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September 2002 Issue

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Quotes: On Education

Wise man thinking"Education seems to be in America the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little he can for his money."
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Max Forman

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"The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's time. "
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Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

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"Education: Being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it. "
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William Feather

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"The result of the educative process is capacity for further education."
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John Dewey (1859-1952)

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"The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done."
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Jean Piaget (1896-1980)

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"Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. "
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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95)

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