a better education than I probably would have received at the local public school. They had no way of knowing that the school nuns, who were the majority of the teachers at this particular parochial school, were right-wing, card-carrying John Birch Society members.”

― Jim Starlin

“Water and sanitation has not had the same kind of champion that global health, and even education, have had.”

― Jim Yong Kim

“I think tax is tough in this country. Every time I sign a cheque to pay tax, it drives me crazy. But at the same time, I’m happy to live here. I want to have a good medical system, good education, good roads, so it’s a Catch 22. I hate it, but it’s a necessary evil.”

― Jimmy Barnes

“I believe young people from working families should have access to debt-free education because I know from my own experience that a high-school degree is not always enough, and a higher education can change a life.”

― Jimmy Gomez

“I really think that education is ground zero for fixing anything.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I am a firm believer in education and have worked very hard to tell young Latinos that they must go to college and that, if possible, they should pursue an advanced degree. I am convinced that education is the great equalizer.”

― Jimmy Smits

“As an actor and as a performer, I’ve felt that the education system has really helped me in a lot of ways… there was always a teacher or a professor along the way that kept pushing me to the next stage.”

― Jimmy Smits

“Education is the key in so many ways.”

― Jimmy Smits

“I went to Brooklyn College as an education major. It was a big deal in the family, but really, I was living for Mom and Dad.”

― Jimmy Smits

“I think education was the key for me, and that’s what I tell kids. That base in the classics gave me something to springboard from, which I wouldn’t have had if I’d come out to Los Angeles early and been guest punk of the week on ‘Hill Street Blues.’”

― Jimmy Smits

“When I was at school you got an overall general education on many things, even just basic facts.”

― Jo Brand

“Education is there to help our children negotiate the world and understand the communities they’re a part of. We owe it to them to provide them with the best information we can to live their lives happily, safely, and without discrimination.”

― Jo Swinson

“I respect everyone’s right to their own religious beliefs, but for me, this cannot extend to our education system treating some people’s lives and identities as if they are somehow less worthy of respect or love.”

― Jo Swinson

“A girl born in Drumchapel in Glasgow has just as much right to good health and the opportunities provided by a good education as a Surrey stockbroker’s son.”

― Jo Swinson

“My degree was in education, but the idea of being a teacher lost out to being a reporter. I worked at a newspaper for a while, then went to New York and worked in PR at RCA and NBC, and at ‘The United States Steel Hour,’ a drama series.”

― Joan Ganz Cooney

“I was very happy being education minister and deputy to John Cain.”

― Joan Kirner

“Mum was an absolutely determined woman. She was determined I would have a good education, and they went without all sorts of things to ensure it.”

― Joan Kirner

“As a state legislator, I had worked with Republicans and Democrats to pass a number of bills, including some related to higher education and juvenile justice; I’d created what would become San Antonio’s largest book drive and literacy campaign.”

― Joaquin Castro

“I became conscious in later life that I had been given an education that enabled me to do all kinds of jobs, but often, jobs weren’t open to me.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“I simply loved education. I mean, I always loved acting as well. It really was a major passion for me, but one I felt I could only fully explore once I’d completed my degree.”

― Jodhi May

“The best math lesson we can teach college students this year is to subtract a tuition increase and benefit from the dividends of higher education.”

― Jodi Rell

“Our libraries are valuable centers of education, learning and enrichment for people of all ages. In recent years, libraries have taken on an increasingly important role. today’s libraries are about much more than books.”

― Jodi Rell

“I’m not cerebral in any way. Education, for me, was a nightmare. You put someone talking in front of me, and I cannot engage with that. I think that’s why I’m an actor; if I can physically be in it, I get it.”

― Jodie Whittaker

“Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to need special education, repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.”

― Joe Baca

“As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district.”

― Joe Baca

“Catholic schools in our Nation’s education have been paramount in teaching the values that we as parents seek to instill in our children.”

― Joe Baca

“For every dollar we have given to athletics, we have given about 27 to higher education or medical research.”

― Joe Jamail

“’Make in India’ is great, but ‘Make It Happen in India’ is even greater. Make It Happen in India is more than manufacturing. It’s about training, about education, about societal development and automation and engineering.”

― Joe Kaeser

“The promise of education reform can never be fulfilled without adequate funding, and by shortchanging our schools, President Bush is breaking his promise to our children.”

― Joe Lieberman

“If you can make finance more functional, make it a tiny percent better, you create a great deal of resources, which you can use for other things like education and healthcare.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“Basically, I think society functions thanks to how certain key industries work – government, finance, healthcare, education, energy. Pretty much all of these have a huge impact on everything else.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“If our society was a lot wealthier, I think we’d also probably have better education systems – this is pretty intuitive, I think, to make as a claim.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“My mother wanted me to be a reader. She was a reader. Even though she had an 11th-grade education, she was curious about all kinds of things – archeology, anthropology.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“My father always encouraged me to get an education, but he was also a guy that, when he was younger, had ridden the rails from town to town to box and wrestle for money.”

― Joe R. Lansdale

“Our mother was a very religious and observant Jew, our father less so. She was kind of driving the religious education, so for us it was more a burden and an obligation when we were kids at that age.”

― Joel Coen

“All of our colleges are free in Sweden, but this acting program is the second most expensive education for the government. It’s difficult to get in. There are around 1,500 applicants, and 10-12 applicants are accepted each year. I was accepted, and I studied there for five years.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“An amateur can be great in front of the camera, but you need an education to get on stage where you have full control as an actor.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“Taste is developed by the diversity of the products one can sample. I think our children today may be missing an education about food. We must teach them to know their cuisine and to know the equilibrium of nourishment. That is very important for health.”

― Joel Robuchon

“We have a government that boasts about free education. Those of us who have scratched below the surface know it is costing us by denying opportunities for others to attend college or university.”

― Johann Lamont

“I’ve got a very deep and abiding passion about education being far more than buildings and textbooks; it’s what children bring into school with them.”

― Johann Lamont

“But it is equally necessary to consider the implications for a society if there are fewer and fewer young people making music because we are economising on music schools or musical education in schools.”

― Johannes Rau

“Education is more than Pisa. Particularly musical education. We also need education and training for more than reasons of usefulness and marketability.”

― Johannes Rau

“Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.”

― John Agyekum Kufuor

“Excellent education and an excellent environment are two hallmarks of our state. How we treat our environment is connected to so many other opportunities in Maine.”

― John Baldacci

“In ‘Reclaiming Virtue,’ I argue that we have had an element missing in moral education. That element is ‘affect.’ Affect is simply the technical word for feeling or emotion.”

― John Bradshaw

“And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene.”

― John Breaux

“Of course the EU and member states must work to ensure that people moving from one country to another understand their obligations and their rights in areas like health, road safety and further education.”

― John Bruton

“To live for a time close to great minds is the best kind of education.”

― John Buchan

“I think a well-rounded education keeps us from being bored and boring!”

― John C. Mather

“Don’t encourage 8th-, 9th- and 10th-graders to forgo education just to go to the G League.”

― John Calipari

“If they’re out of high school, and they can go directly to the NBA and get drafted and get millions of dollars, I’m for it 100 percent. Just let’s not devalue education. Let’s just not devalue it.”

― John Calipari

“He who laughs most, learns best.”

― John Cleese

“The Republicans have chosen to neglect young Americans who need assistance with the costs of higher education.”

― John Conyers

“And I’m running for president to get America working again so that we can actually fix health care, build infrastructure, improve public education, make sure there’s jobs in every community in this country.”

― John Delaney

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

― John Dewey

“The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative.”

― John Dewey

“Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.”

― John Dewey

“The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience.”

― John Dickey

“To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education.”

― John Dickey

“By education most have been misled; So they believe, because they were bred. The priest continues where the nurse began, And thus the child imposes on the man.”

― John Dryden

“In America we believe that every child, no matter where they live, who their family is, or what the color of their skin, is entitled to as good an education as the richest parent in America can give to their children.”

― John Edwards

“The parent knows instinctively that if they’re working and setting an example for their child that means that child is more likely to be in school, more likely to stay out of trouble and more likely to complete their education.”

― John Engler

“A child miseducated is a child lost.”

― John F. Kennedy

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

― John F. Kennedy

“Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.”

― John F. Kennedy

“It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree.”

― John F. Kennedy

“On education, in order to ensure that America remains a world leader, we must create an educated, skilled workforce in the vital areas of science, math, engineering and information technology. At the same time, we must give every student access to a college degree.”

― John F. Tierney

“In order to invest in our future, we must ensure that we appropriately protect programs that provide skills, services, and education for middle-class Americans rather than providing tax breaks for large corporations.”

― John F. Tierney

“Of course, the American education system is very inefficient in many ways compared to other countries in Europe or Japan, but it works in such a way that at least the few people who are going onto unusual careers and science can manage to get into that, even though they go through an earlier stage that doesn’t give them much.”

― John Forbes Nash, Jr.

“I say I am a Planetwalker. Then I have to explain that a Planetwalker is anyone who walks the planet as a lifestyle choice, as part of an education in the spirit and hope of using the journey to benefit the world.”

― John Francis

“I began observing, making paintings of my surroundings, taking a vow of silence, listening, composing music, writing, and making time for formal education. Then I started telling stories.”

― John Francis

“The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.”

― John Glenn

“The very effect of the education they were given… was to make men think; and, thinking, they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.”

― John Grierson

“A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.”

― John Grogan

“My mother was the influence in my life. She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate triumph of justice and hard work. She believed passionately in education.”

― John H. Johnson

“Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.”

― John Hannah

“Learning starts with failure; the first failure is the beginning of education.”

― John Hersey

“Education is the social bedrock for the hopes and dreams of our children and the foundation that is necessary for their future prosperity.”

― John Hickenlooper

“We need a comprehensive focus on infrastructure that supports not just transportation but also broadband, education, healthcare, and our environment.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Education is critical not only to each one of us individually, but also to build the economic vitality of our state.”

― John Hoeven

“It’s a combination of targeting higher paying jobs in these growth areas and fostering closer cooperation with higher education; a rising tide that lifts all boats.”

― John Hoeven

“Got to build that business base and then you can fund all the things people want: education, health care, strong law enforcement, roads, bridges, infrastructure – all those things flow from that economic base.”

― John Hoeven

“If money, education, and honesty will not bring to me as much privilege, as much equality as they bring to any American citizen, then they are to me a curse, and not a blessing.”

― John Hope

“I think I was interested in history without knowing it and that became very clear when I arrived in France. Everything that I was really interested in was there, but I knew nothing, no education, no art education, no education beyond high school. It was extremely overwhelming and it still is.”

― John Howe

“American colleges are now increasingly reflexive in maintaining politically correct dialogue over controversy, and some say universities have lost sight of education’s ultimate purpose.”

― John J. McLaughlin

“The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence.”

― John Jay Hooker

“The Internet will save higher education, but it may kill your alma mater.”

― John Katzman

“The Internet is the first technology since the printing press which could lower the cost of a great education and, in doing so, make that cost-benefit analysis much easier for most students. It could allow American schools to service twice as many students as they do now, and in ways that are both effective and cost-effective.”

― John Katzman

“It’s commonly said that people who’ve been ill in childhood and who’ve had an upset education never really regret that they do. It means that you don’t look at the world in the way that other people do, and if you were inclined to be a writer, that’s a help.”

― John Keegan

“We must revamp K-12 education law to ensure Washington does not stand in the way of meaningful reforms.”

― John Kline

“My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.”

― John Knowles

“We always wanted to be a big infra player in India – in sectors such as energy, healthcare, education, locomotives, etc.”

― John L. Flannery

“A prose writer never sees a reader walk out of a book; for a playwright, it’s another matter. An audience is an invaluable education. In my experience, theatre artists don’t know what they’ve made until they’ve made it.”

― John Lahr

“I work with kids every day, and I preach to them how much more they make and how much easier it is to get a job when they get a college education.”

― John Layfield

“More particularly, having a largely German-oriented education has made me very responsive to 19th-century German literature.”

― John le Carre

“In America we have big issues with education – in impoverished communities especially. I work with Teach For All, and so we’re encouraging more people to get into teaching.”

― John Legend

“I went to – I got a wonderful college education. I went to Harvard. In those four years, I accumulated a lot of knowledge, but I also created a kind of habit of learning that has stayed with me my whole life.”

― John Lithgow

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

― John Locke

“The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”

― John Locke

“A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.”

― John Lubbock

“My musical education started in the limelight, because I found myself surrounded by real musicians, but after my career had taken off.”

― John Lurie

“One of the most beautiful things about Britain, apart from the NHS and the free education, is the British Army.”

― John Lydon

“I had an Irish Catholic education. Horrible nuns, vindictive and cruel.”

― John Lydon

“All the things that you would have thought would have made me a professional A1 criminal… wrong. I decided that was too lazy and easy, and because of the way British society is, quite frankly you were denied an education, so I got one of my own.”

― John Lydon

“With nearly all students leaving public high school having taken some vocational education, this bill continues to provide communities with the funding necessary to give students an edge on career training.”

― John M. McHugh

“Healthier team members get a bigger food discount. We give our sickest team members an option to go through what we call the Total Health Immersion, where we take them off for a week, and we do intensive diet-and-lifestyle education.”

― John Mackey

“I’d like to work with kids in special education – younger kids.”

― John Madden

“I was a coach, and I put a lot of education and experience into coaching.”

― John Madden

“If I had spent as much time in the weight room as I did designing football uniforms, I probably would have had a free college education.”

― John Malkovich

“I always liked clothes; since I was very, very young, I was interested. I studied costume as part of my theatre education.”

― John Malkovich

“I was born on the 24th of September 1755 in the county of Fauquier, at that time one of the frontier counties of Virginia. My father possessed scarcely any fortune and had received a very limited education – but was a man to whom nature had been bountiful, and who had assiduously improved her gifts.”

― John Marshall

“My father superintended the English part of my education, and to his care I am indebted for anything valuable which I may have acquired in my youth. He was my only intelligent companion, and was both a watchful parent and an affectionate friend.”

― John Marshall

“Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.”

― John Maynard Keynes

“Americans want jobs. They want affordable health insurance. They want an education.”

― John McCain

“Education, when delivered properly, can benefit a lot of people and make productive citizens out of those otherwise given no hope.”

― John Murray

“In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits.”

― John Naisbitt

“Poverty does not cause violence and terrorism. Lack of education does not cause terrorism.”

― John O. Brennan

“A captain of the Navy ought to be a man of strong and well connected sense, with a tolerable good education, a gentleman, as well as a seaman both in theory and practice.”

― John Paul Jones

“There is nothing more important to improve humanity than education.”

― John Paulson

“We can’t afford not to fully fund education.”

― John Perez

“From an early age I was told that I was expected to do more than continue to run a small business. Education was important and seen as a way of moving forward.”

― John Pople

“I’m excited about seeing a bipartisan plan to reform education in the United States. The only other option is to protect the status quo and I really don’t think anybody wants to do that.”

― John Rowland

“To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.”

― John Ruskin

“The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.”

― John Ruskin

“Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.”

― John Ruskin

“Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.”

― John Ruskin

“The child who desires education will be bettered by it; the child who dislikes it disgraced.”

― John Ruskin

“The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.”

― John Ruskin

“Father had notions about manhood suffrage, public schools, the education and the elevation of the masses, and the gradual emancipation of the slaves, that did not suit the uncompromising views of people in places like Richmond.”

― John Sergeant Wise

“Domestic discretionary spending on education and health care and the environment has been growing at 2 to 3 percent a year. He says we have to rein it in, but he ignores the spending category that is the big spike in the budget.”

― John Spratt

“The worst education which teaches self-denial, is better than the best which teaches everything else, and not that.”

― John Sterling

“In regard to education, something has been done by the Provincial Legislature; but to build churches, and to place clergymen is a work of greater difficulty.”

― John Strachan

“Growing up, I was encouraged to get a good education, get a real job doing something I enjoyed, and, should the opportunity present itself, consider public service as just that: a chance to serve, not an end in itself.”

― John Sununu

“There are two equalizers in life: the Internet and education.”

― John T. Chambers

“There is a growing acceptance and interest in publicly funded school choice as a catalyst for education reform in general and a way to empower parents to be education reformers.”

― John T. Walton

“If you want to get an education in how to get a story and how to survive, then get a street reporter job in New York City.”

― John Tesh

“The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.”

― John Updike

“Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.”

― John W. Gardner

“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

“The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.”

― John W. Gardner

“All school districts receive funds from the federal government, through the Department of Education, to support anti-drug education efforts.”

― John Walters

“My mother was Catholic, my father not. I went to Catholic high school. Every form of education failed me. I was trouble.”

― John Waters

“Most of our physical education teachers were just teachers, and they had to do the extra stuff on their own. I remember very vividly that they would hold a cane pole between two of the students down low, and we would all jump over it. And they would raise it and raise it and raise it.”

― Johnny Mathis

“I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.”

― Joichi Ito

“I don’t come from a lot of money and wasn’t going to get an academic scholarship, so the only way to afford an education was to allow the military to supplement it.”

― Jon Huertas

“Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“I’m not sure it’s the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn’t as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example.”

― Jon Huntsman, Jr.

“We’re in business to relieve human suffering, to help feed the poor, to provide education and culture – but above all else, we’re concerned with the relief of human suffering.”

― Jon Huntsman, Sr.

“Too much of the education system orients students toward becoming better thinkers, but there is almost no focus on our capacity to pay attention and cultivate awareness.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power.”

― Jon Meacham

“And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background.”

― Jon Secada

“I’m a big believer in education, period.”

― Jon Secada

“I was a teacher for a long time. I taught at a community college: voice, theory, humanities. And nowadays, music education is a dying thing. Funding is being cut more and more and more.”

― Jon Secada

“Montanans know who I am: They know I’m a lifetime Montanan. They know I understand rural America. They know I understand public lands and not privatizing them. They know I understand the importance of public education.”

― Jon Tester

“I will tell you, in the case of education, you have to make the investment if you’re going to get the return. There’s no doubt about that. It’s a proven fact the return is there if you make the investment. It really is about priorities.”

― Jon Tester

“You’ve got to have a good public education system so small-business owners, when they locate to an area, are confident their kids are getting the best education possible. I feel strongly about local control in school districts.”

― Jon Tester

“I think integration in Norway is, by all standards, going relatively well. People are working, taking education, learning the language.”

― Jonas Gahr Store

“I think integration in Norway is, by all standards, going relatively well. People are working, taking education, learning the language. But, yes, it is a challenge. And democracy and democratic debate has to be open to take that debate openly and not push questions aside.”

― Jonas Gahr Store

“I believe we need a national amendment which will guarantee every child in America the promise of not just an equal education but a high-quality equal education.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“I am opposed to the use of public funds for private education.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Racial segregation has come back to public education with a vengeance.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“During the decades after Brown v. Board of Education there was terrific progress. Tens of thousands of public schools were integrated racially. During that time the gap between black and white achievement narrowed.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“Many of those who argue for vouchers say that they simply want to use competition to improve public education. I don’t think it works that way, and I’ve been watching this for a longtime.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“All of my education at Harvard, then Oxford, then Paris was in literature – even my thesis was on Shakespeare.”

― Jonathan Kozol

“You can’t punish the middle classes for going to drama school – you need to punish the education system and the associative governments for devaluing the arts.”

― Jonathan Pryce

“To defend a country you need an army, but to defend a civilization you need education.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“Jews know this in their bones. Our community could not exist for a day without its volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organizations, whether they involve welfare, youth, education, care of the sick and elderly, or even protection against violence and abuse.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it’s more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“The world we build tomorrow is born in the stories we tell our children today. Politics moves the pieces. Education changes the game.”

― Jonathan Sacks

“Books, the children of the brain.”

― Jonathan Swift

“An education is a more surefire guarantee that you have possibilities opened to you.”

― Jonathan Taylor Thomas

“I didn’t really know I wanted to act when I was a child. I have a lot of interests, and I really wanted to finish my education – go to college – and didn’t really want to have a career as an adolescent.”

― Jordan Bridges

“Kathleen Wynne and her band of radical-left cronies think they have a handle on what constitutes human identity and also what should constitute human morality. And I think that that’s being pushed in a manner in schools that’s completely reprehensible. It’s not education, in my estimation. It’s a form of indoctrination.”

― Jordan Peterson

“I’ve known for years that the university underserved the community, because we assumed that university education is for 18- to 22-year-olds, which is a proposition that’s so absurd it is absolutely mind-boggling that anyone ever conceptualized it. Why wouldn’t you take university courses throughout your entire life?”

― Jordan Peterson

“What will we do in a globalised world? All human beings are equal, so they have the same right to have the same lifestyle-the same social security, jobs, education.”

― Joschka Fischer

“Education is everything. It’s for everyone. We all need to be educated.”

― Jose Andres

“Creating a global platform for collaboration in education research and innovation has been the PISA initiative’s aspiration from its conception in the late 1990s.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“To give students the best possible chance to succeed, education must prepare them to handle issues that transcend national boundaries.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“By assessing the capabilities and knowledge of students in the highest-performing and most rapidly improving education systems, the OECD’s Program for International Student Assessment provides valuable options for reform and information on how to achieve it.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“The OECD deals with the economic aspects of a host of issues, including education, health, and the environment.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Reforms to product and labour markets, education, innovation, green growth, competition, taxes, health – they are the things that should be the object of our primary focus in the context of a long-term strategy to restore sustained growth.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Ensuring a better future for all South Africans will require increased access to higher education, a stronger and fairer labour market, deeper participation in regional markets, and a regulatory framework that fosters entrepreneurship and allows small businesses to thrive.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“In a world that places a growing premium on social skills, education systems need to do much better at fostering those skills systematically across the school curriculum.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“The factory model of education is a gargantuan bureaucracy. Some kids are good fits – I wasn’t. The system gives you bad grades and tells you you’re stupid. You don’t think, ‘If this kid’s not a good fit, it could be the system’s fault.’”

― Jose Ferreira

“I spent most of my career in education and technology. I worked at Kaplan, and I was one of the first people trying to bring innovation into for-profit education.”

― Jose Ferreira

“Education has always produced an incredible amount of data; that’s always been obvious to me. But technology had to catch up.”

― Jose Ferreira

“We know everything about what you know and how you learn best because we get so much data. And education is the highest-stakes media product in your life. It’s infinitely more important than your Facebook friends’ status updates or your Google search results because it’s your future.”

― Jose Ferreira

“Big data in education has huge potential to improve learning materials.”

― Jose Ferreira

“I started Knewton to do my bit to fix the world’s education system.”

― Jose Ferreira

“Education is among the most important problems we face because it’s the ultimate ‘gateway’ problem. That is, it drives virtually every global problem that we face as a species. But there’s a flip-side: if we can fix education, then we’ll dramatically improve the other problems, too.”

― Jose Ferreira

“The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on.”

― Jose Ramos-Horta

“My countrymen, I have given proofs that I am one most anxious for liberties for our country, and I am still desirous of them. But I place as a prior condition the education of the people, that by means of instruction and industry our country may have an individuality of its own and make itself worthy of these liberties.”

― Jose Rizal

“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.”

― Joseph Addison

“Yes, education is the catalyst that will hone and sharpen our talents, skills, and abilities and cause them to blossom.”

― Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Man is what he reads.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“I think Haig will be foolish, but perhaps not quite as foolish as Kissinger was, because Haig doesn’t have the education Kissinger had. Haig is a little more dangerous because, I fear, he believes what he says, whereas I never got that impression from Kissinger.”

― Joseph Heller

“THE rich possess ample means to realize any theory they may chuse to adopt in the education of their children, regardless of the cost; but it is not so with him whose Subsistence is derived from industry.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“The complaint of bad pay, and difficulty in obtaining it, is almost generally reiterated through every department of education.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“The institution of a public library, containing books on education, would be well adapted for the information of teachers, many of whom are not able to purchase expensive publications on those subjects.”

― Joseph Lancaster

“I don’t know whether I much enjoyed education. I was not academically gifted.”

― Joseph Mawle

“Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”

― Joseph Stalin

“The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“There’s a long list of investments that governments could and should be making. There is strengthening infrastructure, such as transport and communications; there is investment in education; there is investment in families, particularly putting measures in place that free women from having to make the choice between raising a family and work.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“When you don’t have equality of opportunity because you don’t have equal access to education, it just seems so outrageous. It weakens our economy and leads to more inequality.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing students with a broad education.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“International lending banks need to focus on areas where private investment doesn’t go, such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“We have a locale-based education system; we have increasing economic segregation. We clearly need a larger federal program to try to help disadvantaged districts.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“Ensuring preschool education for all and investing more in public schools is essential if the U.S. is to avoid becoming a neo-feudal country where advantages and disadvantages are passed on from one generation to the next.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”

― Josephine Baker

“I went to drama school for four years at Carnegie Mellon, conservatory training before television comedy. I was doing Shakespeare and Chekov plays. It’s about delivering on the promise of a $100,000 education and taking the shackles off and trying the hand at my craft. I’m thrilled with what I’ve seen so far.”

― Josh Gad

“My mom worked as an education director.”

― Josh Gondelman

“All of the things an arts education gives a young person enhance leadership skills and help raise grades.”

― Josh Groban

“I think music should be the basis of an education, not just something you do once a week.”

― Joshua Bell

“The anti-elitist values in America, I think, are very destructive to education.”

― Joshua Jackson

“I did get a very fine education, and not just in science. It took some pressure on the part of my elders to convince me that I really should take an interest in humanities.”

― Joshua Lederberg

“Few have been taught to any purpose who have not been their own teachers.”

― Joshua Reynolds

“When I go back into education, I’m going to do business studies.”

― Jourdan Dunn

“I sat down in 1989 and I made up my mind at that point that I was going to spend the rest of my life assisting women and youth to gain social and political empowerment through business and education. I convinced myself economic empowerment of women was going to be key, especially in a country like this where most women didn’t go to school.”

― Joyce Banda

“My mission in life is to assist women in social and political empowerment through business and education.”

― Joyce Banda

“My writing is often a way of ‘bearing witness’ for others who lack the education and the opportunity to tell their own stories, so I hope that my writing won’t be affected too much by my personal life.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“Education levels the playing field, allowing everyone to compete.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I’ve worked throughout California as a poet: in colleges, universities, worker camps, migrant education offices, continuation high schools, juvenile halls, prisons, and gifted classrooms.”

― Juan Felipe Herrera

“President Obama and Secretary Duncan have made stronger teacher evaluation a key part of their education reform efforts. Under their signature plan, called ‘Race to the Top,’ states can win federal support for schools by improving teacher evaluations.”

― Juan Williams

“I told everyone that acting’s for losers and I needed to get an education. But something kept telling me to give it one last chance. In the end, I lasted a month on the M.B.A. and then decided to quit, come back to L.A., and try again.”

― Judi Shekoni

“Parents should conduct their arguments in quiet, respectful tones, but in a foreign language. You’d be surprised what an inducement that is to the education of children.”

― Judith Martin

“Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems.”

― Judy Biggert

“I wish I’d gone to a small liberal-arts college where I’d have read the great books instead of a large university where I majored in early-childhood education.”

― Judy Blume

“I really believe if you give people a product that couples entertainment with a little bit of education, a soft glove and sense of humor – especially about a subject people have begun to feel very frustrated about, which is the legal system – then you have a formula for success.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these in turn rely on the education of our people.”

― Julia Gillard

“Through hard work and education, we can deliver a strong economy and opportunity for all.”

― Julia Gillard

“Getting more girls a good education requires an approach that harnesses the collective efforts of developing nations, donor nations, multilateral organizations, NGOs, private-sector institutions.”

― Julia Gillard

“Educating the world’s poorest girls can only be done with the firm commitment of many stakeholders – both domestic and international – to plan, fund, and build strong, sustainable, and equitable education systems.”

― Julia Gillard

“Economic growth driven by large-scale infrastructure investments without equitable provision of education will leave hundreds of millions of people behind, exacerbating inequality, disillusion, and instability.”

― Julia Gillard

“If G20 leaders are serious about sustainable growth and job creation and want to stem migration flows and promote long-term stability, education is an essential investment.”

― Julia Gillard

“Middle-income countries need to attend to the education of their poorest people to build their economies and ensure long-term stability.”

― Julia Gillard

“We know that literate people are more likely than others to participate in their societies’ democratic institutions and that the risk of war drops as more of a country’s citizens receive a secondary education.”

― Julia Gillard

“Education equals economic growth.”

― Julia Gillard

“Education’s net economic benefits are greater than many other investments.”

― Julia Gillard

“Investing in better-quality education outcomes – especially in maths and science – more than pays for itself.”

― Julia Gillard

“Developing countries need to commit additional resources and have the political will to improve education.”

― Julia Gillard

“In fragile and conflict-affected states, education can insulate children from chaos and insecurity and better prepare them to bring about future stability.”

― Julia Gillard

“I believe that the way to justice is education.”

― Julian Assange

“I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.”

― Julian Bond

“Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years’ worth of education.”

― Julian Bond

“As skills and energy became more of a demand, people who didn’t have skills just got left behind, got shuttled to the side. Education didn’t keep up with their promise. Education didn’t prepare them for this new world. Jobs went overseas.”

― Julian Bond

“The number one way that we can address these long-term challenges of poverty, of education, is to invest in early childhood education.”

― Julian Castro

“My People First Education plan includes universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds, because the research is very clear that if you have a dollar to spend in education, it’s best spent early on with high-quality pre-K so that kids can get off to a strong start.”

― Julian Castro

“I focus on telling the truth and painting a vision of what the country can become in the future if we make the right investments together in things like health care, and education, and jobs and opportunity.”

― Julian Castro

“I trained as a singer before I was an actor. I was a kid singer, I went to theater and choir school, and then I got music scholarships throughout my education. And that’s what I was going to do. And then I took a left turn and went to drama school and became an actor.”

― Julian Ovenden

“I think I’ve got better at expressing my emotions. But going through the education system I went through – I don’t think you can go to boarding school and come out without feeling a little repressed – yes, it does leave its mark on you.”

― Julian Ovenden

“Conscious listening is very largely overlooked in the mainstream of education. It’s such an important skill in life. And yet we expect children to pick it up from home or from peers informally.”

― Julian Treasure

“I had no education whatsoever, and my mother said, ‘Oh, you’ll get a much better education in life.’ I did to some extent, though I always wish I could have tried it.”

― Julie Andrews

“My parents had an old-fashioned ideal of college, that four years at a liberal arts college should be a liberal arts education.”

― Julie Bowen

“I grew up with a single pair of shoes until I grew into the next size. My parents believed in the American dream and the power of education but didn’t have the money to send me to college. I realized early on that I needed to go against the flow and be better than everyone else to support my family.”

