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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Quotes about learning and education

These quotes are a  reminder for teachers who want to enhance their teaching all the time.
  • The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.-- Joseph Campbell
  • Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire.-- W. B. Yeats
  • The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.-- Robert Maynard Hutchins
  • There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.-- Marva Collins
  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.-- Henry B. Adams
  • Information cannot replace education.-- Earl Kiole
  • We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.-- Anonymous
  • The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.-- Meladee McCarty
  • Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion.-- Unknown
  • Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.-- Aaron Bacall
  • Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.-- David M. Burns
  • A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.-- Linnaeus
  • A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.-- Henry Adams
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.-- Mark Twain
  • An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.-- Bill Bernbach
  • Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.-- Aristotle
  • It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.-- Alec Bourne
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.-- Aristotle
  • Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten-- B. F. Skinner
  • Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.-- Gail Godwin
  • Education is the best provision for old age.-- Aristotle
  • Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.-- Confucius
  • The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.-- Robert Buzzell
  • If I were asked ... to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of Americans ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.-- Alexis de Tocqueville
  • Children need models rather than critics.-- Joseph Joubert
  • The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.--Amos Bronson Alcott
  • It is the responsibility of every adult... to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone-- Marian Wright Edelman
  • Education is more than filling a child with facts. It starts with posing questions.-- D.T. Max
  • If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.-- Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • 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 may be engaged in.-- Abraham Lincoln
  • It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn.-- John Bradshaw
  • It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.--Linda Conway
  • It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.-- Albert Einstein
  • Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand… what he learns and the way he understands it.-- Soren Kierkegaard
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.-- Thumper's father (Bambi 1942)
  • A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him.-- James Baldwin
  • That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.-- Maria Callas
  • A word as to the education of the heart. We don't believe that this can be imparted through books; it can only be imparted through the loving touch of the teacher.-- Cesar Chavez
  • The highest result of education is tolerance.-- Helen Keller
More at: The Really Big List of Education Quotes & Links
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