PHILOSOPHERS’ EDUCATIONAL QUOTES ARE EXPLICIT (PART TWO)

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Education as a concept does not lend itself to a precise definition. The Oxford Advanced Dictionary, education is the systematic training and instruction of people especially the young ones in schools and colleges.

It is also the training process involving acquiring knowledge and abilities. There are educational quotes by philosophers in the world. These quotes will benefit the learners, teachers and researchers, and all.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

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Question

Why education is the most powerful weapon to use to change the world?

Answer

It is the most powerful weapon used to change the world because education stands as the first step to everything. No matter what to do, without education, you cannot contribute meaningfully to this society.

It is the step of gaining knowledge and skills that make you be a man and make society a better place.

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever” – Mahatma Gandhi

Question

Why should we live as if to die tomorrow or learn to live forever?

Answer

The opportunity you have today to learn, do not misuse the opportunity because the opportunity may not be received tomorrow.

Learning attracts time; try to use your time for wider and deeper learning

“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity” – Dorothy Parker

Question

Why the cure for boredom is curiosity and there is no cure for curiosity?

Answer

You should not be surprised that as you begin to learn, you will love to learn more. As you discover new things, you will love to discover more. Learning becomes interesting and exciting when you love to learn.

“If You are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people” – Chinese Proverb

Question

Why should we educate people if we are planning for a lifetime?

Answer

Impacting people in another way may be short-lived and ephemeral. But if you want to live a legacy that will not be eroded in life, impact the education of the generation. Education impact and skill empowerment will live forever.

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer” – Albert Einstein

Question

Why you are not smart?

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Answer

Education is costly. Getting an education is not as easy as we think. The students go through experiences during their studies in the school. Irrespective of every challenge, you must not give up.

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself” – Chinese Proverb

Question

 Why should we enter by ourselves?

Answer

There are struggles in attaining educational qualifications. But you must still aspire more, even if you have attained the peak of professorship, you will still work yourself to get what you want.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Question

Why an investment in education pays the best interest?

Answer

You should know that education is expensive. You spend a lot of money and resources before you earn degrees.

But if you can invest in education, you will end up becoming richer, not only the financial improvement but also in mind richness too.

“The highest result of education is tolerance” – Hellen Keller

 Question

 Why is the highest result of education tolerance?

 Answer

 What you do or you encourage when you educate people is sound mind to tolerate differences and acceptance of all.

 It means creating a world that is very tolerant in any situation or community or society.

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” – B. B. King

 Question

 Why no one can take learning away from you?

 Answer

It is only education that stays long; it is a long-term investment. All time and energy you put in; all courage during challenges and forbearance and perseverance…will pay you off for the rest of your life no matter how long it takes

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another” – G.K. Chesterton

 Question

Why education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to a generation?

 Answer

Our society and education are interrelated. Education connects with history and culture, having to do with our generations.

Our achievements, accomplishments, and knowledge are gained from generation to generation in a lifetime.

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” – Sydney J. Harris

 Question

 Why the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows?

 Answer                                          

Education is not only to get wealthy. It is to gain experience through which it will open the windows for people to be thought leaders throughout history.

Education must be the weapon that will change the person from mediocre and be a man that will restructure the society.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” – Martin Luther King

Question

Why function of education is to teach one to think intensively and think critically?

 Answer

Education opens your eyes to see beyond the ordinary. It always develops critical thinking and unusual reasoning.

Education can make people distinguish between right and wrong, and learn how to proffer solutions to societal problems without delay.

Those who are educated will be thinking of bringing reform and transformations to the etc. When you are educated, you will discover that you are bringing differences to your community.

“When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world”- Shai Reshef

 Question

Why you can change the world when you educate many and change lives when you educate one person?

Answer

A person you educate is one life but many you educate are a union that can change the world.

 It is because one person has a limit and many people can go far to change the world. The society that will go far must be able to educate the people of that society.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”. – Malcolm X

Question

Why education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today?

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Answer

The future of someone determines by the kind of education he or she has. If someone is well educated, the life of the person will make a difference in the future compared to those who are not educated.

The life of an uneducated person is mostly bleak. Education prepares for tomorrow and the future.

“Change is the result of all true learning.” – Leo Buscaglia

Question

 Why change is the end of all true learning?

 Answer

Learning is something that must bring changes not destruction to our society. What true learning should do to us is how to make a positive change in our life, humanity, and society.

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”–  Benjamin Franklin

Question

Why an investment in knowledge pays the best interest?

Answer

What education and knowledge bring to your life is the best. It is best to invest in knowledge than in business because the knowledge you have will sustain the business.

 

 

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