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Looking for a few quotes

  1. Jul 6, 2005 #1

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    I'm seeking a few quotes on "what it means to be an educated person" for an assignment I'm working on for my writing class. I have found a ton of really good ones online, but the problem is that they only list the author and not the source (book, interview, speech, etc.) and the source can be pretty hard to track down. :frown: The objective is just to use them so create a sample annotated bibliography, so I have to seek out the full details.

    I thought I would ask you guys if you have any favorites you could share. I would greatly appreciate it if you have any suggestions.

    And if you know of a web site where I could find quotes with sources included that would be awesome, too!

    Thank you!!! :!!)
     
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    You could skim through the quotes in the Favorite quotes thread. A few of the mentors also have some good ones along those lines for their sigs.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2005 #3

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    OK, thanks, I'll try that. But I think it will still be hard to "source" them. For instance I found a great quote from Alvin Toeffler, and I was able to guess that it was from "Future Shock" because I read the book a hundred years ago, but getting absolute proof that he wrote it in that particular book took several hours of searching.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2005 #4

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    Google on - "speeches","being educated"

    For example - Speech by Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque delivered on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the 61st Period of Sessions of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland.

    But that is not a quote - the speaker did not quote someone.
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    Graduation speeches on Yahoo might help.

    http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/Graduation/Speeches/
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    Google on - "commencement speeches","being educated"

    Some commencement speech quote on-line
    http://home.comcast.net/~trevordodge/2005/06/transcript-dfwallace-kenyon.html
    transcript of David Foster Wallace's commencement address at Kenyon College last month (May 2005).

    Andy Rooney, Valedictory Address, University of Virginia, May 20, 2000
    http://www.virginia.edu/majorevents/speeches/00valspeech.html
    "Being educated is an end in itself, and it sets you apart from most of the people on the planet."
     
  6. Jul 6, 2005 #5

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    Thanks, 'nuc!! This is very helpful!!! Searching in commencement speeches is a great idea!
     
  7. Jul 6, 2005 #6
    Ah, looks like Astronuc has a better idea.
    Usually I am pretty good at tracking things down with Google but I could see where quotes might be more difficult.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2005 #7

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    For variety, you could also look in court cases and decisions regarding education. For instance, this is from the Brown v. Board of Education majority opinion:
    Maybe that's not quite what you're looking for- just an idea. You can search http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/index.html for cases regarding education. http://www.supremecourtus.gov/opinions/obtainopinions.pdf lists places to find Supreme Court opinions.
    I'll keep thinking. :smile:
     
  9. Jul 7, 2005 #8
    I could give some of my original creations :biggrin:
    How abt this one,
    "Stupidity perserveres through the ages of learning, GOD couldnt have made us humans any more complex"
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    -- AI
    P.S -> Dont hit me with torn slippers, new ones are preferred
     
  10. Jul 7, 2005 #9

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    I imagine these quotations books would include detailed sources:
    http://www.bartleby.com/66/
    http://www.bartleby.com/63/
    http://www.bartleby.com/100/
    They are also searchable. :smile: For instance, here's the first result from "education" search of http://www.bartleby.com/66/:
     
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  11. Jul 7, 2005 #10

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    oooh! Honestrosewater! Thank you - these are good finds. The Bartleby site actually gives the source!

    Tenali- thanks for your efforts but I probably better stick with sources my professor is familiar with. :biggrin:
     
  12. Jul 7, 2005 #11

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    Darn, you took my next suggestion! :grumpy: I was going to say some stuff on education and tell her to quote me. :rofl:
     
  13. Jul 8, 2005 #12

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    update: I was able to finish my assignment - so thanks a MILLION for your help! I could not have done it without your suggestions.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2005 #13

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