Education Quotes - Education Sayings
I know of no safe repository of the ultimate
powers of the society but the
; and if we think them not
enough to exercise
control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from
them, but to inform their discretion by education. - Thomas Jefferson
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. -
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. -
George Washington Carver
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The
superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -
William Arthur Ward
A child educated only in school is an uneducated child. -
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
"To really understand something is to be liberated from it."
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember.
Involve me, and I'll understand. -
Native American Proverb
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind. -
Martin H. Fischer
It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when
you discover yourself wrong. -
There is no knowledge so hard to acquire as the knowledge of
how to live this life well and naturally. -
Michel de Montaigne
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the
'Intelligence plus character - that is the
goal of true
Martin Luther King, Jr
“Modern cynics and skeptics
see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of
their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they
entrust the care of their plumbing.” -
John F. Kennedy
“Our progress as a nation can be
no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our
(John F. Kennedy)
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our
greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private
hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit
for everyone and
greater strength for our nation.” (John
FDR Second Bill of Rights Speech (youtube) -
The Big 5
“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so
stupid? It must be education that does it”
"When learning and teaching
continually improves, everything improves."
educated human being is the one who understands the most about
the life in which he is placed. (Helen
About Hate -
“Quality is never an accident; it
is always the result of intelligent effort.”
bliss until it hits you in the face.
The real education is the one that
will set you free.
You can't be a great teacher if you stop
being a student. We are all
students for life. To stop learning is to stop living.
Supposedly we know and don't purposely
suppress the truth, our education is neither inefficient nor
irresponsible, and there is no rampant ignorance and irreligion,
consequently, whoever is intelligent,
educated and presumably honest should in all fairness be allowed
to publish his arguments against current doctrine. (John
Areopagitica is a 1644 prose
polemic by John Milton,
which was about opposing licensing and censorship, and defending
the principle of a right to
freedom of speech and expression.
Intellectual growth should
commence at birth and cease only at death. (Albert
It is a miracle
that curiosity survives a formal education. (Albert
If you're not
learning, you're not living.
I never teach my
pupils I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they
can learn. (Albert
As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are
not certain, they do not refer to reality. (Albert
Albert Einstein Quotes -
Einstein Archives -
“The great academic tradition of knowing
more and more about less and less until we
know everything about
The traditional argument that mass education
was necessary for intelligent participation in political
democracy and that it must extend beyond the common school was
heard in discussions regarding high schools, libraries, and
A popular government, without popular
information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a
farce or tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern
ignorance, and a people that mean to be their own governors must
arm themselves with the power that knowledge brings. (James
"The essential aim of...the most democratic
movements we have is to train ourselves, to learn how to use the
work of experts, to find our will, to educate our will, to
integrate our wills...it is of equal
importance with the discovery of facts to know what to do with
them..in politics we do not keep these different kinds of
Mary Parker Follett, Creative
If higher education is to become a civic
learning organization it will mean giving conscious attention to
the public and productive qualities of the creation and
diffusion of knowledge. Putting the "public" back into public
universities means multiplying public spaces, where people with
diverse views can wrestle with controversial issues.
It means keeping knowledge creation public, open, and accessible
- resisting trends toward the
privatization and patenting of knowledge.
tutor not merely require a verbal account of what the boy has
been taught but the meaning and the substance of it: let him
judge how the child has profited from it not from the evidence
of his memory but from that of his life. Let him take what the
boy has just learned and make him show him dozens of different
aspects of it and then apply it to just as many different
subjects, in order to find out whether he has really grasped it
and make it part of himself, judging the boy's progress by what
Plato taught about education. Spewing up food exactly as you
have swallowed it is evidence of a failure to digest and
assimilate it; the stomach has not done its job if, during
concoction, it fails to change the substance and the form of
what it is given."
To educate a person in mind and
not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
“The teacher who is indeed wise
does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather
leads you to the threshold of your mind.” (Khalil
“A true disciple shows his
appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.” (Aristotle)
“Bitter are the roots of study, but how sweet their fruit.” (Cato)
Acquire new knowledge while
thinking over the old and you may become a teacher of others. (Confucius)
“Teach the children so that it
will not be necessary to teach the adults.” (Abraham
I don't think much of a man who
is not wiser today than he was yesterday. (Abraham
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine
his future life.” (Plato)
“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than
dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach
Who dares to teach must never
cease to learn. (John
To teach is to learn twice. (Joseph
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” (Mark
“Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.” (Bob
"When asked what learning was the most necessary, he said, 'Not
to unlearn what you have learned"
You learn something every day if you pay attention. (Ray LeBlond)
A self-governing society cannot
endure if its citizens are not virtuous.
Some say that my teaching is
nonsense. Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves, this nonsense
makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice, this loftiness has roots
that go deep.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience,
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of
Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way
Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the
In a time of drastic change it is
the learners who inherit the future, the learned usually find
themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Hoffer) - Reflections on the Human
The purpose of learning is
growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing
as we continue to live.
You are not here
merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the
world to live more
amply, with greater vision,
with a finer spirit of hope and
“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
“The only purpose of
education is to teach a student how to live his life-by
developing his mind and equipping him to deal with reality. The
training he needs is theoretical, i.e., conceptual. He has to be
taught to think, to understand, to integrate, to prove. He has
to be taught the essentials of the knowledge discovered in the
past-and he has to be equipped to acquire further knowledge by
his own effort.” (Ayn
“The aim of
education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what
to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to
think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts
of other men.” (Bill Beattie)
“The one real object of education is to leave a man in the
condition of continually asking questions.” (Bishop
"What gets measured,
gets done." (Tom
knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity
is dangerous and dreadful." (Samuel
The supreme end of
education is expert discernment in all things – the power to
tell the good from
the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the
good and the genuine to the bad and
the counterfeit. (Samuel
“The central job of schools is to maximize the capacity
of each student.” (Carol
"Instead of being
havens of independent thought, universities have become channels
of indoctrination…confirming the prejudices of those who control
the agenda of public discourse. Behind its ivy-colored
camouflage, American higher education is a fraud—untrue to its
students, untrue to itself." (Ralph Bennett)
Success is the
ability to go from failure to failure without losing your
We must take change by the hand
or rest assuredly, change will take us by the throat.
