Words on Education:
A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.
- Brander Matthews
A one-book man is either a slow learner or an ill-equipped teacher.
- Robert Burke
Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism are the occupational diseases of those who spend their lives directing the intellects of the young.
- Henry S. Canby
Creatures whose main spring is curiosity will enjoy the accumulating of fact, far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.
- Clarence Day
Good teaching is l/4th preparation and 3/4ths theatre.
- Gail Godwin
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Learning makes a man fit company for himself.
- Thomas Fuller
I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.
- Patrick White
I pay the School Master, but 'tis the school boys that educate my son.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family.
- Rudy Manikan
If you hit a pony over the nose at the outset of your acquaintance, he may not love you but he will take a deep interest in your movements ever afterwards.
- Rudyard Kipling
On many American campuses the only qualification for admission was the ability actually to find the campus and then discover a parking space.
- Malcolm Bradbury
One could get a first-class education from a shelf of books five feet long.
- Charles William Eliot
One father is more than 100 schoolmasters.
- George Herbert
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung
Pedantry crams our heads with learned lumber and takes out brains to make room for it.
- Charles Caleb Colton
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
- Native American saying
The average PhD thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
- J. Frank Dobie
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
- A. B. Alcott
Today's public education system is a failed monopoly: bureaucratic, rigid and in unsteady control of dissatisfied captive markets.
- David T. Kearns
Education should be gentle and stern, not cold and lax.
- Joseph Joubert
Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
- David Lodge
We should not value education as a means to prosperity, but prosperity as a means to education.
Only then will our priorities be right. For education, unlike prosperity is an end in itself. ..
power and influence come through the acquisition of useless knowledge. . .
irrelevant subjects bring understanding of the human condition, by forcing the student to stand back from it.
- Roger Scruton
When there are two PhD's in a developing country, one is Head of State and the other is in exile.
- Lord Samuel
You don't understand anything until you learn it more than one way.
- Marvin Minsky
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
- Will Rogers
The things taught in schools are not an education but the means of an education.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent.
- Leon Eisenberg
The freshmen bring a little knowledge in and the seniors take none out, so it accumulates through the years.
- A. Lawrence Lowell
Surely the shortest commencement address in history - and for me one of the most memorable -
was that of Dr. Harold E. Hyde, President of New Hampshire's Plymouth State College.
He reduced his message to the graduating class to these three ideals:
'Know yourself- Socrates. Control yourself- Cicero; Give yourself - Christ.'
- Walter T. Tatara
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman
Intelligence appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without education.
Education appears to be the thing that enables a man to get along without the use of his intelligence.
- A. E. Wiggan
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
- Latin proverb
Most men of education are more superstitious than they admit - nay, than they think.
- G. C. Lichtenberg
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
- John Ciardi
Education is indoctrination, if you're white - subjugation if you're black.
- James Baldwin
The investigation of the meaning of words is the beginning of education.
Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts, ideas and theories, a proliferation of constantly changing items of knowledge.
Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research.
- Raymond Queneau
A good education should leave much to be desired.
- Alan Gregg
'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had been to night school.
- George Ade
Education with inert ideas is not only useless; it is above all things harmful.
- Alfred North Whitehead
Schoolmasters and parents exist to be grown out of.
- John Wolfenden
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
- George Santayana
No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest.
For it is part of education to interest ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude.
- T. S. Eliot
It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us to escape, not from our own time - for we are bound by that -
but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
- T. S. Eliot
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry Adams
You can lead a man up to the university, but you can't make him think.
- Finley Peter Dunne
If you think education is expensive - try ignorance.
- Derek Bok
It is a greater work to educate a child, in the true and larger sense of the word, than to rule a state.
- William Ellery Channing
There is less flogging in our great schools than formerly, but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.
- Samuel Johnson
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done,
whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned, and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
- Thomas Huxley
Some men are graduated from college cum laude, some are graduated summa cum laude, and some are graduated mirabile dictu.
