- Alumni are like the wake of a ship; they spread out and ultimately disappear, but not until they have made a few waves Anon
- Colleges are like old-age homes; except for the fact that more people die in colleges Bob Dylan
- Education begins, like charity, at home Susan Ferraro, New York Times/Hers, March 26, 1987
The charity comparison has been effectively linked with other subjects.
See Also: PATRIOTISM, PEACE, REFORM, SENSE
Sapirstein, a psychologist, used this simile to introduce a discussion about the educational impulse and its relationship to the educational process.
Johnson s simile referred to his view of Scottish education.
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet” [Aristophanes]
“Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave” [Lord Henry Brougham speech to the House of Commons]
“To live for a time close to great minds is the best education” [John Buchan Memory Hold the Door]
“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another” [G.K. Chesterton]
“‘Tis education forms the common mind,”
“Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined” [Alexander Pope Epistles to Several Persons]
“Education is something that tempers the young and consoles the old, gives wealth to the poor and adorns the rich” [Diogenes (The Cynic)]
“Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten” [B.F. Skinner Education in 1984]
“To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil’s soul” [Muriel Spark The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie]
“When you educate a man you educate an individual; when you educate a woman you educate a whole family” [Charles D. McIver]
“education: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding” [Ambrose Bierce The Devil’s Dictionary]
“Man is the only creature which must be educated” [Immanuel Kant]