Education and the process of educating is a total integral, contextual situation which includes students, teachers, parents, administration and environment.
What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher...is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist."
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
The good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
No one can take it away from you.
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