― Julie Sweet

“There were all us baby boomers who had a grammar school education, started to learn, then went on the pill, the whole thing, and so there are today a lot more women writers, editors, producers, and so a lot more women’s stories. God, the BBC’s practically run by women.”

― Julie Walters

“My mother was born on a tiny farm in County Mayo. She was meant to stay at home and look after the farm while her brother and sister got an education. However, she came to England on a visit and never went back.”

― Julie Walters

“If your kid doesn’t have broadband access, that’s a real disadvantage for participating in modern education.”

― Julius Genachowski

“The working-class Africans are not doing very well, and one of the problems is their education is so shocking. It is routinely said it is a result of apartheid. Deliberately, black people were not allowed to know too much. They could read and write a bit to be useful, but that’s about it.”

― Justin Cartwright

“Racism is systemic: It’s oppression that’s built into the laws, legislation, into the way neighborhoods are policed, and into job opportunities and health care and education.”

― Justin Simien

“We need the middle class to feel more confident about its prospects and about its future. We need to cut down on this anxiety that sees some people succeeding and the majority struggling – having to make choices between paying for their kids’ education or saving for their own retirement.”

― Justin Trudeau

“I think people understand that if you’re going to have a successful economy, you need people’s potential to be realized. That means education. It means university education, sure, but it also means training, apprenticeships and various kinds of skills diplomas that we know are necessary.”

― Justin Trudeau

“Education was a big focus for me, before the show and during the show. I applied to four or five colleges and universities and got into three and was planning on going.”

― Justine Bateman

“Both my parents are teachers, and while they were always cool with what I did, they never let me take my education lightly.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Elimination of child labour and access to education are like two sides of one coin. One cannot be achieved without the other.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“I have been very strongly advocating that poverty must not be used as an excuse to continue child labour. It perpetuates poverty. If children are deprived of education, they remain poor.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“I am positive that I would see the end of child labour around the world in my lifetime, as the poorest of the poor have realised that education is a tool that can empower them.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“I call for a march from exploitation to education, from poverty to shared prosperity, a march from slavery to liberty, and a march from violence to peace.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“Today it is time for every child to have a right to life, right to freedom, right to health, right to education, safety, the right to dignity, right to equality, and right to peace.”

― Kailash Satyarthi

“I grew up with the Bible education, and my values come from there.”

― Kaka

“There were a lot of pretty women in cinema around Audrey Hepburn’s time, but she stood out because she had a very interesting personality – which went beyond her looks. She did so much for women, for animal rights, for children’s education – it’s always the personality that comes through and makes one seem beautiful.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“I believe that a child going without an education is a crime.”

― Kamala Harris

“I’m opposed to any policy that would deny in our country any human being from access to public safety, public education, or public health, period.”

― Kamala Harris

“The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge, education, hard work and effort. It teaches us about enjoying ourselves, having fun, keeping fit and healthy.”

― Kamisese Mara

“We have seven pillars of development. India has a cutting edge information technology industry. We are setting up a technology park. We would like to see technology penetration iin education. Besides, we would like to see cooperation in industries like fashion, filmmaking, ship-building, education, health and energy.”

― Kamla Persad-Bissessar

“In metros, girls are very independent, conscious and aware. But in the interiors of our country, where education is not given importance, they continue to be oppressed. But it is important for every woman to acknowledge what she wants from herself rather than going for what people expect from her.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.”

― Kapil Dev

“Though teenagers are generally very interested in sports, they must realise that education is the most important thing in their lives. They must find the right balance.”

― Kapil Dev

“The great challenge before the IITs is to act as a catalyst in the growth of quality technical education in the country.”

― Kapil Sibal

“I have to say I have an incredible musical education because of my father.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Be it a village or a city, education is very important, and it always comes into you.”

― Kareena Kapoor Khan

“Don’t go into any store that features shopping bags that can stand on their own accord in the middle of a table. This sort of shopping bag denotes prices that will start chipping into your children’s college education fund. Avoid it.”

― Karen Bender

“Education, doing homework, is the way to lift up girls. Around the world, where girls are educated, the economy and the standard of living rise.”

― Karen DeCrow

“I never expected in a million years that I would have the honor to become an advocate of women’s health care and education, and I’d dive on a live grenade to get this message out, so thank you for this forum.”

― Karen Duffy

“I’m also working with Mrs. Bush on some education projects in Afghanistan, so I get to see her a great deal.”

― Karen Hughes

“This is not a zero-sum game. We know that if we provide access and education, particularly where there are gaps in the market, we will create more jobs, we will create more growth, and we will create more activity in the U.S. market, which will be good for our economy.”

― Karen Mills

“Libraries are the backbone of our education system.”

― Karin Slaughter

“Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.”

― Karl Kraus

“Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don’t come into the world.”

― Karl Kraus

“Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.”

― Karl Kraus

“As people do better, they start voting like Republicans – unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.”

― Karl Rove

“In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Versatility of education can be found in our best poetry, but the depth of mankind should be found in the philosopher.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“Religion is not only a part of education, an element of humanity, but the center of everything else, always the first and the ultimate, the absolutely original.”

― Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

“I loved movies and watched a lot of them. But my father insisted that I get a good education before I joined the film industry.”

― Karthi

“Until I was pursuing my collegiate education, I was in Madurai with my parents. Bengaluru was the first place where I was independent. So, the city is very close to my heart.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“I can always go back to education.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“My father was an autodidact. It wasn’t a middle-class house. Shopkeepers are aspirant. He paid for me to go to private school. He was denied an education – he had a horrible childhood. He got a place at a grammar school and wasn’t allowed to go.”

― Kate Atkinson

“I’m very committed to stable and adequate funding for education.”

― Kate Brown

“Economic growth is important. But we cannot count on economic growth alone to fund the public education system our children need and deserve.”

― Kate Brown

“High-quality public education – combined with other appropriate support, as needed – is the best way to achieve the Oregon Business Plan’s goal of reducing the number of people living in poverty.”

― Kate Brown

“It’s absolutely critical that we not only provide support from cradle to career in the education system but also the wraparound services.”

― Kate Brown

“We urgently need more due process with the algorithmic systems influencing our lives. If you are given a score that jeopardizes your ability to get a job, housing, or education, you should have the right to see that data, know how it was generated, and be able to correct errors and contest the decision.”

― Kate Crawford

“A good education gives you confidence to stick up your hand for anything – whether it is the job you want, or the bloke. And the more you stick up your hand, the better your chances are that you will get what you want.”

― Kate Reardon

“People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won’t get them closer to the comforts that they see others enjoying, the temptation to take shortcuts can be fierce.”

― Katherine Boo

“The older I grow the more I see the influence of my family on my life. I didn’t always see it. It was up to our parents to see that we had our education in a town that hadn’t yet realized what racial prejudice was but actually knew and practiced it on occasion.”

― Katherine Dunham

“I had a very, very interesting childhood, but, oh my, education was the primary focus in our family.”

― Katherine Johnson

“I’ve always been a huge proponent for education; I graduated high school at 14 years old and graduated college at 17 years old.”

― Katherine McNamara

“Girl Up gives girls an opportunity and gives them a platform and starting point through which they can take it and run with it and help give girls the opportunity to have the freedom, independence and the ability to get an education.”

― Katherine McNamara

“Think about it: Every educated person is not rich, but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty. So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.”

― Kathleen Blanco

“I like art with a sense of humor. I don’t have a huge art education to understand everything. I don’t think that means that art has to be watered down to the lowest common denominator, though. I don’t think you have to go to college to be able appreciate great art, but I like art that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

― Kathleen Hanna

“But the dollars spent on economic incentives and new investment strategies are wasted unless we seriously address the two most important economic issues in Kansas: education and health care.”

― Kathleen Sebelius

“I believe we all agree that, for the health of Kansas, nothing is more important than education.”

― Kathleen Sebelius

“It begins and ends with money. It’s absurd in this day and age when we need so much money for education, health, for people, that a $100 million dollars can be spent on a film. It’s obscene.”

― Kathleen Turner

“What makes me angry? The education of children. How in God’s name can you expect to have a functioning society the way we teach our kids?”

― Kathleen Turner

“I went to Catholic school for the cheapest private education.”

― Kathryn Hahn

“Previous experience, key skills, and education. They’re undoubtedly all important things you consider when filtering through applicants in order to make a new hire. But, what’s another major determining factor of whether or not that hopeful interviewee deserves an offer letter? Cultural fit.”

― Kathryn Minshew

“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”

― Kathy Ireland

“If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school.”

― Kathy Reichs

“Investing in children’s education is vital.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I wasn’t going to great schools, because my parents didn’t believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop-style education.”

― Katy Perry

“My mom and dad were ‘helicopter parents,’ literally. Meaning, I didn’t have a nanny, so I went up in the helicopter. My entire early childhood education consisted of tagging along while they reported on car accidents, multiple-alarm fires, and shootouts.”

― Katy Tur

“There is no common standard for education about diagnosis. Distinguishing between bipolar depression and major depressive disorder, for example, can be difficult, and mistakes are common. Misdiagnosis can be lethal. Medications that work well for some forms of depression induce agitation in others.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

“Active-shooter scenarios have become part of the education lexicon. I had fire drills. My parents had duck and cover – nuclear and atomic bomb drills. Kids today grow up with this idea that this could happen at any point in time.”

― Keith Maitland

“Obviously, education is hugely important, along with healthcare. They’re the basics and you’re hurting your own country if you don’t pour money into them.”

― Kelly Reilly

“My father had four jobs every summer. He taught driver’s education. He sold World Book Encyclopedias. He sold life insurance. He worked the tobacco market. From the time I was really, really small, I went with him. Obviously, I didn’t get paid.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“The Berlin of the ’20s formed the foundation of my future education… the Berlin of the UFA studios, of Fritz Lang, Lubitsch and Erich Pommer. The Berlin of the architects Gropius, Mendelsohn and Mies van der Rohe. The Berlin of the painters Max Libermann, Grosz, Otto Dix, Klee and Kandinsky.”

― Ken Adam

“I’ve had a real business education.”

― Ken Hakuta

“To go from working with a group of people in a sketch-comedy show on a small network, where it was all about just creating funny stuff, to being on a network show, and the pressures of that, and getting to know the new people who were involved in it. There was a learning curve for me. But it was an education.”

― Ken Marino

“If you stop and think about our history, one of the reasons we had an American century and there is an American dream was because at key points in our history we made very bold decisions about making sure that there was very broad, universal access to quality education.”

― Ken Mehlman

“When I talk to youngsters today, especially those involved in athletics, I tell them to get their education first.”

― Ken Norton

“The arts, sciences, humanities, physical education, languages and maths all have equal and central contributions to make to a student’s education.”

― Ken Robinson

“Now the problem with standardized tests is that it’s based on the mistake that we can simply scale up the education of children like you would scale up making carburetors. And we can’t, because human beings are very different from motorcars, and they have feelings about what they do and motivations in doing it, or not.”

― Ken Robinson

“The answer is not to standardize education, but to personalize and customize it to the needs of each child and community. There is no alternative. There never was.”

― Ken Robinson

“Higher educating has so many challenges, and private higher education has a special challenge of ever rising tuition costs.”

― Ken Starr

“My undergraduate education, at the City College in New York, was made possible only by the existence of that excellent free institution and the financial sacrifices of my parents.”

― Kenneth Arrow

“In my house, education was the paramount value. And if you grew up in a neighborhood like mine, you were forced to decide early on what you stood for in life, because there were a lot of peer pressures that could take you the wrong way.”

― Kenneth Frazier

“My father was born in the year 1900 in South Carolina, and he grew up at a time where being an African-American child in the American South was to be deprived of access to anything close to a reasonable education. He only had three years of formal education, but he was self-taught. He read two newspapers a day.”

― Kenneth Frazier

“Education isn’t part of my agenda, it is my agenda.”

― Kenny Guinn

“We are fortunate to live an area that is blessed with outstanding schools and educators. We are proud of the quality of education that they provide to local students.”

― Kenny Marchant

“I think that for me, as a UNC graduate, I value my education – I think everyone who’s gone to that university values education.”

― Kenny Smith

“Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.”

― Kent Conrad

“Reducing our dependence on foreign energy – that is critically important to America’s economic future. Excellence in education – if we’re not the best educated, we’re not going to be the most powerful for very long.”

― Kent Conrad

“I feel that education needs an overhaul – courses are obsolete and grades are on the way out.”

― Kent McCord

“Well, I think that abstinence has its place as part of a comprehensive health and sex education curriculum. It would be wrong to exclude abstinence from a health curriculum, because there are some potentially very serious ramifications for early sexual activity.”

― Kerry Healey

“Today there are people trying to take away rights that our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers fought for: our right to vote, our right to choose, affordable quality education, equal pay, access to health care. We the people can’t let that happen.”

― Kerry Washington

“I was really lucky because I went to an all-girl school, and that single-sex education really helped me because I really learned to bond with women and to not compete with or compare myself as much because we were all allowed to be ourselves and be unique and kind of have our unique strengths.”

― Kerry Washington

“England is so defined, the class system, your education. I think what was unique about the Canterbury scene.”

― Kevin Ayers

“One of my most rewarding congressional duties is nominating future military leaders to study at America’s service academies. The exceptional young men and women who receive these coveted nominations earn a top-of-the-line education and the opportunity to serve their country as a military officer.”

― Kevin Brady

“As the youngest child of a single immigrant mother with a third-grade education, I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d ever be an elected official.”

― Kevin de Leon

“California’s university system is one of the premier higher education systems in the world, and we should require that non-resident students pay a premium to attend it. The revenue generated from these fees can be used to increase affordability and access for more Californians.”

― Kevin de Leon

“From education to the environment, from high wages to health care to human rights, California is proof that progressive policies put into action improve the human condition of all individuals.”

― Kevin de Leon

“Growing up in Michigan, I can’t think of anything so explicitly communicated to me in my whole education experience as the vileness of in-your-face racism.”

― Kevin DeYoung

“My kids are coming up in a different time then me. Interracial couples are of the norm. With me, it’s about making sure my kids understand the importance of education and having opportunities that I didn’t. My goal as a parent is to make sure they don’t take what they have for granted.”

― Kevin Hart

“Luxury brands are about elite access. In consumer goods, that’s elite cost. In education, it’s elite criteria for admission. Minerva is maintaining those high standards, but not artificially limiting the number of people who can meet it… This really may be redefining education.”

― Kevin Harvey

“America needs education reform on all levels to expand quality schools, build on past successes, and lower college debt.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“It’s not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any easier.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“Outside of the family, education is the greatest determinant of social mobility.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“These are important reforms. Infrastructure, education, health, hospitals, closing the gap with indigenous Australians. Also the Apology to the first Australians. As Prime Minister of the country I am proud of each and every one of these achievements.”

― Kevin Rudd

“I would never have been able to find my voice if I didn’t have music education.”

― Khalid

“I want to venture out into music education for kids. As a child, I was discouraged by a lack of money, and now I want to use my platform to give back to kids without resources.”

― Khalid

“When I was in high school in Paris, some photographers wanted my photos and asked if I was interested in modeling. I wasn’t interested because I wanted to get my education first. I was scared because I didn’t know what I was getting into.”

― Khoudia Diop

“I took part in plays in school and college, and that is when I realised this is what I wanted to do. My parents told me to finish education and then do what interested me. This is what all parents say, and I am glad that I did that. I took mass media and advertising in under-graduation.”

― Kiara Advani

“I never stop reading. I read everything, and I read every day. If you never read anything, be curious. Curiosity is the true foundation of education, reading things that we’ve factually already agreed on, and I love reading books. With that said, it’s more important that you ask the question ‘why.’”

― Killer Mike

“I’m sure all of us can find fault in our own education, and I certainly wished at times that I’d had other options. My own K-12 education may have been free and easy, but it wasn’t necessarily very good.”

― Kim Brooks

“The great Comrade Kim Jong Il provided energetic guidance to defend and honour Comrade Kim Il Sung’s idea of and exploits in socialist rural construction and make UAWK organizations creditably perform their duties as organizations for ideological education.”

― Kim Jong-un

“Kim Il Sung University is the central base for training national cadres and the highest institute of Juche-based science and education.”

― Kim Jong-un

“A person’s current personality of love, hatred, jealousy, rage or a murderous intent and so on is formed upon genetic elements, education, the environment and a family a person grows in.”

― Kim Ki-duk

“Growing up as a child actress, there was much I got to do and yet so much that I missed out on. Therefore, when I had kids, I made it a point to make sure that they could do anything and everything that they dreamed of. A great education was definitely right at top of my list!”

― Kim Richards

“We have to move back to the idea that education isn’t about teaching people to bow to rigid rules. That’s not what democracy is about.”

― Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

“As a little girl growing up in the Deep South, my mother told me that my future lay in my education. And she was right.”

― Kimberly Bryant

“Parents matter, buildings count, curriculum choices, materials, resources – all these things are important in a top-class education. But, in the end, it comes down to the teachers.”

― Kimberly Quinn

“I got alright GCSEs, but I was lost. I didn’t know what to do, whether to continue with education, go to uni, go to art school – then again, I was like, ‘Maybe I should just go and get a job, start early and make money.’”

― King Krule

“We’re first on executions. We’re 49th in funding public education. We’re in a race with Mississippi for the bottom, and we’re winning.”

― Kinky Friedman

“Being in a field like healthcare, for me, as someone who is basically on a mission to make a global impact in terms of affordable access to healthcare, I am very, very concerned about the fact that there are a large number of people in this world who need to have some access to basic rights, whether it is in education or healthcare.”

― Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

“I felt like I was selling a product of the University of Georgia that’s really special and really special to me as far as the education you can get, the development you can get, and the league we play in. That’s what I’ve sold.”

― Kirby Smart

“I know kids are supposed to go through these awkward stages, but I just never even thought about that. I was too busy worrying about getting my education while I was working.”

― Kirsten Dunst

“If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate – first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“When women earn more, families are stronger, and children have better access to quality health care and education.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“As technology increasingly takes over knowledge-based work, the cognitive skills that are central to today’s education systems will remain important; but behavioral and non-cognitive skills necessary for collaboration, innovation, and problem solving will become essential as well.”

― Klaus Schwab

“Talent is a by-product of education; the quality of a country’s human capital depends on it.”

― Klaus Schwab

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

― Kofi Annan

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”

― Kofi Annan

“I always had a love for kids’ clothes, but having your own kids is a better education for what is practical. I used to buy such crazy things for the store that were so much fun but not the most practical.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“I’m a huge fan of music in schools and music education because that’s how I grew up.”

― Kris Allen

“Politics is not my cup of tea. I would like to focus on research and education, and will also work to help start-up ecosystem.”

― Kris Gopalakrishnan

“Those who are able to afford to live in a neighborhood with ‘good schools’ will do so, knowing that a good education is the key to good opportunity for their children.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Millennials easily connect the dots between good education and good opportunities, and they also understand that it isn’t just hard work that determines how well a child will be educated – it also depends on where they live and the resources their parents commit to their education.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Not long ago, women in Afghanistan were required by Taliban leadership to be covered nearly head-to-toe and were barely allowed to leave the home; that young Afghan women today are not only accessing an education but are able to meet young people from around the world and cheer on a robot of their own making is something beautiful.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Boosting STEM education opportunities for young women globally is one critical way that the U.S. can promote women’s equality, as well as economic development, around the world.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“Thoughtful education programs and access to effective forms of contraception are key to preventing unplanned pregnancy.”

― Kristen Soltis Anderson

“I think the education I’ve had as an actor I would never have had at university.”

― Kristin Kreuk

“I’m from Norway, and when kids were reading comics, I was reading Icelandic and Norwegian sagas about the Vikings. The glorification of violence, their mentality, and their way of living – that was part of my own education growing up.”

― Kristofer Hivju

“Going to school at home saved my life as far as education went. My parents were able to give me the attention I needed.”

― Kristy Swanson

“I think education is something that is very important no matter what you are doing. It makes you feel secure, independent, and helps you build confidence in yourself. It grooms your whole personality. So if it starts from the basic level; if the basic education that a girl and a boy receive is the same, I think a lot will change.”

― Kriti Sanon

“What is American education? What should our students be taught? Is hip-hop something that is worthwhile and useful for students to learn? Of course, if you’re learning it from KRS-One, I would say yes.”

― KRS-One

“The only solution to the education system is to find yourself.”

― KRS-One

“The stuff that I learned on ‘Sons,’ the education of how to tell stories, was part of that mythology. It’s hard to look at it and go, ‘Oh, if I knew this, I would have done it this way,’ because the fact is I like to think that all that sort of unraveled as it was supposed to.”

― Kurt Sutter

“A lot of producers don’t have any musical education. I couldn’t make the music I make without playing the piano.”

― Kygo

“What is basically just an IQ score has roots in education, socioeconomic status, genetics, and environmental factors. Looking at any one of these roots doesn’t give you a full picture of the tree, but it does tell you that a tree is there.”

― Kyle Hill

“Let people have an education and you can’t stop them.”

― La Monte Young

“I went to a lovely school, and I got an incredible education. And I actually think that my education is what really sets me apart, ’cause I’m very smart.”

― Lady Gaga

“For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one’s literary education very incomplete.”

― Lafcadio Hearn

“I remember when President Bush, George W. Bush, came into office, he focused on No Child Left Behind, and with – and before very long, suddenly, Republicans were thought of as being as interested and as competent in education as Democrats, and why? Because they were talking about it and doing something about it.”

― Lamar Alexander

“I think higher education is over-regulated.”

― Lamar Alexander

“I think there are too many bosses in Washington telling Nashville Diesel College and Harvard University how to run – how to run their campuses, and I’d like to reduce the number of Washington regulations on higher education and keep this marketplace of wonderful institutions among which students can choose; that’s oriented toward job growth.”

― Lamar Alexander

“A part of growing up in this international world is understanding and being prepared and having tools to adapt outside of the small environment that you may have come from. That’s what education is all about.”

― Lamman Rucker

“Education is the most powerful tool for everything but certainly to create opportunities for yourself, and I know that not everyone has the privilege of an education like here in America.”

― Lana Condor

“I didn’t live at school, I lived where I could and studied what I enjoyed studying. I took what I wanted from that education but was making my first record at the same time. I don’t know anyone from school. I was just leading a different life. I was really interested in writing and other things.”

― Lana Del Rey

“But to this day – I’m very literate now, I love to read, I read constantly – words don’t resonate the way they do to a person with a formal education. They’re like a maze, a puzzle that has to be opened up.”

― Lance Henriksen

“Unfortunately, I think there’s not enough education about hydration. When I was young, we knew nothing about it. We all know that there’s cases of athletes having serious issues because of dehydration and even dying.”

― Landon Donovan

“A Harris poll I’ve seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty.”

― Lane Evans

“Here in Indiana and in many states throughout the union, we rely on coal to power our homes and provide good-paying middle class jobs – like the one my family relied on when I was a kid. The coal mine helped put food on our table and helped me pursue an education and realize the American Dream.”

― Larry Bucshon

“We need to encourage innovative ideas that give parents better alternatives to prepare children for higher education and for the jobs of the future.”

― Larry Hogan

“I believe that every child in Maryland deserves a world-class education, regardless of what neighborhood they grow up in.”

― Larry Hogan

“I’d repair our education system or replace it with something that works.”

― Larry Niven

“A lot of my family on both sides have worked in education and nursing, and my grandmother was a nurse; my sister is a nurse, and her – my other sister’s daughter is going into nursing. There’s a lot of that in the family.”

― Larry Wilmore

“As technology changes the way we communicate, connect, create, consume and innovate, it is democratizing access to opportunity. Education is no exception.”

― Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

“By making all my materials freely available through ‘Giving 2.0’ ProjectU, I am on a mission to extend philanthropy education to colleges globally and far beyond campus walls.”

― Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen

“I spent grades one through nine in Baltimore City, leaving for reasons that had nothing to do with the quality of education I was receiving.”

― Laura Lippman

“Learning about factory farms and their horrendous treatment of animals is what made me become vegetarian in the first place. I also support the education of the public on adopting pets from animal shelters or saving homeless animals off the street in lieu of buying them from pet shops.”

― Laura Mennell

“There’s a nastiness to conversations about U.S. education reform, which are characterized by the kind of stark taking-of-sides that’s usually reserved for debates over guns or abortion rights.”

― Laura Moser

“I don’t really like politics, to be honest. But it’s other people making decisions about my life and my country and my child’s education… I wish we didn’t have so much money in politics, but that’s not the world we live in. If we don’t play here, we forfeit. And I’m not willing to forfeit my rights.”

― Laura Ricketts

“There are amazing schools and amazing educators that are doing a wonderful job. And then there are a lot of educators that are not prepared to deal with inclusive education. They haven’t been trained. It’s really quite lovely and easy when you understand how to do it.”

― Laura San Giacomo

“Old Etonians are the most charming people in the world. It’s not just the analytic ability and the great education; there is a really easy confidence to them that draws people to them and makes their passage though the world a little easier.”

― Laura Wade

“I am proud to be part of a community that only projects love and education and the support of one another.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“I was supposed to go to Northwestern and become a dental hygienist, get married, have babies. My father was very against me being in show business. Usually in Chinese culture, education is the most highly valued.”

― Lauren Tom

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

― Laurence J. Peter

“Canadians have been very generous toward Haiti after the earthquake and, thanks to you, our most vulnerable people have received food, drinkable water, shelter, medical care and education. For that, we are extremely grateful.”

― Laurent Lamothe

“The unit of effectiveness of education is not the individual but the group. An individual’s moral values are primarily important for society as they contribute to a moral social climate, not as they induce particular pieces of behavior.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“Essentially, social education is moral education, and moral education is preparation for citizenship… When Jefferson and others advocated public education, it was to prepare for citizenship in a new, constitutional, democratic society.”

― Lawrence Kohlberg

“On economic policy, Pence has held to the key building block of growth. He is a budget hawk who voted against President George W. Bush’s fiscally bloated No Child Left Behind education bill and hyper-expensive Medicare prescription-drug bill. He said he would not support new middle-class entitlements. He was consistent.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“Education is far less about a set of facts than a way of thinking, than learning how to critically think. And therefore, what I always think should be the basis of education is not answers but questions.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“I am in favor of saying, ‘Okay, let’s get teams of educators and experts in certain disciplines to say, ‘What are the basic things that we think are an essential part of an early education for people?” Put them together and create, as well as possible, a set of goals and tools to learn those things.”

― Lawrence M. Krauss

“My early education was in the public school system of Omaha, where, retrospectively, I realize that my high school training served me in good stead for the basic subjects of mathematics, English, foreign languages and history.”

― Lawrence R. Klein

“Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn’t speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.”

― Lawrence Welk

“In places where money comes out of the ground, luck and a willingness to take risks are the main denominators that determine one’s future, not talent or education or hard work. Money that is so easily acquired somehow comes to seem well deserved, because those who have it must be either uniquely perspicacious or divinely favored.”

― Lawrence Wright

“I belong to the generation of workers who, born in the villages and hamlets of rural Poland, had the opportunity to acquire education and find employment in industry, becoming in the course conscious of their rights and importance in society.”

― Lech Walesa

“Nobody would deny that if someone was a billionaire in 1962, his billions are going to affect all of his descendants. The reverse is also true. The lack of education, material, and finances for a slave are going to affect the descendants of that individual as well.”

― Lecrae

“My mom was big on education, big on reading, so she was always pushing books on me: ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X,’ like, ‘Read these books.’ And it was like, man, I’m learning stuff that I just can’t get anywhere else.”

― Lecrae

“My mom had always been big on education. She was the first woman in our family to go to college, and she often reminded me that I needed to go to college if I wanted to really make it in life.”

― Lecrae

“Film and television were out. I was 24, and it went on until I was 36. For an actor, those are your years. I got a great urgency and education during the blacklist, and it made me grow up in a way I never could have before, and in very good ways, too.”

― Lee Grant

“Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.”

― Lee Iacocca

“We know what happens when a woman earns money. She is far more likely than a man to spend her earnings on the health and education of her children and to invest in improving her family’s standard of living.”

― Leila Janah

“Change is the end result of all true learning.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“The best students come from homes where education is revered: where there are books, and children see their parents reading them.”

― Leo Buscaglia

“Surprisingly, the Eisenhower Memorial design contains almost none of the known Gehry-box of tricks. His giant etched chain-link curtain, first applied in 1979 to hide an ungracious parking garage at Santa Monica Place, is resurrected for Eisenhower to screen the equally graceless facade of the Department of Education.”

― Leon Krier

“I know a lot of people think I’m dumb. Well, at least I ain’t no educated fool.”

― Leon Spinks

“The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one’s children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.”

― Leonard Boswell

“As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter.”

― Leonard Boswell

“The pride people take in their work transcends to their homes, their education, families and communities.”

― Leonard Boswell

“I did not come from an academic background. My father was a smart man, but he had a fifth-grade education. He and all his friends were plumbers. They were all born around 1905 in great poverty in New York City and had to go to work when they were 12 or 13 years old.”

― Leonard Susskind

“Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“I don’t ask other actors questions. I think that’s too intrusive. I just watch. I don’t want to be constricted to an idea of what acting is by anyone else. I want to take my own education.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“There is no one area of chemical engineering that specifically helped me in my career as an astronaut, it was more the general education in engineering. Also, it was a very difficult and rigorous course. So, it made me strong and resourceful.”

― Leroy Chiao

“In my country where I was born, Guyana, we push more for education. It’s more being a lawyer, doctor, teacher, or scientist.”

― Letitia Wright

“Presumptions of guilt or innocence may sometimes be strengthened or weakened by the place of birth and kind of education and associates a man has grown up with, and good character may at times interpose, and justly save, under suspicion, one who is accused of crime on slight circumstances.”

― Levi Woodbury

“The dilemma of modern medicine, and the underlying central flaw in medical education and, most of all, in the training of interns, is the irresistible drive to do something, anything. It is expected by patients and too often agreed to by their doctors, in the face of ignorance.”

― Lewis Thomas

“The term ‘Xiaokang’ is used today to refer to a society where people can receive education, get paid through work, have access to medical services and old-age support, have a shelter and more than enough food and clothing, and lead a well-off life.”

― Li Keqiang

“We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the education policy in a broken 13th-century country. We are there so the people of Britain and our global interests are not threatened.”

― Liam Fox

“For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.”

― Liam Neeson

“God had a plan for everything. I never knew I’d come to Iowa, but now I love Iowa. Everything is so great about it – the people, the environment, education. I’m so proud to say I’m an Iowan. I’m living the dream.”

― Liang Chow

“The true purpose of education is to teach a man to carry himself triumphant to the sunset.”

― Liberty Hyde Bailey

“It doesn’t matter where you’re from. You can be from the hood or the suburbs. You can be poor with no education or a college graduate. No matter your background, you can win.”

