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.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
The whole object of education is...to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works.
Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.
A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.
Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
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.
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.
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.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
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