Unfamiliar Quotations

Education and Knowledge

"I don't fully understand something unless I fail at it." - Kameron Hurley

 "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - oltaire

"An education can’t divorce you." -Gina Barreca 

"The university is a teaching hospital." - Sabah Randhawa

" "I don't fully understand something unless I fail at it." - Kameron Hurley

Are the investments in our children expensive?  Compared to what?' -WIlliam S. Woodside.

"I have a PhD in spelling."  - Tom Magliozzi

“This is hard for you because you think of the students as cuddly bunnies, but you can’t. You just have to drown the bunnies … put a Glock to their heads.” - Simon Newman, president of Mount St. Mary's University

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." -Sydney J. Harris

"Hard would it be for one mortal to tell all the names of these [rivers], but everyone knows the river he happens to live by." - Hesiod, ca. 700 B.C.

"There are known unknowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” - Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense

"Somewhere in the classroom is maybe one person who will learn this stuff if it kills him, and if it kills him enough he'll become a professor." -Joe Adamson

"My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating." -Ashley Brilliant


"Education that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding." -Ambrose Bierce

"I thought I had all the answers. It's a good thing I was writing in pencil." -Geof Morgan 

 "The proper goal of education is to get one confused about more interesting things." -Lorrie B. Potters 

“There’s more to superficiality than meets the eye.” - Margaret Maron

"Information doesn't want to be free. Information wants to be valuable." -Larry Wall

"Where fraternities are not allowed, communism flourishes." -Senator Barry Goldwater

"Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter." -Mark Twain

"Everybody knows more than anybody." -Lorrie B. Potters