Education comes from the Latin
e-ducere meaning "to lead out."
In ancient Greece, Socrates argued that education is about
drawing out what was already within the student.
No man is an Island.
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece
of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well
as if a promontory were,
as well as a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any
man's death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to
know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. (John
McNamara Fallacy; the tendency to make the measurable
important rather then making the important measurable.
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
Did you know
America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug
use? It's nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we
need to do is start the war on education. If it's anywhere near
as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we'll all be
hooked on phonics. (Leighann
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist
had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had
different needs, and some of whom didn't want to be there and
were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist,
without assistance, had to treat them all with professional
excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception
of the classroom teacher's job. (Donald D. Quinn)
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open
Education would be much more
effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they
leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not
know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. (William
Why should society feel
responsible only for the education of children, and not for the
education of all adults of every age?
He who opens a school door,
closes a prison. (Victor
Education is a better safeguard
of liberty than a standing army. (Edward
If you think education is
expensive, try ignorance. (Attributed to both Andy McIntyre &
You can get all A's and still flunk life. (Walker
I have never let my schooling
interfere with my education. (Mark
Men are born ignorant, not
stupid. They are made stupid by education. (Bertrand
An investment in knowledge always
pays the best interest. (Benjamin
Still I am learning. --
Michelangelo, on his death bed
part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar." (Michel
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and
not knowledge in pursuit of the child. (George
The object of education is to
prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. (Robert
The object of teaching a child is
to enable him to get along without his teacher.
Get over the idea that only
children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long
as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all
your life. (Henry L. Doherty)
Learning is a lifetime process, but there comes a time when we
must stop adding and start updating. (Robert Brault)
“Film is one of the three
universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music” (Frank
We learn more by looking for the
answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning
the answer itself.
You don't understand anything
until you learn it more than one way. (Marvin
Learning is like rowing upstream:
not to advance is to drop back. (Chinese
like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get
better, it’s not.
One of the
most wonderful things about education is that a single teacher
can change a kids life.
Living, Make a Difference and Make things Fun.
"What is desired is that the
teacher cease being lecturer, satisfied with transmitting ready
made solutions; his (her) role should rather be that of a
mentor, stimulating initiative and research." (Jean
Be the change you wish to see in the world. (Mahatma
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)
The earth has enough for everyone's needs, but
not enough for everyone's greed. (Mahatma
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how
the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have
done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in
the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who
strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again,
because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who
knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends
himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end,
the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he
fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place
shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither
victory nor defeat. (Teddy
The truly human society is a learning society,
where grandparents, parents, and children are students
The surest way to assure the triumph of evil
is for good men to do nothing. (Bishop Steere)
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at
They must find it difficult, those who have
taken authority as truth, rather than truth as authority. (Gerald
"You can swim all day in the Sea of
Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do."
It is possible to store the mind with a
million facts and still be entirely uneducated. (Aleck
Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot
survive on junk food. (Jim Rohn)
"Knowledge becomes power only when we put it into use." (Anonymous)
"A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is
not saying." (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)
"Never stop learning; knowledge doubles every fourteen months." (Anthony J. D'Angelo)
Thomas Jefferson Quotes
Education has two purposes
first is to act as a
with which “the best geniuses
will be raked from the rubbish annually” to create an
of worth and genius.” The second is to improve the
minds of all citizens to a certain degree so that they could
protect the nation from the “germ
.” - Thomas
Thomas Jefferson and Education
Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge
(the right to a good education) -
1796 "Act to Establish Public Schools"
Educating the People
An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper
functioning of a republic. Self-government is not possible
unless the citizens are educated sufficiently to enable them to
exercise oversight. It is therefore imperative that the nation
see to it that a suitable education be provided for all its
citizens. It should be noted, that when Jefferson speaks of
"science," he is often referring to knowledge or learning in
"I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society
but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened
enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion,
the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their
discretion by education
. This is the true corrective of abuses
of constitutional power." --Thomas Jefferson to William
C. Jarvis, 1820. ME 15:278
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the
people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only
safe depositories. And to render even them safe, their minds
must be improved to a certain degree."
--Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XIV, 1782. ME 2:207
"The most effectual means of preventing [the perversion of power
into tyranny are] to illuminate, as far as practicable, the
minds of the people at large, and more especially to give them
knowledge of those facts which history exhibits, that possessed
thereby of the experience of other ages and countries, they may
be enabled to know ambition under all its shapes, and prompt to
exert their natural powers to defeat its purposes." --Thomas
Jefferson: Diffusion of Knowledge Bill, 1779. FE 2:221, Papers
"The information of the people at large can alone make them the
safe as they are the sole depositary of our political and
religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 1810.
