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Rank #1
2794 votes

Education is bitter but the fruit is sweet. 

- Agustin Marissa

Rank #2
2741 votes

To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. 

- Alan Greenspan

Rank #3
2689 votes

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit. 

- Aristippus

Rank #4
2815 votes

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. 

- B. F. Skinner

Rank #5
2687 votes

When the student is ready, the master appears. 

- Buddhist Proverb

Rank #6
2190 votes

The problem facing a comprehender is analogous to the problem that a detective faces when trying to solve a crime. In both cases there is a set of clues. 

- David E. Rumelhart, "Understanding Reading Comprehension"

Rank #7
207 votes

Education is a vaccine for violence. 

- Edward James Olmos

Rank #8
149 votes

What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education. 

- Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education

Rank #9
139 votes

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. 

- Jacob Bronowski

Rank #10
230 votes

To teach is to learn twice. 

- Joseph Joubert

Rank #11
137 votes

Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. 

- Kelly L. Briggs, "Reading in the Classroom" (2003)

Rank #12
110 votes

When separated, flour, salt, yeast and water do not posess the unique poperties of bread. 

- Lyndon W. Seaross and John E. Readence

Rank #13
92 votes

Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned. 

- Mark Twain

Rank #14
150 votes

To be successful in life what you need is education, not literacy and degrees. 

- Munshi Premchand

Rank #15
96 votes

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. 

- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Rank #16
93 votes

Too many of our children cannot read. Reading is the building block, and it must be the foundation for education reform. 

- President George W. Bush (2001)

Rank #17
166 votes

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. 

- Robert Frost

Rank #18
97 votes

Taking an interest in what students are thinking and doing is often as much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. 

- Robert Martin

Rank #19
104 votes

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure. 

- Sydney Harris

Rank #20
163 votes

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. 

- W. B. Yeats

Rank #21
121 votes

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. 

- Wendell Phillips

Rank #22
180 votes

Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. 

- Will Durant

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