Quotes on Self Education

I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for ones self. George Washington Carver
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Education must have an end in view, for it is not an end in itself. Sybil Marshall
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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. Ken Robinson
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We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is something that we create for ourselves. Stephen Downes
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By the miracle of teaching, I can give you some of my ability, without losing any of it myself. Ashleigh Brilliant
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Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in. Leonardo Da Vinci
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Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves. Oscar Wilde
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Education is life itself. John Dewey
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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
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I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me. Saint Augustine
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Self-education is a continuing source of pleasure to me, for the more I know, the fuller my life is and the better I appreciate my own existence Isaac Asimov
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Therefore, teaching, talk and tale, however lucid or fascinating, effect nothing until self-activity be set up; that is, self-education is the only possible education; the rest is mere veneer laid on the surface of a child's nature. Charlotte Mason
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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
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There is no education but self-education. Charlotte Mason
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My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself. George Bernard Shaw
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Vitally important for a young man or woman is, first, to realize the value of education and then to cultivate earnestly, aggressively, ceaselessly, the habit of self-education. B C Forbes
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All education must be self-education. Robert Henri
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Wouldn't have no knowledge of wealth, without no knowledge of self. Nelly
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"Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep You have to go looking for them; they're not just lying around on the surface You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves" Ken Robinson
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We need to unlearn some of our respect for education, since it has undermined our respect for ourselves. Gloria Steinem
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Always educate yourself. Donovan Bailey
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You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety. Abraham Maslow
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What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers. Matina Horner
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Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing. John Adams
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Self-education only produces expressions of self. Robert Henri
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The assumption of all education is that learning will be directed toward constructive ends and I'm convinced that colleges should support students in their determination to be useful, self-sufficient, and productive. Ernest L. Boyer
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Education must prepare students to be independent, self-reliant human beings. But education, at its best, also must help students go beyond their private interests, gain a more integrative view of knowledge, and relate their learning to the realities of life. Ernest L. Boyer
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In classical understanding, education is the attempt to "lead out" from within the self a core of wisdom that has the power to resist falsehood and live in the light of truth, not by external norms but by reasoned and reflective self-determination. The inward teacher is the living core of our lives that is addressed and evoked by any education worthy of the name. Parker J. Palmer
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The Museum is not meant either for the wanderer to see by accident or for the pilgrim to see with awe. It is meant for the mere slave of a routine of self- education to stuff himself with every sort of incongruous intellectual food in one indigestible meal. Gilbert K Chesterton
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I will simply express my strong belief, that that point of self-education which consists in teaching the mind to resist its desires and inclinations, until they are proved to be right, is the most important of all, not only in things of natural philosophy, but in every department of dally life. Michael Faraday
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I still say the only education worth anything is self-education. Robert Frost
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Men, in teaching others, learn themselves. Thomas Lodge
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In my mind, the purpose of education is to enable human beings to develop to their full potential, intellectually and spiritually. That means that students have to be empowered to pursue self-knowledge and the skills that will help them be of service to their fellow human beings. Education should encourage people to develop their curiosity about life; above all, it should not trivialize either the students or their lives. Michael N. Nagler
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A form of self-delusion. Elbert Hubbard
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I think self-education is the greatest and best thing you could ever make. Tony Robbins
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Growth and mastery come only to those who vigorously self-direct. Initiating, creating, doing, reflecting, freely associating, enjoying privacy-these are precisely what the structures of schooling are set up to prevent, on one pretext or another. John Taylor Gatto
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Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. Ezra Pound
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It is in a way a mystery that, instead of demanding that their governments give primary attention to their own needs and aspirations, most of the citizens of big counties-those, that is, that have the status of being "powers" in the world-far from being self-centered or materialistic as they are commonly credited with being, the ordinary citizen and his elected representative all too often turn out to be romantics, ready and eager to sacrifice programs of health, education and welfare for the power and pride of the nation.... J William Fulbright
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The best and most important part of every man's education is that which he gives himself. Edward Gibbon
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All I have learned, I learned from books. Abraham Lincoln
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That which we do not call education is more precious than that which we call so. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education. Thomas Carlyle
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Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives. Jim Rohn
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I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. Agatha Christie
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Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality. Beatrix Potter
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When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. Ray Bradbury
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As far as the education of children is concerned I think they should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not shrewdness but frankness and a love of truth; not tact but love for one's neighbor and self-denial; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know. Natalia Ginzburg
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I used to be really insecure about my self-education. I'm definitely always learning. But there's many ways to learn. There are many, many ways to always be a learner. Maggie Grace
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I spent the 1960s and 1970s seeking myself - the working-class tradition of self-education. Ken Livingstone
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One of the main goals of self-education is to eradicate that vanity in us without which we would never have been educated. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
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Let every student enter the school with this advice. No matter how good the school is, his education is in his own hands. All education must be self education. Robert Henri
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The most elusive knowledge of all is self-knowledge and it is usually acquired laboriously through experience outside the classroom. Mirra Komarovsky
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With self-discipline, all things are possible Theodore Roosevelt
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Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance John Henrik Clarke
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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
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No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete. Gilbert K Chesterton
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An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. Anatole France
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I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on the planet is to encourage people to empower themselves. Oprah Winfrey
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We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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You are the guy who'll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss
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Willful ignorance and endless laws become the replacement for self-education and self-restraint, because ignorance and laws are easy. Holly Lisle
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Harris had the egotistical dogmatism of the self-made man who had painfully educated himself without contact with superior brains. Beatrice Webb
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It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein
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Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don't. Confucius
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Give me a fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself. Vilfredo Pareto
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Graduation day was a milestone in the most important journey of all - to the centre of oneself. Quentin Bryce
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Cafeteria-style education, combined with the unwillingness of our schools to place demands on students, has resulted in a steady diminishment of commonly shared information between generations and between young people themselves. Edward Hirsch
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The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people, and must be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves. John Adams
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It's not burn baby burn, but learn, baby, learn, so that you can earn, baby, earn. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He writes nothing whose writings are not read. Martial
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"Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow." Denis Waitley
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He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing. James Russell Lowell
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Education forms the common mind. Alexander Pope
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All the States but our own are sensible that knowlege is power. Thomas Jefferson
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School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is. Ivan Illich
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A good education is a stepping-stone to wealth. Helen Keller
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The good oxymoron, to define it by a self-illustration, must be a planned inadvertency. Wilson Follett
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In zazen, one is one's present self, what one was, and what one will be, all at once. Peter Matthiessen
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No one can self-actualize without self-actualizing those around them. Mark Victor Hansen
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Say yes to your self. Say no to your anti-self. Robert G Allen
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