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Only the educated are free.
       - Epictetus Photo of children writing

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
       - Malcolm Forbes

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
       - Alec Bourne

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
       - Anatole France

Education means inspiring someone’s mind, not just filling their head.
- Katie Lusk

There are millions of children today who don’t attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country.
       - Azim Premji

Education is one of the few things a person is willing to pay for and not get.
       - William Lowe Bryan

Education … has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
       - G. M. Trevelyan British historian

The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.
     Photo of father with daughter reading on book  - Jean Piaget, Swiss cognitive psychologist

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
 - William Arthur Ward

I believe that it is better to learn from the diverse people around us than to try in vain to emulate them, better to be a teacher than a role model. As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
Michael Johnson

Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
       - Indian Proverb

No one is so poor as an ignorant person.
       - Hebrew Proverb

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.
       - Brigham Young

A teacher is better than two books.
       - German Proverb

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Original edition by Gary Hyink, Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett, interns, and Bill Blackman, the president. Most recent edition by Katie Lusk, Hearts & Minds intern
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