Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.
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.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
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.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
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 is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
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