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The Metropolitan on the Principles and Values of Education

"Education is all about one thing: knowledge should be true, related only to the truth, not to falsehood and lies. For true knowledge is the power of a man, and false [knowledge], based on lies, is true illness, mutilation, and misfortune for his whole life."

“Mankind is driven by ideas, and scholarly work provides the torch that illuminates the path of progress."

Thus, Sheptytsky pointed out the importance of education and awareness to his Greek-Catholic flock: "for to the higher layers of society, learning is a much greater power than wealth itself. A people that has scholars is acknowledged and honored among others, and people must reckon with it."