A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
In America the schools have become too permissive, the kids now are controlling the schools, the tail is wagging the dog. We've got to make a change there and get it back to where the teachers have control of the classrooms.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
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.
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.
Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
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