As precious as knowledge itself is the learning. As precious as any reward is the earning.
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Studying in countries like China isn’t only about your prospects in the global marketplace. It’s not just about whether you can compete with your peers in other countries to make America stronger. It’s also about whether you can come together and work together with them to make our world stronger. It’s about the friendships you make, the bonds of trust you establish and the image of America that you project to the rest of the world.
The most crucial use of knowledge and education is to understand the importance of developing a good heart.
The function of this school is custodial. Its here to keep these kids off the streets until the girls are big enough to get pregnant and the boys are old enough to go out and hold up a gas station.
Any man can learn anything he will, but no man can teach except to those who want to learn. Education is preeminently a matter of quality, not amount.
… because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.
Women who are interested in pursuing bachelor’s and master’s degrees – especially in STEM fields – benefit from starting at a community college. They offer an affordable education, with flexible schedules and degrees close to home.
As a kid I had a hard time reading in school. I was the kid who would go one period a day to the class for kids with learning disabilities.
Perhaps because my father never got a college degree himself, he continued to view people who had one with a respect that bordered on awe. In most cases they didn’t deserve it. My father could run circles around most academics and he would have done very well in college, if he’d been able to go.
Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
That experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.