„I said I liked being half-educated; you were so much more surprised at everything when you were ignorant.“

—  Gerald Durrell, livro My Family and Other Animals

Fonte: My Family and Other Animals (1956)

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„If you are an ignorant man, you are acting wisely; but if you have had any education, you are behaving like a fool.“

—  Theophrastus ancient greek philosopher -371 - -287 a.C.

Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius; translation from C. D. Yonge (trans.), The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (London: H. G. Bohn, 1853), p. 196.
Said "when a man preserved a strict silence during the whole of a banquet".
Original: (el) Εἰ μὲν ἀμαθὴς εἶ, φρονίμως ποιεῖς, εἰ δὲ πεπαίδευσαι, ἀφρόνως.

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„Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.“

—  Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981

Quoted in "Books: The Great Gadfly", Time magazine, 8 October 1965 (review of The Age of Voltaire by Will and Ariel Durant)

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„On one occasion Aristotle was asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated: "As much," said he, "as the living are to the dead."“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

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„I expected too much of educators. I expected them to understand, in a sense, the sugar-coated concepts of LISP used in AI that were embodied in the Logo language. It was then that I learned that computers were built to make money, not minds.“

—  Gary Kildall Computer scientist and entrepreneur 1942 - 1994

Unpublished memoir Computer Connections, on the prevalence of BASIC in programming education; quoted in a eulogy http://www2.gol.com/users/joewein/eulogy.htm delivered by Tom Rolander

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„Translation: …for the teaching of this kind I will devote myself to translating what is said more fully by many authors, and especially those whom mother Greece educated, whilst the Latins were oppressed by lack,... of knowledge.“

—  Alfano I, Archbishop of Salerno Archbishop of Salerno 1015 - 1085

From the preface to his translation http://www.sal.tohoku.ac.jp/phil/DIDASCALIA/2CHBURNE.PDF of the Premnon phisicon of Nemesius.
Original: (la) ...ad doctrinam huiusmodi copiosius a perpluribus dicta auctoribus, et praecipue ab his quos mater educavit Graecia, Latinorum cogente penuria, . . . transferenda conferam

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„There were some schools, so called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond "readin', writin', and cipherin' " to the rule of three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did not know much.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

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Contexto: There were some schools, so called, but no qualification was ever required of a teacher beyond "readin', writin', and cipherin' " to the rule of three. If a straggler supposed to understand Latin happened to sojourn in the neighborhood, he was looked upon as a wizard. There was absolutely nothing to excite ambition for education. Of course, when I came of age I did not know much. Still, somehow, I could read, write, and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all. I have not been to school since. The little advance I now have upon this store of education, I have picked up from time to time under the pressure of necessity.

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„… if you must know, I am, of course, by education and by conviction, a Shiite Muslim. I am very much a man of faith.“

—  Reza Pahlavi Last crown prince of the former Imperial State of Iran 1960

As quoted by Deborah Solomon, New York Times: Questions for Reza Pahlavi http://www.rezapahlavi.org/details_article.php?article=379&page=4, The New York Times, June 26, 2009.
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