Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Leave the dude alone and he'll figure it out.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
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.
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Education beats the beauty and the youth.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
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 children are now working as if I did not exist.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.
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