- William Howard Taft
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost
We must reject that most dismal and fatuous notion that education is a preparation for life.
- Northrop Frye
Soon learnt, soon forgotten.
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to fifty words used in correct context -
no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
- Carl Sagan
And if the student finds that this is not to his taste, well, that is regrettable. Most regrettable. His taste should not be consulted; it is being formed.
- Flannery O'Connor
Education, n: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce
The Romans would never have had time to conquer the world if they had been obliged to learn Latin first of all.
- Heinrich Heine
The antithesis between a technical and a liberal education is fallacious.
There can be no adequate technical education which is not liberal, and no liberal education which is not technical.
- Alfred North Whitehead
John Milton called his school, Christ College, 'a stony-hearted stepmother'.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursuing his education.
- John W. Gardner
To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education.
- John Ruskin
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
- Anna Freud
Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college, or because they didn't.
- L. L. Hendren
Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives:
education for living and educating for making a living.
- James Mason Wood
The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
- Jacques Barzun
The Jews have always been students, and their greatest study is themselves.
- Albert Goldman
Whenever I'm asked what college I attended, I'm tempted to reply, Thornton Wilder'.
- Garson Kanin
Let the schools teach the nobility of labour and the beauty of human service: but the superstitions of ages past? Never!
- Peter Cooper
Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner
I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty.
- Clark Kerr
All learning has an emotional base.
Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.
- Greek proverb
Thus education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide;
that he must take himself for better, for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
He couldn't get into Harvard even if he had the dean's wife at gunpoint.
- Dave Barry
College is the best time of your life.
When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?
- David Wood
It's strange how few of the world's great problems are solved by people who remember their algebra.
- Herbert Prochnow
Those who go to college and never get out are called professors.
You could do anything in your room at college. You could smoke pot, live in a coed dorm, have a girl.
But you couldn't have a . . . hot plate!
- Jay Leno
My husband managed to cram four years of college into five.
- Judy Hampton
One little six-year-old took home a note saying he need not come to school since he was "too stupid to learn." That boy was Thomas Edison.
Last words when sending our boy to college: "If there's anything you want, call us and we'll show you how to live without it."
She's an honor student. She's always saying, "Yes, Your Honor. No, Your Honor."
Bumper sticker: Driver carries no cash - he has a son in college.
Everyone is in awe of the lion tamer in a cage with half a dozen lions - everyone but a school bus driver.
It was going all wrong at my college interview until I nonchalantly asked, "Do you need any large donations for new buildings?"
- Todd Anderson
I won't say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like "What I'm Going to Be if I Grow Up."
- Lenny Bruce
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
There are a hundred thousand useless words in the English language, but they come in handy in college football yells.
Passing the SAT: My personal theory is that it has to do with how much money you send them in the mail.
I think the amounts they tell you to send are actually just suggested minimum donations - if you get my drift.
- Dave Barry
Bumper sticker: My kid beat the heck out of the student of the month.
A kindergarten teacher is a woman who knows how to make little things count.
When asked to spell Mississippi the boy asked, "The river or the state?"
Letter home from, college boy: "There are 370 boys here - I wish there were 369."
I used to keep my college roommate from reading my personal mail by hiding it in her textbooks.
- Joan Welsh
We didn't feel so good when we took our son to college and saw a sign on the liquor store - Back to School Sale.
- Brian Morgan
I went to a high school that was so dangerous, the school newspaper had an obituary column.
- Rocky Ray
"Do you think your boy will forget all he learned in college?" "I hope so. He can't make a living drinking."
- Larry Wilde
Do you know the difference between a kayak and a college student? A kayak tips.
- Chad Morgan
Some drink from the fountain of knowledge - others just gargle.
Boy handing over his report card: Of course I seem stupid to my teachers . . . they're all college graduates.
