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Who said and what is the correct quotation that refers to people being educated, but not enough to think for themselves? It (I think) was someone's doctrine.

asked in Quotations, intelligence, education

wumpus answers:

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.

-- Robert Hutchins

Supplement from 12/23/2008 01:41pm:

I like this one too...

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
-- Confucius

Supplement from 12/23/2008 01:42pm:

And this one...

If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Supplement from 12/23/2008 01:42pm:

Yes, I found a site about quotes.

How about this one?

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.
-- Dan Quayle.

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