"The diffusion of information and the arraignment of all abuses
at the bar of public reason, I deem [one of] the essential
principles of our government, and consequently [one of] those
which ought to shape its administration." --Thomas Jefferson:
1st Inaugural Address, 1801. ME 3:322
"Though [the people] may acquiesce, they cannot approve what
they do not understand." --Thomas Jefferson: Opinion on
Apportionment Bill, 1792. ME 3:211
No Freedom Without Education
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of
civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
--Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, 1816. ME 14:384
"Convinced that the people are the only safe depositories of
their own iberty, and that they are not safe unless enlightened
to a certain degree, I have looked on our present state of
liberty as a short-lived possession unless the mass of the
people could be informed to a certain degree." --Thomas
Jefferson to Littleton Waller Tazewell, 1805.
"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity."
--Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821. ME
"Freedom [is] the first-born daughter of science." --Thomas
Jefferson to Francois D'Ivernois, 1795. ME 9:297
"Light and liberty go together." --Thomas Jefferson to Tench
"Above all things I hope the education of the common people will
be attended to, convinced that on their good sense we may rely
with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of
liberty." --Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1787. Madison
Version FE 4:480
Education and Republican Government
"[I have] a conviction that science is important to the
preservation of our republican government, and that it is also
essential to its protection against foreign power." --Thomas
Jefferson to -----, 1821. ME 15:340
"There are two subjects, indeed, which I shall claim a right to
further as long as I breathe: the public education, and the
sub-division of counties into wards. I consider the continuance
of republican government as absolutely hanging on these two
hooks." --Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 1814. ME 14:84
"The value of science to a republican people, the security it
gives to liberty by enlightening the minds of its citizens, the
protection it affords against foreign power, the virtue it
inculcates, the just emulation of the distinction it confers on
nations foremost in it; in short, its identification with power,
morals, order and happiness (which merits to it premiums of
encouragement rather than repressive taxes), are considerations
[that should] always [be] present and [bear] with their just
weight." --Thomas Jefferson: On the Book Duty, 1821.
"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with
their own government;... whenever things get so far wrong as to
attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to
rights." --Thomas Jefferson to Richard Price, 1789. ME 7:253.
"[In a republic, according to Montesquieu in Spirit of the Laws,
IV,ch.5,] 'virtue may be defined as the love of the laws and of
our country. As such love requires a constant preference of
public to private interest, it is the source of all private
virtue; for they are nothing more than this very preference
itself... Now a government is like everything else: to preserve
it we must love it... Everything, therefore, depends on
establishing this love in a republic; and to inspire it ought to
be the principal business of
education; but the surest way of instilling it into children is
for parents to set them an example.'" --Thomas Jefferson: copied
into his Commonplace Book.
"In the constitution of Spain as proposed by the late Cortes,
there was a principle entirely new to me:... that no person born
after that day should ever acquire the rights of citizenship
until he could read and write. It is impossible sufficiently to
estimate the wisdom of this provision. Of all those which have
been thought of for securing fidelity in the administration of
the government, constant reliance to the principles of the
constitution, and progressive amendments with the progressive
advances of the human mind or changes in human affairs, it is
the most effectual." --Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Dupont
de Nemours, 1816. ME 14:491
"[The] provision [in the new constitution of Spain] which, after
a certain epoch, disfranchises every citizen who cannot read and
write... is the fruitful germ of the improvement of everything
good and the correction of everything imperfect in the present
constitution. This will give you an enlightened people and an
energetic public opinion which will control and enchain the
aristocratic spirit of the government." --Thomas Jefferson to
Chevalier de Ouis, 1814. ME 14:130
Government's Responsibility to Educate
"And say, finally, whether peace is best preserved by giving
energy to the government or information to the people. This last
is the most certain and the most legitimate engine of
government. Educate and inform the whole mass of the people.
Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace
and order, and they will preserve them. And it requires no very
high degree of education to convince them of this. They are the
only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
--Thomas Jefferson to James
Madison, 1787. (Forrest version) ME 6:392
"It is an axiom in my mind that our liberty can never be safe
but in the hands of the people themselves, and that, too, of the
people with a certain degree of instruction. This is the
business of the state to effect, and on a general plan."
--Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1786. ME 19:24
Educate Every Citizen
"A system of general instruction, which shall reach every
description of our citizens from the richest to the poorest, as
it was the earliest, so will it be the latest of all the public
concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest."
--Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 1818. FE 10:102
"It is highly interesting to our country, and it is the duty of
its functionaries, to provide that every citizen in it should
education proportioned to the condition and pursuits of his
life." --Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1814. ME 19:213.
"The mass of our citizens may be divided into two classes -- the
laboring and the learned. The laboring will need the first grade
of education to qualify them for their pursuits and duties; the
learned will need it as a foundation for further acquirements."
--Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1814. ME 19:213
"By... [selecting] the youths of genius from among the classes
of the poor, we hope to avail the State of those talents which
nature has sown as liberally among the poor as the rich, but
which perish without use if not sought for and cultivated."
--Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XIV, 1782. ME 2:206
"Instead of an aristocracy of wealth, of more harm and danger
than benefit to society, to make an opening for the aristocracy
of virtue and talent, which nature has wisely provided for the
direction of the interests of society and scattered with equal
hand through all its conditions, was deemed essential to a
well-ordered republic." --Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821.
"I do most anxiously wish to see the highest degrees of
education given to the higher degrees of genius and to all
degrees of it, so much as may enable them to read and understand
what is going on in the world and to keep their part of it going
on right; for nothing can keep it right but their own vigilant
and distrustful superintendence." --Thomas Jefferson to Mann
Page, 1795. ME 9:30
Importance for Personal Development
"If the children are untaught, their ignorance and vices will in
future life cost us much dearer in their consequences than it
would have done in their correction by a good education."
--Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 1818. FE 10:99.
"If the Wise be the happy man... he must be virtuous too; for,
without virtue, happiness cannot be. This then is the true scope
of all academical emulation." --Thomas Jefferson to Amos J.
Cook, 1816. ME 14:405.
"The boys of the rising generation are to be the men of the
next, and the sole guardians of the principles we deliver over
to them." --Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Knox, 1810. ME 12:360.
"The reflections that the boys of this age are to be the men of
the next; that they should be prepared to receive the holy
charge which we are cherishing to deliver over to them; that in
establishing an institution of wisdom for them, we secure it to
all our future generations; that in fulfilling this duty, we
bring home to our own bosoms the sweet consolation of seeing our
sons rising under a luminous tuition, to destinies of high
promise; these are considerations which will occur to all."
--Thomas Jefferson to James Breckinridge, 1821. ME 15:314.
Training Republican Statesmen
"Nor must we omit to mention among the benefits of education the
incalculable advantage of training up able counselors to
administer the affairs of our country in all its departments,
legislative, executive and judiciary, and to bear their proper
share in the councils of our national government: nothing more
than education advancing the prosperity, the power, and the
happiness of a nation." --Thomas Jefferson: Report for
University of Virginia, 1818.
"Laws will be wisely formed and honestly administered in
proportion as those who form and administer them are wise and
honest; whence it becomes expedient for promoting the public
happiness that those persons whom nature has endowed with genius
and virtue should be rendered by liberal education worthy to
receive and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and
liberties of their fellow citizens; and that they should be
called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or other
accidental condition or
circumstance. But the indigence of the greater number disabling
them from so educating at their own expense those of their
children whom nature has fitly formed and disposed to become
useful instruments for the public, it is better that such should
be sought for and educated at the common expense of all, than
that the happiness of all should be confined to the weak or
wicked." --Thomas Jefferson: Diffusion of Knowledge Bill, 1779.
FE 2:221, Papers 2:527.
"We are now trusting to those who are against us in position and
principle, to fashion to their own form the minds and affections
of our youth... This canker is eating on the vitals of our
existence, and if not arrested at once, will be beyond remedy."
--Thomas Jefferson to James Breckinridge, 1821. ME 15:315.
"The reward of esteem, respect and gratitude [is] due to those
who devote their time and efforts to render the youths of every
successive age fit governors for the next." --Thomas Jefferson
to Hugh L. White, et al., 1810. ME 12:388.
Hope for the Improvement of Mankind
"I look to the diffusion of light and education as the resource
most to be relied on for ameliorating the conditions, promoting
the virtue and advancing the happiness of man." --Thomas
Jefferson to Cornelius Camden Blatchly, 1822. ME 15:399.
"If the condition of man is to be progressively ameliorated, as
we fondly hope and believe, education is to be the chief
instrument in effecting it." --Thomas Jefferson to M. A. Jullien,
1818. ME 15:172.
"What but education has advanced us beyond the condition of our
indigenous neighbors? And what chains them to their present
state of barbarism and wretchedness but a bigoted veneration for
the supposed superlative wisdom of their fathers and the
preposterous idea that they are to look backward for better
things and not forward, longing, as it should seem, to return to
days of eating acorns and roots rather than indulge in the
degeneracies of civilization?" --Thomas Jefferson: Report for
University of Virginia, 1818.
"I feel... an ardent desire to see knowledge so disseminated
through the mass of mankind that it may, at length, reach even
the extremes of society: beggars and kings." --Thomas Jefferson:
Reply to American Philosophical Society, 1808.
The path to
is a path
constructed of words.
Each word that you understand will bring you farther down the
Stay centered on this path for there are words on both sides.
At the end of the path is a tunnel and at the end of the tunnel
is an opening.
That opening is a level of
that can’t be
explained but only experienced
You will become aware of the
that resides in your
being, an energy that you will learn to control. And with this
control are possibilities beyond your wildest dreams. But don’t
forget that you are still on a path. A path with many doors. And
with each door you must choose wisely for these doors are
gateways to vast areas that have no words and no markers. So it
would be wise if you marked your journey with words. Reason one,
so that you may find your way back in case you get lost. Reason
two, so that someone else my follow your path or at least know
why you have chosen this path to begin with.
There are many paths,
but the goal is the same in each.
There is always the easy way and a hard way of reaching the
There is the direct route, or the devious route, which leads up highways and byways.
The choice is always up to the individual.
You are absolutely free too choose your own path.
Therefore seek and follow it and in the end you will reach the
Your self-realization of Me.
The divinity within you.
(From, The Living Word by
of Least Resistance
"There was always
this one path that intersected every path that I have ever been
on in my life, and that path was the path of knowledge."
someone loses their way doesn't mean that they are lost forever.
Sometimes we all need a little help, to be shown a better path,
a better path then the one we are currently on."
“Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.” (Aristotle
noblest work in education is to make a reasoning man, and we
expect to train a young child by making him reason!
This is beginning at the end; this is making an instrument of a
result. If children understood how to reason they would not need
to be educated.” (Jean-Jacques
Each age, like every
individual, has it's own characteristic intoxication; we must
seek in each decade the joys natural to our years. If play is
the effervescence of childhood, and love is the wine of youth,
the solace of age is understanding. If you you would be content
in age, be wise with
and learn something every day. Education is not a
task, it is a lifelong happiness, an ennobling intimacy with
great people, an unhurried excursion into all realms of
loveliness and wisdom. If in youth we fell in love with beauty,
in maturity we can make friends with genius.
"Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the
soul." Will Durant
Ignorance - The Importance of Knowledge
The War on Ignorance
is the war that will
end all wars.
The war on ignorance
is a war fought with
people educate themselves and learn
to effectively use the power of words
become instruments of change, and not just hero's and legends. Instead of
words being used as
words should be used as liberators of
and help liberate the hearts of every human being
on this planet. This is the true intention of knowledge, and the true
power of words.
