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Quotes About Formal Education

I lack formal education. So Im left with the feeling that Im smarter than everyone around me but that if I ever got around really smart people—people who went to universities and drank wine and spoke Latin—that theyd be bored as hell by me. Its a lonely way to go through life.
— Gillian Flynn —

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.

— Jim Rohn

The formal education of women was rarely considered important. Girls of good birth were taught domestic skills at home or in a convent, and rarely learned to read and write, for it was feared that if they did they would waste their talents writing love letters or reading romances that led to promiscuity.

— Alison Weir

Formal education makes you a living, self-education makes you a legend.

— Habeeb Akande

Formal education gets you a job, but self-education is what makes you rich!

— Jim Rohn

I began observing, making paintings of my surroundings, taking a vow of silence, listening, composing music, writing, and making time for formal education. Then I started telling stories.

— John Francis

But to this day - I'm very literate now, I love to read, I read constantly - words don't resonate the way they do to a person with a formal education. They're like a maze, a puzzle that has to be opened up.

— Lance Henriksen

I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language.

— Shakuntala Devi

The process of discovery (or innovation, or technological progress) itself depends on antifragile tinkering, aggressive risk bearing rather than formal education.

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb

My father had very little formal education.

— Daniel Berrigan

I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education. In order to appreciate cultures of another nation, one needs to go there, know the people and mingle with the culture of that country. One way to do that, if one is lucky enough, is to buy things from those cultures.

— David Rockefeller

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

— Albert Einstein

My dad was a composer and a musician, but he never finished high school. His formal education was rather minimal from the standards of today's college graduates and Ph.D.'s, but he had a deep interest in questions of science and questions of the universe.

— Brian Greene

I've never been a big believer in formal education.

— Megan Fox

I didn't get a high school diploma. I really didn't have much of an education, which left me open to educating myself throughout my life, without the limitations on intellectual curiosity a formal education can impose. I followed what interested me.

— Elayne Boosler

The spiritual kinship between Lincoln and Whitman was founded upon their Americanism, their essential Westernism. Whitman had grown up without much formal education; Lincoln had scarcely any education. One had become the notable poet of the day; one the orator of the Gettsyburg Address. It was inevitable that Whitman as a poet should turn with a feeling of kinship to Lincoln, and even without any association or contact feel that Lincoln was his.

— Edgar Lee Masters

The one quality which sets one man apart from another- the key which lifts one to every aspiration while others are caught up in the mire of mediocrity- is not talent, formal education, nor intellectual brightness - it is self-discipline. With self-discipline all things are possible. Without it, even the simplest goal can seem like the impossible dream.

— Theodore Roosevelt

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