4. “Education is Not the Filling of a Pail, but the Lighting of a Fire.” – William Butler Yeats
I personally feel that so many college students focus more on getting good grades than getting an actual education. GPA becomes more important than learning and retaining information, and that is such a shame. I miss the old days when school would inspire students to learn more and make a difference. This quote is one of my personal favorite quotes that explain the importance of education because it defines the purpose of education. It is not to get good grades and get a good job, it is to make you a better person with a thirst for more knowledge.