"The very effect of the education they were given... was to make men think and, thinking, they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."John Grierson on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."John Grierson on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."John Grierson on Aristotle
"My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."John Grierson on Maya Angelou
"Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."John Grierson on Oscar Wilde
"My personal view is that such total planning by the state is an absolute good and not simply a relative good... I do not myself think of the attitude I take as deriving from Marx - though this undoubtedly will be suggested - but from Fichte and Hegel."
"Some of us learned in a school of philosophy which taught that all was for the common good and nothing for oneself and have never, in any case, regarded the pursuit of happiness as anything other than an aberration of the human spirit."
"Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society."
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