― Lil B

“I have a song that’s called ‘Rap Dreams, Hoop Dreams’. Besides education, everybody’s got hoop dreams from day one in rap. Rap, sports, music have so much of an impact on the world.”

― Lil B

“Education was never my higher calling.”

― Lil Peep

“Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.”

― Lillian Smith

“I think my politics are just inclined to be empathetic and humanistic. I grew up with so many different kinds of people with different politics, different religion, no religion, no politics, education, no education, and I was infatuated with all of them.”

― Lily Tomlin

“Let me ask you: Should only children of the wealthy have access to quality early education? Should only children of the wealthy have access to a college degree? The answer – the only answer – is: no.”

― Lincoln Chafee

“American education is still the wonder of the world, and we must open the schoolhouse doors, not close them.”

― Lincoln Chafee

“It is possible to get an education at a university. It has been done; not often.”

― Lincoln Steffens

“I’m not an education expert, and frankly I don’t want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed.”

― Linda Lingle

“My parents’ greatest wish was that I graduated from college. Neither of my parents had a college education, and they really wanted me to have one.”

― Linda McMahon

“Latinos are concerned about the same pocketbook issues that matter to most middle class Americans – creating good-paying jobs in this country, making sure our children get a quality education, and ensuring that our families have access to affordable and quality healthcare.”

― Linda Sanchez

“Gaining my education from practical experience certainly benefited me. If I had gone on to be a lawyer, my life wouldn’t have been anywhere near as interesting.”

― Lindsay Fox

“Immigrants have always come into the country with low levels of education. Whether it’s the Irish or Italian or Polish, here is the land of opportunity. It’s where people come in at the bottom and build themselves up. To try to bring in people who have already made it is un-American.”

― Lionel Sosa

“We talk about what’s important to Hispanics: education, family, creating an environment in which you can achieve what you want to achieve because there aren’t going to be obstacles in your way.”

― Lionel Sosa

“I’d gone to Wellesley College, an amazing women’s college where the students were encouraged to follow our dreams. However, after I graduated and had a historical romance published, more than a few people indicated that, in some way, my career choice was a ‘waste’ of so much education.”

― Lisa Kleypas

“Around the world, human traffickers trick many people into slavery by false promises of good jobs or good education, only to find themselves forced to work without pay, under the threat of violence.”

― Lisa Kristine

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.”

― Lisa Ling

“I think we were raised in a nice Texas Jewish family where education was the most important thing, and close behind that was the arts. It was emphasized and expected that we’d play piano.”

― Lisa Loeb

“Higher education is meant to provide economic opportunity to Americans – not provide unscrupulous companies the opportunity to syphon off billions in federal taxpayer dollars unfairly.”

― Lisa Madigan

“The Department of Education’s refusal to oversee and hold for-profit schools accountable is a government-made disaster, and American students and taxpayers should not have to pay for it.”

― Lisa Madigan

“When you think about the children, one of the things that I’m quite concerned about – and I’ve heard it expressed by others – is trying to find how we can build better accountability, work to provide a level of education that prepares our children for the future.”

― Lisa Murkowski

“Like many Asian parents, mine were very focused on education. My dad would quiz me with multiplication tables when I was about 5.”

― Lisa Su

“It was a way out of poverty. It was a way to success. It was a way to education. And it was a way to a brighter day for me.”

― Little Richard

“I was 17 and living on the streets. I had the education of technically an eighth-grader, but in reality, I had never had a formal education.”

― Liz Murray

“I thought, ‘Let’s make it a check list. What if I got my education even though I lost my mother, even though my dad is in a shelter?’ and looking at these things as hurdles to go over. I could inspire myself.”

― Liz Murray

“We’ve had this program for a number of years now, called 10,000 Small Businesses, where Goldman Sachs has convened a group of partners to basically give business education to small business owners.”

― Lloyd Blankfein

“Today, education does not give you the wisdom and the understanding; it only indoctrinates you to believe something. So the mind knows very less but accepts so many things; it may be science, it may be technology, it may be anything.”

― Lobsang Tenzin

“Training and education is one and the same: that is, to train the mind through a discipline in order to awake the inner intelligence of the individuals.”

― Lobsang Tenzin

“I have an education degree from the University of Minnesota, and I was a teacher for about a minute.”

― Loni Anderson

“I’ve been working with the National Lung Health Education Program to raise awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”

― Loni Anderson

“The world needs champions. Too many people still find the path to opportunity closed to them. Too many still find unnecessary obstacles to education, to housing, to the full and free exercise of the right to vote.”

― Loretta Lynch

“I believe in education and wish I had a better one.”

― Loretta Lynn

“I ain’t got much education, but I got some sense.”

― Loretta Lynn

“In common with many others in the varied branches of our profession, my academic education is subnormal.”

― Loretta Young

“I grew up a middle class, colonized child of teachers and librarians and people, women especially, who treasured education.”

― Lorraine Toussaint

“When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body – it’s a blessing.”

― Lou Gehrig

“No matter what happens on the field, getting an education makes you a winner.”

― Lou Holtz

“The idea of education has been so tied to schools, universities, and professors that many assume there is no other way, but education is available to anyone within reach of a library, a post office, or even a newsstand.”

― Louis L’Amour

“No one can get an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.”

― Louis L’Amour

“I simply can’t buy as much of some stocks such as Detection Systems or United Education & Software as I’d like because there just aren’t all that many shares available.”

― Louis Navellier

“We do not need Departments of Commerce, Labor, and Education; we need a single Department of Skills that will promote an integrated approach to global competitiveness.”

― Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

“Whether the task is fixing health care, upgrading K-12 education, bolstering national security, or a host of other missions, the U.S. is better at patching problems than fixing them.”

― Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

“The basis of my confidence is that I wasn’t a talented player. I was a talented human being. At school, I always had good figures. I was the captain of all my football teams. I studied physical education at the Academy, so I learned to analyse, to observe, and to take decisions.”

― Louis van Gaal

“At the end of the day, I’m a very boring academic, bogged down with academia and structure and delivering an education.”

― Louise Wilson

“I still believe that education is about provoking some kind of original, creative thought.”

― Louise Wilson

“Education is the basis of creative thought: the ability to go beyond asking why to why not.”

― Lubna Olayan

“It’s very difficult in our society. You cannot impose certain behavioral changes. Education can do it at the right time, probably by high school. After that it is too late.”

― Luc Montagnier

“My parents showed me the good way. The education I had with them and my dream to become a footballer never let me go off the path.”

― Lucas Moura

“During consideration in the Education and the Workforce Committee this year, Democrats and Republicans worked constructively together to improve the delivery of Head Start services to the target populations.”

― Lucille Roybal-Allard

“Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.”

― Lucretia Mott

“My grandmother had six kids – one died as an infant – and she was dirt-poor, and all her kids got an education. And my mom grew up poor. And they both worked so hard and cultivated so much of their own happiness. I wanted to have that like an amulet. Not like armor, but like a magic feather. Like Dumbo’s magic feather.”

― Lucy Alibar

“The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.”

― Lucy Powell

“Growing up in Sweden, musical education is something really special. There are music schools everywhere, and the education is very advanced.”

― Ludwig Goransson

“Education must lead us from the irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgment. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order. Therefore, let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work.”

― Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

“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

“Education is extremely important to the Hispanic community, as well as faith, and certainly working hard.”

― Luis Fortuno

“While jobs, education, and healthcare rank among the top issues for Latino voters, immigration is a threshold issue.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“I think part of the problem is the education system doesn’t work – it’s not accountable.”

― Luis Guzman

“Of course we had the best possible classical education, which gave us a very strong foundation and tradition. But we also learned a lot by collaborating with different pop/rock artists and especially by recording and working in the studio.”

― Luka Sulic

“I’m all for education.”

― Luke Perry

“I’ve always wanted to have some sort of academy or program that links education and basketball.”

― Luol Deng

“My older brother played professionally in Europe. My other older brother went to UConn on scholarship, finished his education in political science, then he went on and played in Europe for years. My other brother played in Europe.”

― Luol Deng

“With Australian audiences, there’s a certain level of education – as far as how much access and exposure they have to music from various genres. So when you do ‘Big Day Out’ and there are all these different musical acts, you see the same people in your crowd that were there for a completely different artist.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“I’ve loved the opportunity to learn about the fashion world and appreciate it as an art form, and I look forward to my continued education, but I never want it to take over my acting.”

― Lupita Nyong’o

“Even though education was key in my family, I had no access to museums or art where we lived. I was a bit starved.”

― L’Wren Scott

“Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.”

― Lynda Resnick

“Whenever education budgets get tightened, art programs are the first to get cut. Like the enduring popularity of reality TV, this never ceases to amaze me.”

― Lynda Resnick

“Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“My mom was in education, and I remember reading in one of her books about multiple intelligences – this whole theory about how there are all these different ways you can be intelligent, like eight or 10 of them or something. And one of them is emotional.”

― Lynn Shelton

“Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics.”

― Lynn Swann

“They call Howard University the ‘capstone of black education.’ Howard was one of the historically black colleges where people want to go and send their children. Both of my grandfathers went through the medical school, and being in D.C., not far from New York City, it was a natural choice for me.”

― Lynn Whitfield

“Under the new government of the Constitution, beginning in 1789, all of the peacetime measures were repeated: chaplains, prayers, memorials of Thanksgiving, the Northwest Ordinance, funding for the Christian education of Indians.”

― M. Stanton Evans

“I require every Taipei student to swim; if they can’t pass the test they won’t graduate. Why do I do that? Because I think that is very, very important integral part of their education.”

― Ma Ying-jeou

“I worked my way through the education system and was treated as though I had value.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Early childhood education begins early, even before birth.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Investment in early education is not a Liberal or Conservative idea. Nor should it be decided along party lines.”

― Madeleine M. Kunin

“Women need to be empowered through the strongest tool – education. They don’t need to be subservient to anyone, but at the same time, men must change their mindset towards women. If they are more respectful towards them, then things will change at the grassroots level. It will happen slowly, but everyone has to move together.”

― Madhuri Dixit

“I hope that I inspire women to believe in themselves, no matter where they come from; no matter what education they have; what particular background they originate from.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“When you have teachers saying, ‘I don’t have enough time for hands-on activities,’ we need to rethink the way we do education.”

― Mae Jemison

“I have been luckier than anyone I know or even heard of. I had a very happy childhood, a good education, I enjoyed working as a teacher, journalist and author. I have loved a wonderful man for over 33 years, and I believe he loves me, too.”

― Maeve Binchy

“Having an education is invaluable.”

― Maggie Gyllenhaal

“Every kid, every minority kid can be so successful if they focus on their education.”

― Magic Johnson

“Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition for building up a sound education.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“While I did not get any formal training in acting, every summer vacation, from the age of five, my father would take me to Ooty with him, and I would do films as a child star. I did over 10 films like that, and it was understood that post finishing my education, I would become an actor.”

― Mahesh Babu

“My father did not live with us. When he came home, he never took off his shoes – he wouldn’t be staying. My father had another family: Although my father had two homes, he paid for our education and household expenses.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.”

― Mahesh Bhupathi

“Empowering women with better education, being sensitive towards their wellbeing, health, happiness, ensuring equal opportunities, and respecting their rights will go a long way in transforming Pakistan.”

― Mahira Khan

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

― Maimonides

“Education technology is very important because we have a massive challenge in public schools.”

― Major Owens

“Education technology and school construction go together. Modernization, updating education facilities, and making a capital investment in education are all included.”

― Major Owens

“We hope that the elected officials will respond positively to a ground swell of letters, phone calls, e-mails and visits from parents. The law clearly states that the responsibility for giving a sound basic education to our children lies with New York State.”

― Major Owens

“Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated.”

― Major Owens

“I will continue my activities related to education in one way or another. I certainly would have at the top my agenda, with respect to education, the need to do much better with modern educational technology.”

― Major Owens

“There are many problems, but I think there is a solution to all these problems; it’s just one, and it’s education.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not – Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls’ education and women’s rights. So don’t support Malala, support her campaign for girls’ education and women’s rights.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“People say Malala’s voice is being sold to the world. But I see it as Malala’s voice reaching the world and resonating globally. You should think about what is behind Malala’s voice. What is she saying? I am only talking about education, women’s rights, and peace.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“All I want is an education, and I am afraid of no one.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“In some parts of the world, students are going to school every day. It’s their normal life. But in other part of the world, we are starving for education… it’s like a precious gift. It’s like a diamond.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I need to complete my homework on time.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“If you hit a Talib with your shoe, then there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty and that much harshly, you must fight others but through peace and through dialogue and through education.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I thanked President Obama for the United States’ work in supporting education in Pakistan and Afghanistan and for Syrian refugees.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I fully support U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in his Global Education First Initiative and the work of U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and the respectful president of the U.N. General Assembly Vuk Jeremic. I thank them for the leadership they continue to give.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I don’t know why people have divided the whole world into two groups, west and east. Education is neither eastern nor western. Education is education and it’s the right of every human being.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I will get my education – if it is in home, school, or anyplace.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I have already seen death, and I know that death is supporting me in my cause of education. Death does not want to kill me.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“Some parents do not send their children to school because they don’t know its importance at all.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“Education is neither eastern nor western.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I want education for the sons and the daughters of all the extremists, especially the Taliban.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“We need to increase education budgets.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“Thanks to Coach Bennett for a great education in basketball and for making me better.”

― Malcolm Brogdon

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

― Malcolm Forbes

“If Harvard is $60,000 and University of Toronto, where I went to school, is maybe six. So you’re really telling me that education is 10 times better at Harvard than it is at University of Toronto? That seems ridiculous to me.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“The Bill Cosby I know has been great to me and great for a lot of people. What he’s done for comedy and television has been legendary and history-making. What he’s done for the black community and education has been invaluable. That’s the Bill Cosby I know.”

― Malcolm-Jamal Warner

“We are fighting to pass clean-slate legislation in Pennsylvania to seal nonviolent misdemeanor records automatically after 10 years. We must provide opportunities for employment, housing, education, loans, and voting. We should not disenfranchise a third of the population.”

― Malcolm Jenkins

“A militant’s profile lies not in his age, race, culture, or education; anyone can join or be adopted by the al Qaeda network, the only prerequisite being a willingness to accept the group’s radical, cultlike ideology.”

― Malcolm Nance

“Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and opportunity and the value of education more than 7th or 8th generation Americans.”

― Malcolm Wallop

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

― Malcolm X

“Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world.”

― Malcolm X

“Good education, housing and jobs are imperatives for the Negroes, and I shall support them in their fight to win these objectives, but I shall tell the Negroes that while these are necessary, they cannot solve the main Negro problem.”

― Malcolm X

“You can’t legislate good will – that comes through education.”

― Malcolm X

“History should belong to all of us, and it needs to include people from different cultural backgrounds. Otherwise, it risks becoming irrelevant to children, who could then become disenchanted with education.”

― Malorie Blackman

“In Saudi Arabia, they always tell us we are queens. We are pistachios. You know the nut? Like something that is protected. So even if you have a very good education, restraints are put on women.”

― Manal al-Sharif

“It feels important to go school; not necessarily to further my education, but more like a hobby.”

― Mandy Moore

“When I took admission in a medical college, I found that apart from the lack of education, what stopped girls from menstrual management was a limited access to sanitary pads.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“Three components – education, equality and empowerment – play an important and pivotal role in moving the country forward in every aspect.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“Education brings a sense of confidence and self-worth to yourself.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“It is education which can liberate you and I believe girls should get the best education.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“That’s my suggestion for kids who want to act, by the way: Make sure it’s really your choice, get out of it when it stops being fun, and get an education.”

― Mara Wilson

“Education has been really important for me.”

― Marc-Andre ter Stegen

“If you want to bring down the prices of healthcare and education, the answer will be more innovation, more technology, which will then have the effect of freaking everybody out and saying, ‘Oh, my God, you’re going to kill all the jobs.’”

― Marc Andreessen

“Health care and education, in my view, are next up for fundamental software-based transformation.”

― Marc Andreessen

“Nothing is more important, certainly during these times of artificial intelligence, than our public education. And as it continues to grow and evolve, I think you and I know this is going to be critical that we are constantly training and retraining and creating these next-generation jobs.”

― Marc Benioff

“I wanted to further my education, so I went on to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and came back and served about ten years in the Canadian Navy as what we call a combat systems engineer.”

― Marc Garneau

“What we need is an education system that works for every child, not a select few. This starts with providing a quality education for our youngest Americans so they can learn, grow, and become prosperous citizens.”

― Marc Veasey

“We must provide an improved early education system so that all students have the opportunity to learn and reach their full potential.”

― Marc Veasey

“I went to Northampton College of Further Education. I left there – when I was 16, I left Kingsthorpe Upper – and I went and did a diploma in performing arts, so it was my start in the training process to becoming an actor.”

― Marc Warren

“I happen to have been born a Cartesian. The French education is based on a sequence of strict logic. You carry it with you.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“The PHYSICAL Act gives our schools the flexibility they need to give physical education the attention it deserves in promoting our children’s well-being.”

― Marcia Fudge

“Like most fathers, I would do anything for my children, and I’ve worked very hard at trying to be a good father. I want to give them education, security, everything I never had.”

― Marco Pierre White

“The problem is that we are trying to prepare people for the new economy using a higher education system built for the old economy. As a result, many high-skilled, high-paying industries suffer from a shortage of labor, while too many low-paying industries suffer from a surplus.”

― Marco Rubio

“There are millions of women who are trapped in lower-paying jobs and don’t have the skills for a higher-paying job, and don’t have the money or the time to access the higher education that they need for a better job.”

― Marco Rubio

“The key to a vibrant middle class is an abundance of jobs that pay enough so that workers can provide for themselves and their families, enjoy leisure time, save for retirement and pay for their children’s education so they can grow up and earn even more than their parents.”

― Marco Rubio

“The loans I took out for my undergraduate degree were manageable. But my legal education was more expensive, and I paid for it almost entirely through public and private loans.”

― Marco Rubio

“We need to have a regulatory budget in America that limits the amount of regulations on our economy. We need to repeal and replace Obamacare, and we need to improve higher education so that people can have access to the skills they need for 21st century jobs.”

― Marco Rubio

“Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.”

― Marcus Aurelius

“Most of my education has been around food.”

― Marcus Samuelsson

“I add this, that rational ability without education has oftener raised man to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Frivolity is inborn, conceit acquired by education.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“I think food and education will help stem the poverty of the young people who are being drawn into terrorism every day.”

― Marcy Kaptur

“Fine arts education in public schools is really abysmal. The same emphasis should be put on music, theater, dance – anything creative – that’s put on math and science.”

― Maren Morris

“I never had a single female professor throughout my whole education, from the beginning of university to the end. Even all the books were about men; I never really liked reading books about the history of science, and I never really understood why.”

― Margaret Geller

“My understanding is that Kansas, Massachusetts, they’ve been more pioneers on the special education side.”

― Margaret Spellings

“Higher education is confronting challenges, like the economy is, about the need for a higher number of more adequately trained, more highly educated citizenry.”

― Margaret Spellings

“We at the Department of Education are going to provide technical assistance; I’ve committed $14 million to show states how they might meet this more sophisticated approach.”

― Margaret Spellings

“The root cause of xenophobia in Russia is not religious differences between Muslims and Christians. Nor is it crime. The root cause is the terrible education that children acquire on the street, at school, and at home.”

― Margarita Simonyan

“People ask me all the time what it is about Australia that produces so many big stars. Honestly, I believe it is a combination of things. Our education standards are quite high, but our industry is very limited. Yet we’re very aware of the industry – everyone goes to the theater, sees TV shows.”

― Margot Robbie

“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”

― Maria Montessori

“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.”

― Maria Montessori

“At three years of age, the child has already laid the foundations of the human personality and needs the special help of education in the school. The acquisitions he has made are such that we can say the child who enters school at three is an old man.”

― Maria Montessori

“We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe’, but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.”

― Maria Montessori

“Education is a work of self-organization by which man adapts himself to the conditions of life.”

― Maria Montessori

“If education is protection to life, you will realize that it is necessary that education accompany life during its whole course.”

― Maria Montessori

“Establishing lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.”

― Maria Montessori

“We recommend for the training of teachers not only a considerable artistic education in general but special attention to the art of reading.”

― Maria Montessori

“Moral Education is the source of that spiritual equilibrium on which everything else depends and which may be compared to that physical equilibrium or sense of balance, without which it is impossible to stand upright or to move into any other position.”

― Maria Montessori

“If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?”

― Maria Montessori

“When you have solved the problem of controlling the attention of the child, you have solved the entire problem of its education.”

― Maria Montessori

“Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her.”

― Maria Montessori

“Observation, very general and wide-spread, has shown that small children are endowed with a special psychic nature. This shows us a new way of imparting education!”

― Maria Montessori

“My system is to be considered a system leading up, in a general way, to education. It can be followed not only in the education of little children from three to six years of age, but can be extended to children up to ten years of age.”

― Maria Montessori

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“Education is a precondition to survival in America today.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“Unless children have strong education and strong families and strong communities and decent housing, it’s not enough to go sit in at a lunch counter.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“Together we can and must fight for justice for our children and protect them from draconian tax cuts and budget choices that threaten their survival, education and preparation for the future. If they are not ready for tomorrow, neither is America.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“I’m sure I am impatient sometimes. I sure do get angry sometimes. I think it’s outrageous how hard it is to get this country to feed its children and to take care of its children, to give them a decent education.”

― Marian Wright Edelman

“With longer life spans and better health and education, many feel that giving birth to a baby a mere couple of decades after they themselves were in the cradle is a little premature.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“The length of your education is less important than its breadth, and the length of your life is less important than its depth.”

― Marilyn vos Savant

“Writing nonfiction has been my most serious education, and for all those years it kept me from even glancing in the direction of despair.”

― Marilynne Robinson

“There’s a big difference between France and the U.S. In the U.S., immigrants must work to live. In France, they’re taken care of by public finances. In France, there are millions of unemployed people already. We cannot house them, give them health care, education… finance people who keep coming and coming.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I concentrated on a lot of things, so very few people saw me as an education governor, an infrastructure governor.”

― Mario Cuomo

“The first education to be a good chemist is to do well in high school science courses. Then, you go to college to really become a chemist. You want to take science and math. Those are the main things.”

― Mario J. Molina

“Charm, I think, is education, really, no? I was educated to be nice to everybody. If you want to be rude and mean, I’m sure your life isn’t that nice.”

― Mario Testino

“It’s always extremely interesting to speak at colleges. My books are taught in many colleges in America and are part of the educational system, so it’s really important to me. I don’t believe in so many things in life, but something I believe in is education.”

― Marjane Satrapi

“I don’t know why so many artists talk about the mainstream’s problems from the fringe. I think, unfortunately, it’s almost like our education makes us too safe and terrified to step into the world.”

― Mark Bradford

“I fell through the holes in the educational system. But education is still a way to change a life.”

― Mark Bradford

“In search of a complete education with the ideals of trust, faith, understanding and compassion, many families are turning to the structure, discipline and academic standards of Catholic schools.”

― Mark Foley

“By offering an education centered on values, the faculty in Catholic schools can create an interactive setting between parents and students that is geared toward long-term healthy character and scholastic development for all enrolled children.”

― Mark Foley

“I think one of the unique aspects of Catholic school education is the opportunity to care for the material and intellectual needs of the child in a community atmosphere.”

― Mark Foley

“I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature – publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided.”

― Mark Foley

“Kids don’t need to be taught the value of making; they are natural makers, at least until traditional education makes them afraid of making mistakes. The long-term value of making for kids is in learning to become an active participant in the world around them rather than a consumer of prepackaged products and solutions.”

― Mark Frauenfelder

“The human-made world is mostly beyond our comprehension. Our daily survival depends on seemingly magical gizmos that provide our food, water, clothing, comfort, transportation, education, well-being, and amusement.”

― Mark Frauenfelder

“Too many vital education dollars that should be spent in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.”

― Mark Kennedy

“Few things are more important to each individual’s future success or to our nation’s prosperity than education.”

― Mark Kennedy

“As a Member of Congress, I’ve continued my family’s tradition of focusing on education.”

― Mark Kennedy

“But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens’ names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.”

― Mark Kennedy

“I’ve spent the better part of my career in politics and public policy working on and fighting for education reforms.”

― Mark McKinnon

“My major was Fine Arts and Education thinking I would become an Art Teacher. I couldn’t visualize myself as an art teacher, thinking how it wouldn’t work.”

― Mark Mothersbaugh

“By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good-paying job.”

― Mark Pocan

“And it is a very beautiful idea, and possibly true, that a common man from Stratford with a common education was able to write these plays.”

― Mark Rylance

“Children without access to quality early education programs start kindergarten with an 18-month disadvantage, and that gap continues to widen. By the time they are in fourth grade, many cannot do math or read at grade level.”

― Mark Shriver

“Those life experiences that helped shaped my political beliefs are with me in every position I take and every vote that I cast – whether it be in favor of comprehensive immigration reform, strengthening Social Security and Medicare, or improving our nation’s education system.”

― Mark Takano

“Education is very important to me, as is helping children.”

― Mark Teixeira

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”

― Mark Twain

“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

― Mark Twain

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.”

― Mark Twain

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”

― Mark Twain

“Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.”

― Mark Twain

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.”

― Mark Twain

“I never let schooling interfere with my education.”

― Mark Twain

“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

― Mark Twain

“I look forward to working closely with the Research Councils, Innovate UK, and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), as we work together to create UKRI. I also look forward to working closely with all of our research and innovation communities to provide a strong and coherent voice for U.K. science and innovation.”

― Mark Walport

“When people are connected, we can just do some great things. They have the opportunity to get access to jobs, education, health, communications. We have the opportunity to bring the people we care about closer to us. It really makes a big difference.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace, in marriage, in education and on the playing field. It was a very exciting, rebellious time.”

― Marlo Thomas

“The American Dream is not being dependent on the federal government for your health care, for your automobile, for your college education, for your student loan on and on and on.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t know the first thing about either.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“My parents were able to pay our expenses, but not for education. We were encouraged to work hard in school and get scholarships.”

― Martha Stewart

“Every educated person is a future enemy.”

― Martin Bormann

“Education is a cause very close to me. What matters is encouraging my fans to focus on their education, because only an educated generation can ensure a better future. Even when I was on tour, I did my homework and studied.”

― Martin Garrix

“Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.”

― Martin H. Fischer

“The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty – not marble floors and foundations.”

― Martin H. Fischer

“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.

“The most valuable investment we can make is in our children’s education. When we make education a priority, we give our children opportunity. Opportunity to learn at higher levels than their parents were able to learn; to earn at higher levels than we were able to earn.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Twenty-first century buildings support a 21st century education – because it is difficult to learn or to teach if you are shivering.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Every child should be given a strong start to their education.”

― Martin O’Malley

“There is no greater ladder into the middle class than education.”

― Martin O’Malley

“Crucial to science education is hands-on involvement: showing, not just telling; real experiments and field trips and not just ‘virtual reality.’”

― Martin Rees

“Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.”

― Martin Seligman

“The Startup Act should give all Americans, not just immigrants, a better shot at being tomorrow’s engineers and entrepreneurs. And that opportunity could begin at a young age with education in computer programming.”

― Marvin Ammori

“People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills.”

― Marvin Bower

“There have been studies that clearly state that children who are exposed to arts education at a young age will in fact do markedly better in their SAT tests.”

― Marvin Hamlisch

“If education, culture, the higher life were shining things to be worshiped from afar, he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them.”

― Mary Antin

“Ignorance and a narrow education lay the foundation of vice, and imitation and custom rear it up.”

― Mary Astell

“English girls’ schools today providing the higher education are, so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards of women which has taken place in the last half-century.”

― Mary Augusta Ward

“Before the child ever gets to school it will have received crucial, almost irrevocable sex education and this will have been taught by the parents, who are not aware of what they are doing.”

― Mary Calderone

“Increasing education options will give students greater opportunities to succeed in the classroom and allow students to graduate with skill sets necessary to go to college or into a career.”

― Mary Fallin

“Reformation, like education, is a journey, not a destination.”

― Mary Harris Jones

“I wish I had known that education is the key. That knowledge is power. Now I pick up books and watch educational shows with my husband. I’m seeing how knowledge can elevate you.”

― Mary J. Blige

“When I was a child I didn’t care about getting an education, and I didn’t finish high school.”

― Mary J. Blige

“As proud as we are of this city and as extraordinary as it is, all of south Louisiana and all of the Gulf Coast is a very special place, and the federal government has underinvested in it year after year after year, whether it’s education or health care.”

― Mary Landrieu

“Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.”

― Mary Wollstonecraft

“The ultimate end of your education was to make you a good wife.”

― Mary Wortley Montagu

“I work in a mix of areas and am informed by them all: child development, psycholinguistics, education, and most especially, cognitive neuroscience.”

― Maryanne Wolf

“I was raised by a single mother, and she felt the Japanese education system, albeit wonderful, keeps you in a certain range. You have to be better than this level but below this level.”

― Masi Oka

“Look at the decisions I’ve made in my life personally. To paint the picture intentionally that I don’t believe in, that I’m not a supporter of, that I’m not an advocate of early childhood education is a mistruth. It’s an absolute and outright lie, and to continue to perpetuate it is irresponsible.”

― Matt Bevin

“We need education across the board on all fronts.”

― Matt Bevin

“I have 9 children; I’m a big believer in childhood education, but we’ve got to be smart about getting a good return on the investment of those dollars.”

― Matt Bevin

“We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.”

― Matt Blunt

“Public education is an investment in our future.”

― Matt Blunt

“Education can help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. Teaching students to make healthy decisions can improve habits now and instill healthy eating habits for a lifetime.”

― Matt Cartwright

“My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor.”

― Matt Damon

“Our solution on ‘The Simpsons’ is to do jokes that people who have an education, or some frame of reference, can get. And for the ones who don’t, it doesn’t matter, because we have Homer banging his head and saying, ‘D’oh!’”

― Matt Groening

“’Friends’ was an education in intelligent comedic banter; in intelligent vernacular. It was an education in scene study. It was an education in group dynamic. I came out of there with a master’s degree in comedy.”

― Matt LeBlanc

“Philip Greenspun had a huge impact on me. He was the first person I knew of that embraced online communities, created a real business around open source, gave back to the community through education, and inspired me to explore photography.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“Through the Committee on Education and the Workforce, we need to ensure we are educating a future generation to achieve a workforce for the 21st century. I believe the best education solutions come from those closest to the students: state and local entities.”

― Matt Salmon

“Yes, I believe in school choice. Parents know far better than government bureaucrats what their children need from an education standpoint, and they should be permitted to make that choice.”

