The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
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 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.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Learning never exhausts the mind.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.
The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
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 good teacher makes the poor student good and the good student superior.
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
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