Educational Quote #7 - Removing Obstacles

Educational Quote #7 – Removing Obstacles

April 11, 2012  |  Education Quotes  |  No Comments

It’s time for a new edition of our educational quotes series. Today, we will deal with a topic that is tremendously important for students. It’s about knowing what keeps you back and then remove those obstacles.

The following words were uttered by three time heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, regarded by many as not only the best boxer in history but the greatest athlete in sport’s history.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. – Muhammad Ali

We all have pebbles in our shoes, pebbles that hinder our progress and make it difficult for us to proceed. The ‘pebble’ differs between individual, for some its made up by laziness for others it all about procrastination. Whatever that pebble may be, you need to make sure to remove it and focus on the path ahead. An education is not something you acquire over a short amount of time, rather it is something that demands time & energy.

Instead of focusing on the scale of your education, focus instead of the little everyday obstacles that hinder you from achieving your academic dreams.

This is all for this weeks installment of education quotes. Stay tuned for some more inspirational quotes coming up.

This Weeks Quote #6

June 21, 2010  |  Education Quotes  |  No Comments

We haven’t done this in a while but lo and behold here it is. It’s time for yet another educational quote, this time from the mainland of Africa. Today we’ll take a look a proverb for change. Read More

This Weeks Quote #5

January 28, 2010  |  Education Quotes  |  3 Comments

It’s time again for another (hopefully) inspiring educational quote. Today, the quote comes from a clinical psychiatrist who studied, lectured, and wrote about the connections between neurobiology and psychoanalytical concept. Read More

This Weeks Quote #4

December 17, 2009  |  Education Quotes  |  No Comments

Education Quotes

It’s been a while and I feel it’s time to begin posting again. What better way to start the day than with a juicy quote. This weeks quote comes from a fellow by the name of Derek Bok, former president of Harvard University. Read More

Educational Quote #3

February 27, 2008  |  Education Quotes  |  7 Comments

Yes, you heard me right. It’s time for yet another installment of our Educational Quotes series. Today, I would like us to ponder this famous quote by an contemperary librarian at Yale.

“We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge”

– Rutherford Rogers

These words were said a few decades ago and they are even truer in this time and age. We now have access to loads and loads of information, the indexed web alone is estimated to contain 40 billion pages! Considering all of this, one has to ask the question; has this overflow of information really made us more knowledgeble?

I personally do not think so, as knowledge does not equal information. Do you agree to the above quote or do you disagree? Please share your comments below 🙂

Education Quote #2

September 7, 2007  |  Education Quotes  |  No Comments

Ready for some good old quotes and sayings on education? Regardless of your answer, I’m gonna give it to you anyway!

This is a famous education quote by G. Santayana who said:

“A child educated only at school is an uneducated child”

I can not but agree. It’s important to remember that universities and colleges only teach you “materialistic knowledge”. Even their philosophy and religion classes are often seen from a materialistic point of view.

In order to learn more about yourself and life, you have to understand that you can’t fix yourself on the institutional education that is available. So, do you agree? Are those children who are exclusively educated in school uneducated?

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Education Quote – Number 1

September 4, 2007  |  Education Quotes  |  No Comments

I thought I would start a new series today featuring different quotes on the subject of education. You don’t always need to say very much to get your point through.

With all the “Americans can’t use maps” discussion that we have been seeing these days I thought this quote by G. M. Trevelyan is somewhat relevant:

“Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.”

Very well put.