Education QuotesMy parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Education should be the movement from darkness to light.
They say that we are better educated than our parents' generation. What they mean is that we go to school longer. It is not the same thing.
My parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'
Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
You can't have an island of excellence in a sea of indifference.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Every child deserves an equal opportunity to struggle.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.
You don’t have the moral right to hold one child back to make another child feel better.
Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
Anybody can play weird--that's easy. What's hard is to be simple. Making the simple complicated is commonplace--making the complicated simple, awesomely simple--that's creativity.
“You can never be overeducated.”
“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.”
“When you know better you do better.”
“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.”
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― St. Augustine of Hippo
“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”
“Kids don't remember as much what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.”
“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize the less I know.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
The whole object of education is...to enlighten the mind.
"You teach best what you most need to learn."
"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know."
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
One's work may be finished some day, but one's education never.
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.