Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
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