» Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generatoradd quote of the day, random quotes or by topic (e.g. funny quotes) Quote DB :: Authors :: Ralph Waldo Emerson :: View Quote View Quote "We are shut up in schools and college recitation rooms for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bellyful of words and do not know a thing." - Copy to Clipboard -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Listed in: Education Add Quote To Your Quote List Rating: 3.8 Rate Quote 10 votes submitted Your Name: Friend's Email: Top 5 quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson "The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people." "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us." "Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto." "People only see what they are prepared to see." "I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." Top 5 quotes from Education "Learning has been [a] great loser by being shut up in colleges and cells and secluded from the world and good company." "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." "A man doesn't know what he knows until he knows what he doesn't know." "Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way." "The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge."