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If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don’t teach him to subtract—teach him to deduct.

—Fran Lebowitz, 1981

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

—John Locke, 1695

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

—Aristotle, c. 330 BC

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.

—Joseph Addison, 1711

To teach is to learn twice over.

—Joseph Joubert, c. 1805

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.

—Genesis, c. 900 BC

One must love people a good deal whom one takes pains to convince or instruct.

—Mary de la Riviere Manley, 1720

Society as a whole must be converted into a gigantic school.

—Che Guevara, 1965

What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.

—Henry Adams, 1907

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

—B.F. Skinner, 1964

Make human nature your study wherever you reside—whatever the religion or the complexion, study their hearts.

—Ignatius Sancho, 1778

That obtained in youth may endure like characters engraved in stones.

—Ibn Gabirol, 1040

Some men never recover from education.

—Oliver St. John Gogarty, 1954