Quotes About Education

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“Our lives are mere flashes of light in an infinitely empty universe. In 12 years of education the most important lesson I have learned is that what we see as “normal” living is truly a travesty of our potential. In a society so governed by superficiality, appearances, and petty economics, dreams are more real than anything anything in the “real world”. Refuse normalcy. Beauty is everywhere, love is endless, and joy bleeds from our everyday existence. Embrace it. I love all of you, all my friends, family, and community. I am ceaselessly grateful from the bottom of my heart for everyone. The only thing I can ask of you is to stay free of materialism. Remember that every day contains a universe of potential; exhaust it. Live and love so immensely that when death comes there is nothing left for him to take. Wealth is love, music, sports, learning, family and freedom. Above all, stay gold.”
Dominic Owen Mallary

Mary Shelley
“...nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose...”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

William Glasser
“When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.”
William Glasser

Maria Montessori
“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
Maria Montessori

Alexandre Dumas
“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it”
Alexandre Dumas

“There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance.”

Bill Watterson
“You can present the material, but you can't make me care.”
Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

“A mind is like an umbrella - only useful when open.”
― A work colleague

Audre Lorde
“The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.

Audre Lorde

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's [children's] minds take in quickly what you say, learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully. Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Robert B. Parker
“Yeah. Floyd is his batman."
His what?"
Batman, like in the British army, each officer had a batman, a personal servant."
You spend too much time reading, Spenser. You know more stuff that don't make you money than anybody I know.”
Robert B. Parker, Mortal Stakes

A.S. Neill
“The function of a child is to live his/her own life, not the life that his/her anxious parents think he/she should live, nor a life according to the purpose of the educators who thinks they knows best”
A.S. Neill

Ray Bradbury
“The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

George Eliot
“Those who trust us educate us.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

Bell Hooks
“To be changed by ideas was pure pleasure. But to learn ideas that ran counter to values and beliefs learned at home was to place oneself at risk, to enter the danger zone. Home was the place where I was forced to conform to someone else’s image of who and what I should be. School was the place where I could forget that self and, through ideas, reinvent myself.”
Bell Hooks

Booker T. Washington
“The older I grow, the more I am convinced that there is no education which one can get from books and costly apparatus that is equal to that which can be gotten from contact with great men and women.”
Booker T. Washington

David Orr
“Were we to confront our creaturehood squarely, how would we propose to educate? The answer, I think is implied in the root of the word education, educe, which means "to draw out." What needs to be drawn out is our affinity for life. That affinity needs opportunities to grow and flourish, it needs to be validated, it needs to be instructed and disciplined, and it needs to be harnessed to the goal of building humane and sustainable societies. Education that builds on our affinity for life would lead to a kind of awakening of possibilities and potentials that lie dormant and unused in the industrial-utilitarian mind. Therefore the task of education, as Dave Forman stated, is to help us 'open our souls to love this glorious, luxuriant, animated, planet.' The good news is that our own nature will help us in the process if we let it.”
David Orr

Shannon Hale
“Throwing herself into learning helped Miri ignore the painful chill of solitude around her.”
Shannon Hale, Princess Academy

“I touch the future. I teach.”
― Christa McAuliffe

Pope Benedict XVI
“The aim of all Christian education, moreover, is to train the believer in an adult faith that can make him a "new creation", capable of bearing witness in his surroundings to the Christian hope that inspires him.”
Pope Benedict XVI, The Sacrament Of Charity: Sacramentum Caritatis

John Dewey
“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.”
John Dewey

C.S. Lewis
“In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.”
C.S. Lewis

“Twelve-year-olds are eager to turn everything into arguments but don't have the cognitive skills to win them.”
Linda Perlstein

Tom Brokaw
“You are educated. Your
certification is in your
degree. You may think of
it as the ticket to the good
life. Let me ask you to think of an
alternative. Think of it as your
ticket to change the world.”
Tom Brokaw

Ivan Illich
“School has become the world religion of a modernized proletariat, and makes futile promises of salvation to the poor of the technological age.”
Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

Jane Austen
“The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.”
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

Christine de Pizan
“Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.”
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

Norton Juster
“…it’s not just learning that’s important. It’s learning what to do with what you learn and learning why you learn things that matters.”
Norton Juster

Robert Maynard Hutchins
“Nobody can decide for himself whether he is going to be a human being. The only question open to him is whether he will be an ignorant undeveloped one or one who has sought to reach the highest point he is capable of attaining.”
Robert Maynard Hutchins, The Great Conversation: The Substance Of A Liberal Education

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