Graduation Speech: You'll have to excuse me if I cry. I've been a little teary-eyed all week; the sadness, the joy, . . . the fact that I'm off my parents' payroll.
- Melissa Amernick
Schoolhouses are the republican line of fortifications.
- Horace Mann
Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearsay of little children tends towards the formation of character.
- Hosea Ballou
What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
- Samuel L. Clemens
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope
There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get off the thing that he was educated in.
- Will Rogers
Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
- Martin H. Fischer
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
- Benjamin Franklin
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
Quote of the Day
Home is the place, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
- Robert Frost
LISTING of UNIVERSITIES / COLLEGES
Private liberal arts colleges
Augsburg College (Minneapolis)
Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato)
Carleton College (Northfield)
College of St. Scholastica (Duluth)
St. Catherine University (St. Paul)
Concordia College (Moorhead)
Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter)
Hamline University (St. Paul)
Macalester College (St. Paul)
McNally Smith College of Music (St. Paul)
Institute of Production and Recording (Minneapolis)
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University (St. Joseph, Collegeville)
St. Olaf College (Northfield)
University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minneapolis)
Private colleges and universities
Adler Graduate School (Richfield)
Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary (Plymouth)
Bethel University (Arden Hills)
College of Visual Arts (Saint Paul)
Concordia University (Saint Paul)
Crossroads College (Rochester)
Crown College (St. Bonifacius)
Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis)
Luther Seminary (Saint Paul)
Martin Luther College (New Ulm)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minneapolis)
North Central University (Minneapolis)
Northwestern College (Roseville)
Oak Hills Christian College (Bemidji)
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Winona)
William Mitchell College of Law (Saint Paul)
Public colleges and universities
University of Minnesota Crookston (Crookston)
University of Minnesota Duluth (Duluth)
University of Minnesota Morris (Morris)
University of Minnesota Rochester (Rochester)
University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Falcon Heights)
Bemidji State University (Bemidji)
Metropolitan State University (St. Paul, Minneapolis)
Minnesota State University (Mankato)
Minnesota State University Moorhead (Moorhead)
St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud)
Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall)
Winona State University (Winona, Rochester)
Community and Technical Colleges (2-year)
Alexandria Technical College (Alexandria)
Anoka Technical College (Anoka)
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids, Cambridge)
Central Lakes College (Staples, Brainerd)
Century College (White Bear Lake)
Dakota County Technical College (Rosemount)
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Cloquet)
Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, Eden Prairie)
Hibbing Community College (Hibbing)
Inver Hills Community College (Inver Grove Heights)
Itasca Community College (Grand Rapids)
Lake Superior College (Duluth)
Mesabi Range Community & Technical College (Virginia, Eveleth)
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis)
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (Red Wing, Winona)
Minnesota State Community and Technical College (Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead, Wadena)
Minnesota West Community & Technical College (Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, Worthington)
Normandale Community College (Bloomington)
North Hennepin Community College (Brooklyn Park)
Northland Community & Technical College (East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls)
Pine Technical College (Pine City)
Rainy River Community College (International Falls)
Ridgewater College (Hutchinson, Willmar)
Riverland Community College, (Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna)
Rochester Community and Technical College (Rochester)
St. Cloud Technical College (St. Cloud)
Saint Paul College (St. Paul)
South Central Technical College (Faribault, North Mankato)
Vermilion Community College (Ely)
For-profit colleges and universities
For-profit colleges and universities in Minnesota:
Brown College (Mendota Heights)
Capella University (Minneapolis)
Duluth Business University (Duluth)
Minnesota School of Business & Globe College (Brooklyn Center, Blaine, Oakdale, Plymouth, Richfield, Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud)
Minnesota School of Cosmetology (Oakdale)
National American University (Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Roseville)
Rasmussen College (St. Cloud, Eden Prairie, Brooklyn Park, Lake Elmo, and Mankato)
Walden University (Minneapolis)