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  • "The purpose of a university is to make students safe for ideas—not ideas safe for students."
    Clark Kerr (19112003), US educator
    Source: Quoted in Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (1999)
  • "Our schools must preserve and nurture the yearning for learning that everyone is born with."
    W. Edwards Deming (19001993), US consultant and author
    Source: Quoted in Woodbury Reports Archives (February 1998)
  • "I’d seen a lot of MBAs come down to the trading floors, and they were like sheep to the wolves … They think the world will function like this nice little model or equation and nothing’s further from the truth."
    Linda Bradford Raschke, US financial trader
    Source: Quoted in Women of the Street (Sue Herera, 1997)
  • "In the Middle Ages, the rich tried to buy immortality by building cathedrals. These days they set up business schools instead."
    Source: Economist (London) (July 20, 1996)
  • "I think I'd rather have an English major than an economics major."
    Michael Eisner (1942–), US former CEO and chairman of Disney
    Source: Speech (June 1994)
  • "The most important thing I would learn in school was that almost everything I would learn in school would be utterly useless."
    Joseph O'Connor (1963–), Irish journalist and novelist
    Source: The Secret World of the Irish Male (1994)
  • "It is the motto of the US universities that when a subject becomes totally obsolete, then a required course should be built around it."
    Peter F. Drucker (19092005), US management consultant and academic
    Source: Managing for the Future (1992)
  • "If Thomas Edison had gone to business school, we would all be reading by larger candles."
    Source: Quoted in What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School (Mark H. McCormack, 1984)
  • "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."
    B. F. Skinner (19041990), US psychologist
    Source: New Scientist (May 21, 1964)
  • "Real education must ultimately be limited to one who insists on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding."
    Ezra Pound (18851972), US poet, critic, editor, and translator
    Source: ABC of Reading (1960)
  • "An art can only be learned in the workshop of those who are winning their bread by it."
    Samuel Butler (18351902), British writer
    Source: Erewhon (1872)
  • "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
  • "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."
    G. K. Chesterton (18741936), British novelist, poet, and critic
    Source: Attributed

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