Sunday, June 5, 2016

From the gentlemen

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” 
Oscar Wilde

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” 
Walter Cronkite

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.” 
Thomas Paine

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.” 
Frank Zappa

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” 
Nelson Mandela

“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” 
Walter Scott

“I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.” 
Ray Bradbury

“Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on.” 
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” 
Jim Rohn

“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.” 
Frank Zappa

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” 


  1. Wisdom to live by. "The mind once enlightened cannot again go dark." Payne // "Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace." Confucious // My favorites!