Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
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.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
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.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity - it is a prerequisite.
I know why the caged bird sings.
Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
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