Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.
Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
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.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
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.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Anyone who stops learning is old — whether this happens at twenty or at eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable — regardless of physical capacity.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
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