What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
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.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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