Quotes on Art Education

Education forms the common mind. Alexander Pope

Art is a nation's most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish. Lyndon B Johnson

Art is fundamental, unique to each of us...Even in difficult economic times - especially in difficult economic times, the arts are essential. Maria Shriver

It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. Albert Einstein

I realized with grief that purposeless activities in language arts are probably the burial grounds of language development and that coffins can be found in most classrooms, including mine. Mem Fox

The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts. Charles Segars

Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and by studying music in schools, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective. William J Clinton

I believe education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts... is part of a well-rounded education and can provide so much joy, now and in the future. Rudy Giuliani

Whoever has skill in music is of good temperament and fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools. Martin Luther

Most teachers waste their time by asking question which are intended to discover what a pupil does not know whereas the true art of questioning has for its purpose to discover what pupils knows or is capable of knowing. Albert Einstein

The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts. Charles Segars

The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature, and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have a wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up. Barbara Jordan

Arts education must be part of our education solution because it works for all students. Kerry Washington

The purpose of Art Education is to teach you how to draw. Igor Babailov

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler

It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks. Albert Einstein

The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create. Barack Obama

What is desperately needed... is the skepticism and the sense of history that a liberal arts education provides. Felix Rohatyn

The value of an arts education is widely accepted, especially in California. Gavin Newsom

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few. William Morris

Congress shall have Power . . . to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Time to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. James Madison

... too many young painters of the day work for the crowd, and not for art. But, then, should not the painters of the day work for the education of the crowd? M. E. W. Sherwood

The basic purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate the human being to exercise his or her potential to the fullest. Barbara M. White

Everything, even the most ordinary daily affair, is enriched by the lessons that can be gleaned from art... Michael Kimmelman

In the world of language, or in other words in the world of art and liberal education, religion necessarily appears as mythology or as Bible. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

That which we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Very few can be trusted with an education. Louise Imogen Guiney

The greatest danger of traditional education is that learning may remain purely verbal. Mirra Komarovsky

Today's public education system is a failed monopoly: bureaucratic, rigid and in unsteady control of dissatisfied captive markets. David T. Kearns

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth. John F Kennedy

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world Steve Case

The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats and dogs. Marva Collins

I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people. Mikhail Baryshnikov

American art, like the American language and American education, was as far as possible sexless. Henry Adams

To be thoroughly imbued, with the liberal arts refines the manners, and makes men to be mild and gentle in their conduct. Ovid

Arts in education is especially important to me. Inspired teachers in our education system is crucial in developing inspired human beings. Madi Diaz

Is not education the art of drawing out full manhood of the children under training? Mahatma Gandhi

To me, money is a means to do good. I reached a point in my life where I had enjoyed tremendous business success that afforded my family everything we could possibly want. My wife and I then decided that we could use our wealth to make a difference. So we created the Broad Foundations to do four things: to improve urban public education, to support innovative scientific and medical research, to foster art appreciation for audiences worldwide and to support civic initiatives in Los Angeles. Eli Broad

The arts significantly boost student achievement, reduce discipline problems, and increase the odds students will go on to graduate from college. As First Lady Michelle Obama sums up, both she and the President believe 'strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation's leaders for tomorrow.' Arne Duncan

Art Education is as important for a realist artist as an Alphabet is to learn a language. Igor Babailov

With my ministry of light, part of what I do is work on the California Alliance For Arts Education. Sally Kirkland

Nothing in a graduate degree in art history prepares you for the eloquence of the eraser. Adam Gopnik

A community of people, that's the really what art school is. Ross Bleckner

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer

Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. Alexander Pope

Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't. Confucius

There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books. Charlie Chaplin

"Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow." Denis Waitley

He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing. James Russell Lowell

All the States but our own are sensible that knowlege is power. Thomas Jefferson

The best I could say about third grade was that it was a more or less continuous state of dread. Sonia Sotomayor

All schoolchildren are hostages to red tape and fiscal insufficiency. Rosellen Brown

Every fresh acquirement is another remedy against affliction and time. Robert Aris Willmott

Bachelor's degrees make pretty good placemats if you get 'em laminated. Jeph Jacques

A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth. Helen Keller

When one teaches, two learn. Robert A Heinlein

The Arts and Sciences, essential to the prosperity of the State and to the ornament of human life, have a primary claim to the encouragement of every lover of his country and mankind. George Washington

Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education. Plato

Botany is the art of insulting flowers in Greek and Latin. Alphonse Karr

Not only does art imitate life but life imitates art. Perhaps we not only learn about life from stories, perhaps we make our lives through the stories we tell ourselves about the things that happen to us. Ramona Koval

No man can quite emancipate himself from his age and country, or produce a model in which the education, the religion, the politics, usages, and arts, of his times shall have no share. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education is not the taming or domestication of the soul's raw passions - not suppressing them or excising them, which would deprive the soul of its energy - but forming and informing them as art.... Allan Bloom

Once it is recognized that productive thinking in any area of cognition is perceptual thinking, the central function of art in general education will become evident. Rudolf Arnheim

True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character. David O Mckay

An art school is generated only by the intensity and heat of a common pressure. William Lethaby

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power. Alfred Adler

And if we must educate our poets and artists in science, we must educate our masters, labour and capital, in art. John B S Haldane

In an era ruled by materialism and unstable geopolitics, art must be restored to the center of public education. Camille Paglia

The Academies of Art are nothing but great painting factories - those with talent are fed in at one end, and they come out as mechanical painting machines. Edvard Munch

Take the time to discover how African-Americans have had a great impact on this country. In science, education, literature, art, and politics. Lynn Swann

A picture is a poem without words Horace

Art never expresses anything but itself. Oscar Wilde

All art requires courage. Anne Wilkes Tucker

I have not tried to reproduce nature; I have represented it. Paul Cezanne

Art disturbs, science reassures. Georges Braque

there is no politically neutral art. Bell Hooks

Art, for me, has always been a ticket for experience. Shahzia Sikander

Art has always been aware of itself as art. Mary Ruefle

The arts are the signature of a nation. Joan Mondale



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