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EducationEducation - Importance
• The real safeguard of democracy is education. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
• “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela
• If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed, if in terms of 10 years, plant trees, and if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. – Confucius

Purpose of Education
• “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
• Give a man a fish; you will feed for a day; you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime - Chinese Proverb

How Education should be?
• “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” ― Plutarch
• “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle
Development• Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable and unethical – Sen
• Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancerous cell. – Edward Abbey, American author
• Development is the best contraceptive. – Dr Karan Singh (Health Minister 1975)
ScienceImportance of Science
• Science is the great antidote to the poison of superstition. – Adam Smith
• Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first, which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence. – Louis Pasteur

Universality of Science
• Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity. - Pasteur
• A scientist does not belong to any particular nation he belongs to the whole world. – Bhabha

Society’s Inability to Keep up with Science
• Science & Technology have revolutionized our lives, but memory, tradition & myth continue to shape our response. – Arthur Schlesinger – public intellectual
• The saddest aspect of life right now is that the science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov
• Our scientific power has outrun spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. – Dr. Martin Luther King
Capitalism viz. SocialismCapitalism
• It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. – Adam Smith

Socialism V/s Capitalism
• The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. – Winston Churchill
• Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable – Martin Luther King
• Good Socialism Beats Bad Capitalism; Good Capitalism beats Bad Socialism.