Nelson Mandela Page

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

- Nelson Mandela

Source/Notes: Speech at Madison Park High School, Boston, 23 June 1990
Robert Green Ingersoll Page

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Source/Notes: The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
Theodore Roosevelt Page

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

- Theodore Roosevelt

Source/Notes: As quoted in "Stepping Stones: The Complete Bible Narratives" (1941)
Calvin Coolidge Page

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

- Calvin Coolidge

Source/Notes: Attributed to him in the program of his memorial service (1933)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Page

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Source/Notes: The public papers and addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt: with a special introduction and explanatory notes by President Roosevelt (1941), p. 538, "A Message on Education for American Education Week, September 27 1938"


Charles Barkley Page

“Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.”

- Charles Barkley

Thomas Henry Huxley Page

“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.”

- Thomas Henry Huxley

Source/Notes: Select Works of Thomas H. Huxley (J. B. Alden, Publisher, 1886 ), p. 339
Malcolm X Page

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today.”

- Malcolm X

Source/Notes: Malcolm X's Speech at the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity (1964)
Plato Page

“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.”

- Plato

Source/Notes: The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett, Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 , p. 52, "Crito" - ISBN: 9780760762004
Charlotte Bronte Page

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones.”

- Charlotte Bronte

Source/Notes: Shirley (1849)


C. S. Lewis Page

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”

- C. S. Lewis

Frank Zappa Page

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”

- Frank Zappa

Julian Bond Page

“I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.”

- Julian Bond

Martin Luther King, Jr. Page

“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.

Aga Khan IV Page

“Pluralist societies are not accidents of history. They are a product of enlightened education and continuous investment by governments and all of civil society in recognizing and celebrating the diversity of the world's peoples.”

- Aga Khan IV

Source/Notes: Speech on Democratic Development, Pluralism and Civil Society delivered at the Nobel Institute - Oslo, Norway, April 7, 2005 (AKDN) - Pluralism


Aristotle Page

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

- Aristotle

Bertrand Russell Page

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

- Bertrand Russell

Source/Notes: The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell, Taylor & Francis, 2009, p. 270