Quotes about Education
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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. -Joseph Joubert Thought precedes action as lightning does thunder. -Heinrich Heine He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery. -Samuel Smiles Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - Bill Eardley Never judge a day by the weather. Wisdom is organized life. - Kant The best things in life aren't things. Tell the truth- there's less to remember. Speak softly and wear a loud shirt. Goals are deceptive - the un-aimed arrow never misses. He who dies with the most toys--still dies Age is relative; when you're over the hill, you pick up speed. What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. Beauty is internal; looks mean nothing. No rain, no rainbow. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. - Emerson May you live in interesting times. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. - Chinese Proverb There are three ways to teach a child: First is example and second is by example and third is through example. - Albert Schweitzer He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. - Chinese Proverb Life is well spent when you develop a love of learning. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep. - Albert Einstein Hot lead can be almost as effective coming from a linotype as from a firearm. - John O'Hara No horse gets anywhere until it is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated disciplined. - Harry Everson Fosdick Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation. - Dr. Rob Gilbert The future belongs to those who prepare for it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson Everything in life is speaking in spite of its apparent silence. - Hazrat Inayat Khan If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people. - Asian Proverb What is to give light must endure burning. - Victor Frankl Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. - Franklin P. Jones Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner who works and brings it out. - Lady Marguerite Blessington Genius without education is like silver in the mine. - Ben Franklin Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. - Stella Adler
To teach is to learn twice. - Joseph Joubert The purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place to spend one's leisure. The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me. - Gandhi My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects. - Robert Maynard Hutchins Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much of life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. - Thoreau If you believe everything you read, you better not read. - Japanese Proverb Teachers Make a Difference. If you want children to excel, let them hear all the nice things you say about them to others. Educating the mind without educating the soul is no education at all. -Aristotle The art of teaching is the art of assisting in discovery. Books are food for the brain. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. - Emerson May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Edward Abbey A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. - Emerson In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. -Bertrand Russell If you want something really important to be done you must not merely satisfy the reason, you must move the heart also. -Gandhi God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest. -Swedish Proverb The Greatest of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." -Maria Montessori I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace. -Helen Keller Truth is not always popular, but it is always right. A man is not paid for having brains but for using them. Whoso neglects learning in his youth loses the past, and is dead for the future. - Euripides It is as impossible to translate poetry as it is to translate music. -Voltaire No one knows what he can do until he tries. If you don't run your own life, somebody else will. You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again. People become well-to-do by doing what they do well. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful Stuff out. -Ray Bradbury Without music life would be a mistake. - Nietzsche To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas Edison I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door. -Benjamin Jowett 'Tis education forms the common mind: Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined. - Alexander Pope