― Matt Salmon

“I’m not posh, not in the slightest. My parents spent some money on my education, but I wasn’t born to the purple.”

― Matthew Goode

“Men of polite learning and a liberal education.”

― Matthew Henry

“Hollywood is fickle; your career can end pretty fast. If the acting jobs dry up, you have to have something to fall back on. In fact, that would be my advice to kids interested in acting – make sure you get an education too.”

― Matthew Lawrence

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the amazing public arts education that I had.”

― Matthew Morrison

“Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state.”

― Matthew Simpson

“I’d like the United States to become what it was always meant to be, which is a secular nation – more publicly committed to reason, to improving understanding, and promoting education.”

― Matthew Stewart

“Thomas Young was born in 1731 in upstate New York. The child of impoverished Irish immigrants, he grew up in a log cabin without the benefit of a formal education. But he was an avid reader who began collecting books at a young age and eventually amassed one of the finest personal libraries in New England.”

― Matthew Stewart

“Fascinated by history during my secondary education, then by physics and mechanics at the Ecole Polytechnique, I finally entered the national administration of mines in 1936.”

― Maurice Allais

“Everybody in this country who wants to should be able to get as much education as they want. Education is the best resource we have.”

― Maurice Hinchey

“As far as my education goes, I’ve always felt that was my hobby instead of acting.”

― Mawra Hocane

“The brainy class is made up of individuals who think for themselves and beyond formal education are continuous learners who tend to be self-taught.”

― Maximillian Degenerez

“I want our millennials and our young people to do what they started out doing with meet-ups, to talk about what is going on, and spread the education.”

― Maxine Waters

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.”

― Maya Angelou

“In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.”

― Maya Angelou

“My mother would have enjoyed the idea that her name was being used to build bridges. She cared a great deal and was very thoughtful and passionate about education and young women.”

― Maya Soetoro-Ng

“I’m always just happy to see when models are working hard, doing well, and really, above all else, doing good things. I love when they work for charities or inspire education. Look at Karlie Kloss promoting education – that’s wonderful.”

― Maye Musk

“I was really fortunate growing up to have a broad musical education. My parents listened to all kinds of music, rock, soul, Motown, jazz, Frank Sinatra, everything.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that’s where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets.”

― Maynard James Keenan

“You discover that the education the Negro gets is designed to keep him subservient. The poor black man is exploited by whites and by educated Negroes, too.”

― Medgar Evers

“Because if you don’t have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you’re not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries.”

― Meg Whitman

“You can’t stand for too many things. You can’t use the bully pulpit for too many things. So, I promise you, every day, I am going to talk about jobs, spending, and education.”

― Meg Whitman

“I’ve never been a big believer in formal education.”

― Megan Fox

“Growing up in Los Angeles, obviously it’s a really fashionable city, but it has a really relaxed quality to it as well. So, my fashion education came while working on ‘Suits’.”

― Meghan Markle

“My kids both had Catholic junior school education, which I’m really glad for – it taught them how to be compassionate, how to be kind.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“It’s shortsighted not to view the education of a future generation of Americans as a priority for all Americans.”

― Mel Martinez

“You judge a society by how it treats its citizens. We must do our best to ensure that every child can live in comfort and security, with the best possible education.”

― Melania Trump

“To break boundaries interests me. With all the knowledge that is available now in the world, it should be accessible to everyone. You can get so much information on the Internet now, and yet there are so many places in the world where people just don’t have the education.”

― Melanie Griffith

“Studies demonstrate that as gaps are being closed between men and women – in access to education, in health, even in economic participation – the most difficult gap to close is in political participation. Somehow that sharing of raw power, political power, remains very illusive.”

― Melanne Verveer

“My background was computer science and business school, so eventually I worked my way up where I was running product groups – development, testing, marketing, user education.”

― Melinda Gates

“Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it.”

― Melissa Bean

“Although I was raised Jewish, my upbringing didn’t include any formal religious education or training.”

― Melissa Gilbert

“The driving force behind ‘In Our Time’ is that I want an education. I want to know more about science, say, and if I want to know, then other people probably do, too.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“More and more job fields require some form of higher education, and the pressure is on for schools to adequately prepare our students to compete both nationally and globally and help drive economic growth.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“Republicans need to define and present specific policies on how to eradicate poverty, help every child achieve a quality education, and lower the cost of increasing health premiums.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“I grew up in New York, and I grew up with a mother who was an arts lover herself, and I went to these New York City public schools with these great arts education programs, so it was something that I was lucky enough to be able to be exposed to very early.”

― Merritt Wever

“The government is not your salvation. The government is not your road to prosperity. Hard work, education will take you far beyond what any government program can ever promise.”

― Mia Love

“When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens.”

― Michael Badnarik

“Local school districts should be free to adapt their academic programs in ways appropriate for their community, but we cannot allow mindless budget shortfalls to force wrongheaded changes to our children’s education.”

― Michael Bennet

“We’ve got a lot of work to do: not only on education, but on the economy, on our tax code, and on reducing our crushing debt.”

― Michael Bennet

“While NCLB drove important progress on transparency and data disaggregation, I think it’s clear that the status quo in public education is not working for our kids or our country.”

― Michael Bennet

“For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.”

― Michael Caine

“I felt the need to unlearn my formal education.”

― Michael Cimino

“We are looking for ways to decrease the dropout rate. I am pretty sure, if we eliminate career and technical education, we are going to increase the dropout rate.”

― Michael Enzi

“Within weeks of the Ebola hoax dying down, the guys at Health Africa International approached my friends George Weah, Mahamadou Diarra, and I to be part of the initiative in using various forms of communication to promote a Ebola prevention education programme.”

― Michael Essien

“Because education is the backbone of a competitive workforce and successful economy, making it a priority is not uncommon.”

― Michael F. Easley

“As Governor of North Carolina for two terms, I made improving education a top priority.”

― Michael F. Easley

“Early college high schools in North Carolina and across the country show us that challenge – not remediation – is an approach to education that works.”

― Michael F. Easley

“During my travels in Iraq, Israel, Gaza, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Europe and all over the United States, I have seen and heard the voices of people who want change. They want the stabilization of the economy, education and healthcare for all, renewable energy and an environmental vision with an eye on generations to come.”

― Michael Franti

“The deciding factor of why some entrepreneurs are successful and others fail is not limited to your DNA or your education; it is about the actions you take as the leader of your business.”

― Michael Gerber

“As long as there are people in education making excuses for failure, cursing future generations with a culture of low expectations, denying children access to the best that has been thought and written, because Nemo and the Mister Men are more relevant, the battle needs to be joined.”

― Michael Gove

“I think the principal purpose of education is to allow each of us, when we become adults, to shape our own future.”

― Michael Gove

“Unfortunately, the real achievements of children on the ground became debased and devalued because Labor education secretaries sounded like Soviet commissars praising the tractor production figures when we know that those exams were not the rock-solid measures of achievement that children deserve.”

― Michael Gove

“What we’re doing now is we’re saying that individual schools can spend the money on their own priorities, so that head teachers can decide what’s truly important, because the big shift in approach on education that we’re taking – which is different from what happened before – is that we trust teachers and we trust heads.”

― Michael Gove

“The big shift in approach on education that we are taking – which is different from what happened before – is that we trust teachers and we trust heads.”

― Michael Gove

“I see education in the U.K. as a civil rights struggle.”

― Michael Gove

“If we want boys to succeed, we need to bring them back to education by making education relevant to them and bring in more service learning and vocational education.”

― Michael Gurian

“If we create a generation of men who aren’t getting an education, that’s bad for women.”

― Michael Gurian

“I always felt that I came up short in the education department, but I’ve come to the conclusion that we all get an education.”

― Michael J. Fox

“I basically got an education in software on DuPont’s money because they were too stubborn to admit that a recession was coming.”

― Michael J. Saylor

“The Saylor Foundation is meant to be a gadfly to encourage Google, Apple, MIT, Harvard, the United States government, and the Chinese government to aggressively pursue digital education.”

― Michael J. Saylor

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

― Michael Jackson

“I am a family man who has children, who is a good person, who cares about women’s rights and my kids’ rights and education, and I’m not a leftist elitist. I live a very normal life.”

― Michael Kelly

“There’s something to be taken from every job, whether it’s crap or good. Sometimes, on the awful ones, I get more of an education about other areas of my business.”

― Michael Landes

“An education system suits some more than others. It can lead you out into life or lead you on a wild goose chase. It can help to make you miserable, or dull and nasty and insipid, or profoundly stupid in the special way that ‘brainy’ people can be.”

― Michael Leunig

“For 13 years, I struggled with education and have only just realised that I was actually struggling to protect myself from it. I was trying to protect my soul.”

― Michael Leunig

“I come from a background that stresses education more than anything.”

― Michael Masser

“My musical education started before I could see over the dashboard, just listening to the radio and cranking up our favorite songs as they came on.”

― Michael McDonald

“People of my age who went to college, go into college, you know what it cost back then? Nothing or next to nothing. At the most, you had to work at Dairy Queen during the summer and that would pay for your college education.”

― Michael Moore

“Capitalism would have never let me be a filmmaker, living in Flint, Michigan with a high school education. I was going to have to make that happen myself.”

― Michael Moore

“Every parent wants to do what’s best for their child. Whatever I can afford, I’m going to get my kid the best education I can get.”

― Michael Moore

“It really is disgusting when a guy in a ball cap with a high school education is the one asking the tough questions.”

― Michael Moore

“People like me who grew up in a working-class town, who don’t have a college education, you don’t usually hear from us.”

― Michael Moore

“I was one of the first 18-year-olds in the United States elected to public office right after 18-year-olds got the right to vote back in the early ’70s. I ran for the Board of Education.”

― Michael Moore

“Film is something that came later into my life. I had a Jesuit education, and I consider acting and the theater as kind of a calling – a vocation.”

― Michael Moriarty

“I had a Jesuit education, and I consider acting and the theater as kind of a calling – a vocation.”

― Michael Moriarty

“One of the great failings of our education system is that we tend to focus on those who are succeeding in exams, and there are plenty of them. But what we should also be looking at, and a lot more urgently, is those who fail.”

― Michael Morpurgo

“Access to books and the encouragement of the habit of reading: these two things are the first and most necessary steps in education and librarians, teachers and parents all over the country know it. It is our children’s right and it is also our best hope and their best hope for the future.”

― Michael Morpurgo

“A lot of children, like I did, move away from words because of the fear – which is something you have to take out of education: the fear of worrying about what marks you’ll get, detention, worrying about letting people down, your parents, teachers.”

― Michael Morpurgo

“This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described. And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates – is they just keeping giving back.”

― Michael N. Castle

“By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools.”

― Michael N. Castle

“After completing a Delaware State education, they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined – and they opened doors for themselves that surely would have remained closed if they only had a high school education.”

― Michael N. Castle

“Delaware State began as a school bent on service – teaching education, social services and nursing.”

― Michael N. Castle

“They were often the first students in their family to go to college and the very idea of higher education was still foreign to them. They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college.”

― Michael N. Castle

“In Philadelphia, our public safety, poverty reduction, health and economic development all start with education. We can’t grow the middle class if we don’t give our kids the tools they need to innovate and invent.”

― Michael Nutter

“What the mayors care about is, ‘How can I get money to invest in the infrastructure in my city? How do we put people back to work, lower the unemployment rate, provide for job training programs? How do we make class sizes smaller and make investments in our children from an education standpoint?’”

― Michael Nutter

“People don’t seem to make the connection between their tax money and the benefits that they get from their tax money, like free education, and the fire department, and police protection, and everything else. It drives me bonkers, because it’s pretty straightforward to me.”

― Michael Schur

“I was not proficient in Latin and so was not able to go to Oxford or Cambridge. However, I did enter the first-rate chemistry honours program at the University of Manchester in 1950, where the professors were E.R.H. Jones and M.G. Evans, and graduated in 1953, with the financial support of a Blackpool Education Committee Scholarship.”

― Michael Smith

“Education is, in the end, about individual interactions and about learning.”

― Michael Spence

“Let’s focus on how we can take someone who is being poorly educated in an American public school and how they are poorly trained for a job, and put in place those opportunities for them to get that education, give their parents choice in education, make it real for them.”

― Michael Steele

“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“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

“I’m not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court. My husband and I raised five kids. We’ve raised 23 foster children. We’ve applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids.”

― Michele Bachmann

“I thought if anyone need a leg up, it was our foster children. So, I started getting involved in education reform, and that was back in 1998. And as a result of all the reform work that I had done, people urged me to run for the Minnesota state Senate. I did, I was there for six years.”

― Michele Bachmann

“I think that the American people are curious about who a candidate is, what their background is, who their family is, what their faith experience has been, their education, their work experience. All of those are factors that voters look at because they want to take a measure of the individual.”

― Michele Bachmann

“Felons are typically stripped of the very rights supposedly won in the civil rights movement, including the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, and the right to be free of legal discrimination in employment, housing, access to education, and public benefits. They’re relegated to a permanent undercaste.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Our nation has slashed budgets for education, job training, economic development, and drug treatment while investing billions in prisons and militarized police. A penal system unprecedented in world history has been born. Millions have been arrested and stripped of basic civil and human rights.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I believe this system of mass incarceration would have Dr. King turning in his grave. There’s no doubt in my mind that Dr. King would be doing everything in his power to build a movement to end mass incarceration in the United States; a movement for education, not incarceration.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Once you’ve acquired a criminal record, you can be discriminated against legally in employment, housing, and access to education and public benefits. You’re relegated to a permanent second-class status, forever a ‘criminal.’ Inflicting this amount of unnecessary pain and suffering is not cheap.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Top-quality public education, universal health care, and free child care are among the many benefits provided by the state in Norway, reflecting its long-standing egalitarian culture and spirit of communitarianism – a spirit that extends to its prisons.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Once labeled a felon, you are ushered into a parallel social universe. You can be denied the right to vote, automatically excluded from juries, and legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education and public benefits – forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind.”

― Michelle Alexander

“Those labeled felons may be denied the right to vote, are automatically excluded from juries, and may be legally discriminated against in employment, housing, access to education, public benefits, much like their grandparents or great grandparents may have been discriminated against during the Jim Crow era.”

― Michelle Alexander

“One of the factors a country’s economy depends on is human capital. If you don’t provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women’s empowerment bring huge economic benefits.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“When women earn the money for the family, everyone in the family benefits. We also know that when women have an income, everyone wins because women dedicate 90% of the income to health, education, to food security, to the children, to the family, or to the community, so when women have an income, everybody wins.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“The School of the Art Institute is an extraordinary teaching institution by the fact that it believes that active studio artists are good teachers. That may seem an obvious statement, but in higher education, it is often the student’s course evaluations that win the day with administrators.”

― Michelle Grabner

“Growing up, I always said I would never go in to education. Both of my parents were teachers – my dad was also a principal and a superintendent. I just didn’t want to be part of the school system.”

― Michelle McCool

“I’m a collegiate All-American athlete and earned a master’s degree in education from Florida State University.”

― Michelle McCool

“You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that’s the one thing people can’t take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment.”

― Michelle Obama

“Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence.”

― Michelle Obama

“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”

― Michelle Obama

“Public education is our greatest pathway to opportunity in America. So we need to invest in and strengthen our public universities today, and for generations to come.”

― Michelle Obama

“For me, education was power.”

― Michelle Obama

“Whether you want to go into music, whether you want to be a lawyer, whether you want to be President of the United States, the bottom line for all of you is that you have got to get your education.”

― Michelle Obama

“For me, education has never been simply a policy issue – it’s personal. Neither of my parents and hardly anyone in the neighborhood where I grew up went to college. But thanks to a lot of hard work and plenty of financial aid, I had the opportunity to attend some of the finest universities in this country.”

― Michelle Obama

“See, that’s why Barack’s running: to end the war in Iraq responsibly – to build an economy that lifts every family, to make sure health care is available for every American – and to make sure that every child in this nation has a world-class education all the way from preschool to college.”

― Michelle Obama

“I know what it feels like to struggle to get the education that you need.”

― Michelle Obama

“That is my wish, hope, instruction for all of you: Take your education seriously, okay? Always do that. Because I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my education.”

― Michelle Obama

“I think I’m pretty smart. I think I’m pretty clever. But there’s a lot that you hone in on when you finish your education.”

― Michelle Obama

“The value of a good education has never left me.”

― Michelle Pfeiffer

“Whatever education I got was from experience and reading. But I also realize I wouldn’t pass my friend’s sixth-grade class.”

― Michelle Williams

“I hoped that I could learn how to combine an education with acting. But I was unhappy with the direction I chose, so I decided to take on a six-month tour for a musical theater performance, thinking that I’d go back to university in a year. That became two years, then three years, until I really realized I am already doing what I love doing.”

― Michiel Huisman

“Education means teaching kids how to do stuff and how to think about stuff. Education is a pretty simple concept with a very clear way to measure results: you give some kind of an exam – maybe it’s one of those standardized tests all kids hate, maybe it’s some kind of essay, but whatever it is, it’ll measure the results, and the kids will hate it.”

― Mike Gallagher

“The fact is there are a lot of things happening at the federal level that are absolutely beyond the jurisdiction of the Constitution. This is power that should be shifted back to the states, whether it’s the EPA – there is no role at the federal level for the Department of Education.”

― Mike Huckabee

“Every year, thousands of startups are founded – not only in technology, but increasingly also in health care, education, and energy.”

― Mike Krieger

“The domestic violence policy has been given to our players. My personal view is there’s no place in our society for it. I think, especially with the emphasis and education that’s out there now, let’s hope better light will be shined on this area.”

― Mike McCarthy

“I.B.M. was my college education, effectively. They were very good at teaching you management.”

― Mike McCue

“The forefathers of the United States were children of religious bigotry and persecution, and, as a result, fled Britain to create a new approach to life and government. They valued intellect and education. In fact, they outlined the principles of the United States’ democracy to establish intellectual freedom from the Church.”

― Mike Medavoy

“My votes against the education bill and my votes against the Medicare bill got huge play at home.”

― Mike Pence

“In my home state of Indiana, we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets, low taxes, even while making record investments in education and roads and health care.”

― Mike Pence

“The Republican majority, left to its own devices from 1995 to 2000, was a party committed to limited government and restoring the balances of federalism with the states. Clearly, President Bush has had a different vision, and that vision has resulted in education and welfare policies that have increased the size and scope of government.”

― Mike Pence

“We stand for getting government out of the way, letting people make good decisions for themselves, in education, returning power to school boards and to teachers and to parents so they can educate the children.”

― Mike Pompeo

“You could make a case for job creation or education, police on the street, but none of those things can happen unless we got our financial house in order.”

― Mike Quigley

“In our post-9/11 world, our Nation’s military deserves, at least the same access to institutions of higher education that any other major employer might enjoy.”

― Mike Rogers

“A country like Belgium, or socialist countries in central Europe spend more money on art education than the United States, which is a really puzzling thought.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“I had to gain experience as I did not have a technical education.”

― Mikhail Kalashnikov

“My mom and my dad wanted my brother and I to have a better life, you know, better education, better jobs. It was probably harder, much, much harder, for my parents. When you’re a kid, you can learn a language much more easily; I learned English in less than a year.”

― Mila Kunis

“Diversity and inclusion of women and underrepresented minorities in science should not affect the way education is handled or research is carried out. So diversity should not be a problem but rather an opportunity to involve a large talent pool.”

― Mildred Dresselhaus

“One of the over-riding things for many who grow up in poverty is the simple desire to escape. I think it was sort of obvious to me that escape had to be through education.”

― Mildred Dresselhaus

“A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.”

― Millicent Fawcett

“Donald Trump can take his message directly to the people via rallies and addresses carried over social media. I’d call them updated versions of Roosevelt’s fireside chats, but a portion of my younger readership doesn’t even know what a radio is thanks to a Democrat-run education system.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“Canada has been phenomenal to myself, my brother, my sister, their kids, my parents. They came there. They worked very hard. They came with a great education, very good heads on their shoulders with the simple thought of going there with almost nothing and just saying, ‘We’re doing this to give our kids the best opportunity possible.’”

― Milos Raonic

“Governments never learn. Only people learn.”

― Milton Friedman

“To observe people in conflict is a necessary part of a child’s education. It helps him to understand and accept his own occasional hostilities and to realize that differing opinions need not imply an absence of love.”

― Milton Sapirstein

“Education, like neurosis, begins at home.”

― Milton Sapirstein

“We have huge holes in our education in the West. I think that we have little knowledge of Asian history. If you ask a well-educated, modern Western person about World War II, most will think that the theatre of war was only in Europe. But it’s known that the Pacific War was going on concurrently, and we don’t know anything about it.”

― Min Jin Lee

“Education is a beautiful, liberating thing, but I think that tying in education and status, and the need to do well at every cost, is toxic.”

― Min Jin Lee

“The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus.”

― Minoru Yamasaki

“Education is more important than skating. I want to keep up with my schoolwork and my skating.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“I loved school. Not sure how much I focused on the education; just had fun and played lacrosse for seven years. It was lucky I had sport, which I was good at, so it didn’t matter that I wasn’t great on the academic side, or not brilliant at drama. Although I am still bitter about not being in the school choir. Furious, actually.”

― Miranda Hart

“Research shows that when women are empowered as political leaders, countries often experience higher standards of living with positive developments in education, infrastructure, and health care.”

― Miriam Defensor-Santiago

“The U.N. has brought peace and order to many places around the world. However, terrorism, violent extremism, violations of human rights, natural disasters caused by climate change – they all threaten the lives of people today. Add migration, insufficient health care, lack of education, and the picture gets even bleaker.”

― Miroslav Lajcak

“I think there is widespread agreement that there is a crisis in public education.”

― Mitch Kapor

“My dad had an eighth grade education, and everything that he did in his life was just stuff that he went out and did – figured out what he needed to know and read. Very successful, a union contractor.”

― Mitch Pileggi

“I became interested in educational technologies because I believe that they have the potential to transform how we practice and think about education and learning.”

― Mitchel Resnick

“Working as a correspondent for ‘Business Week,’ I felt that I was simply informing people, not empowering them. I saw a parallel problem in the world of education. In too many educational settings, teachers simply ‘inform’ or ‘instruct’ learners, rather than providing learners with opportunities to explore, experiment, and express themselves.”

― Mitchel Resnick

“You can’t continue to have higher education tuition grow at a multiple of the rate of inflation.”

― Mitt Romney

“The reason I’m an American is for all the people in this country and recognizing that if business is thriving and growing, it will create more jobs, raise wages of our people, allow us to care for our seniors, get a better education for our kids, and allow us to have the kind of military that can defend American interests around the world.”

― Mitt Romney

“Education is the investment our generation makes in the future.”

― Mitt Romney

“Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable, portable health insurance and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.”

― Mitt Romney

“The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and at the foundation, the pre-eminence of family.”

― Mitt Romney

“I am running for president to help create a better future. A future where everyone who wants a job can find one. Where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. An America where every parent knows that their child will get an education that leads them to a good job and a bright horizon.”

― Mitt Romney

“My whole life has been learning to lead, from my parents, to my education, to the experience I had in the private sector, to helping run the Olympics, and then of course helping guide a state.”

― Mitt Romney

“Education is largely run at the state level.”

― Mitt Romney

“It’s an advantage to have two parents, but to have one parent to stay closely connected and at home during those early years of education can be very very important.”

― Mitt Romney

“We don’t have the money in America to keep paying for the education of everybody else’s children from around the world. We simply don’t have the financial resources to do that.”

― Mo Brooks

“Literacy in Tunisia is almost 100%. It’s amazing – no country in the region or even in Asia can match Tunisia in education.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I never say no to any event that is associated with education.”

― Mohammad Azharuddin

“Who could think that children from the pockets of Himalaya sing folklore from Scotland and vice versa? Such an education in the initial years develops compassion and mutual respect for each other’s skills.”

― Mohit Chauhan

“People see poverty all around them in India, but they are desensitized or immune to it. I came to the conclusion that poverty is driven by lack of education.”

― Mohnish Pabrai

“Five years ago, Samira did not want to continue in the regular school system in Iran. To help her with her education, I set up a home school. It wasn’t just for my family, it was open to other friends.”

― Mohsen Makhmalbaf

“The United States should pursue a more robust agenda for U.S. competitiveness and innovation focused on a lower-carbon economy, including investments in education, basic research and development, infrastructure, retraining, retirement security, and universal health care.”

― Mona Sutphen

“Mr. Obama seeks to federalize large portions of education, beginning with his attempt to nationalize college student loans.”

― Monica Crowley

“I had no real education because I was in and out of schools so I decided that I would completely change my look, change my image, change my name and move to New York.”

― Morgan Brittany

“The focus of tolerance education is to deal with the concept of equality and fairness. We need to establish confidence with children that there is more goodness than horror in this world.”

― Morris Dees

“The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.”

― Mortimer Adler

“Man can and does rationalize his sins. He finds reasons for all his weakness, invents excuses that first calm and then deaden his conscience. He blames God, society, education, and environment for his wrong doing.”

― Mother Angelica

“The right to a quality education is, I believe, the perfect path to bridge the gap between different cultures and to reconcile various civilizations. Without such a right, the values of liberty, justice and equality will have no meaning. Ignorance is by far the biggest danger and threat to humankind.”

― Moza bint Nasser

“Education can also be used as a soft power and as a soft force to transform societies. When I say transform societies it means we can tackle issues in political, social, cultural, economic areas. These are the most important things.”

― Moza bint Nasser

“Education in Emergencies signifies that the right to education is being threatened by natural causes such as tsunamis, but also, unfortunately, by man-made causes.”

― Moza bint Nasser

“After one Olympics, if we invest in sports and say we will get a gold medal in the next Olympic, it doesn’t work like that in sports. How it works is that you provide the infrastructure, provide education about nutrition and health.”

― MS Dhoni

“We have a list of human rights – right to food, right to shelter, right to health, right to education, many such items which are considered and accepted as bill of rights. These are to be insured to people. So all nations, all societies try to do that.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“Access to quality education has enabled me to reach far beyond the Bangladeshi village I grew up in.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries, who with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situations in their countries.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“I was born in 1940 in Hathazari, Chittagong, which is now part of Bangladesh. Education was always important to my parents, and with what little we had, they were able to provide an education for their children.”

― Muhammad Yunus

“There are many reasons why vulnerable young people join militant groups, but among them are poverty and ignorance. Indeed Boko Haram – which translates in English, roughly, as ‘Western Education Is Sinful’ – preys on the perverted belief that the opportunities that education brings are sinful.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“Boosting education will be a direct counterbalance to Boko Haram’s appeal. In particular we must educate more young girls, ensuring they will grow up to be empowered through learning to play their full part as citizens of Nigeria and pull themselves up and out of poverty.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“I’ve always believed in the importance of education and continuing to learn throughout every stage of life.”

― Muhtar Kent

“To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees.”

― Munshi Premchand

“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion.”

― Muriel Spark

“All developmental activities for the common man such as education, healthcare, shelter and food distribution should be handled by reputed private sector institutions. It should be a competitive market in order to prevent the formation of monopolies.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“The primary difference that I have found between the system of education in India and other countries, particularly the U.S., is that they focus on problem solving and relating theories to reality around them. These two things are lacking in the education system in India.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“I will always be thankful for the education I had at Salzburg. I needed to learn about the tactics of football, how the game worked, and that is what the club gave me, so I was ready for the next level when I got to Leipzig.”

― Naby Keita

“Salzburg improved me as a player, and I learnt so much there. I got a really tactical education.”

― Naby Keita

“Yazidis have gone through traumatic experiences, and without education, there is no future for the youth.”

― Nadia Murad

“I hope that people understand that with education, we can be our own superhero.”

― Nafessa Williams

“There will not be a billion-shekel cut to education on my watch.”

― Naftali Bennett

“As the tension eases, we must look in the direction of agriculture, industry and education as our final goals, and toward democracy under Mr Mubarak.”

― Naguib Mahfouz

“Equality in education is my number one battle.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“The education ministry files suit every time there is a case of identity fraud.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“By continuing to increase teacher recruitment and training – and ameliorating wages and working conditions – we will be able to shore up the weaknesses of the French education system.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“I would like all French children to have unlimited opportunities opened up for them as French minister of education.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“Economic progress and better education have directly resulted in the birth of a class of voters who are better informed, very demanding and highly critical.”

― Najib Razak

“Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.”

― Nancy Astor

“When National Guardsmen shot four unarmed students at Kent State, virtually the entire system of higher education shuddered and stopped.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“Public education grants secular worldviews an exclusive monopoly in the classroom.”

― Nancy Pearcey

“Homeschoolers are the ultimate do-it-yourselfers. They are self-motivated and self-directed, independent-minded and creative. They are not content to turn their education of their children over to the government.”

― Nancy Pearcey

“I went to Catholic school throughout my whole academic life. In fact, my children – my husband and I and our children in my own family now have over 100 years of Catholic education among us.”

― Nancy Pelosi

“Certainly by the time I was in seventh grade, I knew I had to have a long education if I wanted to become an astronomer, but I figured I’d try it, and if I didn’t get far enough, I could always end up teaching in high school or math or physics.”

― Nancy Roman

“Indian higher education is completely regulated. It’s very difficult to start a private university. It’s very difficult for a foreign university to come to India. As a result of that, our higher education is simply not keeping pace with India’s demands. That is leading to a lot of problems which we need to address.”

― Nandan Nilekani

“I wish it were true that every child had access to an education that helped them reach their full potential.”

― Naomi Alderman

“I wish that positions of power dependent on education were as open to abused children, poor children, working-class children as they are to the children of the rich and successful. I really wish that were true.”

― Naomi Alderman

“We need to invest in healthcare, in education, in the sciences. And in so doing, we will tackle one of the most intractable problems we face, which is gross wealth inequality. We can’t fight climate change without dealing with inequality in our countries and between our countries.”

― Naomi Klein

“When you go somewhere like Kenya and you see how the children don’t have pencils and pens, and all of these things are considered luxuries, and what a privilege they see education as and how hungry they are to learn, I wanted to give my brother and sister long lectures. That definitely stayed with me.”

― Naomie Harris

“Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”

― Napoleon Hill

“Information, education, skills, healthcare, livelihood, financial inclusion, small and village enterprises, opportunities for women, conservation of natural resources, distributed clean energy – entirely new possibilities have emerged to change the development model.”

― Narendra Modi

“The pace at which people are taking to digital technology defies our stereotypes of age, education, language and income.”

― Narendra Modi

“In every walk of life, you must have leaders. An education in the spiritual world, in the labor field, in the agricultural field, we must have leaders.”

