Saturday, November 24, 2007

Some Quotes

Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled. - Wu Ting-Fang

And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps. - H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers. - Woody Allen

No two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the single spark of individuality that makes him different from other folks, and develop that for all he is worth. Society and schools may try to iron it out of him; their tendency is to put it all in the same mould, but I say don't let that spark be lost; it is your only real claim to importance.
Henry Ford (1863-1947)

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 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 (1912-2002)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes i agree with Wu Ting-Fang.Education is like a double-edged sword. It may be turned to dangerous uses if it is not properly handled.

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EduGain said...

I think there is strong need to make education much more interesting.