Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
The more you read, the more things you will know.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
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.
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