Teach a child how to think, not what to think.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
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.
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.
Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
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.
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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.
When a teacher calls a boy by his entire name, it means trouble.
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate 'apparently ordinary' people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
The true aim of every one who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions,but to kindle minds.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
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