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    Thomas Henry Huxley
    “Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.”
    Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley - Volume 1

  • #2
    W. Edwards Deming
    “Learning is not cumpulsory... neither is survival.”
    W. Edwards Deming

  • #3
    “Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world, and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills.”
    Charles Platt

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #6
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #7
    Margaret Mead
    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
    Margaret Mead

  • #8
    Gordon B. Hinckley
    “There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.”
    Gordon B. Hinckley, Way to Be!: 9 Rules For Living the Good Life

  • #9
    Edith Hamilton
    “It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is to be educated."

    [Saturday Evening Post, September 27, 1958]”
    Edith Hamilton

  • #10
    Jeanette Winterson
    “What it means to be human is to bring up your children in safety, educate them, keep them healthy, teach them how to care for themselves and others, allow them to develop in their own way among adults who are sane and responsibile, who know the value of the world and not its economic potential. It means art, it means time, it means all the invisibles never counted by the GDP and the census figures. It means knowing that life has an inside as well as an outside. And I think it means love.”
    Jeanette Winterson, The Stone Gods

  • #11
    Mortimer J. Adler
    “....a good book can teach you about the world and about yourself. You learn more than how to read better; you also learn more about life. You become wiser. Not just more knowledgeable - books that provide nothing but information can produce that result. But wiser, in the sense that you are more deeply aware of the great and enduring truths of human life.”
    Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

  • #12
    “In the end, it's not what we keep our children from that will save them. It's what we put into them in the first place.”
    Marc Parent, Believing It All: Lessons I Learned from My Children

  • #13
    Jean Piaget
    “The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.”
    Jean Piaget

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