Quotes on Character Education

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world?s torrent. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In every man there is something wherein I may learn of him, and in that I am his pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Isn't it possible that self-esteem isn't causal at all, but simply the happy side effect of a sturdy character, itself the product of unambiguous moral education? Garry Trudeau

Happiness is not the whole aim of education. A man must be independent in his powers and character; able to work and assert his mastery over all that depends on him. Maria Montessori

The millions of dollars which we devote every year to high-school education are, for the most part, money spent for the retarding of intelligence, the discouragement of efficiency, the stunting of character. Bernard Iddings Bell

Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing. John Adams

The imperative is to define what is right and do it. Barbara Jordan

Character is a wish for a perfect education. Novalis

The end and aim of all education is the development of character. Francis Wayland Parker

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune. Ludwig Von Mises

There is something out of gear about graded schools and all that. Memory is developed at the expense of what in general we are pleased to call thought and character. Sarah Orne Jewett

A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What a man is: that is to say, personality, in the widest sense of the word; under which are included health, strength, beauty, temperament, moral character, intelligence, and education. Arthur Schopenhauer

Sometimes it is better to work out the map for yourself rather than have it given to you, in terms of learning. Anson Jones

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes anothers. Jean Paul

The future success of our Nation depends on our children's ability to understand the difference between right and wrong and to have the strength of character to make the right choices. To help them reach their full potential and live with integrity and pride, we must teach our children to be kind, responsible, honest, and self-disciplined. These important values are first learned in the family, but all of our citizens have an obligation to support parents in the character education of our children George W Bush

Character comes before scholarship. Margaret Ayer Barnes

Twitter is my happy place. I am not there to overthink 140 characters. Roxane Gay

I like characters that are fragile and a little bit on the edge . Zach Galifianakis

I'll always be an outrageous character. Ozzy Osbourne

Character isn't inherited. Helen Gahagan Douglas

It becomes more and more popular to call actors who play characters "character actors." But I've always been somebody who is much more invested in who I am playing than how they look. Melissa Leo

I would be Jesse Martin ..., but not to be his character, just so I could be Jesse Martin and sing like Jesse Martin for a day. Greg Berlanti

I wanted to have the strongest band. I was always looking for the strongest characters. Yoshiki

At the end of the day, if you don't identify with the main characters, no television show will work. Hiro Murai

As an actor, you use the things from yourself that you can apply to the character. Robert De Niro

[Maurizio Arrivabene is quite a character] but only for himself and not for Formula One. Bernie Ecclestone

The "little theme" from Vinteuil, heard by Swann as emblematic of his love for Odette, remains a point of reference for him, as the character of that love changes and as the love eventually fades. Philip Kitcher

You ought to be able to wear your character like a Lycra bodysuit. Andy Daly

I've always written stuff based on personal experience, but I've always disguised it by the use of characters. Sune Rose Wagner

Every person has contributed to me as a human, but a lot of the characters I do are ones I created. Tracy Morgan

I spend a lot of time with my characters. R Lee Ermey

We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Education has for its object the formation of character. Herbert Spencer

The real difficulty is that people have no idea of what education truly is. We assess the value of education in the same manner as we assess the value of land or of shares in the stock-exchange market. We want to provide only such education as would enable the student to earn more. We hardly give any thought to the improvement of the character of the educated. The girls, we say, do not have to earn; so why should they be educated? As long as such ideas persist there is no hope of our ever knowing the true value of education. Mahatma Gandhi

The education of the present race of females is not very favorable to domestic happiness. For my own part, I call education, not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular system of character; that which tends to form a friend, a companion, and a wife. Hannah More

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

Character is the aim of true education; and science, history, and literature are but means used to accomplish this desired end. David O Mckay

Wisdom is the right application of knowledge; and true education...is the application of knowledge to the development of a noble and Godlike character. David O Mckay

For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business. T S Eliot

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. Charles Caleb Colton

A nation is formed by the willingness of each of us to share in the responsibility for upholding the common good. Barbara Jordan

"Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow." Denis Waitley

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

Education forms the common mind. Alexander Pope

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

Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them. Carl Schurz

Never separate the life you live from the words you speak. Paul Wellstone

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. Ken Robinson

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. Abraham Lincoln

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student. Marva Collins

Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least. David P. Gardner

"What greater gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?" Marcus Tullius Cicero

The best index to a person's character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back. Abigail Van Buren

The average Ph.D. Thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another. J. Frank Dobie

The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education. Paul E. Gray

"Knowledge will bring you the opportunity to make a difference" Claire Fagin

Who besides a degraded rabble would voluntarily present itself to be graded and classified like meat? No wonder school is compulsory. John Taylor Gatto

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. Mark Twain

I began my education at a very early age; in fact, right after I left college. Winston Churchill

History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons; the mischiefs of superstition, and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern. Benjamin Franklin

There are many things that go to make up an education, but there are just two things without which no man can ever hope to have an education and these two things are character and good manners. Nicholas Murray Butler

Two kinds of reading can be distinguished. I call them reading like a reader and reading like a writer ... when you read like a reader, you identify with the characters in the story. The story is what you learn about. When you read like a writer, you identify with the author and learn about writing. Frank Smith

Our world is a college, events are teachers, happiness is the graduating point, character is the diploma God gives man. Newell Dwight Hillis

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself. Henry Adams

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character. Hosea Ballou

All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. James A Garfield



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