Improving education is not a
, and it will be a struggle, but at least we know that we
can’t lose, for we have everything to win.
You cannot lose a war
you can only slow it down
, but eventually we will
And what we win is more control over our lives, and more
awareness, and more understanding of others. Our only limitations
then will be our own imaginations.
We have met the enemy, and he is us
ignorance is the real enemy.
The 2nd Renaissance
The Purpose of Education
Church and State
need a really big
to fight ignorance. You need highly skilled teachers using
advanced technology tools
helps to effectively and efficiently educate every student to the highest
degree possible, which can then replicate itself like a
is like a
in some ways, and knowledge is a type of a vaccine that is
A virus that is not symbiotic, ends up killing. An example of that type of
virus is called capitalism abuse
depends on proper training, and
for the War Against Ignorance. This
wall of ignorance
come down. Listening
is our top
Valuable knowledge is a weapon of mass
. People need to
the mind and
the mind in order to protect the mind from the
corporate propaganda machine
“There is no wealth
like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance”.
"Let my people go,
I shall part the sea of
ignorance and free people for ever from the bondage of
." Instead of two stone tablets, this time it will be a
jump-drive filled with a million words that will create
intelligence that will free people for ever.
Instead of the movie being called
"Independence Day" they should have called it "Ignorance Day",
the day that we stopped making stupid movies about how stupid we
are. "We will not go quietly into the night!" Today we celebrate
our Ignorance Day
! The day that
we all stopped being stupid. Happy 4th of July...4.7.1776..13
American Colonies = 36..3+6=9
You can't fight ignorance with ignorance
. Though sometimes you can show how ignorant someone is by acting ignorant
as an example and mimic their behavior and hope that the person sees the
resemblance, but that does not always work, and it can also make a
situation worse. So the best reaction to ignorance is to react
intelligently, and not add to the ignorance. Intelligence is a lot of
work, but it's worth it. Don't get discourage by people not wanting to be
intelligent, think of it as just another problem to solve. Sometimes you
don't want to waste time trying to explain things to certain people,
especially when they refuse to listen and learn. But everything is
relative and everyone is a little different. So the intelligent thing to
do is to learn how to be more intelligent, and not expect ignorant people
to learn own their own.
My priorities shifted in 2008
When people ask me
"where have I been and what I have been
doing?" I feel like a soldier on the front line in a war,
and someone is asking me "what have you
been doing, I haven't seen you in a while?" I feel like
saying, "I'm on the front line of a war, so
what do you think I'm doing?" But I can't say that,
because the war against ignorance is the unseen war. A war that
most people have no idea exists. People know how important
education is, but people have no idea what education should be,
or which knowledge and information is the most valuable.
is a disease, and the only
High Quality Education." - "Knowledge is the cure for what ails us."
is a symptom
or a sign of an
that a person clearly shows
or displays. An event, action, or object that
indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person
or thing. Manifest
for and to stand as proof of some
, or external
attributes, that reveals itself and makes an
appearance. Something that can be clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or
give rise to something or someone; to bring about. To bring a child into
existence by the process of reproduction. Expressed
- Gene Expression
Cure is to make
found a cure for all the diseases
that are currently
plaguing mankind, it's called improving education and making a
high quality education available to every human being on earth."
breed out the disease called ignorance by improving education to
its highest level."
"Mans only predator is mans own ignorance, so we are not the top
species just yet."
is to cause
someone to suffer a
high death rate
. To annoy
someone continually or chronically.
When ignorance Rears its Ugly Head
it's usually disturbing,
, disrespectful, unacceptable and incompatible
with reality. Something bad that becomes obvious after lying hidden.
Lack of Knowledge and Information is a Disability
. And most
people have some form of
to a certain degree, it's just how much of
manifests itself, and what area of
understanding and knowledge they lack in.
Ignorance turns a
problem solver into a problem maker. An ignorant person makes
more problems then it solves. This has been the case since the
beginning and throughout human history. Every war, every crime,
every murder, every human related problem is related to
ignorance. When we solve the problem of ignorance we will then
solve every problem that we know of. So improving education is a
no brainer, but trying to explain that to no brainers is a
problem in itself.
People sometimes make the wrong assumption
Some people think that because I have acquired so much
knowledge and information, that I should be more successful in my
life. I am successful, because I'm still on the
wouldn't ask a soldier on the front line, "Hey, why aren't you
home building your dream house and building a successful
career?" The answer is.. "Because I'm fighting a war you moron! Besides
that, I am more successful here than I would be anywhere
else. I will not leave the front line until the was on ignorance
is over, so I will most likely die
here on the front line. I hope that answers your question? You
should go now, this is not a safe place for people who make assumptions."
Years of Potential Life Lost
is an estimate of the average
years a person 'would have' lived
if he or she had not died prematurely from
The Disability-Adjusted Life Year
is a measure of overall
, expressed as the number of years lost
ill-health, disability or early death that was caused by your
or someone else's
Ignorance does more than cause most types of cancers
, ignorance is a cancer...If
cancer was aware that it was killing the person who gave it life, cancer
would not kill the person or kill itself in the process, cancer is not
that stupid, but someone is. Greed Kills
"I guess when the people in
decided to dumb down education in order to make it easier to
the masses, they thought it was a good idea at that
time. But the sad part is, it turned out to be a horrible and
horrific idea. As dumb as people are, when you have that many
undereducated people, the results are catastrophic. What the
people in power ended up doing is that they infected themselves,
and this planet, with a very aggressive cancer, a cancer that
they created. The main problem is that this type of cancer that
we are dealing with has a brain, which makes it incredibly
dangerous and difficult to cure, but not impossible.
