The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
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.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
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.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Education beats the beauty and the youth.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
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.
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."
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