Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.
We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading.
A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.
It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Frederick Douglas taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.
Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.
The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
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