Albert Einstein said, “It is essential that the student acquire an understanding of and a lively feeling for values.  He must acquire a vivid sense of the beautiful and of the morally good, otherwise he — with a specialized knowledge — more closely resembles a well-trained dog than a harmoniously developed person.”  Daniel Webster said, “Knowledge does not comprise all which is contained in the large term of education.  The feelings are to be disciplined, the passions are to be restrained, true and worthy motives are to be inspired, a profound religious feeling is to be instilled, and pure morality inculcated under all circumstances.  All this is comprised in education.”

James Truslow Adams says there are obviously two educations: One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.  In order to acquire both educations, three things are necessary: we need information, knowledge and wisdom.  We get information out of newspapers and magazines.  We acquire knowledge through good books, encyclopedias, lectures and seminars.  But these first two will not give us both educations.  If information and knowledge were the complete answer, every Ph.D. in America would be rich and happy, and every high school dropout would be broke and miserable. Obviously, this is not true. [read]


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