Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
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.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
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 makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
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