Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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.
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 child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.
If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.
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.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
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.
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