Education Quotations

 

It is folly to attempt to educate children within a city. The first step must be to remove them out of it.—Journal,  25 July 1851
It is remarkable that no pains is taken to teach children to distinguish colors. I am myself uncertain about the names of many.—Journal, 28 January 1852
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.—Journal, 31 October 1850
Knowledge does not come to us by details but by lieferungs from the gods.—Journal, 7 July 1851
Many College text books which were a weariness & a stumbling block when studied I have since read a little in with pleasure & profit.—Journal, 19 February 1854
It is strange that men are in such a haste to get fame as teachers rather than knowledge as learners.—Journal, 11 March 1856
Who knows whence his education is to come!—The Correspondence of Henry David Thoreau
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.—Journal, 4 October 1859
It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.—Journal, 4 October 1859
Many college text-books, which were a weariness and a stumbling-block to me when studied, I have since read a little in with pleasure and profit.—Journal, 19 February 1854
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