I don't hate people in power, because I know that most people,
including myself, would most likely make the same mistakes if
they were put in that same position of power and wealth,
especially if those same people had the same lack of information
and knowledge as the people in power did in the last 100 years.
Now the scary part is wondering what methods people in power
will use to cure this cancer. Of course there is always better
ways and a more logical ways when problem solving. We just hope
that people in power will not use the same thinking that they
used that got us into this mess in the first place.
The good part is, we know that the human brain learns. So now
you see, this education problem is much more important then you
It was the lack of information and knowledge that got us into
this mess and it will be the abundance of information and
knowledge that will get us out of this mess.
People in power are not evil, People in power are just possessed
by misinformation, which causes some of their actions to be
deplorable, destructive and vicious. Pretty much the same thing
that happens to the general public when they are misinformed."
"Not being able to see, hear or talk is a serious
disadvantage. But not being able to think is the worst
disability of them all."
You can do everything right, but that will still not
protect you from other peoples ignorance.
Every type of war is related to
but the root cause of war is inadequate education. Unconventional
war on cancer, war on poverty,
war on obesity, war on corruption, war on certain drugs,
war against pollution
, and on and on.
When we came
together during WWII we accomplished some amazing things. The
war on ignorance is a war for our survival, so again we will
come together and rise above.
United States home front during World War II
is at an all time high in 2017
. A lot of the things that
people believe are actually wrong, and the things they think are
true, are not true. And it's not just that people don't want to
admit that they're wrong
it's that people have no way of knowing that they are wrong, and
they have no way of learning why they are wrong or why they
misinterpreted some of the things in the world. The world is not
what it seems. The world is only what you think it is, which is
directly related to the things that you learned and experienced
in your life and the way you understood it all. And the fact is
that people never question the things that they learned, so they
can't be sure if what they know is actually correct or accurate.
And people hardly ever question if the experiences that they had
where interpreted in the most effective and accurate way
possible. This verification process of learning is not even
taught in schools or is it being transmitted anywhere in the
media. The most important thing about learning is knowing the
things that you are learning are making you more aware and
making you more understanding of yourself and the world around
you. But this is not happening in schools. Until now. We are
making progress in defining the most
valuable knowledge and information
, along with the processes
and the instructions on how to effectively use knowledge and
was a series of social liberal programs
the United States between 1933 and 1938, and a few that came
later. They included both laws passed by Congress as well as
presidential executive orders during the first term (1933–1937)
of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs were in
response to the Great Depression
, and focused on what historians
refer to as the "3 Rs", Relief, Recovery, and Reform: relief for
the unemployed and poor, recovery of the economy to normal
levels, and reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat
Ignorance is the
; we know that we cannot control everything,
but what we can control, we should.
Let us not perish from the
mistakes caused by ignorance,
instead, let us face all hardships knowing that we did our best
as humanly possible.
There are things that we don’t want
to know, but have to learn. It’s better to know and be
disappointed than to never know and always wonder."
Everything has a function
, if it didn't, it would not be
here. You ask, what about cancer or radiation? Yes, even cancer
and radiation has a function. They let us know when things are
bad or wrong. Even ignorance has a function, ignorance lets us
know that being stupid is not an option. Our job is to slow down
decay, not increase it. Stealing time or borrowing time only
leaves you with less time. So spending time on increasing your
decay is not a good use of time, in fact, it's an insane use of
time. Time has a function, to ignore time, is to die.
The Education Revolution
is a Silent Revolution because it's a revolution of the mind.
It's like a lush rain forest that is slowly growing back to
reclaim the land that was ravaged by ignorance and corruption,
which caused misplaced deforestation, death, pollution and over
development. The improvements may be slow but at least they're
changes will be beautiful.
Maybe not so much a
revolution, but more of an evolution that is a million times
"Learn continually, because
Knowledge will feed you for the rest of your life, it will help
protect you from diseases and help guide you through life. And
what ever destiny awaits you, knowledge will always be there
"One of the best things I
discovered about information and knowledge is that the more you
learn the more your life improves, and if you find that your
life isn't improving, it just means that your not learning the
right things at the right time. So you have to keep learning. If
you stop learning, you will stop improving."
I don't pretend that I
know everything, or do I pretend that I don't make mistakes,
because I still do. Learning is a process, but learning is also
a gift, a gift that keeps on giving. And this is why I chose to
work on Education, besides websites, photography, computers and
so on. Education is the beginning to all means, and not a means
to an end.
A bad or inadequate
education is very much like a brain injury. You have to retrain
your brain in order
for you to repair the damage and make your brain work properly.
"Learn and Learn again until
Lambs become Lions"
Sadly today's education is not
about bestowing knowledge or wisdom, it's more about creating
unconscious living, dependency and control, which is not the
intent of education but only its end result.
Math is a factor in everything, Math doesn’t explain everything.
Everything will have some sort of mathematical equation related
to it. So it’s safe to say that knowing the math behind a
problem or the math behind a solution will always benefit you no
matter what, even knowing that some things just don’t add up.
No matter what you do in your life, knowledge will always be
that on thing that will come in handy.
As an Intelligent species we
have 2 major responsibilities,
So what will be the
the perfect education
Most people mean
, it’s just that sometimes people don’t know what they
Good intentions are not always good or easily understood by the
giver or the receiver.
We don't always say what we mean or mean what we say.
People can learn, it’s just that sometimes people only want to
learn when they feel it’s
to be important.
How many different types of
are there? Can teaching and
this problem? You should never feel
about what you don't know or should you ever be
of saying something stupid. As long as you are asking
whether the question is stupid or not, you will never be
to anyone or pretending to know something that you are not sure
of, which in some cases can cause someone else to make a
. There is no
in saying I don't know, the only shame that there is
comes from not wanting to seek
"The worst thing about schools
is that it's giving kids the wrong impression.