― Narendra Modi

“Any youngster who comes to me and says he wants to act, I tell him to complete his education first because, for too long, uneducated actors have ruled the roost in the acting world.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“Don’t opt for acting as an escape from education.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“I feel that cinema can’t change society or bring a revolution. I’m also not sure of cinema as a medium of education. Documentaries can be educative, not feature films.”

― Naseeruddin Shah

“Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t finish college. Too much emphasis is placed on formal education – I told my children not to worry about their grades but to enjoy learning.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Only time, education and plenty of good schooling will make anti-segregation work.”

― Nat King Cole

“I created a successful outdoor youth festival – the Liverd festival – against all good advice. It was a great way to explore and investigate social sculptures. Having that as my kind of studio, outside of a museum or precious white-cube gallery, that was a kind of education.”

― Natalie Jeremijenko

“In my own life, I believe it was an early education in poetical metaphor that helped me to grapple with and make sense of all the difficult and traumatic things that were to come.”

― Natasha Trethewey

“Working on my knowledge and education and learning how to become a more talented and wise person make me feel more sexy.”

― Natassia Malthe

“A survival tale peels away the niceties and comforts of civilization. Suddenly, all the technology and education in the world means nothing. I think all of us wonder while reading a survival tale, ‘What would I have done in this situation? Would I have made it?’”

― Nathaniel Philbrick

“Education should not be about building more schools and maintaining a system that dates back to the Industrial Revolution. We can achieve so much more, at unmatched scale with software and interactive learning.”

― Naveen Jain

“I absolutely believe in the power of innovative entrepreneurship on every level. That’s why I am exploring ways to improve our education system by making it as effective as a private tutor and as engaging as video games.”

― Naveen Jain

“Just think of the opportunities we can unlock by making education as addictive as a video game. This type of experiential, addictive learning improves decision-making skills and increases the processing speed and spatial skills of the brain. When was the last time your child asked for help with a video game?”

― Naveen Jain

“Our education system was developed for an industrial era where we could teach certain skills to our children and they were able to use these skills for the rest of their lives working productively in an industry.”

― Naveen Jain

“I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life, and my recent focus is on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address global challenges in healthcare and education.”

― Naveen Jain

“As a child I experienced firsthand the severe effects of poverty and illiteracy, especially upon women and children. My parents taught me the importance of education and that it was a key to improving an individual’s life.”

― Naveen Jain

“I started off with a company, InfoSpace, with my own funding. The company was listed among the most successful companies and I went on to start Intelius and Moon Express. Now, I focus my time on using the skills of an entrepreneur to solve many of the grand challenges facing us in the areas of education, healthcare, clean water and energy.”

― Naveen Jain

“Education should be totally secular. I am not telling people not to believe in God, but it should be a personal matter which should be done at home.”

― Nawal El Saadawi

“The ways in which readers encounter and relate to information is dramatically influenced by their education as well as their awareness of the pitfalls relating to the information source.”

― Nayef Al-Rodhan

“Education is equally important in one’s life.”

― Neha Dhupia

“When a person has work, she has income and can achieve financial self-sustainability. She can prioritize her family’s health and education. Her standing in the community is lifted, and so is her confidence.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“There is no greater education than one that is self-driven.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“One of my great laments is that education today seems to have… be less about passion and more about process, more about tactic or technique.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide to the use of vouchers for private-school education.”

― Neil Gorsuch

“If students get a sound education in the history, social effects and psychological biases of technology, they may grow to be adults who use technology rather than be used by it.”

― Neil Postman

“TV serves us most usefully when presenting junk-entertainment; it serves us most ill when it co-opts serious modes of discourse – news, politics, science, education, commerce, religion.”

― Neil Postman

“Education is very important, and the botanical garden is the place to do that. I grew up in a semi-rural area and learned from that being my playground.”

― Nell Newman

“It’s so gratifying to see people face to face who get to meet the people who are giving them a fair price for their work. They can now provide medical support for their kids, give them better education and in general have a better standard of living. God knows they deserve it.”

― Nell Newman

“It’s hard to get an education when teachers spend 70 percent of their time trying to discipline students.”

― Nelsan Ellis

“When I moved to Chicago, I was coming from a school that didn’t have any arts in Alabama. I essentially came from a town where the arts didn’t exist and the desire for education didn’t exist and wasn’t valued.”

― Nelsan Ellis

“On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful.”

― Nelson A. Miles

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

― Nelson Mandela

“Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face. So it’s very important to give children education and explain that they should play a role for their country.”

― Nelson Mandela

“On the first day of school, my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name and said that from thenceforth that was the name we would answer to in school. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education.”

― Nelson Mandela

“The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African culture.”

― Nelson Mandela

“I can’t think of anything I would rather do with my money than buy my children the best possible education.”

― Niall Ferguson

“The best escalator to opportunity in America is education.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Girls’ education is no silver bullet. Iran and Saudi Arabia have both educated girls but refused to empower them, so both remain mired in the past. But when a country educates and unleashes women, those educated women often become force multipliers for good.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Why are fanatics so terrified of girls’ education? Because there’s no force more powerful to transform a society. The greatest threat to extremism isn’t drones firing missiles, but girls reading books.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“A basic element of the American dream is equal access to education as the lubricant of social and economic mobility.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Dr. Ben Carson has the most moving personal narrative in modern presidential politics. His mother, one of 24 children, had only a third-grade education. She was married at age 13, bore Ben and his brother, and then raised the boys as an impoverished single mother in Detroit. As a young boy, Carson was a terrible student.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“One of the aims of higher education is to broaden perspectives, and what better way than by a home stay in a really different country, like Bangladesh or Senegal? Time abroad also leaves one more aware of the complex prism of suspicion through which the United States is often viewed.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“America is the best half-educated country in the world.”

― Nicholas M. Butler

“Everybody agrees that whatever the solutions are to the big problems, they… can never be without some element of education.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“My goal is not selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It’s in the education business.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“We’ve been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.”

― Nicholas Negroponte

“My father was a teacher and my mother also worked in the school, so the family has a background in education.”

― Nick Cave

“I have my master’s degree in secondary education. I actually interned at a high school and student-taught at a high school for a year.”

― Nick Fradiani

“’An Education’ was a complicated piece of work because it came from a tiny essay, so it took me a while to find the story I wanted to tell and the characters I wanted to tell it about. That really only emerged after four or five drafts.”

― Nick Hornby

“I kind of stumbled on the material for ‘An Education’ and thought it would make a good movie, and one of the things that came out of that, for me, was that I learned that if you write a big part for a girl or a young woman, you get the opportunity to work with the best talent in the world.”

― Nick Hornby

“All the Oscars stuff for ‘An Education’ was incredibly exciting, especially because it was such an underdog project – no one would give us the money for it, and we all nearly gave up because it wasn’t getting anywhere, then suddenly a breakthrough and this really lovely film, which then took on a life of its own.”

― Nick Hornby

“I’m a big fan of regular school and regular education. I just learn better in a classroom where I can talk to other students. I want to go to prom and dances and have that social aspect.”

― Nick Robinson

“A good education is the most important gift we can give our young people.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“When I was growing up, I was lucky to benefit from a first class education.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“The importance of education is ingrained in Scottish history.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“If something can be proven to work, we should try it… Making sure that our young folk get the best education is the only thing that matters to me, and if something can be shown to work in doing that or if something’s worth trying to do that, then I’ll certainly be in the market for it.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“I was never told that the purpose of school was to get a job at the end of it. What was pushed on me was a love of learning, probably because my parents didn’t have access to a great education.”

― Nicola Walker

“I believe in free education, free healthcare. But I do not believe in equality.”

― Nicolas Winding Refn

“I have an education, I went to college, you know?”

― Nicole Polizzi

“I don’t drive smart cars; I don’t go on fancy holidays. All my money has gone on my kids’ education.”

― Nigel Farage

“We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education. Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education.”

― Nigel Short

“There is no war on women. Women are doing well. But women are thoughtful. And what we in the Republican Party and across the country, Republican, Independents and Democrat women say is we’re more thoughtful than a label. We care about jobs and the economy and healthcare and education. We care about a lot of different things.”

― Nikki Haley

“Performing arts was something I was always part of. That was may be the only common thread that ran throughout my education, throughout my schooling years. But apart from that, there were no friends or no long term associations. That was the only thing I knew was with me wherever I went.”

― Nimrat Kaur

“I strongly believe that education is a human right and that it’s extremely valuable, no matter where you live in the world.”

― Nina Agdal

“I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am today if it wasn’t for years of education.”

― Nina Agdal

“People who don’t read seem to me mysterious. I don’t know how they think or learn about other people. Novels are a very important part of our education.”

― Nina Bawden

“Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.”

― Nita Ambani

“Education is all about igniting young minds and enabling them to attain their fullest potential.”

― Nita Ambani

“At Reliance Foundation schools, we lay special emphasis on value-based education, sports, and overall development of students. That is why the teacher-students ratio is kept at a healthy 1:20 so that all children get proper attention in class.”

― Nita Ambani

“I believe primary and secondary education is the bedrock of any sustainable society.”

― Nita Ambani

“Every child has a right to education as much as to life, and every woman the right to live.”

― Nita Ambani

“My mom never went to college, so she just assumed the writer identity, and that was always really inspiring to me. It’s not something you need nine levels of education for. It’s really an identity that you claim for yourself, and then you have to make yourself one.”

― Noah Hawley

“The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.”

― Noam Chomsky

“The country that consistently ranks among the highest in educational achievement is Finland. A rich country, but education is free. Germany, education is free. France, education is free.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment; it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.”

― Noam Chomsky

“I want to fix education in the world. As soon as I work on that, I am going to work on world hunger and then world peace.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“I always put a lot of priority on my education, even if that means taking classes after work or on the weekends.”

― Nolan Gould

“Countries that need monies so that they can provide health care and education and shelter to their people shouldn’t have to repay debts that we knowingly lent to bad regimes long since gone; and all illegitimate debts – debts lent to these terrible dictators like Saddam Hussein, like Suharto, like Marcos – must also be canceled.”

― Noreena Hertz

“The lack of roads in Africa greatly hinders agriculture, education, and development.”

― Norman Borlaug

“We must recognize the fact that adequate food is only the first requisite for life. For a decent and humane life, we must also provide an opportunity for good education, remunerative employment, comfortable housing, good clothing, and effective and compassionate medical care.”

― Norman Borlaug

“A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.”

― Norman Cousins

“It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.”

― Norman Cousins

“The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny.”

― Norman Cousins

“So long as classical education and classical prejudices prevailed, educated Englishmen inevitably saw ancient Britain as an alien land.”

― Norman Davies

“Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.”

― Norman Douglas

“The Jews are an artistic people. It’s clear from the music, the actors, the writers. They are just artists. In the early part of the 20th century, when they first came over, they had no money, but they still went to theater. The theater and education were the two biggest things in their lives.”

― Norman Lloyd

“Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“I believe, unlike people that are totally free-market, laissez-faire fundamentalists, that there is an important role that the government can play – one, in providing public goods, whether it’s education, health care, or other things, and two, supervising countercyclical policy – stimulus, whether it’s monetary, fiscal, or otherwise.”

― Nouriel Roubini

“I love and collect contemporary art and go to all the art fairs. I love Damien Hirst and Matthew Barney. I grew up in Italy and had a humanistic education in philosophy and literature – things I love and appreciate. People are richer and more complex than just their day-to-day professional pursuits might suggest.”

― Nouriel Roubini

“My father gave me formal education in raagdari. He died in Lahore in 1964 when I was 13. I was in the tenth year of school, and my father’s brother took me into the qawwali ensemble and started giving me formal education in qawwali.”

― Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

“We moved back to Britain for my secondary education.”

― O. T. Fagbenle

“How can the cost of education be the cost of life? It is unacceptable; it is reprehensible that we have allowed it to fester.”

― Obiageli Ezekwesili

“Do our children now have to choose between getting an education and dying? Some of us cannot move on and accept that kind of society.”

― Obiageli Ezekwesili

“I am an advocate of education. It is the panacea for all that ails us in our society.”

― Octavia Spencer

“City Year resonated with me because when I grew up, we were poor – and an education is a way out of poverty. It’s a way out of the current situation that can seem isolating and hopeless for some kids.”

― Octavia Spencer

“I think if we give kids a break in education, we would have fewer crimes being committed. If we keep them on track, they know that they have options. It’s important for me because, you know, my life would’ve been different had I not had the education that I had.”

― Octavia Spencer

“The results showed that Joe Mokoena and I had made history. For the first time in the history of education in South Africa, two African students had passed the JC with a First Class degree, regarded as a rare achievement for any student.”

― Oliver Tambo

“It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts, but learning how to make facts live.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

“A child’s education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“I do want to finish my education. I just don’t think that Boston has a big enough market for what I want to do.”

― Olivia Culpo

“I have two tutors – a maths tutor and another tutor who does all the other subjects. It is part of the deal with myself; I really want to finish school. I like learning and education, and I think it is really important.”

― Olivia DeJonge

“My father was a headmaster in England and then the dean of a college in Australia. We moved there when I was about five, so my education was in Australia, and I always felt I was Australian even though my passport was British.”

― Olivia Newton-John

“I consider my education to be the first 10 years of my career.”

― Olivia Wilde

“I didn’t even know I could sing or write songs. I didn’t have that education. But people shouldn’t think they can look down on someone like me, because I’ve had the same success as others, sold the same amount of records, if not more. They shouldn’t think that because I’m just from ‘The X Factor,’ I’m not credible or respected as much.”

― Olly Murs

“When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.”

― Omar Bongo

“Our communities are reeling from poverty, from unemployment, from discrimination of all sorts and different interactions that they’re having with the law enforcement, and education system, and so on.”

― Opal Tometi

“Every young man or woman should weigh the matter well before concluding that a college education is out of the question.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“Nearly all men and women are poetical, to some extent, but very few can be called poets. There are great poets, small poets, and men and women who make verses. But all are not poets, nor even good versifiers. Poetasters are plentiful, but real poets are rare. Education can not make a poet, though it may polish and develop one.”

― Orson F. Whitney

“The education that prepared me was my general education classes, which I tried to avoid when I was a stupid undergraduate, but which gave me the foundation of general knowledge that makes a career as a writer possible.”

― Orson Scott Card

“An absence of credible information prevents citizens from participating in public decision-making, particularly on key issues of concern such as education, health, and governance.”

― Ory Okolloh

“If you become a teacher, by your pupils you’ll be taught.”

― Oscar Hammerstein II

“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

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”

― Oscar Wilde

“By 2025, we can expect the world to be completely digital. Paper books will be a thing of the past. Education will be delivered through analytics-based assessment tools and adaptive learning platforms.”

― Osman Rashid

“Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.”

― Oswald Chambers

“Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are – these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“America’s public schools have served their purpose. Free and compulsory education was good for a somewhat unpromising young nation.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“The Indian youth needs to be empowered, and it can be done through good education and vocational training.”

― Pallam Raju

“I think it is very important to build the moral fibre of the youth. Moral education should be part of the curriculum, and I will work towards introducing that.”

― Pallam Raju

“There is definitely a need for increasing capacity in higher education; a large part of this is being met in the technical education segment by the private sector and in the non-technical by the state sector. In the public sector, we will do whatever we can afford.”

― Pallam Raju

“I started attending community college when I was 14 or 15, just doing general education stuff like history and mathematics. Then I went on to California State University Long Beach to pursue a degree in journalism. And then I ended up dropping out to found Oculus.”

― Palmer Luckey

“The French talk about education, the education of their children. They don’t talk about raising kids. They talk about education. And that has nothing to do with school. It’s this kind of broad description of how you raise children and what you teach them.”

― Pamela Druckerman

“Policymakers can draw much from ‘The Need for Roots’: such clear prescriptions as that employers ought to provide an adequate vocational training for their employees, education should be compulsory and publicly funded, and include technical as well as elementary education.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Gandhi, brought out of his semirural setting and given a Western-style education, initially attempted to become more English than the English.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“Just as China achieved much more than India in the realm of public health and education under an austere Communist regime, so its economic growth under a capitalist-friendly government strikes a visitor from India as nothing less than spectacular.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“The ideal of an all-sided education for youth had always been close to my heart. I saw clearly the arid results of ordinary instruction, aimed only at the development of body and intellect.”

― Paramahansa Yogananda

“Even when life challenges us, it’s a gift beyond all measure.”

― Parker Palmer

“Education is at the heart of achieving your dreams.”

― Patrice Motsepe

“Mom worked as a school librarian, and she felt summers were for education.”

― Patricia A. Woertz

“When it comes to college education, American families are paying more and getting less.”

― Patricia Schroeder

“If we do not provide education for every single American, we are consigning those without an education to second-class status.”

― Patrick J. Kennedy

“Whether it’s threats to Medicare, cuts in education spending, or Internet privacy, the ramifications got young people out to vote and should be enough to keep them involved in our political system.”

― Patrick Murphy

“The education of going through the ‘Thor’ experience was great.”

― Patty Jenkins

“Good education means learning to read, write and most importantly learn how to learn so that you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up.”

― Patty Murray

“Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans – the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation.”

― Patty Murray

“I want to make sure that all kids get a good education and enjoy what they learn.”

― Patty Murray

“I think what’s been lacking from our discussion for a long time is really that other part of what a Budget chair does, which is set the priorities for this country in terms of making sure we invest in the right places, in education, in job training, and to make sure we do a balanced approach moving forward.”

― Patty Murray

“My family was a good family, I had a great Canadian education and I came up in a great, little town like Ottawa.”

― Paul Anka

“Looking back, I realize that nurturing curiosity and the instinct to seek solutions are perhaps the most important contributions education can make.”

― Paul Berg

“When I retired from active duty, I still felt that I owed something to my community. That’s why I pursued education… I still miss the classroom and recall those days fondly.”

― Paul Cook

“The cellphone is humanity’s biggest platform. If we can’t use it to change education or health care, then shame on us.”

― Paul E. Jacobs

“Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education.”

― Paul Erdos

“Everybody should be interested in access to primary and secondary education for everybody.”

― Paul Farmer

“You can’t have public health without working with the public sector. You can’t have public education without working with the public sector in education.”

― Paul Farmer

“I definitely had a top-notch education.”

― Paul Giamatti

“There is no cost difference between incarceration and an Ivy League education; the main difference is curriculum.”

― Paul Hawken

“The United States prides itself on being the richest country in the world. Yet we can’t balance the budget, pay for education, or take care of the aged and infirm.”

― Paul Hawken

“Seeing the world around you clearly is a critical step in developing an idea for a business, carrying out that idea, and then thriving with an ongoing concern. Through choice, predilection, lack of education, impatience, or other causes, the entrepreneur lives, in a way, outside the mainstream.”

― Paul Hawken

“We grew up very poor, and I hated being poor. I was the oldest of five kids, and I never got a pair of skates until I was nine. It was very difficult to get an education back then and play junior hockey.”

― Paul Henderson

“At the time it seriously troubled me, but in drafting me as Marshall Plan Administrator, President Truman did as great a favor for me as one man can do for another. It opened my eyes to many things of which I was totally unaware and it was the beginning of my real education.”

― Paul Hoffman

“If you want a good education, go to private schools. If you can’t afford it, tough luck. You can go to the public school.”

― Paul LePage

“We do not need an immigration policy that displaces American workers or American students and drives up costs in education.”

― Paul Nehlen

“I would say that an understanding of man’s intrinsic needs, and of the necessity to search for a climate in which those needs could be realized, is fundamental to the education of the designer.”

― Paul Rand

“We must promote upward mobility, starting with solutions that speak to our broken education system, broken immigration policy, and broken safety-net programs that foster dependency instead of helping people get back on their feet.”

― Paul Ryan

“I went to Washington several times at the request of different parties to talk about education reform. I used to always say I felt like I needed to take a shower after I left, because it was so partisan that I just really hated it.”

― Paul Sadler

“Good questions outrank easy answers.”

― Paul Samuelson

“I did not throw out my education lightly, but what I was being taught was of no use in explaining what I saw around me. It was the Great Depression.”

― Paul Samuelson

“I feel that people should have a license to have children, that they have proper education how to raise children. And that nobody should be allowed to be a parent unless they can prove that they are competent enough to be a parent.”

― Paul Watson

“Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities.”

― Paul Wellstone

“I want to make sure that teenage girls know that if you decide to keep your child, you have to get an education. You have to have a plan A, B, and C. Make sure you have a good support system. If all those things are not in place, it’s going to be very, very hard – very, very lonely.”

― Paula Garces

“Women tend to break the network of friends they make, but it is a habit that men have learned. It is an approach to life that involves planning almost without thinking about it. And men sustain this. I came from a northern grammar school. I had a good education, but I didn’t have a good network.”

― Pauline Neville-Jones

“True, a little learning is a dangerous thing, but it still beats total ignorance.”

― Pauline Phillips

“Education must begin with the solution of the student-teacher contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.”

― Paulo Freire

“Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information.”

― Paulo Freire

“Education is freedom.”

― Paulo Freire

“It is not systematic education which somehow molds society, but, on the contrary, society which, according to its particular structure, shapes education in relation to the ends and interests of those who control the power in that society.”

― Paulo Freire

“At times, I have been criticized by some philosophers of education, who place me in postures that they classify pejoratively as ‘revolutionary.’ But I have had the satisfaction of being invited to work in societies making progressive efforts without wavering. They were changing, and so they called on me.”

― Paulo Freire

“Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman.”

― Pearl S. Buck

“I knew I wanted to be a part of NASA in any case, and so I chose my goals in education to be consistent with working at NASA even as, you know, a scientist.”

― Peggy Whitson

“If you don’t give education to people, it is easy to manipulate them.”

― Pele

“Education is about women and girls. It is important for girls to go to school because they will become their children’s first teachers someday.”

― Peng Liyuan

“In Iran, education is not a given at all. For decades, in fact, the Iranian government has been systematically depriving members of the Baha’i faith their right to higher education, attempting to bar their advancement and marginalize them in Iranian society.”

― Penn Badgley

“As an athlete, the body can fail you. I know. The mind and your education will be there to keep carrying you.”

― Penny Hardaway

“I think I got my education as a young boy from things I saw on TV.”

― Percelle Ascott

“Hard work, years of sacrifice, and dedication are necessary to succeed in the real world. Snowden’s most notable accomplishment was lying about his military service, his experience, and education to procure a job with the NSA in the first place.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Any customer of government – whether it’s with education, taxes, housing, or health care – understands the frustrations when they have a bad experience. They’re stuck and can’t go anywhere else.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“All you’ve got to do is go back and look in the early 1900s and see what we had in Texas without public education and realize what it has done for the state.”

― Pete Laney

“Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.”

― Pete Seeger

“Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t.”

― Pete Seeger

“I came along and was a teenager in the Depression, and nobody had jobs. So I went out hitchhiking, when I met a man named Woody Guthrie. He was the single biggest part of my education.”

― Pete Seeger

“Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, then Oxford College in Minnesota, and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee, where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling, who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry.”

― Peter Agre

“The diagnosis that poverty, lack of education, or lack of opportunities have much to do with terrorism requires a fundamentally optimistic view of human nature. This diagnosis leads to the prognosis that all we need to do to solve the terrorism problem is to create societies that are less poor, better educated and have more opportunities.”

― Peter Bergen

“The fact is, working stiffs with few opportunities and scant education are generally too busy getting by to engage in revolutionary projects to remake society. And history, in fact, shows us that terrorism is generally a bourgeois endeavor.”

― Peter Bergen

“The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.”

― Peter Brimelow

“I think we spend too much on K-12 education a.k.a. teachers’ salaries. It’s the only industry where you never see any productivity increases.”

― Peter Brimelow

“If you’re going to have a public subsidy to education, vouchers are clearly a better way of delivering it. They should result in some loosening up and privatization of the government school system.”

― Peter Brimelow

“There’s no particular relationship between spending and educational results. Most education spending is actually on salaries, and that’s allocated according to political muscle.”

― Peter Brimelow

“My father left school at the age of fourteen, so this was a man with no deep experience of formal education.”

― Peter Carey

“I’m from Brooklyn. I grew up very poor- seven people, four rooms. My dad had no education.”

― Peter Criss

“All over the world, we’re seeing access to food, clean water, education and healthcare improve; as a result, global innovation is rising as well.”

― Peter Diamandis

“In most developed countries, the average person receives about 16 years of education. Even in developing countries, the population gets five to eight years of education.”

― Peter Diamandis

“As education becomes dematerialized, demonetized and democratized, every man, woman and child on the planet will be able to reap the benefits of knowledge. We’re rapidly heading toward a world of education abundance.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I think we’re heading towards a world of what I call ‘technological socialism.’ Where technology – not the government or the state – will begin to take care of us. Technology will provide our healthcare for free. The best education in the world – for free.”

― Peter Diamandis

“In the 1940s, about 20% of people in the U.S. had graduated from high school, but less than 5% continued their education to get bachelors’ degrees or higher.”

― Peter Diamandis

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

― Peter Drucker

“The government’s objective, broadly expressed, is that all persons, whatever their level of ability, whether they live in town or country, have a right as citizens to a free education of the kind for which they are best fitted and to the fullest extent of their powers.”

― Peter Fraser

“The Sistine Chapel is an extraordinary work of education – it lays out all the early books of the Bible.”

― Peter Greenaway

“Thanks to secondary education and the Internet, we’re all knowledgeable now – if knowledge means the accumulation of facts. Curators are those who know how to maneuver around that knowledge.”

― Peter Greenaway

“Taxpayers will not stand for – nor should they – the funding of poster sites, leaflets or advertising. What people will support is funding for political education, for training, for party organization.”

― Peter Hain

“All we have and are is based on the Christian faith, which has shaped law, government, morals, music, landscape, and education here for a thousand years.”

― Peter Hitchens

“The giant fraud that is Britain’s education system strides ever onwards, messing up many more lives than it improves.”

― Peter Hitchens

“Comprehensive schools, as too few understand, have never been designed to improve education.”

― Peter Hitchens

“Our education system teaches the young what to think, not how to think. And if you ever wonder why so many things don’t work properly any more, or why you can’t get any sense out of so many organisations, this is one of the main reasons.”

― Peter Hitchens

“One of the great things about education is that it should stop you making mistakes – and I have made a lot of mistakes.”

― Peter Hook

“I’ve benefited enormously from an arts education and a music education in New York. When they cut the programs for funding, I was devastated.”

― Peter Marino

“I’m very interested, for instance, in music in education – getting young people not only to listen to, but participate in the music that I write. I consider this one of the most vital aspects of my work.”

― Peter Maxwell Davies

“At the moment, in Britain we’re facing such enormous cutbacks in education programs and music programs and art programs that you feel you are knocking your head against a brick wall.”

― Peter Maxwell Davies

“The establishment in Britain is certainly against the arts and against education. If something doesn’t make a profit, it’s invalid, and art doesn’t make a profit in that sense.”

― Peter Maxwell Davies

“There’ve been times where I wondered whether it was worth continuing in my own education.”

― Peter Orszag

“I suggest that an education and reading and facts aren’t bad things on which to ponder a few notions.”

― Peter O’Toole

“Without in any way minimising the economic and psychological blow that people experience when they lose their jobs, the unemployed in affluent countries still have a safety net, in the form of social security payments, and usually free healthcare and free education for their children. They also have sanitation and safe drinking water.”

― Peter Singer

“I had a good experience in college, but I don’t think interdisciplinary education is something that’s stressed very much at all. It’s generally considered to be something of a bad idea.”

― Peter Thiel

“Education is a bubble in a classic sense. To call something a bubble, it must be overpriced, and there must be an intense belief in it.”

― Peter Thiel

“If you borrowed money and went to a college where the education didn’t create any value, that is potentially a really big mistake.”

― Peter Thiel

“When parents have invested enormous amounts of money in their kids’ education, to find their kids coming back to live with them – well, that was not what they bargained for.”

― Peter Thiel

“People go to school and get educated, but most people who go to school and become a graduate in eduation still don’t know what the word ‘education’ means… ‘Educo’ means to bring out.”

― Peter Tosh

“Dropping the news to my parents that I was skipping my ‘dream education’ at Chalmers to sit at home recording videos while playing video games was not easy.”

― PewDiePie

“Honestly, I got the best of both worlds: groove of New Orleans meets the intensity of Texas. That’s the best education I could have, the best experiences I could have.”

― Phil Anselmo

“So what it boils down to, in my humble opinion, is that we need to support the arts in schools, and at every other level in the education of children.”

― Phil Lesh

“I think a college education is important no matter what you do in life.”

― Phil Mickelson

“When I enrolled in college at age 19, I had a total of eight years of formal classroom education. As a result, I was not comfortable with formal lectures and receiving regular homework assignments.”

― Philip Emeagwali

“When ministers in this government talk about investing in education and skills, about making the planning system work; about employment law reform and delivering transport and power generation and broadband communication infrastructure, we are talking about raising Britain’s productivity.”

― Philip Hammond

“Education and health were always matters of charity. You educated children and you helped the sick because they were good things to do, not because you were going to make money out of them. If you let the money-making principle, the profit-seeking motive, anywhere near education and health, things go bad.”

― Philip Pullman

“I had passed through the entire British education system studying literature, culminating in three years of reading English at Oxford, and they’d never told me about something as basic as the importance of point of view in fiction!”

― Philip Pullman

“I have maintained a passionate interest in education, which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill-considered remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools.”

― Philip Pullman

“True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility.”

― Philip Pullman

“I have spent many years working in education and media, from hosting documentaries to being a spokesperson for Discovery Education to revolutionizing youth environmental service through my non-profit, EarthEcho International.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“The fundamental essence of science, which I think we’ve lost in our education system, is poking something with a stick and seeing what happens. Embrace that process of inquiry.”

― Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

“A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.”

― Phillip E. Johnson

“While education is hugely important, the ways in which women are portrayed in their communities are equally important. Portraying women as victims keeps women in a captive space and denies them of their agency: their ability to fight back and take ownership of their situation.”

― Philomena Kwao

“We are told there is not enough money for education, but somehow there is enough money for people to raise billions of dollars to defeat somebody in an election? Oh! Okay! Does that make sense?”

― Phylicia Rashad

“Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions.”

― Phyllis Schlafly

“I left school at 15 feeling fairly useless and not really up to scratch in my education. And I still suffer sometimes from that lack of education.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences. They are hugely important in the affirmation of differences between groups and social classes and in the reproduction of those differences.”

― Pierre Bourdieu

“The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren’t simply hobbies or minor influences.”

― Pierre Bourdieu

“A lot of people criticize the primaries, but I think they are absolutely essential to the education of the President of the United States.”

― Pierre Salinger

“In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture, here in America, so that young folk learn about things like venereal disease before they encounter it.”

