Friday Filosophy #2015-34

Since I believe in the power of education, professionally and developmentally, Friday Filosophy #2015-34 focuses on the topic of education.  The quotes at the close are my own: what I like to call “Sleeisms.”


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

Nelson Mandela


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey


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.


Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.



The only person who is educated is the one who has learning how to learn and change.

Carl Rogers


It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.



Man is what he reads.

Joseph Brodsky


Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for lifetime.



Education is wasted on the young.

Albert Schweitzer


Too many people think that their learning has ended when they leave school. That is in fact when their learning begins.



It is rather strange that education has become like the rest of society. The more money you have, the better the schools to which you can send your children.



Why do we constantly settle in life? We settle in our living conditions, we settle in our jobs, we settle in almost every aspect of our lives. Why don’t we take a different approach? Let’s strive more and settle less.



One of the many observations I have made over my years is that the more people know about a particular subject, the more open they are to learning even more. On the opposite side, the less people know about a particular subject the more stubborn they become that their opinions are right.



The time is now.