School Kids are actually believing that by going to school they
are actually learning enough."
All you have to do is look at all the mistakes that
people make to see that education is flawed. That's clear
concrete evidence that education needs drastic improvements. If
you look at most of the problems that we have in the world you
can easily track them back to their source, and that is our
incompetent education system. If education fails to teach the
necessary information and knowledge, no one will learn it or
apply that wisdom to our current problems.
There’s a lot of missing
information and knowledge that is not being taught. This missing
information and knowledge creates a dysfunctional brain. And the
victim is usually unaware of this dysfunction. This is the main
reason for all human failures.
Every problem on this earth
that is caused by humans is a direct result of an inadequate and
The question is can we correct it in time?
The importance of Shared Information
In order to solve the problems in our
world you first have to educate people to be problem
solvers, then and only then will our problems be solved.
To Create the perfect education you first have to define what a
perfect education should be.
Then you have to create good teaching methods so that a supreme
education can be learned.
Then you have to create intelligent ways of measuring and
testing to confirm that the supreme education is fully
Then you have to create ways of effectively and efficiently
distributing the perfect education to everyone who needs it,
which happens to be everyone.
Education today is mostly linear
one-dimensional where the line you're following becomes
so blurred at the end
that it disappears, seemingly leading you to nowhere. So
the goal of education today seems to be undefined,
unless it's to follow the leader off a cliff, then I
guess it does have one point, a point of no return.....So much lost potential, and the other side of this
equation is the worst part, which is the human toll,
same kind of pile....
Today's schools are like turning on a computer but never using
it, and never adding anything to it.
Today's school kids are
intellectually deprived and emotionally suppressed. By the time
they reach the 3rd grade their brains have already become
partially dysfunctional. You can't blame the teachers, or can you
blame the parents, because they too were made dysfunctional by
the same education process. And a dysfunctional brain is not
aware of its own dysfunction because a dysfunctional brain does
not have the mental capacity to correctly self-analyze.
needs to be learned early in life in order for the brain to
avoid dysfunctional processes.
The Domino Effect
(Creating an Educated Civilization)
If you start on both ends you can save a lot of time.
. Educate everyone from the bottom up while at
the same time remove corrupt people in power, or at the least render
corrupt people powerless by removing their pawns and puppets. Then
somewhere in the middle, when all hindrances have been removed, true
education will then succeed in creating an Educated Civilization.
I'm fighting the
most horrible belief in the world, the belief that there is
nothing more to learn. People, mostly adults, are under this
horrible delusion that they
. Adults believe that learning something new would
over tax their brain
, or stop them from
having fun. And this learning disability mostly comes from
schools, because schools have made learning to be tedious,
boring and irrelevant, which literally f*cks people up for life.
We have known for some time that the
mentally separates people from the
. So much so that people actually believe that
there is no
, when in fact there is. This is way beyond
just having a distorted
This separation is a form of blindness.
It’s disconnection, It’s
and a continuous sedation. It’s a real mess, it's
tragic and disturbing. When will people
? Maybe people don’t realize that they are actually
What will wake them up? Can education protect people from this
Our Souls are Seeds our Words
are its Soil.
Spreading the seeds of knowledge
like a flower spreading its seeds in the wind.
Education is the first step so let us begin. Our evolution is upon us and has already begun.
It's time for all to realize we too can shine like the Sun.
As the universe expands so does Human comprehension
expanding universe is the same as human comprehension, both will
continue to expand and grow. We see no end in space because
human comprehension hasn't evolved that far. Human consciousness
is like a star slowly forming, we are just beginning to see..
"If you are not learning
how ignorant you are
then you're not
As I continue to repair the years of ignorance
that I have acquired over the years from our defective education
system and from our corrupt corporate media, I find myself going
back to repair the same ignorance over and over again because
there are many
of influence that a
person needs to be aware of that can cause ignorance. But it
does not mean that there are too many mechanisms to control. It
just means it will take time to be aware of all the mechanisms
that create ignorance. And when that is accomplished…wow!..
"There's a lot more to it when it comes to
just figuring stuff out. Figuring something out is just the
beginning. Like learning the combination of a lock that opens a
door. Now what?
There is a huge difference
between ' thinking that you will eventually just figure stuff out
on your own ' and 'actually seeking knowledge'. One is waiting
to know and may never know, thus always struggling with the
unknown, and the other is trying to know and will most likely
know and learn, thus most likely to be free from struggling with
"Since our children are the future we must
educate them for the future"
an ongoing conversation with the student...if you don't engage
the mind then learning and teaching does not exist.
A simple life
is better as long as everyone is educated.
. If you don't install the
operating system correctly (education) the computer (Brain) will
not be able to work to its full potential and may even
experience a malfunctions and errors.
I wouldn’t call
education system a complete failure
. After all our education
system has made us very aware of the fact that all humans can
learn, maybe not everything they should have, but they still
have the ability to learn. So all we have to do now is teach the
most important knowledge and information that every human needs.
Some people ask me.. "So what do think that
you could actually save the world"
I say '"No, I don't think that ' I ' could save the world, I
think that ' improving education ' could save the world"...I'm just the
...The saving of the world will actually be done by
educated people. Why do you think that God gave us a brain?
Trying to make sense of the world is what the brain does
I was always searching for something,
but I was never quite sure what I was searching for. Even when I
found what I was searching for, I had know idea what it was. And
when I finally did realized what I had found, it was like
discovering the key to the universe, but I had no idea where the
door was, all I knew was that the key was knowledge, and to find
the door, I had to learn how to see it. So I set out on a
incredible journey to acquire as much information and knowledge
that I could find. And piece-by-piece, I'm getting closer, but I
know that the door is not the end; it's only the beginning.
