What is education? What should its focus be? Great thinkers throughout history have reflected on and recorded their opinions about education and its value. Following are selected quotes from individuals past and present presenting their thoughts on what education is or should be. For example, a lot of famous people have told a lot about education and their words are still very used by many different sources. Education is preparation to live completely." - Herbert Spencer. A complete and generous education fits a man to perform justly, skillfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both public and private, of peace and war." - John Milton. Education is the preparation of the individual for reciprocal union with society; the preparation of the individual so that he can help his fellow-men and in return receive and appreciate their help." - W. T. Harris. t is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time." There are much more education quotes that are probably well known to many people.

Education quotes

Education has always been a key issue in presidential campaigns and speeches. From George Washington to Barack Obama, American presidents have written and spoken countless words on the importance of education and how America can better educate its youth. Promote, as an object of primary importance, institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened." - George Washington. Another quote is from John Adams who says: here are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live. Thomas Jefferson, another American president, will always be remembered with his words: 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 it shall be the latest of all the public concerns in which I shall permit myself to take an interest." If a nation expects to be free and ignorant at the same time, it expects what never was and never will be. Where the press is free and every man is able to read, there, and there alone, democracy is safe. This quote also belongs to Jefferson which has many different other speeches connected with education. When we talk about education quotes, we have to definitely mention the words of James Madison who says: a popular government without popular education is but the prelude of a farce or a tragedy - perhaps both. Nor must we be unmindful of the need of improvement among our own citizens, but with the zeal of our forefathers encourage the spread of knowledge and free education. Illiteracy must be banished from the land if we shall attain that high destiny as the foremost of the enlightened nations of the world which, under Providence, we ought to achieve. This is an educational quote by William McKniley.