It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character.
A teacher's failure to create an intellectually reflective, engagement for learning is not simply malpractice but it is immoral particularly for students who cannot withdraw.
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.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Teachers are reservoirs from which, through the process of education, students draw the water of life.
A teacher who is not dogmatic is simply a teacher who is not teaching.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.
It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
One man with courage is a majority.
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.
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