I haven't double-checked these to make sure they're right (and until a few minutes ago, I didn't even know who George Santayana
and George Herbert
were), but here are a few I like:
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Books are good enough in their way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning.
-George Herbert, 1640
My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Next to the right to life itself, the most fundamental of all human rights is the right to control our own minds and thoughts.