The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.— Jean Piaget
Cheerful Educated Women quotations
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.
Any young man, who makes dowry a condition to marriage, discredits his education and his country and dishonours womanhood.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.
Women should not be enlightened or educated in any way.
They should, in fact, be segregated as they are the cause of hideous and involuntary erections in holy men.
Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
The complete emancipation of women from the ties which held them back in the past, during the ages of despotism and ignorance, is a basic aim of the Party and the Revolution. Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.
We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men .
.. They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
I can promise you that women working together - linked, informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
Until we reach equality in education, we can't reach equality in the larger society.
Learning, while at school, that the charge for the education of girls was the same as that for boys, and that, when they became teachers, women received only half as much as men for their services, the injustice of this distinction was so apparent.
No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all.
Women in Africa, generally a lot needs to be done for women.
Women are not being educated, not only in Angola but my trip to Nigeria, one point I would make over and over again was that women need to be educated too.
You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.
One of the benefits of being a mature well-educated woman is that you're not afraid of expletives. And you have no fear to put a fool in his place. That's the power of language and experience. You can learn a lot from Shakespeare.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
Though we do need more women to graduate with technical degrees, I always like to remind women that you don't need to have science or technology degrees to build a career in tech.
A large part of the present anxiety to improve the education of girls and women is also due to the conviction that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.
A person like myself, born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia, to lower-middle-class parents. But I had the opportunity to get an education, to go and earn a commission in the United States Army, to serve for 22 years, to lead men and women in combat.
The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have.
I've concluded that genius is as common as dirt.
We suppress genius because we haven't yet figured out how to manage a population of educated men and women. The solution, I think, is simple and glorious. Let them manage themselves.
Feminism has fought no wars ... killed no opponents ... set up no concentration camps ... starved no enemies ... practiced no cruelty. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets ... for reforms in the law.
Healing comes from gathering wisdom from past actions and letting go of the pain that the education cost you.
Can a woman become a genius of the first class? Nobody can know unless women in general shall have equal opportunity with men in education, in vocational choice, and in social welcome of their best intellectual work for a number of generations.
We accepted education as the means to rise above the limitations that a prejudiced society endeavored to place upon us.
Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
I find, by close observation, that the mothers are the levers which move in education. The men talk about it . . . but the women work most for it.
Educated men and women, especially those who are in college, very often get the idea that religion is fit only for the common people. No young man or woman can make a greater error than this.
In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer.
To teach is to color a life forever.
It's hard for an educated woman to turn her head off.
That's part of the joy of being a submissive. None of the decisions are yours. When you can't refuse anything and can't even move, those voices in your head go silent. All you can do, and all you are permitted to do, is feel.
Women are the victims of war... as widows they've faced the trauma of being single parents and livelihoods of families are affected. A lot of gender-related problems come up in terms of health, education, domestic violence, etc.
Women have a better chance to secure freedom and protect themselves from violence, from abuse, from injustice, if they are well-educated and know their rights.
Education is not the learning of facts, it's rather the training of the mind to think.
Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong, for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority, and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
The most beautiful voice in the world is that of an educated Southern woman.
As more men become more educated and women get educated, the value system has to be more enhanced and the respect for human dignity and human life is made better.
Bhutto represents everything the fundamentalists hate - a powerful, highly-educated woman operating in a man's world, seemingly unafraid to voice her independent views and, indeed, seemingly unafraid of anything, including the very real possibility that one day someone might succeed in killing her because of who she is.
Marriage ... is still the imperfect institution it must remain while women continue to be ill-educated, passive, and subservient.