To me the sole hope of human salvation lies in teaching.
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man who instructs the rising generation?
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.
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
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.
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.
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.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
You teach best what you most need to learn.
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
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.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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