What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert Maynard Hutchins
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.
A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Lily Tomlin as “Edith Ann”
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.
Donald D. Quinn
The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
Ralph W. Sockman
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Education aims to give you a boost up the ladder of knowledge. Too often, it just gives you a cramp on one of its rungs.
Martin H. Fischer
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
Attributed to both Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok
Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.
You can get all A’s and still flunk life.
The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Mandell Creighton
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Clay P. Bedford
Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Abbé Dimnet, Art of Thinking, 1928
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde, “The Critic as Artist,” 1890
All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
Martin H. Fischer
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Did you know America ranks the lowest in education but the highest in drug use? It’s nice to be number one, but we can fix that. All we need to do is start the war on education. If it’s anywhere near as successful as our war on drugs, in no time we’ll all be hooked on phonics.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
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.
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
When the student is ready, the master appears.
You learn something every day if you pay attention.
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
John W. Gardner
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Daniel J. Boorstin, Democracy and Its Discontents
I am what the librarians have made me with a little assistance from a professor of Greek and a few poets.
Bernard Keble Sandwell
Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.
Dana Stewart Scott
Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams
I am still learning.
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