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Alan K. Simpson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alan K. Simpson.

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug,
thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts,
in speech or on paper, some style.
- Alan K. Simpson

Related topics: Education

You were doing a sadistic little disservice to your country.
- Alan K. Simpson

He's a million rubber bands in his resilience.
- Alan K. Simpson

Any education that matters is liberal.
All the saving truths, all the healing graces that
distinguish a good education from a bad one or a full
education from a half empty one are contained in that word.
- Alan K. Simpson

 

The word liberal distinguishes whatever nourishes the
mind and spirit from the training which is merely practical
or professional or from the trivialities which are no training at all.
- Alan K. Simpson

There is no "slippery slope" toward loss of liberties,
only a long staircase where each step downward must
first be tolerated by the American people and their leaders.
- Alan K. Simpson

He has to do the heavy lifting and the windows and the wash,
and also protect the president.
- Alan K. Simpson

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If you have integrity, nothing else matters.
If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.
- Alan K. Simpson

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Children are educated by what the grown-up is
and not by his talk.
- Carl Jung

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

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

Every educated person is a future enemy.
- Martin Bormann

The man who reads nothing at all
is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
- Thomas Jefferson

I prefer the company of peasants because they have
not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
- Michel de Montaigne

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

Children have to be educated, but they have also to
be left to educate themselves.
- Ernest Dimnet

I know a lot of people think I'm dumb.
Well, at least I ain't no educated fool.
- Leon Spinks

We are not to give credit to the many,
who say that none ought to be educated but the free;
but rather to the philosophers,
who say that the well-educated alone are free.
- Epictetus

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -
that is being educated.
- Edith Hamilton

Only the educated are free.
- Epictetus

An educated people can be easily governed.
- Frederick The Great

An educated person is one who has learned that information
almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false,
misleading, fictitious, mendacious -
just dead wrong.
- Russell Baker

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

You get educated by traveling.
- Solange Knowles

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

To the extent that we are all educated and informed,
we will be more equipped to deal with the gut issues that tend to divide us.
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg

The educated differ from the uneducated
as much as the living from the dead.
- Aristotle

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

In the world today, a young lady who does not have
a college education just is not educated.
- Walter Annenberg

A human being is not attaining his full heights until he is educated.
- Horace Mann

I educated myself.
To me, school was boring.
- Van Morrison

For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated
people or people otherwise interested in reading,
do not read poetry.
- Paul Muldoon

Education begins at home and I applaud the parents
who recognize that they -
not someone else -
must take responsibility to assure that their children are well educated.
- Ernest Istook

You know, I don't think you need to be educated to be a great actor.
- Mark Rylance

People will pay more to be entertained than educated.
- Johnny Carson

We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.
But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
- Timothy Leary

As you grow up and get educated in the business,
you go from, 'I want to do movies' to 'I want to work.
In whatever.'
- Felicity Huffman

In Egypt today most people are concerned with getting bread to eat.
Only some of the educated understand how democracy works.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Universal literacy was a 20th-century goal.
Before then, reading and writing were skills largely confined to a small,
highly educated class of professional people.
- Hugh Mackay

My definition of an educated man is the fellow who
knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
- Charles Kettering

But then it hasn't really been a focus of our government
to make us an educated people.
- Maynard James Keenan

All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists
and dancers and singers and poets.
All that gets buried, basically through being educated,
or brainwashed.
- William Wiley

I'm just one of the kids, and all because the students
at Hamilton Heights High School listened to the facts,
educated their parents and themselves,
and believed in me.
- Ryan White

The difference between ignorant and educated people
is that the latter know more facts.
But that has nothing to do with whether they are stupid or intelligent.
- Neal Stephenson

I took three years off.
I differentiated myself from the industry.
Found my identity - sort of...
I haven't graduated yet.
I'm not legitimately educated yet, but maybe one day.
- Claire Danes

Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.
- George III

Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress,
because once you are truly educated,
you will not ask for power.
You will take it.
- John Henrik Clarke

The foundation for future prosperity is built on the
bedrock of good jobs and great schools.
We are building a strong foundation one job at a time
and one educated Texan at a time.
- Rick Perry

We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves,
whatever the cost.
We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to
educate ourselves as we need to be educated.
- Walter Lippmann

Young singers are much better educated musically,
much better informed, through discs and videos,
than I was.
- Placido Domingo

Witty inspirations are the proverbs of the educated.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger
of taking educated people seriously.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Higher education is confronting challenges,
like the economy is, about the need for a higher number
of more adequately trained,
more highly educated citizenry.
- Margaret Spellings

I really enjoy the people.
I find them to be better educated and wittier.
- Nicholas Lea

My idea of an educated person is one who can converse
on one subject for more than two minutes.
- Robert Millikan

But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it.
There are other issues - political issues,
gender issues - that people need to be educated about.
- Anita Hill

To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed,
but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably
to the transformative events of an engaged human life.
- Thomas More

Socrates' fame spread all over Greece,
and the most respected and educated men from all around came to him,
in order to enjoy his friendly company and instruction.
- Moses Mendelssohn

Think about it: Every educated person is not rich,
but almost every education person has a job and a way out of poverty.
So education is a fundamental solution to poverty.
- Kathleen Blanco

First of all it's usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries,
rarely men.
They are white.
They come from privileged backgrounds.
They are educated.
- Russell Banks

Skepticism: the mark and even the pose of the educated mind.
- John Dewey

We must encourage people to get educated,
to get tested, to get involved in the fight against AIDS.
- Gwen Moore

Democracy means government by the uneducated,
while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

One of the greatest problems of our time is that many
are schooled but few are educated.
- Thomas More

I always read all these books about the slaves.
My mother is very educated.
My father would talk to us like we were grown men.
We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
- Wynton Marsalis

I was educated at Bradfield College and Oxford,
where I graduated in 1939.
- Martin Ryle


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