On educating yourself …

Robert M. Pirsig in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintance

“The idea that the majority of students attend a university for an education independent of the degree and grades is a hypocrisy everyone is happier not to expose. Occasionally some students do arrive for an education but rote and mechanical nature of the institution soon converts them to a less idealic attitude”

“If you meet at dinner a man who has spent his life in educating himself — a rare type in our time … you rise from table richer, and conscious that a high ideal has for a moment touched and sanctified your days. But Oh! my dear Ernest, to sit next to a man who has spent his life in trying to educate others! What a dreadful experience that is!”
— Oscar Wilde

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school,”
– Albert Einstein

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
– Mark Twain

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.”
– Socrates

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
-Carl Rogers

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
— Isaac Asimov

“Just as eating against one’s will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.”
— Leonardo Da Vinci

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