― Piers Anthony

“I knew ‘Be Our Guest’ would be performed on a set and in costume, but anyone with a history in Theatre In Education will know that can mean anything.”

― Pippa Evans

“As India becomes more tax-compliant, government revenues will improve, and we will be able to serve the poor better. We can have better roads, healthcare, education, and improve the life of farmers.”

― Piyush Goyal

“If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.”

― Plato

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.”

― Plato

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”

― Plato

“The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.”

― Plato

“For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.”

― Plato

“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.”

― Plato

“The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.”

― Plutarch

“But instead of standing up for reason, our government is handing education over to the world of faith.”

― Polly Toynbee

“Some people don’t have the luxury to see a future without the man, as they are dependent on him. That’s because they put their education or priorities aside to be mothers or wives to somebody.”

― Pooja Bhatt

“I don’t know if the term ‘liberation theology,’ which can be interpreted in a very positive sense, will help us much. What’s important is the common rationality to which the church offers a fundamental contribution, and which must always help in the education of conscience, both for public and for private life.”

― Pope Benedict XVI

“Growing up I did commercials and things like that, but nothing serious. As I got older, my family is really hardcore into academics. They weren’t wanting to necessarily support an acting career; it’s a really fickle business, and it can be difficult and unstable. They were rooting for education and the whole nine yards.”

― Portia Doubleday

“I came to the United States by myself when I was 16 years old. My parents had about $5,000 in their bank account, and they used it all to send me here because they truly believed that this country was where I was going to get the best education and have the best opportunities.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“Getting a college degree used to be free or low cost because, as a society, we saw providing higher education to young people as an investment – in them and in the future of our own country.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“We need to incentivize states across our country to spend on higher education and ensure that we go back to allowing people to go to college tuition-free.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“Teaching was my transition from student life to working life. In those days, our system of education was a little different. The number of students in each class was huge. I think in political science general, which I taught, it was around 100.”

― Pranab Mukherjee

“As Indians, we must of course learn from the past; but we must remain focused on the future. In my view, education is the true alchemy that can bring India its next golden age.”

― Pranab Mukherjee

“I believe economic growth should translate into the happiness and progress of all. Along with it, there should be development of art and culture, literature and education, science and technology. We have to see how to harness the many resources of India for achieving common good and for inclusive growth.”

― Pratibha Patil

“Education is an incredibly personal issue for me. If you’re the first generation to go to college, sometimes you don’t realize your potential until others point it out.”

― Priscilla Chan

“My parents believed in the power of education.”

― Priscilla Chan

“As Congress battles over spending and cost cutting, it is imperative that funding for math education programs does not fall victim.”

― Priyamvada Natarajan

“Education has always been very important to me. It means you don’t have to depend on anyone else.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“It is better to learn late than never.”

― Publilius Syrus

“It is only the ignorant who despise education.”

― Publilius Syrus

“We have a lot of people with a Western education who work in Russia and understand the international rules of business and corporate governance.”

― Pyotr Aven

“In education, technology can be a life-changer, a game changer, for kids who are both in school and out of school. Technology can bring textbooks to life. The Internet can connect students to their peers in other parts of the world. It can bridge the quality gaps.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“Children who have an education grow up to lead healthier lives – earn higher income, take better care of their families, contribute to their economies.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“We need another revolution in the Arab world. We need an education revolution. If there’s one thing we need to focus on, it’s redesigning our educational systems.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“I think it is important for children to read different things to find out about their emotions and other people’s emotions. It is an enormous source of education and culture.”

― Quentin Blake

“I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I’m meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example.”

― Quentin Bryce

“Bebop and hip-hop, in so many ways, they’re connected. A lot of rappers remind me so much of bebop guys in terms of improvisation, beats and rhymes. My dream is to see hip-hop incorporated in education. You’ve got the youth of the world in the palm of your hand.”

― Quincy Jones

“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“I panicked in my 20s and 30s about whether I was doing the right thing. I was an excited puppy, wanting to please people and feeling guilty that I’d had a privileged education and an acting career.”

― Rachael Stirling

“No one should ever be forced to choose between food and education, or medicine and shelter when they don’t have the resources. It’s very unfair.”

― Rachel Brosnahan

“It’s very difficult when you have $1.50 per day to spend on food and drink, but for people who live this reality, that money also has to cover medical expenses and education, fuel and shelter – sometimes for an entire family.”

― Rachel Brosnahan

“I always give the opposite advice of all the feminists: I say you must get your education or decide what you want to do in that regard, but then get your love life in order.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Minority and low-income parents are just as capable as wealthy parents of identifying schools that are providing a first class education. Stop infantilizing us and start empowering our families with choice, with freedom, and personal responsibility.”

― Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Everybody’s life matters. But that’s why we have to say black lives matter, because the highest disproportionality, police brutality, disenfranchisement, education disproportionality in school discipline, curriculum, misrepresentation, all of this.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“I think that it is too common for white feminists to say, ‘We want some diversity. Come join our movement about gender, but we want you to check the class and race at the door.’ And you can’t undo that braid of race, class, and gender: all three intersect with each other, so it’s important for more education to be done about that.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“My parents opened a bank account for me when I was really little, and I think I paid for some of my university education with my savings. I’ve always been a bit of a saver.”

― Rachel McAdams

“A review of maths teaching is a great thing, but it’s a complex issue, and often the damage is done in the very early years of education.”

― Rachel Riley

“There are many issues within the deaf community but, for me, none more important than access to education for deaf children.”

― Rachel Shenton

“Millions of children all over the world live in silence and face communication barriers – and, particularly, access to education.”

― Rachel Shenton

“Parallel to our vast strides in technology, there is a dangerous rise in unemployment, foreclosures, and degrading education. Millions of people are stricken with hopelessness and strife. Sadly, in the name of progress we have polluted the air, water, soil and the food we eat.”

― Radhanath Swami

“I was a Social Science major in college, with an emphasis in secondary education. I took as many courses on the American colonial era and westward expansion as I could. This turned out to be wonderful preparation for writing fantasy novels.”

― Rae Carson

“I’m doing a program with NAFME for music and education in schools, and for a week, we will be getting in a bus and traveling across the United States. We’re starting at Disney World and ending at the Grand OIe Opry. We will be performing at different schools, and I wrote a song for the program called ‘Always Sing.’”

― RaeLynn

“I’ve done loads of things people have never seen – dramas on BBC4 and plays upstairs at the Royal Court and the Bush – and because I didn’t go to drama school, they gave me an education.”

― Rafe Spall

“The difficulty in a number of Western democracies is that the playing field is being tilted. For many in the middle class, prosperity seems unattainable because a good education – today’s passport to riches – is unaffordable.”

― Raghuram Rajan

“And I do believe that the way to change a society, to uplift people – not just their spirit, but to uplift their society and economic base – is through education.”

― Rainn Wilson

“A high school diploma will no longer be sufficient. But that post secondary education does not have to be a four-year university or a four-year college. It can be career technical education, vocational education, community college.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“Cutting tax credits for education and training will result in more Americans working at minimum-wage jobs while U.S. companies go begging for the higher-paid skilled workers they need.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“Working with a Republican co-sponsor, Rep. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania, I introduced a bill to strengthen our nation’s career and technical education programs and more closely align them with the needs of local businesses and industries.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“I believe you cannot survive in this global economy without some form of postsecondary education.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“It is not right to play politics with education.”

― Rajinikanth

“To Mahatma Gandhi, the key to India’s progress was the development of its villages. In his unified vision, education, agriculture, village industry, social reform all came together to provide the basis for a vibrant rural society free from exploitation and linked to the urban centres as equals. Our planning incorporates this basic insight.”

― Rajiv Gandhi

“Christianity, democracy, science, education, wealth, and the cumulative inheritance of a thousand years, have not preserved us from the vain repetition of history.”

― Ralph Adams Cram

“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”

― Ralph Ellison

“My focus is mainly on education. I believe education made all the difference for me, and it is certainly going to make all the difference for other children, too.”

― Ram Shriram

“Basketball paid for four years of my education, and I am so proud of that.”

― Ramon Rodriguez

“Beyond ensuring that people everywhere have access to mental health, virtual digital assistants can act as learning companions, using their insight into what motivates and inspires you, to help you study and learn. In this way, AI could be used to level the playing field in education and help narrow socio-economic gaps around the world.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“When you look at statistics for the white community alone, you see that we’ve become two separate worlds in which the successful are educated and wait to have children until they are married, and those in poverty are primarily those without higher education and with children outside of marriage.”

― Rand Paul

“Standardized testing is at cross purposes with many of the most important purposes of public education. It doesn’t measure big-picture learning, critical thinking, perseverance, problem solving, creativity or curiosity, yet those are the qualities great teaching brings out in a student.”

― Randi Weingarten

“A rich, robust, well-resourced public education is one of the best routes out of poverty and a pathway to prosperity.”

― Randi Weingarten

“Ensuring that we help prepare all kids for life, college, and work in our knowledge-based economy will require a collaborative, sustained effort from all stakeholders – from the president and the secretary of education on down to states, school districts, principals, teachers, parents, and community members.”

― Randi Weingarten

“A high-quality public education can build much-needed skills and knowledge. It can help children reach their God-given potential. It can stabilize communities and democracies. It can strengthen economies. It can combat the kind of fear and despair that evolves into hatred.”

― Randi Weingarten

“I’ve worked in public education for 30 years – as a teacher, a lawyer and union leader. I’ve visited hundreds of schools and districts. I’ve seen leaders from the classroom to the national stage who have been willing to set aside their differences and do the hard work that’s necessary to create real, enduring change.”

― Randi Weingarten

“The public education landscape is enriched by having many options – neighborhood public schools, magnet schools, community schools, schools that focus on career and technical education, and even charter schools.”

― Randi Weingarten

“I’ve made a lifetime commitment to the union movement and to public education.”

― Randi Weingarten

“For me, the labor movement and public education are linked as the essential building blocks to a strong middle class and a path to the American dream. It’s why I went to Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations as an undergrad and then to law school.”

― Randi Weingarten

“As a former teacher and someone who has devoted her entire career to children and public schools, I understand the pain and frustration of parents who feel their children are not receiving the education they deserve.”

― Randi Weingarten

“Real parent engagement means establishing meaningful ways for parents to be partners in their children’s public education from the beginning – not just when a school is failing. The goal should be to never let a school get to that point.”

― Randi Weingarten

“Education – much like law or medicine – should be a profession governed by professionals. Unfortunately, too many policies, even those that are well-intentioned, come from the top, leaving out those closest to the classroom, who have the greatest insight into how to provide a high-quality education for all students.”

― Randi Weingarten

“Merit pay has failed repeatedly, and it’s no surprise. When you base teacher pay on standardized test scores, you won’t improve education; you just promote the high-stakes testing craze that’s led parents, students and educators to shout ‘Enough!’ all across the country.”

― Randi Weingarten

“When we shift our public dollars away from our schools and city services and into company developments, it increases the root causes of poverty: unemployment, underemployment, lack of community resources, and lack of quality public education.”

― Rashida Tlaib

“I was actually born and raised in Puerto Rico. I was born to a single mom. She was a wonderful woman, and she taught me to believe in myself, to work hard, play by the rules. She wanted me to get a good education, and she just told me that the best thing I could do is just study hard.”

― Raul Labrador

“You can only learn so much from books. You can only learn so much from education. Ultimately, it is the wisdom of God that will carry you through in the toughest situations of life.”

― Ravi Zacharias

“I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. People should educate themselves – you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I’d written a thousand stories.”

― Ray Bradbury

“If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don’t know how to read, you don’t know how to decide. That’s the great thing about our country – we’re a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.”

― Ray Bradbury

“Competitiveness is really what it costs you per man-hour to get you what you want. In other words, there’s an education level that plays into the mix and so if it’s inexpensive to buy an hour of real good education in places like China versus the U.S., that factors in.”

― Ray Dalio

“One of the favorite conservative themes is that the cure for poverty is more marriage and earlier marriage. We hear that all the time; there have been billions of dollars now, between the Bush administration and the Obama administration, which has continued the marriage education program, on trying to get more people to get married.”

― Rebecca Traister

“About half my work in education is U.S. political reform around school districts and charter schools, and creating more room for entrepreneurial organizations to develop. And about half on technology, which I look at as a global platform.”

― Reed Hastings

“What’s got me excited about the education space is the growth of the Internet over the next 10, 20, 30 years.”

― Reed Hastings

“Honestly, my biggest education regarding improv comedy actually came on the job working for ‘My Boys.’”

― Reid Scott

“I have made movies on education and dance, have directed and choreographed legends of Bollywood. Now, I want to make a movie on martial arts. I myself am a black belt, so I am looking forward to do something on this.”

― Remo D’Souza

“My parents discussed singing every night over the dinner table; I had a tremendous music education.”

― Renee Fleming

“I’m a big proponent of mandatory computer science education. I think the first step is educating policymakers that technology is changing the way that we live and work, and it’s happening so fast.”

― Reshma Saujani

“The Common Core State Standards are based on the best international research. They are built on the standards used by the most effective education systems around the world, including Singapore, Finland, Canada and the U.K.”

― Rex Tillerson

“The idea that education will lead to a lessening of bigotry is just factually incorrect.”

― Reza Aslan

“I honed my passion for acting in theatre and education, and I think it’s important not to belittle the child audience.”

― Rhys Ifans

“Illegal immigration costs taxpayers $45 billion a year in health care, education, and incarceration expenses.”

― Ric Keller

“I believe the American people are entitled to some straight talk when it comes to higher education funding.”

― Ric Keller

“I am here to give the American people some straight talk about higher education. Some have said we might have cut financial aid for college students. The truth is we have expanded access to college for our neediest students through the record growth of the Pell grant program.”

― Ric Keller

“As a matter of comparative, the U.S. citizens – the Puerto Ricans that live in the United States – have much better incomes, more than twice as much, participate in the labor force of greater scales, have better results in the education system, and so forth.”

― Ricardo Rossello

“As African economies boom and businesses are created, one of the big questions this growth raises is that of third-level education: how can Africa develop a knowledge infrastructure to rival that of the west, a sort of Harvard University in Africa?”

― Richard Attias

“Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos and don’ts of starting a business, I often wonder how different my life and career might have been.”

― Richard Branson

“Although he was a brilliant businessman, in my mind, Dick Spangler will best be remembered in our state for his commitment to education and what it means for lifting individuals out of poverty, giving them a path for learning, and expressing their individuality.”

― Richard Burr

“My mom used to tell me that the most valuable thing she owned was her library card. We were poor, but that’s not what she was talking about. My mom knew that education opened doors and opened minds.”

― Richard Carmona

“I confess that for fifteen years my efforts in education, and my hopes of success in establishing a system of national education, have always been associated with the idea of coupling the education of this country with the religious communities which exist.”

― Richard Cobden

“In Holland, they have come to precisely the same conclusion. There they have adopted a system of secular education, because they have found it impracticable to unite the religious bodies in any system of combined religious instruction.”

― Richard Cobden

“The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.”

― Richard Cobden

“I value my education, but I cannot put a value on it. I know it has been worth some money to me – I don’t think ‘The Post’ would have hired me if I had lacked a degree – but I probably could have earned about the same if I had stayed in the insurance business, where I worked while going to college at night.”

― Richard Cohen

“Education Secretary Betsy DeVos owes Ohio $5.3 million for campaign finance violations, and Mike DeWine’s office refuses to collect the fine.”

― Richard Cordray

“Segregation has no place in the education system.”

― Richard Dawkins

“I do sometimes accuse people of ignorance, but that is not intended to be an insult. I’m ignorant of lots of things. Ignorance is something that can be remedied by education.”

― Richard Dawkins

“When you Google me, you’ll find a lot of people don’t like Richard Dreyfuss. Because I’m cocky and I present a cocky attitude. But no one has ever disagreed with the notion I represent, that we need more civic education. So far there’s 100 percent support for that.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“I love the ideals of my country. But I hate that we’ve been so denied any real knowledge of the world and don’t have the education to think clearly, so we vote against our economic interest and believe in our most shallow first thoughts of fear and hatred.”

― Richard Dreyfuss

“Education does loads of things for girls that won’t surprise you at all – it provides self-esteem, teaches important life skills, and offers the kinds of choices a good education can give anyone.”

― Richard E. Robbins

“Women, who enjoyed a high social status and levels of education under Saddam, saw terrible setbacks as Iraq fell into civil war. As a result of the sectarian violence from 2005-2007, women retreated to their homes and fell from public view.”

― Richard Engel

“My elementary education was at Christ Church infant school and St. Stephen’s junior school. At St. Stephen’s, I encountered my first real mentor, the headmaster Mr. Broakes. He must have spotted something unusual in me, for he spent lots of time encouraging my interest in mathematics.”

― Richard J. Roberts

“He didn’t work for money. He worked because he loved kids and education.”

― Richard Lamm

“I suggest that those groups whose culture and values stress delayed gratification – education, hard work, success, and ambition – are those groups that succeed in America, regardless of discrimination.”

― Richard Lamm

“Global education is not a zero-sum game. The rise of universities in Asia will be a benefit to the entire world.”

― Richard Levin

“The pastor of a parish will typically have no education in the chant or in music, and he will hire the first music director who walks through the door.”

― Richard Morris

“Let’s do away with the Departments of Education, Energy Commerce, Housing and Urban Development.”

― Richard Mourdock

“Americans never would alter the way entitlement programs are funded or education administered without serious study and widespread debate.”

― Richard N. Haass

“Education in British schools isn’t good enough. It’s not remotely imaginative enough. It lets down too many children, excluding them from society, and, as I’ve often said, people who are excluded from society tend to express themselves in ways not acceptable to society.”

― Richard Rogers

“I don’t think college athletes are given enough time to really take advantage of the free education that they’re given, and it’s frustrating because a lot of people get upset with student-athletes and say, ‘They’re not focused on school and they’re not taking advantage of the opportunity they’re given.’”

― Richard Sherman

“When you gather up all the balls of life that you try to juggle, it is a very difficult thing to try to focus in on taking good care of yourself. But that’s why God invented me – so I can come and teach and preach and make people laugh and give them some education so they can start liking themselves better.”

― Richard Simmons

“In some ways, the finding that financial education doesn’t provide long-term payoffs is hardly surprising. After all, how much do you remember from your high school chemistry class? Unless you use chemistry at work, you probably don’t recall much about ionic bonding.”

― Richard Thaler

“High school seniors should receive help in how to think about a student loan and how to make sure that the education bought with the loan offers good prospects for repayment.”

― Richard Thaler

“Gary Cooper was a good friend. He was a great nature lover. He was like an American Indian, he knew every leaf that was turned over. It was an education to go for a walk with him.”

― Richard Widmark

“Learning about all those different things psychologically – about grief and my own addictions and problems and stuff like that, and really getting an education on it, I think it was part of the process of it, learning about it and trying to lick it.”

― Richie Sambora

“We talk nonstop about what needs to be changed, and everyone has excuses for why the changes can’t happen. I believe we must change our educational system first to get the changes moving forward. I’m happy to be a voice and get in front of an audience who can help by making education a priority.”

― Rick Harrison

“Liberals tend to stress how marvelous education is, in and of itself, and also adore it as a vessel for genuine equality. (That’s me, by the way: Hell, I think we should be spending $50 billion a year to make college education free).”

― Rick Perlstein

“While Obama might not push college education exclusively, like most Democrats he does oversell it and does shortchange the alternatives. And millions of young Americans pay the price.”

― Rick Perlstein

“The history of American higher education over the twentieth century is an extraordinary one, the story of the creation of a powerhouse set of institutions that are the envy of the civilized world. Once they were the province, both among the student and faculty bodies, of children of privilege, generally WASPs.”

― Rick Perlstein

“Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation – not cynicism and combat.”

― Rick Perry

“Last year, I twice voted against the Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations bill because it did not adequately fund education in general, and Native American programs specifically.”

― Rick Renzi

“I saw ‘The 39 Clues’ as a potential vehicle for doing some education in a fun way – to take some of these amazing stories from history, dust them off and make them alive.”

― Rick Riordan

“The Obama administration now has regulations that tells them that they can no longer promote marriage to these young girls. They can no longer promote marriage as a way of avoiding poverty and bad choices that they make in their life. They can no longer even teach abstinence education. They have to be neutral with respect to how people behave.”

― Rick Santorum

“The government has convinced parents that at some point it’s no longer their responsibility. And in fact, they force them, in many respects, to turn their children over to the public education system and wrest control from them and block them out of participation of that. That has to change or education will not improve in this country.”

― Rick Santorum

“I looked at No Child Left Behind after it was enacted and saw what happened and saw the expansion of the federal government and the role of education. And I said, you know, that was – that’s not what I believe in.”

― Rick Santorum

“My job is to make sure that if you’re a family in Florida, your children can get a good education and you have the opportunity for a job. That’s my job and that’s what I think about every day.”

― Rick Scott

“I started school in public housing. My dad had a sixth-grade education.”

― Rick Scott

“Floridians are a strong, resilient people. We are fortunate to live in a great state where all Floridians enjoy opportunities to get a great job and a world-class education.”

― Rick Scott

“We want Florida to be first for jobs, and we must have a skilled workforce to reach that goal. By investing in science, technology, engineering and math education, we are ensuring our students are prepared for the jobs of the future. Our teachers are essential to preparing our students.”

― Rick Scott

“My mom never went to college, but for her own children, getting a great education was not an option.”

― Rick Scott

“NewSpace is everything we want in this nation: energy, entrepreneurship, and excitement that spurs education, innovation, and an enlightened approach to the future.”

― Rick Tumlinson

“There are some things that I like, like education, wine, and I’d like to be a good cook, although I’m a pretty good eater now.”

― Rick Wagoner

“Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn’t sign your name you’d have to pay cash.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“One of the best things to me about ‘Skate’ is that if you play this game from beginning to end, you just got a complete education on what skateboarding is.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“I started my first company when I was 18 and learned by trial through fire, having no formal education or entrepreneurial experience.”

― Rob Dyrdek

“I’ve always been a big supporter of the Surfrider Foundation. I started my own foundation, Rob Machado Foundation, which focuses on environmental education for the little people of the world.”

― Rob Machado

“I double majored in English education and theater with a musical theater minor. Teaching is the only thing that makes me as happy as performing.”

― Rob McClure

“There is an analogy between conservation and education reform. The coalition around education reform is the biggest bipartisan thing going in this state right now. We need to recapture the big bipartisan spirit for conservation.”

― Rob McKenna

“You cannot simply put more money into the same system and get better results, so we will need to reform and innovate in the delivery of education.”

― Rob McKenna

“What I support is a whole different approach with regard to drug use, and that is spending less money on the prosecution and incarceration side and more money on prevention and education, which I know works.”

― Rob Portman

“My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met.”

― Robert B. Laughlin

“My education was an education by movies.”

― Robert Benton

“Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating safety through education and civic activities in several locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating public throughout southern Pennsylvania, the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay.”

― Robert Brady

“Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education.”

― Robert Charles Winthrop

“I was not an especially diligent student but nevertheless obtained a reasonable education in physics.”

― Robert Coleman Richardson

“It simply is not true that everything is now on the Internet, but it is true that the digital resources available through the Internet have enormous potential for education and even for self-empowerment of individuals.”

― Robert Darnton

“There are 58 million people with some kind of disability in America, so it’s the largest minority, really, in America, and it lags behind in education and economics and jobs, so outside of ‘CSI’ and outside of my music, I serve on a couple of boards, and I’m trying to be a part of the movement that changes this.”

― Robert David Hall

“It seems to me that many writers, by virtue of environments of culture, art and education, slip into writing because of their environments.”

― Robert E. Howard

“The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”

― Robert E. Lee

“My education in the public schools of New York City between 1932 and 1944 was an excellent preparation for a life in science. Because of the Depression, these schools were able to attract a remarkably talented and dedicated collection of teachers who encouraged their students to strive for the highest levels of accomplishment.”

― Robert Fogel

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

― Robert Frost

“Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.”

― Robert Frost

“Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.”

― Robert Frost

“Freedom believes in education – the salvation of slavery is ignorance.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“In spite of my surroundings, of my education, I had no love for God.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Ignorant people are apt to overrate the value of what is called education. The sons of the poor, having suffered the privations of poverty, think of wealth as the mother of joy.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“I was never close to Jerry Falwell because he had his ministry, I had mine. And we came from different theological training and from a different psychological education.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“You begin to see that all of these things are connected: The kind of cuts that mean less environmental protection are also the kind of cuts that mean less musical education for the schools and that also mean more overcrowded schools.”

― Robert Hass

“Ruskin’s concern for art education applied to the development of the power of the hand and eye for everyone.”

― Robert Hewison

“Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.”

― Robert Hewison

“1950s education didn’t agree with me. I was totally lost.”

― Robert Ingpen

“If things don’t work in education, we need change.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“Lack of education, old age, bad health or discrimination – these are causes of poverty, and the way to attack it is to go to the root.”

― Robert Kennedy

“The hardest problems of all in law enforcement are those involving a conflict of law and local customs. History has recorded many occasions when the moral sense of a nation produced judicial decisions, such as the 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which required difficult local adjustments.”

― Robert Kennedy

“When our forbears – yours and mine – came to America, they came because this country promised them something. It promised them an opportunity, nourished by education, not merely to grind for a bare living, but to strive for a good life.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Everything that makes man’s life worthwhile – family, work, education, a place to rear one’s children and a place to rest one’s head – all this depends on the decisions of government; all can be swept away by a government which does not heed the demands of its people, and I mean all of its people.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Desegregation of schools does not automatically transform them into better schools. It is only a step. The larger goal is to see that the education of our youth is not merely desegregated, but that it is excellent.”

― Robert Kennedy

“Education is what you learn after you leave school.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“In ‘Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education’ and ‘Why A Students Work for C Students,’ I reveal the secrets of the wealthy and what schools will never teach you about money.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They’re both important and schools are forgetting one of them.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to thrive in today’s economy, you must challenge the status quo and get the financial education necessary to succeed.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Most small-business owners have no financial education when they started. They weren’t trained to be entrepreneurs.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Until we have comprehensive financial education, we’ll never see the end of our booms and busts.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“My father had barely any education. He could hardly write or count. But his great pride was that he was perfectly bilingual. In the household, he entertained this idea that we had to speak both languages.”

― Robert Lepage

“Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.”

― Robert M. Hutchins

“Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.”

― Robert M. Hutchins

“A liberal education… frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.”

― Robert M. Hutchins

“Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes different points of view.”

― Robert M. Hutchins

“My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.”

― Robert M. Hutchins

“How much we owe to good teachers, good education, and good advice!”

― Robert Mundell

“To make me believe that those men who have regulated education in our country have humanity in their hearts is to make me believe a lie.”

― Robert Purvis

“I’m not one of those who thinks the only way to fix what’s wrong with American education is to throw more money at it. We also need to do it much better.”

― Robert Reich

“Universities have to tame their budgets, especially for student amenities that have nothing to do with education.”

― Robert Reich

“The Vietnam War was causing people to get drafted; I had received a deferment to finish my undergraduate education, and in order to continue to get a deferment, you had to go to graduate school.”

― Robert Shapiro

“You see, some non-Catholic friends of mine have questioned the depth of my faith because of the fact that I have a good education.”

― Robert Vaughn

“We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives.”

― Robert W. Welch, Jr.

“In any economy, the entire population is supported by the part of it that is working. All other things being equal, it thus follows that the most attractive acquisition a society can have is a young adult, whose childhood and education has already been paid for, but whose entire working life still lies ahead.”

― Robert Zubrin

“The antidote to white fragility is ongoing and lifelong and includes sustained engagement, humility, and education.”

― Robin DiAngelo

“I’d done all the things I thought a person had to do in order to be successful and fulfilled, like getting a great education and becoming a lawyer, and yet there was zero spark in my life. But there was no light-bulb moment. It was gradual. In the early 1990s, I decided to experiment and try some new ways of living.”

― Robin S. Sharma

“When I grew up in Cincinnati in 1974, the Board of Education set up the performing school, similar to the New York performing arts school, and it was in walking distance from my school.”

― Rocky Carroll

“I know each fund has its supporters, and that some will not want to see the surplus go to schools. But, in tough times, you have to set priorities. And our priority is education.”

― Rod Blagojevich

“Health care is not a privilege. It’s a right. It’s a right as fundamental as civil rights. It’s a right as fundamental as giving every child a chance to get a public education.”

― Rod Blagojevich

“We need sex education in schools, but we need it at home first. We need parents to learn the names of the teachers who are teaching their children. We need families to question day-care centers, to question other children and their own as to what goes on.”

― Rod McKuen

“We are in the middle of an education recession.”

― Rod Paige

“My parents were sharecrop farm kids with no education – seventh, eighth grade.”

― Rodney Crowell

“Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty.”

― Roger Ascham

“Mothers, unless they were very poor, didn’t work. Both of my parents had to leave education. My mother had to work in a cotton mill until 18 or 19, when she took some training in domestic science.”

― Roger Bannister

“Over the next two years UNICEF will focus on improving access to and the quality of education to provide children who have dropped out of school or who work during school hours the opportunity to gain a formal education!”

― Roger Moore

“Hillary Clinton is excoriating Donald Trump over Trump University? The Clinton scandal at Laureate Education, a for-profit education chain of schools and colleges operating world-wide, including the United States, is much worse.”

― Roger Stone

“My own introduction to music came quite early. My father didn’t have much of an education, but he was keen for me to get some qualifications, and I ended up winning a choral scholarship to a cathedral school.”

― Roger Taylor

“I always wanted to write, ever since I was a kid. I started writing at the age of 11. All I wanted to do was finish my education and have my nights free for writing.”

― Roger Zelazny

“Ultimately, you’ve got to have something to say, so a writer should continue learning things throughout life. But I don’t think education makes one a writer.”

― Roger Zelazny

“Everybody listens to Bob Marley. It gives you an inner feeling to keep pushing on. It’s an education on life. He helps me out every day. It gives me a deep-down feeling.”

― Rohan Marley

“You can’t get a better education in what it is to write songs until you listen to American soul music.”

― Roisin Murphy

“Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day.”

― Roland Joffe

“I can’t talk about the education of black children if I ignored two of my nieces who were a couple of grade levels behind. I believe that charity begins at home, and I take seriously the role of a godfather to fill the gap when the parents aren’t doing their job.”

― Roland Martin

“Once I got a bit older, and we could see there could be a future in football, it was everyone’s blessing to chase that dream. And it did me a lot of good: It put me through college, it gave me an education, it got me a little taste of pro ball and a lot of good memories. I don’t regret any of it.”

