Quotes on Classical Education

No, no," Mr. Darling always said, "I am responsible for it all. I, George Darling, did it. MEA CULPA, MEA CULPA." He had had a classical education. James M Barrie

Teaching is the last refuge of feeble minds with a classical education. Aldous Huxley

Anyone who has passed though the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape. William Hazlitt

Classical education has deformed everything, and has imposed upon us as geniuses men of correct, facile talent, who follow the beaten track. Emile Zola

I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment. George Orwell

I listen to nothing or classical music just because after being in the studio for twelve hours, the last thing you want to do is listen to anything. Casey Spooner

The highest good and solely useful is liberal education. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

... all education must be unsound which does not propose for itself some object; and the highest of all objects must be that of living a life in accordance with God's Will. Catharine Beecher

Education is... doing anything that changes you. George Leonard

To suggest is to create; to describe is to destroy. Robert Doisneau

An education obtained with money is worse than no education at all. Socrates

The best that we can do for one another is to exchange our thoughts freely; and that, after all, is about all. James Anthony Froude

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

Literacy in itself is no education. Mahatma Gandhi

Jazz is America's classical music. Billy Taylor

With a piece of classical music by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven, on first listening I'm referencing it with other pieces by them that I know. I think that most people do this - they listen to pieces through the filter of pieces they already know. Paul Lansky

Any material can be treated in any number of ways. Sometimes I might hear something, or someone else might hear something, and say, "Wow, that sounds like classical music." Somebody else might think it sounds like a slow jam. John Dieterich

The classical music is soothing and stimulating, good for thinking. Rolonda Watts

The classical music world is so snobbish. Andre Rieu

A classical education enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. Russell Green

Education is life itself. John Dewey

The best education for the best is the best education for all. Robert M Hutchins

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. Aristotle

I love classical music. It has left a major mark on my playing. Slash

I've always been heavily influenced by classical music, mostly by baroque music. Yngwie Malmsteen

There was the noise itself, which he thought of vaguely as the noise of classical music, sameish and rhetorical, full of feelings people surely never had Alan Hollinghurst

I tend to listen to the classical composers: Rachmaninov, Satie. Enya

I started off with classical music, and I got into jazz when I was about 14 years old. And I've been playing jazz ever since. Herbie Hancock

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

To be always seeking after the useful does not become free and exalted souls. Aristotle

Every head should be cultivated. Abraham Lincoln

The educated can listen impassively to almost anything. Mason Cooley

If a woman seeks education it is probably because her sexual apparatus is malfunctioning. Friedrich Nietzsche

Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. Terry Pratchett

We learn... 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we both hear and see 70% of what is discussed 80% of what we experience personally 95% of what we teach to someone else William Glasser

Learn by doing or even better unlearn by doing. The opposite of what you learned. Ernst Haas

Education makes a straight ditch of a free meandering brook. Henry David Thoreau

What we have learned from other becomes our own reflection. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no immovable barriers to education. Irina Bokova

I'm not a teacher, but an awakener. Robert Frost

Education is an imprecise process, a dance, and a collaborative experience. Siva Vaidhyanathan

Knowledge is dead; the school, however, serves the living. Albert Einstein

Fear is priceless education. Lance Armstrong

We should ask, not who is the most learned, but who is the best learned. Mary Wortley Montagu

we have not yet developed a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. Doris Lessing

Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. Camille Paglia

Learning is the only thing that never disappoints us. Leonardo Da Vinci

We also call for free public education going forward. We know it pays for itself. Jill Stein

Literacy is not the end of education nor even the beginning. Mahatma Gandhi

To define is to kill. To suggest is to create. Stephane Mallarme

Not with whom you are born, but with whom you are bred. Miguel De Cervantes

The best education I have ever received was through travel. Lisa Ling

The basis of all education is to learn by doing. Donald Laird

Nature is the best instructor. Paul Cezanne

Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess. Karl Kraus

It is a matter of great satisfaction to me to hope that my children will be in circumstances to receive a good education. Mine was defective and I feel the inconvenience, if not the misfortune of not receiving a classical education. Knowledge is the food of genius, and my son, let no opportunity escape you to treasure up knowledge. Sam Houston

Nothing so good as a university education, nor worse than a university without its education. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

The only real education comes from what goes counter to you. Andre Gide

We need to unlearn some of our respect for education, since it has undermined our respect for ourselves. Gloria Steinem

The school of life embodies a compulsory education that no man escapes. George Edward Woodberry

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

There is no liberal education for the under-languaged. Agnes Repplier

Education is a system of imposed ignorance. Noam Chomsky

All education must be self-education. Robert Henri

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. Wendell Phillips

Sex education has to do with what's in people's head. Donna Shalala

I'm pretty optimistic about the future of rock... it will be back to composition as in classical music or jazz. Jimmy Page

Being from a classical environment, I've always been provoked by classical musicians thinking that classical music is so much greater art than pop. I've always been annoyed by that. Matias Tellez

Being a classical musician I'm fascinated with how my colleagues, not just singers, but every musician finds ways to express something else or something new or the same ol', same ol' in classical music. I'm always in dialogue with other musicians at least orally, if I can't be with them and a lot of dead musicians as well. I've learned a lot from dead people on recordings. Thomas Hampson

I listen to mostly-classical music, but mostly by radio - I'm not an audiophile. Dennis Ritchie

I listen mostly to classical music. Alexandra Fuller

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure. Sydney J Harris

My faith is the only thing that never fails me. Hayley Williams

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

Education is not a problem. Education is an opportunity. Lyndon B Johnson

"Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow." Denis Waitley

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



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