"To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion."
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."Muriel Spark on Nelson Mandela
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."Muriel Spark on Albert Einstein
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."Muriel Spark 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."Muriel Spark 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."Muriel Spark on Oscar Wilde
"When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality."
"It is impossible to persuade a man who does not disagree, but smiles."