Making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that's fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams ... wouldn't just make us a more successful country - it would also make us a more fair and just one.
Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and its knowing how to use the information you get.
There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
"What greater gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?"
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard.
The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education... no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
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.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
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.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
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