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Quotations about teaching and education

 

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869 -- 1948) Indian political and spiritual leader.

 
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes

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

 

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner 

 

Thought flows in terms of stories - stories about events, stories about people, and stories about intentions and achievements. The best teachers are the best story tellers. We learn in the form of stories.

Frank Smith

 

"Better than one thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher"
         
    Japanese Proverb

 

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."

-MARCEL PROUST

 

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.

Dean William R. Inge

 

It is not so important to know everything as to appreciate what we learn.

Hannah More

Let the soldier be abroad if he will, he can do nothing in this age. There is another personage,--a personage less imposing in the eyes of some, perhaps insignificant. The schoolmaster is abroad, and I trust to him, armed with his primer, against the soldier, in full military array.
Lord Henry Peter Brougham (Brougham and vaux)

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.

James Baldwin

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

 

Henry Steele Commager

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry B. Adams

In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.

 

Eric Hoffer

 

To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is educated.

Edith Hamilton

 

Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.

Abraham Flexner 

 

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

Bill Beattie

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

-- Groucho Marx 

 

 

"In times of change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."

Eric Hoffer

 

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre."
-Gail Godwin

 

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.

Ben Sweetland

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.

Edith Hamilton

 

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car;

but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

-- Theodore Roosevelt 

 

Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities--that's training or instruction--but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed...
To be educated, a person doesn't have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life...
One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated.

--Thomas Moore


 

 

 

 

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