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Quotations on Education

quote on education

Douglas Adams
A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.'

Franklin P. Adams
I find a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.

Anaxippus
First thing in the morning, you'll see me with books in my hands, doing research on my trade.

Aristotle

Aristotle
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Arthur Ashe
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

Isaac Asimov
People think of education as something they can finish.

Alexander Graham Bell
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

A.C. Benson
It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see, not perhaps the way out, but the way in.

Allan Bloom
Education in our times must try to find whatever there is in students that might yearn for completion, and to reconstruct the learning that would enable them autonomously to seek that completion.

Alec Bourne
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Rene Carayol
Mentoring is all about people -- it's about caring, about relationships and sensitivity.

Dale Carnegie
I really like reading books.

George Washington Carver
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

William Ellery Channing
It is chiefly through books that we enjoy the intercourse with superior minds ... In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thought, and pour their souls into ours.

Winston Churchill
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

R.D. Clyde
Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.

Benedict Cumberbatch
The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.

Angela Davis
Walls turned sideways are bridges.

Amelia Earhart
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Amelia Earhart
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.

Tryon Edwards
He that never changes his opinions never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.

Albert Einstein
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
The important thing is not to stop questioning.

George Eliot
Those who trust us educate us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.

Paul Erdos
My brain is open.

David L. Finn
The journey for an education starts with a childhood question.

Malcolm Forbes
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Anatole France
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

Anatole France
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.

Benjamin Franklin
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

Robert Frost
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

Margaret Fuller
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

Gail Godwin
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three fourths pure theatre.

Sir William Haley
Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

Robert Half
Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers.

Sydney Harris
The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.

Alison Headley
In terms of being late or not starting at all, then it's never too late.

Dr. John G. Hibben
Education is the ability to meet life's situations.

Peter J. Hilton
Mathematics should be fun.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.

Robert Ingersoll
We rise by lifting others.

Samuel Johnson
Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.

Anish Kapoor
All ideas grow out of other ideas.

Helen Keller
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

John F. Kennedy
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

Charles F. Kettering
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.

B.B. King
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.

Kathryn Lougheed
The ocean floor is home to a staggering 2.9 * 1029 single-celled organisms - that's 10 million trillion microbes for every human on the planet - but vast thought it is, this figure is only 8% of the previous estimate of 35.5 * 1029.

Michelangelo
I am still learning.

Damar Minyak
Explore, discover, meditate.

Richard Moss
The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.

Bill Moyers
When I learn something new - and it happens every day - I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.

Bharati Mukherjee
What was the duty of the teacher if not to inspire?

Kim E. Nebeuts
Teach to the problems, not to the text.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Education is not merely a means for earning a living or an instrument for the acquisition of wealth. It is an initiation into life of spirit, a training of the human soul in the pursuit of truth and the practice of virtue.

Amy Poehler
Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it.

Sylvia Porter
Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better.

Bob Proctor
It doesn't matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.

Christopher Reeve
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

Carl Rogers
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.

Bob Ross
The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.

Bob Ross
Anytime you learn, you gain.

Diana Ross
You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.

John Ruskin
The first condition of education is being able to put someone to wholesome and meaningful work.

William Shakespeare
Thought is free.

Chris Shiflett
Working hard is a skill you have to nurture!

Socrates
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

Steven Spielberg
My parents taught me how to listen to everybody before I made up my own mind. When you listen, you learn. You absorb like a sponge-and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.

Walter Tevis
I feel free and strong. If I were not a reader of books I could not feel this way.

Henry David Thoreau
I stand in awe of my body.

Sheila Tobias
There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet.

Leonardo da Vinci
Learning never exhausts the mind.

William Arthur Ward
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

Bill Watterson
Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

Simone Weil
The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.

Jassamyn West
Teaching is the royal road to learning.

Ruth K. Westheimer
A lesson taught with humor is a lesson retained.

Walt Whitman
Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.

William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

A.B. Yehoshua
The most difficult and complicated part of the writing process is the beginning.

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