"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Gregory Bateson on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Gregory Bateson on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Gregory Bateson 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."Gregory Bateson 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."Gregory Bateson on Oscar Wilde
"All experience is subjective."
"Every move we make in fear of the next war in fact hastens it."
"We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future."
"It is, I claim, nonsense to say that it does not matter which individual man acted as the nucleus for the change. It is precisely this that makes history unpredictable into the future."
"In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not DNA."