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The world is only saved by the breath of the school children.
      - The Talmud

Every school-boy knows it.
      - Jeremy Taylor, On the real Presence
         (sec. V, 1),
        phrase attributed to Macaulay from his frequent use of it

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.
      - Sir William Temple

To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind,
  To breathe the enliv'ning spirit, and to fix
    The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
      - James Thomson (1)

The best education is to be had at a price, as well as the best broadcloth.
      - Anthony Trollope

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; the cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        Pudd'nhead Wilson (ch. 5)

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
      - Thorstein Veblen

Promote as an object of primary importance institutions for the general diffusion of knowledge. In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion, it should be enlightened.
      - George Washington

Bonaparte asked Mme. de Stael in what manner he could best promote the happiness of France. Her reply is full of political wisdom. She said, "Instruct the mothers of the French people."
      - Daniel Webster

Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the large term of education. The feelings are to be disciplined, the passions are to be restrained; true and worthy motives are to be inspired; a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated under all circumstances. All this is comprised in education.
      - Daniel Webster

On the diffusion of education among the people rest the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.
      - Daniel Webster

The greatest of all warriors that went to the siege of Troy had not the pre-eminence because Nature had given him strength and he carried the largest bow, because self-discipline had taught him how to bend it.
      - Daniel Webster

Any who says (with Mandeville in his treatise against charity schools), "If a horse knew as much as a man, I should not like to be his rider," ought to add, "If a man knew as little as a horse, I should not like to trust him to ride."
      - Archbishop Richard Whately

Unless the people can be kept in total darkness, it is the wisest way for the advocates of truth to give them full light.
      - Archbishop Richard Whately

A true teacher should penetrate to whatever is vital in his pupil, and develop that by the light and heat of his own intelligence.
      - Edwin Percy Whipple

No education deserves the name unless it develops thought, unless it pierces down to the mysterious spiritual principle of mind, and starts that into activity and growth.
      - Edwin Percy Whipple

Education which is not modern share the fate of all organic things which are kept too long.
      - Alfred North Whitehead

In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.
      - Alfred North Whitehead

Of an old tale which every schoolboy knows.
      - William Whitehead, The Roman Father

Still sits the school-house by the road,
  A ragged beggar sunning;
    Around it still the sumachs grow
      And blackberry vines are running.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier, In School Days

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

Education is the apprenticeship of life.
      - Robert Aris Willmott

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

Slavery is but half abolished, emancipation is but half completed, while millions of freeman with votes in their hands are left without education.
      - Robert Charles Winthrop, Yorktown Oration

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