It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
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 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.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
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.
Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
[on education] It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know, and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it.
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