Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
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.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
No one can take it away from you.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.