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Friday, December 30, 2011

Quotes About Education

"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

"To awaken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way
to teach easily and effectively."~ Tyron Edwards
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain
a thought without accepting it."~ Aristotle
"Man's mind, once stretched to a new idea, never regains
its original dimensions.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
"Spoon-feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but
the shape of the spoon."The Observer, Sayings of the Week, October 7, 1951
"When you appeal to the highest level of thinking, you get
the highest level of performance."~ Jack Stack
"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question."~ Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember.
I do and I understand."~ Confucius
"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."~ William Haley
"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men."~ Bill Beattie
"Too often we give children answers to remember instead
of problems to solve."~ Roger Lewin
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned
how to learn and change."~ Carl R. Rogers
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between
what you know and what you don't."~ Anatole France
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."~ Malcolm S. Forbes
"One can succeed at almost anything for he has enthusiasm."~ Charles Schwab
"Do not judge my intelligence by the answers I give,
but instead by the questions I ask."~ Mark McGranaghan
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."~ Victor Hugo
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."~ William Butler Yeats
"Only the educated are free."~ Epictetus
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."~ Robert Maynard Hutchins
"Do you think you can maintain discipline?" asked the Superintendent. "Of course I can," replied Stuart. "I'll make the work interesting and the discipline will take care of itself."~ E.B. White, Stuart Little
"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."~ Anatole France
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has."~ Margaret Meade
"The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done - men who are creative, inventive and discoverers."~ Jean Piaget

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