There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion . . . It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
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A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness. – Susan Sontag
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss
I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it’s better than college. – Ray Bradbury
We are students of words: we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation-rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. – C.S. Lewis
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ~ Robert Frost