Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.
Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.
Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility.
Literacy is the tool we use as humans to find one another, so it must belong to everyone.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate.
Our species needs, and deserves, a citizenry with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.
Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever.
Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.
Literature is my Utopia
Nothing about it interested me. Or about anything else, except making up stories. If literacy weren't so nearly universal, God knows what I'd be. A drain on the State, I shouldn't wonder.
Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities.
When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.
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