I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
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.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
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.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
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