The children are now working as if I did not exist.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
They know enough who know how to learn.
The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
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