We hope that you’ve all had a relaxing summer that has prepared you  for the experiences and challenges of this upcoming school year. For our first “Quote of the Week” of the Fall 2013 semester, we thought we’d share a few quotes that embody the reason for being here at Pace University: Education!




“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela




“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

-John Dewey, American Philosopher, Psychologist and Education reformer






“The highest result of education is tolerance.”

— Optimism (1903) by Helen Keller, American deaf & blind  lecturer, writer, 1880-1968; Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1964



“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape,not from our own time-for we are bound by that–but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.”

-T.S. Eliot, writer, literary and social critic




“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities,

because in each  of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be

translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”

-John F. Kennedy



“Sit down and read. Educate yourself for the coming conflicts.”

-Mother Jones, Irish/American humanitarian, labor organizer,

1830-1930; Quoted in Ms. magazine (November 1981)