Teaching Thoughts

 
Education is understanding relationships.   George Washington Carver

The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Albert Einstein

To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold,
herein lies the first task of the teacher.  Maria Montessori

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves
throughout their lives.  Robert Maynard Hutchins

Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most
are the things you will do best.   Marva Collins

Being able to help someone learn something is a talent.  Margaret Riel

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies,
can continue growing as we continue to live.  Mortimer Adler

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

Teaching, is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission.
Dr. Ralph Tyler

People seldom see the halting and painful steps at which the most insignificant success
is achieved.  Anne Sullivan

Knowing it and applying it are two different things.

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.  Haitian proverb

The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.  Mary McLeod Bethune

I know of nothing more inspiring than that of making discoveries for ones self.
George Washington Carver

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Derek Bok, President, Harvard University

I touch the future. I teach.  Christa McAuliffe

The greatest discoveries all start with the question "WHY?"  Dr. Robert D. Ballard

I see the mind of the five-year-old as a volcano with two vents:
destructiveness and creativeness. Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never,
ever get it out.  Cardinal Wolsey

Be quick to praise, slower to criticize.

Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.  Mark Twain

Education ... has produced a vast population able to read
but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.  G.M. Trevelyan

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality
of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others.  Grayson Kirk

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.  Socrates

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor
and attended to with diligence. Abigail Adams 1780

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.  Arthur C. Clarke

Teachers teach someone something, in that order.  Samuel M. Natale

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.  Herbert Spencer

The best way to predict the future is to create it.  Peter F. Drucker

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B. F. Skinner

Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.  Bob Talbert

It's amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do.

Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play.
Every individual makes a difference. Jane Goodall

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.
Willy Wonka in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

If you think you can do a thing, or think you can't do a thing; you're right.  Henry Ford

What is the greatest sign of success for a teacher...?  It is to be able to say "the children are now working as if I did not exist.   Maria Montessori

Rule #1: Don't sweat the small stuff.  Rule #2: It's all small stuff.  Dr. Michael Mantelli

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.  Eugene S. Wilson

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance,
or a stranger.  Franklin P. Jones

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable
to sit still in a room.  Blaise Pascal

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Is not every man a student, and do not all things exist for the student's behoof?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
Thomas Huxley

Our children need to be treated as human beings - exquisite,
complex and elegant in their diversity.  Lloyd Dennis

Play ... is a way of learning by trial and error to cope with the actual world. Lawrence Frank

We live and we learn. But, sadly, at different rates.  Alan Magid

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.  George Santayana

A teacher has to be a prophet who can look into the future and see the world of tomorrow into which the children of today must fit.  Anonymous

Look at everything as though you have never seen it before.  Paul Valery

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.  John Keats

Education is the art of making man ethical.  George Hegel

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.  Harold S. Hulbert

Man's mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

The greatest gift that you can give another person is your attention.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who
prepare for it today.  Malcolm X

Education must have an end in view, for it is not an end in itself.  Sybil Marshall

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they're not; it helps them to keep trying.  Merry Browne

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernor Sanders

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.  Winston Churchill

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
Amos Bronson Alcottl

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. Peter F. Drucker

One is always a long way from solving a problem until one actually has the answer.
Stephen Hawking

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

In the end, we will conserve only that which we love, we will love only that which we understand, and we will understand only that which we are taught.
African Conservaitonist Baba Dioum

People only see what they are prepared to see.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man
who can't read them.  Mark Twain

Thinking means connecting things and stops if they cannot be connected.  G.K. Chesterton

It is not enough to have a good mind, the main thing is to use it well.  Rene Descartes

The delights of self discovery are always available.  Gail Sheehy

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.  Plato

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

Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a flame.  Unknown

A Good teacher Explains ... A Superior teacher Demonstrates ... A GREAT teacher Inspires. Unknown

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi

There are really no mistakes on life -- only lessons.  Anonymous

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.
Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants
and the ability to satisfy them. Henry Steele Commager

Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands
and at whom it is aimed.  Joseph Stalin

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

The secret of education is respecting the pupil.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition
of continually asking questions. Bishop Mandell Creighton

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.  Robert E. Lee

The best educated human being is the one who understands most about the life
in which he is placed.  Helen Keller

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. Thomas Henry Huxley

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  Theodore Roosevelt

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.  Arthur Ashe

Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  Sydney J. Harris

Those who can, teach. Those who can't, do something far less important. Shirley Frye

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.  Alvin Toffler

Through education comes understanding.  Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.  John Cotton Dana

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 Francen

Education is not something which the teacher does ...it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.  Maria Montessori

The only way to be totally free is through education.   Jose Marti

All men by nature desire to know.  Aristotle

To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert

Words are tools which automatically carve concepts out of experience.  Julian S. Huxley

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge. Kahlil Gibran

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be
to set off that spark in one another. Kenny Ausubel

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.  Chinese Proverb

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
John Lubbock

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say,
"The children are now working as if I did not exist."  Maria Montessori

Obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too,
enter the mind of the child.  Anne Sullivan

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.  Jack Kinder

They know enough who know how to learn.  Henry Adams

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.  Anonymous

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.  Harvey S. Firestone

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author and Nobel Prize winner

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Albert Einstein

If learning is an act of exploration,
then technology equips the explorer for the journey of a lifetime ....

