Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
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.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
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.
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