Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
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.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
The thing I loved the most - and still love the most about teaching - is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
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.
Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.
There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
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.
What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
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