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"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
"Only the educated are free."
Epictetus, Discourses, Bk. ii, Ch. 1, Sec. 23
"Education, a debt due from the present to future generations."
George Peabody (1869)
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
"The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time."
"There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live."
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best."
"More money is put into prisons than into schools. That, in itself, is the description of a nation bent on suicide. I mean, what is more precious to us than our own children? We are going to build a lot more prisons if we do not deal with the schools and their inequalities."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda."
"Literacy is the fertilizer needed for development and democracy to take root and grow."
"Only in popular education can man erect the structure of an enduring civilization."
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
William Butler Yeats