Best 201 Quotes & Tweets on Education

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1

“Artists” calling for censorship don’t know what art is. “Scientists” citing consensus don’t know what science is. “Teachers” indoctrinating students don’t know what teaching is. “Journalists” parroting propaganda don’t know what reporting is. Programming us all day long.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

2

If you need a degree to do it, it’s not going to make you wealthy.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

3

Schools aren’t about learning. Offices aren’t about working. Churches aren’t about praying. Restaurants aren’t about eating.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

4

Colleges have to convince students for the next year that a remote education is worth every bit as much as an in-person one, and then pivot back before students actually start believing it. It’s like only being able to sell your competitor’s product for a year.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

5

The ideal school would teach health, wealth, and happiness. It‘d be free, self-paced, and available to all. It‘d show opposing ideas and students would self-verify truth. No grades, no tests, no diplomas - just learning. Actually, you’re already here. Careful who you follow.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

6

University degrees are the new taxi medallions.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

7

The overeducated are worse off than the undereducated, having traded common sense for the illusion of knowledge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

8

Lasting novels don’t come from literature departments. Successful businesses don’t come from business schools. Scientific revolutions don’t come from research universities. Get your education, then get moving. Find the loners tinkering at the edge.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

The modern caste system is built around the university diploma.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

10

Education is broken. Here is what the future of education will look like: Teaching will become an extremely lucrative profession. Salaries will follow a power law. The best teachers will make millions of dollars per year and teach thousands of students per year.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

11

If the primary purpose of school was education, the Internet should obsolete it. But school is mainly about credentialing.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

12

Degrees are not useful. Skills are.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

13

College has never been more expensive, education has never been cheaper.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

14

My love of learning began once I stopped going to school

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

You’re an adult. The only person responsible for educating you is you.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

16

Things that matter that aren't taught in school + Outcomes over ego (change your mind, don't take things personally, etc) + If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. + seek wealth (assets that earn) + Not all leverage is financial

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

17

Given that the main function of universities these days is filtering and signaling, the best move is to get admitted to Stanford and then drop out.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

18

Teaching is more a way for the teacher to learn than for the student to learn.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

19

Education is necessary. School is not.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

20

The skills you really want can’t be taught, but they can be learned.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

21

Free education is abundant, all over the Internet. It's the desire to learn that's scarce.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

22

The smartest people I know are mostly self-educated.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

23

The best jobs are neither decreed nor degreed. They are creative expressions of continuous learners in free markets.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

24

Don’t sell, educate. Don’t network, make friends. Don’t try to grow your audience, create value for your existing audience.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

25

Your high school GPA only matters until you have a college degree. Your college degree matters until you get your first job. Your next thing should render everything else on your resume insignificant.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

26

The future of education. Some predictions: 1. Home schooling will be extremely common 2. The stigma around tutoring will disappear. 3. The best independent online teachers will make more than of $1 million per year. A billion dollar business will be built in each space.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

Academia and journalism used to be sources of scarce information. Post-Internet, they're mainly used to signal tribal affiliation & status.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

28

If you want to understand someone, figure out the narrative they tell themselves about themself. If you want to change your behaviour, change your narrative. If you want to change someone else’s behaviour, offer them a more compelling narrative they can tell themselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

29

The underlying issue with bootcamps charging $30,000 for a 9-month curriculum patched together from free online sources and delivered by inexperienced instructors is just how dystopian "the opportunity" really is. It's capitalizing on a failed state approach to higher education.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

30

Formal education will give you a career. Self-education will give you freedom.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

31

Childhood education is broken. Let kids be kids Give kids the space to follow their curiosities, discover their intellectual passions and learn on their own. They should be challenged, but never in danger.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

32

The state of online learning: 1) YouTube will eat the low-end of the market. 2) People will pay 5-15x more for live courses. 3) The three biggest competitive advantages are the personality of a creator, the warmth of the community, and the quality of the student experience.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

33

A school you pay to learn. A good job pays you to learn.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

34

Perhaps “smart” people are just a good fit for the few education systems we have. If we had thousands of different education systems, we might have 1000x more “smart” people.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

35

A Harvard acceptance letter is worth almost as much as a Harvard degree and costs 0% as much.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

36

No business school would ever teach a humor class, but being funny is more helpful than the majority of things you learn in an MBA

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

37

You can make a full-time living doing whatever you want, as long as you can create entertaining and educational content about it.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

38

The school system is a training ground for the jobs you don’t want to have

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

39

Don't confuse education with intelligence. Most schools serve to educate us just enough to believe what we've been taught and not enough to think for ourselves.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

40

All the smartest people I know have mastered the art of teaching themselves

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

41

Perhaps the myth that adults can't learn new skills is tied to the myth that education requires formal schooling.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

42

Here's a crazy idea for how to finance education: Taxes. We, as a society, pool our resources, educate people with no up-front charge, and fund the setup by taking a progressive percentage of everyone's income for life.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

43

In the future we’ll pay teachers, practitioners, and artists directly to learn, gain credibility, and build a network, instead of universities.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

44

Just because you’re good at school, doesn’t mean you’re good at learning

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

45

It's not about "educated" v "un-educated." It's about "likes to read" and "doesn't like to read."

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

46

Your GPA should never be the most interesting thing about you.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

47

If you want to learn writing, skip class and start a blog. If you want to learn marketing, skip class and build a business. If you want to learn psychology, skip class and spend a day in a casino. Reality is the world’s best classroom.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

48

Online education is growing fast. It's harder to sell a course than build one: The top online schools are run by people with the largest audiences, not necessarily the best teachers. But building an audience trains you to teach.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

49

Mathematics is the language of nature. Perhaps we can teach and learn it more easily as such.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

50

What doesn’t matter as a nonfiction writer: -Where you went to school -What you studied in school -What credentials you hold -How much experience you have What does matter as a nonfiction writer: 1) Writing something true, useful, and clear 2) Getting in front of more readers

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear