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Learn

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.    Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, in full Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, (born November 30, 1874, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England—died January 24, 1965, London), British statesman, orator, and author who as prime minister (1940–45, 1951–55) rallied the British people during World War II and led his country from the brink of defeat to victory.

 

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Education

Sir George Savile

 

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught.   Sir George Savile, Lord Halifax

Savile was born in Savile House, London, the only son of Sir George Savile, 7th Baronet and Lady Savile (born Mary Pratt, later married to Charles Morton), of Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire and inherited his baronetcy on the death of his father in 1743. Savile was educated at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

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Books

Joesph Brodsky

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Joseph Brodsky

Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian American poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad in 1940, Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972, settling in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan. Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature “for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity”. He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991.

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Education

Education is what remains when we have forgotten all that we have been taught. Sir George Savile, Lord Halifax (1633-1695) English statesman, author