― Roman Reigns

“My family didn’t have time for me, so I decided to join the Suvorov military academy, which is in St. Petersburg. I spent two years there and studied general military science. At that point, once I graduated, I joined the Chernigov higher education pilot academy.”

― Roman Romanenko

“I went to a regular school… education kept me sane.”

― Romeo Miller

“My dad always taught me if I have my education, anything is possible.”

― Romeo Miller

“The nationalist movement supported Sinhala by suppressing Tamil; there were competing nationalisms. It was a fundamental mistake to make parallel streams in education – or a calculated political gamble. Politicians were playing with it.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“Having got the best of education myself, I firmly believe it is my personal obligation to give back to the community.”

― Romesh Wadhwani

“By working to ensure we live in a society that prioritizes public safety, education, and innovation, entrepreneurship can thrive and create a better world for all of us to live in.”

― Ron Conway

“The government ought to be in the business of delivering health, education, housing, and basic services to people without a lot of game playing. There ought to be comprehensive childcare, a comprehensive approach to housing, a sane, rational way to finance education. But I also strongly believe in the notion of fundamental individual freedom.”

― Ron Dellums

“The government should not do everything for everybody all the time, but it should provide basic services to everyone who needs them. Education ought not be contingent on income or where you live. Neither should health.”

― Ron Dellums

“Jeb Bush is the foremost authority on education reform in the Republican Party, and I will look to reform the ballooning costs of our higher education system along the lines that he has advocated.”

― Ron DeSantis

“Whatever your political leaning, vote. This participation is vital. I feel the same way about issues like the space program, education, the military. The more the public focuses on these things, thinks and forms opinions, I think the better we are as a democracy.”

― Ron Howard

“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

“The one thing we can do is invest in the quality of education, especially higher education.”

― Ron Kind

“Ensuring quality higher education is one of the most important things we can do for future generations.”

― Ron Lewis

“Financial literacy is an issue that should command our attention because many Americans are not adequately organizing finances for their education, healthcare and retirement.”

― Ron Lewis

“Increased awareness and education could be a great help toward improving spending and saving habits and increasing participation and contribution levels to retirement plans.”

― Ron Lewis

“The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the important need to make higher education more affordable and easier to access for low and middle-income students.”

― Ron Lewis

“I’ve seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I’ve seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.”

― Ron Silver

“My family is everything. I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.”

― Ronaldinho

“I am what I am thanks to my mother, my father, my brother, my sister… because they have given me everything. The education I have is thanks to them.”

― Ronaldinho

“My childhood was safe and sane. No abuse and no traumas. I was surrounded by a large and loving family who taught me the importance of hard work and a meaningful education.”

― Ronnie James Dio

“When companies are trying to find a state to locate a new business or factory, they look at a number of factors – including tax structure, employment base, infrastructure, education system, etc. One of the most important is a strong and sound health care system in the communities where employees will work and live.”

― Ronnie Musgrove

“When companies are trying to find a state to locate a new business or factory, they look at a number of factors – including tax structure, employment base, infrastructure, education system, etc.”

― Ronnie Musgrove

“I had an Edinburgh, middle-class childhood and a public school education.”

― Rory Bremner

“Or the Department of Education and another ministry were worried about duplication of effort, so what did they do? They set up two committees to look into duplication and neither knew what the other was up to. It really is a world beyond parody.”

― Rory Bremner

“Nothing can teach you what it’s like to work on a film set, and the best education there can be for an actor is to walk up the street and observe human nature.”

― Rosamund Pike

“Because sanitation has so many effects across all aspects of development – it affects education, it affects health, it affects maternal mortality and infant mortality, it affects labor – it’s all these things, so it becomes a political football. Nobody has full responsibility.”

― Rose George

“My mother and father are exceptionally proud Indians. They always wanted to contribute, to give back philanthropically, especially in the field of education.”

― Roshni Nadar

“The only hard-and-fast rules a Perot must operate under are getting a sound education; being honest and ethical in our business dealings; treating the people who work for us with respect and dignity; and, finally, a Perot cannot be afraid to take risks when appropriate.”

― Ross Perot, Jr.

“Enhancing revenues will help us improve education and solve our infrastructure problems.”

― Roy Barnes

“But the fact is, no matter how good the teacher, how small the class, how focused on quality education the school may be none of this matters if we ignore the individual needs of our students.”

― Roy Barnes

“I think, basically, we didn’t hurt anyone. We were out there having a good time. You can go and get educated, but you can come to ‘Hee Haw’ and get another education.”

― Roy Clark

“The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before, but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access. It is an American dream, and I think that one of our challenges is to find a way to make that available.”

― Roy Romer

“We can do better in higher education. And it is more than just technology. It’s also an attitude on the part of faculty. We need to think through how we can produce a better quality product at less cost.”

― Roy Romer

“I’m not just a politician, I’m a guy who has a real deep, substantive, commitment to education.”

― Roy Romer

“This nation has been drifting back in comparison with the rest of the world for the last 20 years in education.”

― Roy Romer

“High bankruptcy rates, increased credit card debt, and identity theft make it imperative that all of us take an active role in providing financial and economic education during all stages of one’s life.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“The people of South and Central Texas and the Coastal Bend need jobs, they need health care, they need water infrastructure improvements, they need a quality education, and they need the resources to keep our borders safe and secure.”

― Ruben Hinojosa

“I have a greater goal – to empower young people through music education.”

― Ruben Studdard

“As African-Americans, people of that generation felt pretty much if they were going to see changes in the world, they had to make sacrifices and step up to the plate. I’m very proud that my parents happened to be people who did. They were not privileged to have a formal education.”

― Ruby Bridges

“Most actions derive not from your own initiative but from your family circumstances, your education, your calling, and so on. You must therefore give up a little time to performing actions which derive from yourself alone. They need not be important; quite insignificant actions fulfill the same purpose.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“Prenatal education can only be an unconscious result of what the parents, particularly the mother, do. If, until the child is born, the mother acts in such a way that she expresses what is morally and intellectually correct, then what she accomplishes in her own continuing education will transfer to the child.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“If you observe children with sufficient objectivity as they grow into the world, then you will perceive that children’s temporal bodies are still not fully connected with the spirit-soul. The task of education, understood in a spiritual sense, is to bring the soul-spirit into harmony with the temporal body.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“My education at Baron Byng High School was excellent, with dedicated masters (boys and girls were separate).”

― Rudolph A. Marcus

“My parents always knew that I wanted to act, so it didn’t really come as a big surprise. The only thing they told me was that I had to wait until I was 18 so I could get my education out of the way first.”

― Rumer Willis

“Education is very important to my parents and to me.”

― Rumer Willis

“You can’t have a competitive, egalitarian meritocracy if only some of your citizens have the opportunity for a good education.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“In a world as competitive as ours, the child who does not get a decent education is condemned to the fringes of society. I think all Australians agree that this is intolerable. So we must demand as much of our schools as we do of our sports teams – and ensure that they keep the Australian dream alive for every child.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“We’re throwing money down a rat hole drain of public education! We lead the world in public education spending. We lead the world in getting the least for it.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Young people have this almost romantic attachment to civil rights, liberties, emancipating people from oppression, etc. The idea that such oppression exists in this country offends me, but it’s able to be pushed and sold because education in this country is so woefully incompetent and inept.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“The left has total control over the public education system, all the way up to the university level. It’s something they own, and it’s going to have to change.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“I believe in local control of education.”

― Russ Feingold

“An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong.”

― Russell Baker

“Young men and women, your education is ever important – to us, to you, and to God.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“Many institutions of higher learning will grant an 18- to 30-month deferral to prospective missionaries. This will enable you elders and sisters to serve without worrying about where you will begin your advanced education. We are very grateful to leaders of educational institutions who are making such planning possible!”

― Russell M. Nelson

“Because of our sacred regard for each human intellect, we consider the obtaining of an education to be a religious responsibility.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“I believe that in the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“In the government schools, which are referred to as public schools, Indian policy has been instituted there, and its a policy where they do not encourage, in fact, discourage, critical thinking and the creation of ideas and public education.”

― Russell Means

“I was the first tenured woman at Columbia. That was 1972; every law school was looking for its woman. Why? Because Stan Pottinger, who was then head of the office for civil rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, was enforcing the Nixon government contract program.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“I had quite a scattered childhood. I was Irish in London, because I had my secondary school education there. I never really fitted anywhere. I didn’t feel it was a negative thing, and I was never made to feel different – I just knew I was.”

― Ruth Negga

“I am a central European with an English education and a deplorable tendency to constant self-analysis. I am irritable and have weak nerves.”

― Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

“Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority.”

― Rutherford B. Hayes

“Law without education is a dead letter. With education the needed law follows without effort and, of course, with power to execute itself; indeed, it seems to execute itself.”

― Rutherford B. Hayes

“I am less disposed to think of a West Point education as requisite for this business than I was at first. Good sense and energy are the qualities required.”

― Rutherford B. Hayes

“Before playing football, I didn’t fit in anywhere. My parents didn’t have a lot of money, which they spent on our education to send us to Catholic private school in Oakland, mostly black. The other kids had more money than I did. I started school early; I was young. So I’d come back to my hood and read.”

― Ryan Coogler

“I loved growing up in Canada. It’s a great place to grow up because – well, at least where I grew up – it’s very multicultural. There’s also good health care and a good education system.”

― Ryan Gosling

“Providing better computer science education in public schools to kids, and encouraging girls to participate, is the only way to rewrite stereotypes about tech and really break open the old-boys’ club.”

― Ryan Holmes

“Because of the lack of education on AIDS, discrimination, fear, panic, and lies surrounded me.”

― Ryan White

“We had great faith that with patience, understanding, and education, that my family and I could be helpful in changing their minds and attitudes around.”

― Ryan White

“There are over 200 million illiterate women in India. This low literacy negatively impacts not just their lives but also their families’ and the country’s economic development. A girl’s lack of education also has a negative impact on the health and well-being of her children.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“Education is important even beyond the bounds of the opportunities it gives to the individual; it is a crucial and basic requirement for ensuring effective democracy and human rights.”

― Sadiq Khan

“It is absolutely critical for competitiveness in the United States for us to really raise the bar in education, especially in math, in science, in technology.”

― Safra A. Catz

“The demographic of young people… in each hand is a phone, more powerful than a computer. It’s a doorway to the digital nation, to education.”

― Safra A. Catz

“Any one who chooses will set up for a literary critic, though he cannot tell us where he went to school, or how much time was spent in his education, and knows nothing about letters at all.”

― Saint Basil

“Even the best parents have to spend so much time making ends meet that they cannot help their kids with homework or afford the extra tutoring that wealthier students enjoy. To address these unjust disparities, we need an early education revolution.”

― Sal Albanese

“A one-size-fits-all lecture is not the way to go about education.”

― Sal Khan

“To be clear, people are the most important part of any classroom. If given the choice between a great teacher and the world’s most advanced education technology, I’d pick the teacher any day for my own children.”

― Sal Khan

“As technology plays a major role inside and outside the classroom, we want to make sure education innovation is accessible.”

― Sal Khan

“Education is not an end to itself. You need to know algebra but also how to navigate the world.”

― Sal Khan

“We want to make access to a world-class education like clean drinking water or electricity.”

― Sal Khan

“I do believe that education should become as close to free as possible.”

― Sal Khan

“We don’t believe that you should ever replace physical education. Even in a thousand years, a computer will never be able to do so.”

― Sal Khan

“Our mission at Khan Academy is a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, and college readiness is a crucial part of that. We want to help as many students as possible prepare for college and for life, and since the SAT measures preparedness for college, our partnership with the College Board is a natural fit.”

― Sal Khan

“What you have in most education software is that they’re catering to the decision-maker who makes the budget allocations, and that decision-maker has a lot of check boxes. Does it do this? Check. Does it do that? Check. They could care less about the end user experience.”

― Sal Khan

“Formal education must change. It needs to be brought into closer alignment with the world as it actually is, into closer harmony with the way human beings actually learn and thrive.”

― Sal Khan

“Education should be a fundamental human right.”

― Sal Khan

“The whole reason why we have this kind of assembly line model of education that we inherited from the Prussians, is they were the first people – it’s a very egalitarian motive – to say how do we educate everyone.”

― Sal Khan

“It’s an old idea. It’s arguably the first way that people learn, that, hey, if you need to learn something, if you’re having trouble with it, keep working on it until you master it and then you go to a more advanced concept. But in the education systems that all of us grew up in, we all learned at a fixed pace.”

― Sal Khan

“All too often, technology is treated as a silver bullet for perceived problems in education. This sometimes leads to knee-jerk investments, using scarce resources to invest in software or hardware without a clear notion of how either might actually empower learning.”

― Sal Khan

“You have all this education theory, and people try to make larger statements than maybe what their data would back up, because they’ve done these small experiments that are tied to a very particular case with a very particular implementation… theory definitely matters, but I think dogma matters less.”

― Sal Khan

“India, with one of the largest education systems in the world, has always been a priority for Khan Academy.”

― Sal Khan

“Education has to be more than tests and formulas.”

― Sal Khan

“Education has helped me a lot.”

― Sal Khan

“My father’s side of the family was very active in education.”

― Sal Khan

“Somehow, there is this feeling that women require remedial financial education, and so everything must be dumbed down. The reality is that we all need a lot more education, but guys just go ahead and invest anyway.”

― Sallie Krawcheck

“I’m on Governor Gray Davis’ California Alliance Towards Education to bring the arts back to high schools.”

― Sally Kirkland

“With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education.”

― Sally Kirkland

“There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.”

― Salma Hayek

“I don’t think there should be more gun control. I think there should be more education.”

― Sam Brownback

“And really, the basis, I think, of achieving some success in what I want to do today comes from my mother’s push to get me to read and to make something of myself from the standpoint of an education.”

― Sam Donaldson

“While the religious divisions in our world are self-evident, many people still imagine that religious conflict is always caused by a lack of education, by poverty, or by politics.”

― Sam Harris

“The wealthiest Americans often live as though they and their children had nothing to gain from investments in education, infrastructure, clean-energy, and scientific research.”

― Sam Harris

“It is difficult to think of anything more important than providing the best education possible for our children. They will develop the next technologies, medical cures, and global industries, while mitigating their unintended effects, or they will fail to do these things and consign us all to oblivion.”

― Sam Harris

“The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government.”

― Sam Houston

“Browsing for books with a mouse and screen is not nearly as joyful an act as wandering the stacks and getting lost in the labyrinthine corridors of knowledge. The best libraries are places of imagination, education and community. The best libraries have mystery to them.”

― Sam Weller

“Americans have long trusted the views of Democrats on the environment, the economy, education, and health care, but national security is the one matter about which Republicans have maintained what political scientists call ‘issue ownership.’”

― Samantha Power

“I was thinking about the women of Pakistan, those who are not allowed to get education, those who are not allowed to do whatever they want to do in their life. I hope that the families will understand that the contribution of women is important and can be more powerful for building a greater country.”

― Samina Baig

“What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“Despotism is the only form of government which may with safety to itself, neglect the education of its infant poor.”

― Samuel Horsley

“I’m a good son, a good father, a good husband – I’ve been married to the same woman for 30 years. I’m a good friend. I finished college, I have my education, I donate money anonymously. So when people criticize the kind of characters that I play on screen, I go, ‘You know, that’s part of history.’”

― Samuel L. Jackson

“The difference in the education of men and women must give the former great advantages over the latter, even where geniuses are equal.”

― Samuel Richardson

“If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.”

― Samuel Richardson

“I didn’t get to see Predator until halfway through shooting. It was great to get an education while I was shooting because it made me excited to be part of this legacy.”

― Sanaa Lathan

“I am passionate about higher education and am hugely impressed by Portsmouth’s mission to encourage students from every walk of life to excel.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“I find that with some girls, the words ‘work’ and ‘education’ have gotten a bad rap.”

― Sandra Bullock

“I had become increasingly concerned in recent years about the lack of civics education in our nation’s schools. In recent years, the schools have stopped teaching it. And it’s unfortunate.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“The more education a woman has, the wider the gap between men’s and women’s earnings for the same work.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“We pay a price when we deprive children of the exposure to the values, principles, and education they need to make them good citizens.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“Parents should continue to become more involved with their communities, and more involved in their children’s education.”

― Sandra Day O’Connor

“In many Asian households, to not go on to higher education, that’s like a big no-no. I know my parents’ discouragement was for my own protection, and I’m really close to them now, but they didn’t understand that there is value in this. That’s because they didn’t know.”

― Sandra Oh

“There are two things in your life which no one can take from you. One is your education, and the other is your body. You cannot gain knowledge just by mugging books, but you can definitely learn things from your practical experiences.”

― Sangram Singh

“My mind was never into school, and education did not matter to me.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“Family business management is a discipline that has evolved from an art into a science. The market for this line of education has been created by the growing recognition of family-run companies that shareholders are demanding greater clarity on issues ranging from succession to the management of wealth and the distribution of profits.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“I think a liberal arts education isn’t necessarily about doing something with your degree; it’s about becoming a critical thinker. And I think that critical thinking is so integral to being an actor.”

― Sarah Gadon

“The late Victorian Era brought in part-time education. Not everybody went to school, but they were supposed to have a decent level of schooling; they went part-time after 12.”

― Sarah Gavron

“I remember my grandfather believed women were second-class citizens and told my mother that it was a shame she had brains because she was a girl and shouldn’t carry on her education.”

― Sarah Gavron

“One of the things that’s great about New York is that it is not a one-industry town. It has education, academia, the service industry, arts, publishing, theater, politics, fashion, finance, as well as movie-making.”

― Sarah Jessica Parker

“I believe in God, but in my own unconventional way. We’re not affiliated with any organisation, and I have no religious education of any kind, but I definitely have my own kind of ideas about it.”

― Sarah Jessica Parker

“At this point in my life – age 24 – I have chosen a fairly strange path that not many are walking. I am a professional spoken word poet who tours the world performing and teaching. I run an organization called Project VOICE dedicated to using this art form as an education and empowerment tool in schools and communities of all kinds.”

― Sarah Kay

“Unions inherently create an ‘us versus them’ dynamic that makes winning against a company’s management the top goal, not serving customers, innovating, or in the case of education, teaching kids.”

― Sarah Lacy

“We certainly hope that Secretary DeVos will work on behalf of every student and ensure equal access to a safe and quality education for LGBTQ young people.”

― Sarah McBride

“We tend to think of crime fiction as reading designed for entertainment – not education. It delivers an almost pure kind of readerly pleasure: the mystery solved, justice delivered, roughly or otherwise.”

― Sarah Weinman

“I graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and left formal education behind.”

― Sarah Zettel

“If education does not create a need for the best in life, then we are stuck in an undemocratic, rigid caste society.”

― Sargent Shriver

“Racism cannot be cured solely by attacking some of the results it produces, like discrimination in housing or in education.”

― Sargent Shriver

“As far as I was concerned, the Depression was an ill wind that blew some good. If it hadn’t occurred, my parents would have given me my college education. As it was, I had to scrabble for it.”

― Sargent Shriver

“Promoting education is an effort that is close to my heart. Illiteracy contributes to poverty; encouraging children to pick up a book is fundamental.”

― Sasha Grey

“If you talk about STEM education, the best way to introduce anyone to STEM or get their curiosity going on, it’s Minecraft.”

― Satya Nadella

“I think the combination of graduate education in a field like Computer Science and the opportunity to apply this in a work environment like Microsoft is what drove me. The impact these opportunities create can lead to work that has broad, worldwide impact.”

― Satya Nadella

“From 1801, Napoleon began an ambitious programme of civil reform to standardise law and justice, centralise education, introduce uniform weights and measures and a fully functioning internal market. That achievement alone makes him one of the giants of history.”

― Saul David

“It’s time to return our education policy back to local communities.”

― Scott Garrett

“The chalkboards are no longer cutting it. We’ve got to adapt education at every level to this new paradigm to keep our kids competitive. Affordability of technology has to be at the forefront of everything we do.”

― Scott Howell

“Education is not Democrat versus Republican. It’s about doing the right things for the right reason for our kids.”

― Scott Howell

“Widespread public access to knowledge, like public education, is one of the pillars of our democracy, a guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.”

― Scott Turow

“In education, they say either property taxes have to go up, or we’ll have poor education – that’s a false choice.”

― Scott Walker

“I wasn’t really that interested in playing. I had gone through some hard times not playing in high school, but my coach had it in his mind that basketball was the way I would get an education.”

― Scottie Pippen

“I would say that something important for me and for my generation in Northern Ireland was the 1947 Education Act, which allowed students who won scholarships to go on to secondary schools and thence to university.”

― Seamus Heaney

“It is really important that we promote competitive support in schools. It is very important that we recognise that has to be underpinned by good quality physical education and by getting people into patterns of exercise.”

― Sebastian Coe

“To have a stable economy, to have a stable democracy, and to have a modern government is not enough. We have to build new pillars of development. Education, science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more equality.”

― Sebastian Pinera

“We’ve got to move beyond the idea that the public and private sectors are at odds. Government has to lay the groundwork for private equity to productively invest in things like education. It’s a partnership, not a battle.”

― Sebastian Pinera

“Education should learn from the positive side of gaming – reward, accomplishment, and fun.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“In the field of higher ed, many have asked whether (or when) digital education will replace on-campus education. I wonder the opposite. Cinema never replaced theatre. TV didn’t replace radio. I wonder how different digital education will be from classrooms, and where it will lead us.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“If we study learning as a data science, we can reverse engineer the human brain and tailor learning techniques to maximize the chances of student success. This is the biggest revolution that could happen in education, turning it into a data-driven science, and not such a medieval set of rumors professors tend to carry on.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“We need to make education so much fun that students can’t help but learn.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“There will be no more one-size-fits-all. Education will respond to you.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I’d really love to see a business model for higher education going forward that is actually affordable, that uses modern technology to reach scale and quality and that really reimburses the services rendered in a way that’s meaningful to everybody.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Online education that leaves almost everybody behind except for highly motivated students, to me, can’t be a viable path to education.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Access to high-quality education is way too limited. The United States has the world’s most admirable higher education system, and yet it is very restrictive. It’s so hard to get into. I never got into it as a student.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Giving education away for free is a really good idea, but it can’t be the future of education. There has to be a business model around it that actually works.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I really believe that we have to work hard to make online education better and better, and eventually it’s going to be really great. But like most of these things, it takes time to improve, to understand and to make things really good.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death. Everything is about to change. I believe education will become something that fits seamlessly into life, and we will take big clunky things like degrees and college and fit them into a weekend.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I care about education for everyone, not just the elite.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I believe e-courses will eventually change people’s attitude toward learning. Education will play an increasingly dominant role in people’s lives. For people of all ages and all geographies.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I’d aspired to give people a profound education – to teach them something substantial. But the data was at odds with this idea.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“What I see is democratizing education will change everything.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“You could get an entire computer science education for free right now.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Obviously, a lot of non-profits live on donations, and that’s a wonderful thing. But higher education can’t exist on donations only because, if that were the case, we would have a hard time paying teachers adequate salaries.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“There’s a lot to be learned about how digital media, the ability to reach anybody any time, really transforms the peer interaction experience in education at large.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Music is not a very stable business. It comes and it goes, and so does money, but your education stays with you for the rest of your life. When you have that education, and you have nothing to fall back on, you can get a get a job anywhere.”

― Selena

“The Russian Federation and the United States of America, the two biggest nuclear powers in the world, but apart from nuclear-wise, we have a lot in common. We have huge territories, natural resources, technologies, science, education, and of course human capital.”

― Sergei Lavrov

“While government clearly plays the major role in fighting poverty through policies on things such as education, tax, and trade, business creates the wealth that matters.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“Businesses are among the first to see changes in the labor market, but few countries have the necessary close relationship between business and educators to ensure this information reaches the education system.”

― Sergio Ermotti

“Permission marketing turns strangers into friends and friends into loyal customers. It’s not just about entertainment – it’s about education. Permission marketing is curriculum marketing.”

― Seth Godin

“Abraham Lincoln comes from nothing, has no education, no money, lives in the middle of nowhere on the frontier. And despite the fact that he suffers one tragedy and one setback after another, through sheer force of will, he becomes something extraordinary: not only the president but the person who almost single-handedly united the country.”

― Seth Grahame-Smith

“So I grew up in a very book-friendly environment and my education as a writer was reading. I think that’s the best education. Reading, and taking from the people I admired.”

― Seth Grahame-Smith

“Our growing national debt is a threat to our national defense and to our domestic priorities, including research and development, education, health care, and investments in our economic growth.”

― Seth Moulton

“If the government can afford luxury travel for its cabinet officials, then surely we can find the resources to invest in quality education, jobs skills training, and properly fund the State Department and foreign aid programs.”

― Seth Moulton

“Being a native of Spain, the country to which I owe much of my education and cultural background, I was deeply influenced by my great predecessor Santiago Ramon y Cajal.”

― Severo Ochoa

“Toronto is a world-class city. You don’t have a debate here about immigration because you need it to just maintain your pensions: that’s dependent on people coming in to fund that. And again, I don’t want to be controversial, but I think the average education level in Canada is probably higher than in the United States.”

― Shahid Khan

“In just my interaction, I go to factories, and I talk to our employees. And in Canada, they have had a least a year or two more education. It’s like, almost, I never run into anybody who hasn’t finished high school. And in the United States, you have a lot who dropped out of 11th grade or whatever.”

― Shahid Khan

“President Obama is highly concerned with education. He’s a champion on early-childhood development strategies. So I like the work he’s doing, and I support it, and I realise that he’s one of very few political leaders around the world that actually has early-childhood development strategise at the top of his agenda.”

― Shakira

“I started my own Pies Descalzos/Barefoot Foundation when I was 18. We provide education to vulnerable children in Colombia and other developing countries. I am an avid believer that education – and especially early childhood development – is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.”

― Shakira

“Providing all Latin-American children with the education and early childhood development that they need is in the best interest of all, so it has to be a priority for all of us, not only the government and civil society, but also the business sector.”

― Shakira

“In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders.”

― Shakira

“I started the Pies Descalzos foundation in Colombia when I was 18, and since then I have been very involved in the crusade for education.”

― Shakira

“Education is the only way forward in Latin America and developing countries in general.”

― Shakira

“Being raised in a developing country opened my eyes to so much I cannot tolerate. In Colombia, education is sometimes considered a luxury, not a human right. And it’s not a priority in the agendas of many leaders.”

― Shakira

“I actually support President Obama’s initiatives on early childhood. He has appointed me as a commissioner to consult his administration on educational excellence for Hispanics in the U.S. We try to find ways to improve the education system for Hispanics in America, to achieve excellence.”

― Shakira

“The ALAS Foundation was born as a consequence and a continuation of what we are doing with Pies Descalzos. I started the Pies Descalzos foundation in Colombia when I was 18, and since then, I have been very involved in the crusade for education.”

― Shakira

“Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It’s about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.”

― Shakuntala Devi

“I haven’t had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language.”

― Shakuntala Devi

“We preserve the legacy of my father through an education approach. We award scholarships. We do classes at schools about my father’s philosophy and life.”

― Shannon Lee

“It’s amazing to me that they’re cutting physical education programs in the school systems.”

― Shannon Miller

“I am very active in the co-operative movement. I am very active in agro-industrial growth. I am taking up the issues of the farmers of India. I am active in the field of education.”

― Sharad Pawar

“There is no doubt that the participation of women in the workforce is a serious productivity boost, but to enable this ambition, there must be investment in care – child care, aged care, disability care, health, and education – which are essential social support structures to enable women to work.”

― Sharan Burrow

“When governments are cowed or simply don’t care to enforce fundamental human and labour rights or to ensure corporate tax is paid so that they can invest in social protection and in the health and education of their people, they cede control to corporate greed.”

― Sharan Burrow

“We need investment in green economy infrastructure; public services, training and education; and a multilateral plan to create youth job opportunities.”

― Sharan Burrow

“What good is my parents’ wealth and education and upbringing if I’m not contributing to the world?”

― Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“Education liberates a woman.”

― Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“We need to prioritize those expenditures of the federal government in A, B and C priorities… And I believe that on the C priority list are things like the Departments of Education and Energy, and those are the places where we should begin those defunding.”

― Sharron Angle

“Education in India has made monumental progress since Independence but continues to face daunting challenges at multiple levels, particularly in terms of quality, infrastructure and dropout rates. We have islands of excellence floating in a sea of mediocrity.”

― Shashi Tharoor

“There was a time when bright people had few prospects for higher education and good jobs here. But that is changing. India is no longer seen as an undesirable place to work or pursue research.”

― Shashi Tharoor

“The destination of progress and development will be achieved by imparting latest education to the youth.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“Poverty will not be allowed to become a wall in the way of education.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“The exceptional feature of education programmes in Punjab is that students of all federating units have their due share in them.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“It cannot be Pakistan of Quaid and Iqbal where children of the elite study in prestigious educational institutions while those of resourceless segments deprived of education due to difficulties.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“In view of the importance of education, Punjab government is making all-out efforts for the promotion of education throughout the province.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“Improvement of civic facilities is among our priorities, and for this purpose, education, health, infrastructure and transport sectors are being improved through revolutionary steps. Citizens will benefit from all these projects, and their living standard will be raised.”

― Shehbaz Sharif

“After the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971, primary education was made free. We are now thinking to make education in the public sector free up to graduation level. We are also thinking of providing a light meal at primary and secondary schools in order to increase the student retention level.”

― Sheikh Hasina

“What people want is their basic needs. So I’m trying to help people ensure their basic need: that means food security, healthcare, education, and job opportunity and a better life.”

― Sheikh Hasina

“While my parents never had the time or money to secure university education themselves, they were adamant that their children should. In comfort and in love, we were taught the joys of knowledge and of work well done. I only regret that neither my mother nor my father could live to see the day I would accept the Nobel Prize.”

― Sheldon Lee Glashow

“I’ve met students across Rhode Island who rely on Pell Grants. They work hard, play by rules, and are doing everything they can to get the education they need for the jobs of tomorrow.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“If you improve your education system, there’s no telling what kind of businesses you’ll be able to attract.”

― Shelley Berkley

“Nobody wants to pay higher taxes. But do you want your kids to get a good education? You have to pay for that. Do you want Medicare for senior citizens? I do. We have to pay for it.”

― Shelley Berkley

“As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian.”

― Shelley Berman

“I grew up in poverty and my mother had to sacrifice a lot for us to eat and get an education – just imagine in a house where we were more than six children! But hard work and dedication is what it took for me to be here today.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“I was just a normal athlete. My mother tried to spark something in me. She was an athlete in high school before she got pregnant with my older brother. She was 16, and that was it for her when it came to track and her education.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“Education is paramount in light of so many things that are out there.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“Realizing that the majority of kids that get molested feel that it is their fault, along with shame, those kids have no idea what to say or do to try to report anything, and add that with the lack of education, it is a complete recipe for disaster that leads to non-reporting of molestation.”

