The great end of education is, to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulations of others.
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
The most important aspect of freedom of speech is freedom to learn. All education is a continuous dialogue – questions and answer that pursue every problem to the horizon. That is the essence of academic freedom.
A university should be a place of light, of liberty and of learning.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
That which we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so.
A school is a place through which you have to pass before entering life, but where the teaching proper does not prepare you for life.
Liberal education develops a sense of right, duty and honor; and more and more in the modern world, large business rests on rectitude and honor as well as on good judgment.
Education is no longer thought of as a preparation for adult life, but as a continuing process of growth and development from birth until death.
Knowledge that puffs up the possessor’s mind is ever more of a pernicious kind.