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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. -- Nietzsche, The Dawn, 1881

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten. -- B.F. Skinner

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education. -- Wilson Mizner

Education is the answer to ignorance. Is ignorance the problem?

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The right way to do things is not to try to persuade people you're right but to challenge them to think it through for themselves. -- Noam Chomsky

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. --Thomas Jefferson

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. -- not Mark Twain

It is not reasonings that are wanted now; for there are books stuffed full of stoical reasonings. -- Epictetus, Of Courage, Chap. xxix

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. -- Bertrand Russell

There's no such thing as a dumb question.

First law of debate: Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.

When in doubt tell the truth. -- Mark Twain

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

It's great to be smart 'cause then you know stuff.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. -- Plutarch

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