― Sherri Shepherd

“When the federal government invests in education, it should support quality education and career readiness rather than institutions that make empty promises.”

― Sherrod Brown

“American tax dollars spent on education are meant to support students, not support aggressive, deceptive, and misleading marketing campaigns by certain for-profit education companies.”

― Sherrod Brown

“We need to deal with helping middle-class kids get a college education.”

― Sherrod Brown

“I think few people of education enter politics because it seems like a contact blood sport.”

― Sherry Turkle

“The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint. What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesn’t teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation.”

― Sherry Turkle

“I cannot believe that my generation may very well have been the last one to have sex education in schools that was truly the complete and total package. I mean what are we doing? Are we in the future, but acting like it’s The Dark Ages?”

― Sheryl Lee Ralph

“I’m president of my children’s day school and have a tremendous passion for education.”

― Shira Goodman

“When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated, and he does not have the proper education, naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.”

― Shirin Ebadi

“My father was a doctor, but he was what I would call an intellectual – very well-read and very interested in knowledge. He insisted that I get as much education as my brothers.”

― Shirin Neshat

“We really shouldn’t be running education like a supermarket where you compare prices.”

― Shirley Williams

“Education is and will be the most powerful tool for individual and social change, and we must do all that it takes to facilitate it.”

― Shiv Nadar

“Like education, healthcare also needs to be given importance.”

― Shiv Nadar

“Education is taken for granted. Teaching shops are different from building character.”

― Shiv Nadar

“As a product of education, I have always believed in the power of education as the most powerful, high-impact catalyst for transformation. Look at the impact that the Indian Institutes of Technology have had globally.”

― Shiv Nadar

“There is a disconnect in education and work. And corporates don’t do a great job of skilling. In future, corporates and educational institutions will work closely.”

― Shiv Nadar

“When you take the best of universities in the world, all of them have research and education contiguous; the person who teaches you could be a Nobel laureate. Some subjects are at the tri-junction of many subjects put together.”

― Shiv Nadar

“Union Budget 2012 has supported industry’s long time demand to improve the provision and standards of education in the country.”

― Shiv Nadar

“Education is a very large area, and we have our hands full. For example, SSN has to become a university; we have to keep adding departments like it is with universities in the U.S.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I studied international relations in England, and I wanted to pursue higher education and be able to analyze what was going on in Iran politically, not only in Iran, but in the Middle East.”

― Shohreh Aghdashloo

“Parikrma aims to give underprivileged children an equal chance at education so they can integrate with kids of private schools and, later, with the society. I want these children to hold high-end jobs at multinational companies and not work at the lower end of the spectrum.”

― Shukla Bose

“I knew from a young age that I could sing and it was impressed upon me that if I got a classically trained education in voice, it would serve as a foundation for whatever I chose to do.”

― Shuler Hensley

“Even on education, his one accomplishment, the Leave No Child Behind Act, and he has left it unfunded.”

― Sidney Blumenthal

“Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system.”

― Sidney Hook

“I was sent to a school because my father was already aware that his days were numbered, and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education and follow in his footsteps.”

― Sigrid Undset

“I lived in Wales back in 1982 and 1983. I studied journalism at South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education just off Newport Road in Cardiff.”

― Simon Fowler

“Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized; in fact, my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their children a good education.”

― Simon van der Meer

“I scored a 910 on my SAT. I didn’t care about education. I don’t know what I cared about.”

― Skeet Ulrich

“I had had a classical education prior to that.”

― Skitch Henderson

“I don’t have any contempt for the men who have to have jobs and have to commute and have to pay the mortgage and have to get their kids an education. To me, that’s the backbone of America, to coin a phrase.”

― Sloan Wilson

“When it comes to sending my children to college, I want the best education. It’s the only thing I’m really leaving them – a good education.”

― Sloan Wilson

“My mother is a special education teacher but also an artist, and my father an advertising executive. They are about as wacky as you can get without being alcoholics.”

― Sloane Crosley

“No one but people like me can understand the importance of education.”

― Smriti Irani

“If you teach a girl, you are not just imparting education to a woman but to a family that will later help in nation building.”

― Smriti Irani

“I think one of the biggest myths is that education cannot flourish with regulation. Another myth is that wherever the state sponsors education, it doesn’t flourish.”

― Smriti Irani

“I do not want any policy to be formulated that impedes the spread of education in any fashion.”

― Smriti Irani

“We are getting an education of a lifetime. We’re actually out there in the real world.”

― Solange Knowles

“There are thousands of inspirational stories waiting to be told about young women who yearn for a great education. They are stories of struggle and stories of success, and they will inspire others to take action and work to change lives.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“I don’t know how you can move out of one’s socioeconomic category if you don’t have education.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“For any reporter, education is a topic where everything else – money, politics, et cetera – intersects. I have four kids in K through 12, so I’m knee-deep in it. I’m really interested in the philosophy behind it all. Should you just memorize your multiplication tables, or should you understand the concept behind them?”

― Soledad O’Brien

“My trademark at CNN was really asking insightful questions and making sure people are understanding the connections in humanity, and I think that is the core of education.”

― Soledad O’Brien

“To have a sense of education and ethics is important.”

― Soleil Moon Frye

“That reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black is a matter of concern. It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct.”

― Solomon Asch

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”

― Solomon Ortiz

“Education makes children less dependent upon others and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities.”

― Solomon Ortiz

“Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled.”

― Solomon Ortiz

“Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation’s standing worldwide… and our teachers know that.”

― Solomon Ortiz

“What if you didn’t have education for sports? People with a natural inclination for sports, athletes without any kind of education, without any kind of training, they would just be couch athletes instead of the world class Olympians that we have.”

― Sondra Radvanovsky

“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“I was a total education geek. I loved school. I loved learning. I loved doing homework. All of my books and notebooks from high school are underlined and highlighted and there are notes all over the margins. And you know, I was a theater kid too. I was all over the place.”

― Sophia Bush

“’Doctor Who’ was my first telly job, and before that I did a lot of theatre in education, children’s theatre.”

― Sophie Aldred

“I only had a high school education and believe me, I had to cheat to get that.”

― Sparky Anderson

“I had a great education. From kindergarten to John Dewey High School in Coney Island, I am public-school educated.”

― Spike Lee

“My grandmother lived to be 100 years old. Her grandmother was a slave, yet she was a college graduate in the Spellman class of 1917. She taught art for 50 years and she saved her Social Security checks for her children’s education.”

― Spike Lee

“Being able to save, make non-cash payments, send or receive remittances, get credit, or get insurance can be instrumental in raising living standards and helping businesses prosper. It helps people to invest more in education or health care.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“Women are emerging as a major force for change. Countries that have invested in girls’ education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“Accounting for the unpaid care economy can drive progressive policies such as paid family leave, social security credits for early childcare, tax credits, and quality early childhood education.”

― Sri Mulyani Indrawati

“Regardless of their parent’s income or zip code, every child in Georgia deserves access to a high-quality, affordable education.”

― Stacey Abrams

“By fully committing to our public education system and engaging holistically from cradle to career, we can guarantee that all of our children in Georgia, no matter their needs, have the kinds of teachers and neighbors in their lives that my mother had.”

― Stacey Abrams

“I finished my higher education deeply in debt and with seven years of bad credit in my future.”

― Stacey Abrams

“When you’ve got education, you’ve got knowledge and power and confidence to go out in the world.”

― Stacey Dash

“In Cambodia, education is really a luxury, and many kids are thrown into work as early as possible. This means they can help support their parents, as often the parents don’t even earn a living wage.”

― Stacey Dooley

“I didn’t know Penn was an Ivy League school – I didn’t know what the Ivy League was. When I got in, they sent me the package, and the tuition was my mother’s salary for a year. My mom said, ‘We can’t afford it.’ So I went to the library and found several scholarships and grants and was able to cover 90 percent of my education that way.”

― Stacy Brown-Philpot

“I’m a representative of what you can become if you work hard and you focus on your education.”

― Stacy Brown-Philpot

“I checked to see if there’d been a really good book published in the last few decades. Then I started with what Cleopatra would have read, asking myself, ‘What can we know about her education?’ It turns out to be a very great deal, and bizarrely, no one had written about that before.”

― Stacy Schiff

“We don’t know how Cleopatra spent her days, but we do know how other Hellenistic monarchs spent their days. There has been a great amount of scholarship in the last 30 years about education in the Hellenistic world and women in the Hellenistic world. We now know how an upper-class woman was educated in her day.”

― Stacy Schiff

“Regardless of any experiences in the past, for me it really is important to be engrossed in as much of the creative process as I possibly can. I was surprised with how much the eight years I spent on ‘Castle’ actually serviced that. I ended up, in a way, having a free education on that show.”

― Stana Katic

“America needs a restart. It has long devoted its energies to solving its many big problems – unequal opportunity, crumbling infrastructure, lagging education, inadequate training in a changing economy, and threats to peace around the world.”

― Stanley A. McChrystal

“My three years at the NIH were critical in my scientific education. I learned an immense amount about the research process: developing assays, purifying macromolecules, documenting a discovery by many approaches, and writing clear manuscripts describing what is known and what remains to be investigated.”

― Stanley B. Prusiner

“In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests. It offers a stance that is defensive, cowardly and likely to be ineffective.”

― Stanley Fish

“Even for charity I always give priority to education because I always teach young people – knowledge is your real companion, your life long companion, not fortune. Fortune can disappear.”

― Stanley Ho

“Freedom is about a way of thinking. Freedom is about understanding that you can do anything that you want and freedom is about being able to take information and education and make it relevant to your own growth every single day. Freedom is not staying in the box. Freedom is not doing what other people want you to do.”

― Stedman Graham

“Having more education is one of the biggest predictors of women having careers.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“When children do not have three square meals a day, a proper education, and at least one adult who they know loves and is committed to them, it’s very unlikely they will grow up to be productive citizens of the world.”

― Stephanie March

“Education around entrepreneurship should start early, at secondary level, and be very robust by college level.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“I’m no politician. I’m an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.”

― Stephen Ambrose

“I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors, mathematics and philosophy.”

― Stephen Cole Kleene

“In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degrees we need to get the jobs we want, even if we fail to get a good general education.”

― Stephen Covey

“There is a heavy emphasis in Mormonism on initiative, on responsibility, on a work ethic, and on education. If you take those elements together with a free-enterprise system, you’ve got the chemistry for a lot of industry.”

― Stephen Covey

“What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility – America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts.”

― Stephen King

“What you do on immigration policy, what you do on education policy, what you do on tax, regulatory, and energy policy, all connects together – and will be based on a simple determination about what will make life better in America for American citizens.”

― Stephen Miller

“I was going to get a degree in economics and be a teacher. But I couldn’t afford to pay for the education. So I just got the MBA and not the doctorate. I loved it at Bain, and I’ve been there ever since.”

― Stephen Pagliuca

“Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.”

― Stephen Vizinczey

“The Clinton strength was to play to people without a college education. High school people. That’s how you win elections.”

― Steve Bannon

“Entrepreneurial education in grades K-12, if it exists at all, still focuses on teaching potential entrepreneurs small business entrepreneurship – the equivalent of ‘how to run a lemonade stand.’”

― Steve Blank

“I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world.”

― Steve Case

“I mainly read non-fiction, and that’s probably because I have a huge amount of insecurity about my lack of education and the things I don’t know.”

― Steve Earle

“I thought that there would never again be an opportunity to be involved with an industry as socially destructive and morally bankrupt as the subprime mortgage industry. I was wrong. The for-profit education industry has proven equal to the task.”

― Steve Eisman

“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

― Steve Irwin

“Yeah, I’m a thrill seeker, but crikey, education’s the most important thing.”

― Steve Irwin

“We are really battling, today in the U.S., keeping science education in the forefront at the elementary level, and that’s where the research shows that kids get interested.”

― Steve Spangler

“I have always respected education, which is why I actually went back secretly and taught school for eight years.”

― Steve Wozniak

“I had an excellent Ivy League education, and it gave me a long view of things.”

― Steve Wynn

“My mother was almost entirely responsible for my cultural education. She took me to the library once a week, and by the age of seven, I was reading 100 books a year.”

― Steven Berkoff

“Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d’etre.”

― Steven Chu

“My concern for education in New Mexico has always been there. I’m one of those kids that struggled through school, and I feel like I fell through the cracks.”

― Steven Michael Quezada

“Albuquerque is my home. I want my kids and all of our children to be able to go to any public or charter school and receive an excellent education.”

― Steven Michael Quezada

“There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don’t.”

― Steven Soderbergh

“When my children were born, I made the choice I wanted them to be raised as Jews and to have a Jewish education.”

― Steven Spielberg

“Documentaries are the first line of education, and the second line of education is dramatization, such as ‘The Pacific’.”

― Steven Spielberg

“No matter what your political persuasion, you can find a guide that makes it quick, easy and painless to exercise your right to vote. Wanna know what a certain proposition put forth by a cadre of undisclosed billionaires which cuts funding for public education, arts and infrastructure means? Use the voting guide!”

― Steven Weber

“I felt like I’ve needed to ask my parents up until about four years ago about everything. They have helped me tremendously, I came out of college with no debt. Everything they made, they just poured into my education.”

― Steven Yeun

“If the Liberals’ law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will.”

― Stockwell Day

“But to me the bottom line is the more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing.”

― Stuart Pearce

“The world has come around to the view that democracy is essential for full human development. And only education and skill development can make this possible.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies.”

― Sue Johanson

“As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.”

― Sue Kelly

“With the enactment of the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act, we have taken an important step toward achieving federal education policies that will allow students to learn and achieve at the highest possible level.”

― Sue Kelly

“I was born on the west side of Chicago, and there was quite a bit of poverty. My family and I didn’t have exactly the best or the most optimal financial situation in my youth, but we turned out well. My mom always made sure that we got a proper education and that we dedicated ourselves to our work.”

― Sufe Bradshaw

“I had an amazing mother. She raised nine kids, practically as a single parent, which is the hardest thing in the world. Nine of us! Day in and day out. She had to make sure we all had an education and that we all felt loved.”

― Sufe Bradshaw

“I wanted to win the gold medal and then go home and further my education in college. I had no intentions whatsoever to become a professional fighter because I had heard horror stories about former boxers who made money but, in the end, ended up with nothing. I didn’t want to be one of those guys.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“The Indian education system, like the Indian bureaucratic system, is Victorian and still in the 19th century. Our schools are still designed to produce clerks for an empire that does not exist anymore.”

― Sugata Mitra

“Education prepares to be one piece of a machine.”

― Sugata Mitra

“I came from a traditional immigrant family where education meant there were only a few valid paths: doctor or lawyer – and I didn’t want to be either one.”

― Suheir Hammad

“One may have broad or narrow talents, but only education renders them useful. Schools set up to train people will develop the intelligence of those who have it and end the stupidity of those who do not, providing a specialty to those who have narrow talent and broad knowledge to those with all-around ability.”

― Sun Yat-sen

“My parents really pushed me to excel in school. Education was always important to them, so it was important to me.”

― Sunny Hostin

“Education, hard work, dedication, a support system, and knowing my life had value – these were what had made all the difference.”

― Susan Burton

“At the age of 46, in my sixth prison term, it was the second prison I was in – California Rehabilitation Center. The California Civil Education program kind of opened up all of the experiences that that I had dealt with in my life, that I had experienced.”

― Susan Burton

“In a way, education by its nature favours the extrovert because you are taking kids and putting them into a big classroom, which is automatically going to be a high-stimulation environment. Probably the best way of teaching in general is one on one, but that’s not something everyone can afford.”

― Susan Cain

“I never had a single thing handed to me. I had to fight for everything I wanted, like my education.”

― Susan Fowler

“The real fight is about what should be in the marketplace and what should not. Should education be a marketable commodity? Should healthcare?”

― Susan George

“I went to a football school, which meant that I went to a university that served up education and was simultaneously operating a sports franchise.”

― Susan Orlean

“Through my own struggles with depression, I discovered that knowledge, therapy, medication and education can provide the strength to get through it in one piece.”

― Susan Polis Schutz

“As far as I can see, about the only thing I’ve missed is a college education.”

― Susan Strasberg

“When I think how art education is eliminated whenever we get a budget crunch in the schools, I have to stand up and say that even when there was dire poverty ten blocks away from Tiffany Studios in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, there was art and creativity within.”

― Susan Vreeland

“I hope I’ve been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you’re committed to fight for your education, that anything’s possible.”

― Susana Martinez

“Latinos care about education, yes, so we need reform, not just money.”

― Susana Martinez

“When we set up our kids for failure, we set up our workforce for failure, and we set up our economy for failure. I can’t emphasize enough the importance, the absolute importance, of education in achieving long-term economic growth.”

― Susana Martinez

“The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men.”

― Susanna Moodie

“My idea of the ideal sex education site doesn’t exist.”

― Susie Bright

“I think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge.”

― Susie Bright

“Title I dollars are well spent. They are really making a difference in the education of students.”

― Suzanne Bonamici

“Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they’re accelerating their numbers in upper management, too.”

― Suzanne Fields

“We never had it as rough as the kids have it today. Look at the price of a gallon of gas or a piece of real estate or a college education.”

― Suze Orman

“When we home schooled my oldest, Jasper, in eighth grade, I saw how empowering it is for a child to learn in their own way. That rebooted my thinking about education.”

― Suzy Amis

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

― Sydney J. Harris

“The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure.”

― Sydney J. Harris

“Somewhere in Rwanda, a rural farmer is dreaming of providing an education for her children. Not just high school, but maybe even a university degree. Such a dream used to seem out of reach.”

― Sylvia Mathews Burwell

“After my primary school education, I started gathering little children by visiting parents to ask if they wanted somebody to care for their kids by teaching them the Bible. I have never attended any seminary school or Bible college in my life.”

― T. B. Joshua

“When it comes to power, God Himself is the power. God often uses foolish things to confound the wise. That is why people like me will ever be grateful to God. In terms of knowledge, education and name, I am nowhere – a neglected stone.”

― T. B. Joshua

“Except for the grace of God, I would be nobody – and that grace is the opposite of merit – human labour, education or human wisdom.”

― T. B. Joshua

“My father is very dry and very quick-witted, and my mother is very silly. It was the perfect combination because I got an education in physical and verbal comedy.”

― T. J. Miller

“When I see the Confederate flag, I see the attempt to raise an empire in slavery. It really, really is that simple. I don’t understand how anybody with any sort of education on the Civil War can see anything else.”

― Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Talent is a complex subject: from the education our kids get in kindergarten and beyond to the re-skilling of some parts of the workforce; from the opportunities available for research to how we attract the best people to work in our companies.”

― Taavet Hinrikus

“One of the most compelling arguments for encouraging the education of girls, particularly in developing countries, is this: Education enables jobs, jobs are a source of economic growth, and economic growth is a key to development and stability.”

― Tae Yoo

“For a competitive and sustainable economy, the U.S. must have a skilled and well-trained workforce that can meet the evolving needs of industry, such as in education and health care.”

― Tae Yoo

“Social incubators not only create economic impact but also have impact across sectors, such as healthcare, education, and the environment. As the interest in social innovation increases, there is a greater need to help existing programs improve and build new programs.”

― Tae Yoo

“Girls and women are more likely to continue with their education if they feel the curriculum has some relevance to their own lives and is taught in a culturally sensitive way.”

― Tae Yoo

“The Internet, and all the jobs that come with it, continues to expand, and this makes digital literacy a crucial part of every girls’ education.”

― Tae Yoo

“With broadband access, we can revolutionize global access to education, health care, economic empowerment, and the delivery of critical human needs.”

― Tae Yoo

“National service coupled with education awards, such as AmeriCorps programs or Teach For America, can help young people gain skills and contribute to society without accumulating excessive debt. It gives them a means to develop job skills and discover career paths.”

― Tae Yoo

“Every day, broadband is connecting the unconnected. From education to health care to economic opportunity, more people around the world continue to benefit from living in a fully digitized world.”

― Tae Yoo

“Social incubators not only create economic impact but also have impact in other sectors, such as healthcare, education, and the environment. As the number of social incubation programs increase in the global incubation sector, there is a greater need to help programs improve and help others start.”

― Tae Yoo

“Our family was poor, but my parents gave us money for education.”

― Takashi Murakami

“I read Shakespeare and the Bible, and I can shoot dice. That’s what I call a liberal education.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“Television could perform a great service in mass education, but there’s no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God.”

― Tammy Faye Bakker

“We show our faces to support the billions of young people who suffer a lack of education. We show our faces to honour the potential of every young individual on this planet.”

― Tamzin Merchant

“We think about education as a stepping stone into a higher socio-economic class, into a better job. And it does do those things. But I don’t think that’s what it really is. I experienced it as getting access to different ideas and perspectives and using them to construct my own mind.”

― Tara Westover

“I was 17 the first time I set foot in a classroom, but 10 years later, I would graduate from Cambridge with a Ph.D. ‘Educated’ is the story of how I came by my education. It is also the story of how I lost my family.”

― Tara Westover

“An education is not so much about making a living as making a person.”

― Tara Westover

“I had been raised in the mountains of Idaho by a father who distrusted many of the institutions that people take for granted – public education, doctors and hospitals, and the government.”

― Tara Westover

“I taught myself algebra and a little grammar, and somehow I scraped a high enough score on the ACT to be admitted to Brigham Young University, even though I had no formal education.”

― Tara Westover

“I do think we have collectively begun to conflate the institutions of education for education itself. Education is an individual’s pursuit of understanding and has a lot of implications for that person, for the kind of person that they are.”

― Tara Westover

“Socially, the Cuban revolution created an education system and health service that remain the envy of much of the neo-liberal world.”

― Tariq Ali

“I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.”

― Taslima Nasrin

“This is not a skill problem, this is a will problem. Does America have the will to make education a priority? We know the things that work. Why don’t we scale up those things that do work.”

― Tavis Smiley

“I wanted to acquire an education, work extremely hard and never deviate from my goal, to make it.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“My education – my Ph.D. in storytelling – comes from having worked on it, being a lover of film and watching them, from working with some great writers and some very good TV directors and then working with some who weren’t.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“I got into music when I was a little boy. My dad was always into jazz. I got my education from him. The first time I listened to jazz, he gave me a Thelonious Monk record. It was so different from anything I had ever heard. It took me a while to understand it, and I liked that. I liked the fact that it wasn’t immediately palatable.”

― Ted King

“The connection between education and a healthy economy is critical.”

― Ted Strickland

“Investing in girls and women is the smartest thing we can do, and will help us to improve opportunities for all people. With equal access to education, health care, employment, and representation in political and economic decision-making, girls and women are force to be reckoned with.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“Education gives girls the knowledge, experience, and confidence to play their rightful role in society.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“When we tell girls that we expect them to pursue education and excel in education, we are changing the narrative and are opening the door to the leaders of our future.”

― Tedros Adhanom

“Math education has changed over the years. In the 19th century, they taught spherical trigonometry because one of the biggest applications of mathematics was navigating the ocean. This is no longer so relevant.”

― Terence Tao

“Most students who take math classes aren’t going to be mathematicians. They’re going to be engineers, statisticians – in many ways, that’s the more important mission of math education.”

― Terence Tao

“And I’m very surprised that all this stuff actually worked out to where I could have a career in film, gain the benefit of my education, and be thankful that I was able to break into my craft as an actor.”

― Terrence Howard

“People say, ‘In Washington, things can’t get done.’ We at the state level have to get it done. We don’t have filibusters and kicking the can down the road – we don’t have that luxury. We’ve gotta act, and we’ve got to keep our citizens safe. We’ve got to grow our economies and provide education and a transportation system that’s efficient.”

― Terry McAuliffe

“Were I to be appointed Secretary of Education, I’d issue a prospectus for a compulsory nationwide high school course called ‘The American Experience in Art.’”

― Terry Teachout

“Only with maturity did I come to appreciate my own Chinese roots: not just the food and the ancient history, but also the philosophy of child-rearing and the respect for education and knowledge.”

― Tess Gerritsen

“I spent my childhood watching every scary movie that Hollywood ever made. And I think that gave me the best education for storytelling. It also made me want to reproduce the scary moments that I felt, sitting in a theater at the age of 5.”

― Tess Gerritsen

“I think that probably the most important thing about our education was that it taught us to question even those things we thought we knew. To say you’ve got to inquire, you’ve got to be testing your knowledge all the time in order to be more effective in what you’re doing.”

― Thabo Mbeki

“I don’t imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I’m not an economist therefore I can’t take decisions on matters of the economy; I’m not a soldier I can’t take decisions on matters of defence; I’m not an educationist so I can’t take decisions about education.”

― Thabo Mbeki

“Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students’ math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future.”

― Thad Cochran

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“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

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“I am a part of everything that I have read.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“Not so long ago, my feminist education taught me to ask the question, ‘Is the gaze male?’ The answer, apparently, is yes, which is why so many movies and television shows are about men and not women.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“I’ve never listed my education degree as why people should vote for me. I think the average person is thinking more about what I’ve accomplished in my professional career and what I’ve accomplished in my career as a legislator.”

― Thom Tillis

“The preparatory education of candidates for knighthood was long and arduous.”

― Thomas Bulfinch

“Thus we hope to teach mythology not as a study, but as a relaxation from study; to give our work the charm of a story-book, yet by means of it to impart a knowledge of an important branch of education.”

― Thomas Bulfinch

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

― Thomas Chandler Haliburton

“I wil not compare the education of an ancient Spartan with that of a British nobleman.”

― Thomas Day

“For-profit higher education is today a booming industry, feeding on the student loans handed out to the desperate.”

― Thomas Frank

“My contention is that most students get distracted by music and social media because our current state of education is not sufficiently engaging to command their full attention.”

― Thomas Frey

“There’s no question that a great teacher can make a huge difference in a student’s achievement, and we need to recruit, train and reward more such teachers. But here’s what some new studies are also showing: We need better parents. Parents more focused on their children’s education can also make a huge difference in a student’s achievement.”

― Thomas Friedman

“Lord knows there’s a lot of bad news in the world today to get you down, but there is one big thing happening that leaves me incredibly hopeful about the future, and that is the budding revolution in global online higher education.”

― Thomas Friedman

“Life isn’t all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles, or something better of the same sort, must form a good part of every Englishman’s education.”

― Thomas Hughes

“It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.”

― Thomas Huxley

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I cannot live without books.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“The main force pushing toward reduction in inequality has always been the diffusion of knowledge and the diffusion of education.”

― Thomas Piketty

“Yeah, I am in favor of migration. But I am also in favor of education. But at the same time, I am in favor of progressive taxation. I think we need all of this. I think we don’t have to choose one.”

― Thomas Piketty

“Too much of what is called ‘education’ is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Creating whole departments of ethnic, gender, and other ‘studies’ was part of the price of academic peace. All too often, these ‘studies’ are about propaganda rather than serious education.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the Left – which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study – are not likely to get much attention.”

― Thomas Sowell

“Understanding the true causes of the Depression, as well as the real economic record of the United States in the 1930s, is an essential ingredient in anyone’s economic and historical education.”

― Thomas Woods

“When you home study, you get a better education. I basically got to teach myself. Being naturally able to make my own opinions about the schoolwork I had to deal with, instead of being instructed under the tutelage of the teacher, was really nice academically.”

― Thora Birch

“Whether you are talking about cardiac care or education, the fundamental question is: How do you provide it for everyone?”

― Thulasiraj Ravilla

“I wanted to get the most broad foundation for a lifelong education that I could find, and that was studying Latin and the classics. Meaning Roman and Greek history and philosophy and ancient civilizations.”

― Tim Blake Nelson

“Virtual reality sort of encloses and immerses the person into an experience that can be really cool but probably has a lower commercial interest over time. Less people will be interested in that, but there are some really cool areas there for education and gaming that we have a lot of interest in.”

― Tim Cook

“We see that in the top problems in the world between haves and have-nots, generally we find that the root cause is education.”

― Tim Cook

“My education started with Latin taught at home by a governess, I can’t imagine why, and for some reason I attended the Infants Department of the Oxford High School for Girls before moving to the Dragon School at the dangerous age of 8 or so.”

― Tim Hunt

“Education and research is national, not E.U., business.”

― Tim Hunt

“Everything that happens to me in my life, be it good or bad, it’s all education, and it’s important for that to become part of what you do. It all feeds the beast.”

― Tim Meadows

“Mum and Dad had high expectations of us as human beings – it wasn’t just about education. It’s a fantastic way to go about parenting, and I aspire to that.”

― Tim Minchin

“I would say that the money that was invested in me by Warwickshire Education Authority, which they did for five years, has been repaid a hundred times over. I have paid a lot more back to them in tax than they paid in support to me, but they helped me on my way – they launched me; they got me going.”

― Tim Pigott-Smith

“Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.”

― Timothy Murphy

“Some liberals think that describing any role that education gaps play in creating income inequality is some sort of sellout – that, in essence, you’re telling the middle class, ‘Tough luck; you should have stayed in college.’”

― Timothy Noah

“To pine for the days before public education became a practical reality is to pine for an America held back by mass ignorance and mass illiteracy.”

― Timothy Noah

“If we were to compile a list of the ways in which the United States has made both itself and the wider world a better place, then at or very near the top would be its commitment to universal education.”

― Timothy Noah

“I was a Fine Art major. You do a bit of everything until the final year, when you specialise. I did pencil drawing and sculpture. It’s a pretty well-rounded fine art education. I thought that it was viable option to make a living out of art. I’m not sure if I was thinking realistically; maybe I never was. But it had great appeal.”

― Timothy Olyphant

“I do not inveigh against higher education, I simply maintain that the sort of education the colored people of the South stand most in need of, is elementary and industrial. They should be instructed for the work to be done.”

― Timothy Thomas Fortune

“Men may be spoiled by education, even as they are spoiled by illiteracy. Education is the preparation of the mind for future work, hence men should be educated with special reference to the work.”

― Timothy Thomas Fortune

“What America is thirsting for now is a battalion of strong, down-to-earth ‘doers’ – managers, frontline activists, business and social entrepreneurs engaged in tackling America’s manifold problems of unemployment, education, and competitive slouch.”

― Tina Brown

“Whether it’s in Washington, or whether it’s with the mothers of extremists, or whether it’s education in places like Pakistan… a lot of women in these emerging countries are taking charge and doing amazing things.”

― Tina Brown

“Coming from an African background, obviously the foundation of the family home is education, probably because my parents had to work a lot harder for everything that they’ve got in this country.”

― Tinie Tempah

“Past conference topics have included strengthening the role of fathers in children’s lives, the impact of the media culture on c