The best teacher is a teacher who realizes
that he or she will never stop being a student.
The best parent is a parent who realizes that he or she will
never stop being a student.
We all have to understand that education is a lifetime
commitment and that no one should ever stop learning or
teaching. America should be a Nation of Learners and Teachers and
stop recycling and repeating the same substandard teaching
methods and start utilizing the vast information and knowledge
that we all have. (Howard Polley)
Never give up,
keep learning. Eventually you will understand almost everything.
You need to eat everyday, you need to drink fluids everyday, and
you need to learn something new everyday, or you will waste a
day. And if you waste too many days, you will never progress,
and you will never develop, and you will never reach your true potential.
To stop learning, is to stop living.
Most of my old quotes are outdated, but I keep them around to remind myself
of how I felt years ago, and how my thoughts have changed over
time. Some quotes are just not that effective enough in
communicating your thoughts or ideas.
Live, Learn, Love and Progress
is to pursue a
and satisfying existence. Abounding with
and energy. Continue to live through
hardship or adversity
Have life, be alive. Have firsthand knowledge of states,
situations, emotions, or sensations.
or skills. Find out,
, or determine with
certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
Get to know or become aware
of. Commit to memory; learn by
is a strong
is the gradual
or growth or development. Develop in a
is to make steady
; Be at the high point in one's career or
reach a high point in historical significance
Quality of Life
flourishing, thriving, good fortune and successful social status.
Prosperity often produces profuse wealth including other factors which can
be profusely wealthy in all degrees, such as happiness and health.Milestones
is to grow
. Gain through
something new, such as artistic creation
Create by training and teaching
. Evolve through a process of
, differentiation, or a
Move into a strategically more advantageous position. Generate
gradually. Expand in the form of a
Cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its
is the essential process of all existence" - "In
critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to
"The more we share, the more we have" LLAP, (Live Long and
Spock - Fascinating
Success - What is Successful
is an event that accomplishes its intended
A high point in
contented state of being happy and healthy
is to gain or
with effort. To reach
a desired goal
The Key to Success
never give up
. But you have to remember,
there will be many
, and there's always some luck involved,
and not everyone becomes a star or becomes famous and wealthy or achieves
notoriety. But if you don't work hard and be
, you will
not be in the position to take advantage of the opportunities
that will be
before you. Not everyone makes it to the top, but the top is not the only
. The main goal is to live your dream on your terms, and to play the
odds as best as you can. Even if you don't finish, you can still
and leave behind what you have learned from your journey,
this way others can pick up your
and carry on your dream and reach the top, which means that you
have succeeded and that your life was a success.
Success is knowing that
your life made a
by making the world a better place. Success is
by how many
have on other people’s lives, and by how many positive affects
that you have on the planet. Success is knowing that you have
, and that you were still able to live a
, healthy and
Success has nothing to do
unless they were proven to be just an indirect
of a much larger accomplishment. So If the amount of negative affects out
number the amount of positive affects, then you are not successful. Your
life is not the only life that matters, ask any parent.
is the action of accomplishing something.
is to gain with
is to derive a
. Increase or
. The advantageous quality of being
Promoting or enhancing well-being. Reach a destination, either
real or abstract.
is something of great significance
. Important in effect or
. Of extreme importance;
vital to the resolution of a crisis.
is having desirable or positive qualities
especially those suitable
for a thing specified. Morally admirable.
Of moral excellence. Having or showing knowledge and skill and
aptitude. Resulting favorably. Winning
(rewards) - Learning a New SkillGo
Off Without a Hitch
means to happen successfully without any
problems.Never Say Never
not say that something is impossible, that it will never happen, or that
you will never do it, because anything is possible.
Success in the
Work that You Do
(you need more then a will to succeed)
Purpose of Education
the BatonSelf-Serving Bias
is when we tend take more responsibility
our successes than
What's the difference between
and accomplishing a
"Try not to become a
man of success, but rather try to become a
man of value
"Success is making a difference by working on issues of poverty,
hunger, mental health, human rights
, animal welfare and others related to
Making a Difference
"Success is finding an educational path that helps us to achieve
that matter to us." Life Quotes
"It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of
automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that
counts. These mean nothing. It is simply
that measures success."
George Washington Carver
"Success is to laugh often and love much; to win the respect of
intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the
approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false
friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to
give of one’s self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by
a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with
exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because
"Success is having enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough
trials to keep you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human,
enough hope to keep you happy, enough failure to keep you
humble, enough accomplishments to keep you eager, enough friends
to give you comfort, enough faith and courage in yourself to
banish sadness, enough determination to make each day a more
wonderful day than the one before."
"True achievement is a product of
making observable and
changes in the
There are a lot
of things that can contribute to a persons success. Beside have a good
family and good friends and having a good support system, you need access
to resources and the opportunities to explore your ideas.
you're making money, or have a position of authority, or you're famous or
that you have freedom, these things are not a measurements of success, or
a reason to stop learning or a reason to stop progressing. When people
believe that they have reached the top, they ignorantly feel that there is
no longer need to climb higher. But what people don't understand, is the
top they believe they have reached, is just an illusion. In fact, most
people are climbing the wrong mountain. People need to climb back down and
start climbing the right mountains. Mountains that have real value and
real rewards. And the only way to rise to these peaks, is to continually
learn and develop your skills. There are no free rides to the top. So if
your journey was an easy one, or if your journey was marred by death and
destruction, you're on the wrong path. And no matter how high you climb,
you will be a low life forever.
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