Ability is what you're capable of doing.  Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.  Lou Holtz

Technology: opening minds with a new set of keys.

True teaching is one that not teaches knowledge but stimulates children to gain it.
Jill Eggleton

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G.K. Chesterton

What greater gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?  Cicero

Adults are obsolete children.  Dr. Seuss

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 Feance

You can’t teach what you don’t understand.  Susan Kovalik

Children have more need of models than of critics.  Carolyn Coats

You cannot control children by yelling any more than you can control a car with its horn.

If you’re not having fun, you’re not being the best teacher you can be.

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
  Ignacio Estrada

 The highest result of education is tolerance.  Helen Keller

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.  Galileo

One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it,
you have no certainty until you try.  Sophocles

They are able because they think they are able.  Vergil

Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.   Mark Twain

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn.   John Lubbock

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.
Robert Frost

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and
thinking what nobody has thought. Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift
and not as a hard duty.  Albert Einstein

Education is nothing more, nor less, than learning to think!   Peter Facione

 Knowledge has an important property. When you give it away, you don't lose it.

The mind is like the stomach. It's not how much you put into it,
but how much it digests.  Albert Jay Nock

He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.   Danish Proverb

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool
may ask more than the wisest man can answer.  Charles Caleb Colton

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.  T. H. Huxley

If you want to see what children can do, you must stop giving them things.
Norman Douglas

 Correction does much, but encouragement does more.  Goethe

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.  Patricia Neal

Knowledge is of two kinds.  We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it.  Sam Johnson

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Japanese Proverb

Teaching is love made visible.

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.  Will Durant

 In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering,
the fourth practicing, the fifth -- teaching others.  Ibn Gabirol, philosopher c.1022

 The secret of education is respecting the pupil.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

 I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions
in which they can learn.  Albert Einstein

Education is not complete unless we teach our children not only how to read
and write but the difference between right and wrong.   President Bush

Education is not a form of entertainment,
but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives.

We live at the level of our language.  Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore.

All you have to do to educate a child is leave them alone and teach them to read.
The rest is brainwashing. Ellen Gilcristre

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.  Mark VanDoren

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

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.  James Thurber

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it.  Aristotle

Perhaps the greatest joy is learning how to motivate yourself.   Floyd Maxwell

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.   T. H. Huxley

Most students treat knowledge as a liquid to be swallowed rather than as a solid
to be chewed, and then wonder why it provides so little nourishment.   Sydney Harris

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education...
The human mind is our fundamental resource.   John F. Kennedy

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
Robert Green Ingersoll

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things--
the power to tell the good from  the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and
 to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.  Samuel Johnsons

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.  Chinese proverb

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning.
The quest quotient has always excited me more than the intelligence quotient.
Eugene S. Wilson

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.  Galileo

If there is one thing educators can agree on, it's this: children do better in school
when their parents get involved in their learning.   William J. Bennett

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.  Confucius

To get new knowledge requires new questions.  John Evanson

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn
is in great danger!  Confucius

The best teachers are those that show you where to look
but don't tell you what tosee.Alexandra K. Trenfor

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond;
cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.   Mark Twain

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.  John F. Kennedy

We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Be aware that young people have to be able to make their own mistakes,
and that times change.   Gina Shapira

No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, 
and no amount of exhortation or threats will bring it back.  John Holt

A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world,
as one which enables him to sustain a failure.   Bernard Iddings Bellk

The pupil who is never required to do what he cannot do,
never does what he can do.  John Stuart Mill

A teacher affects eternity; no one can tell where his influence stops.  Henry Adams

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.  Victor Hugo

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,
but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.  Alvin Toffler

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.  Chinese Proverb

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is
among elementary school youngsters than among college students.  Carl Sagan

Learn concepts, not methods.  A good mind devises its own methods.

Gold has a price, but learning is priceless.  Chinese Proverb

When one teaches, two learn. Robert Half

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be,
and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.  Goethe

One must be a student before one can be a teacher.  Chinese Proverb

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.  Frederick Douglass

Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes;
do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your  life.  Chinese Proverb

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.  It is the only thing.  Albert Schweitzer

Learning without thinking is labor lost; thinking without learning is dangerous.
Chinese Proverb

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.  Jacques Barzun

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H.G. Wells

Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you.  Richard Bach

Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere.  Chinese Proverb

You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think.  The Talmud

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music,
for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning.  Plato

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

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.  Thomas H. Huxley

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.  John Dewey

All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature.  Aristotle

The work can wait while you show the child the rainbow,
but the rainbow won't wait while you do  the work.   Patricia Clafford

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

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

What greater or better gift can we offer the republic
than to teach and instruct our youth.   Marcus T. Cicero

There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can
create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.   Warren Bennis

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

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.  Jean Piaget

When you wish to instruct, be brief; that men's minds take in quickly what you say,
learn its lesson, and retain it faithfully.  Every word that is unnecessary
only pours over the side of a brimming mind.  Cicero

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;
if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.   Chinese Proverb

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn
by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Clay P. Bedford

The job of an educator is to teach students to see the vitality in themselves.
Joseph Campbell

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindolls

They know enough who know how to learn.   Henry Brooks Adams

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool
may ask more than the wisest man can answer.   Charles Caleb Colton

Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.
C. B. Neblette

What you see depends on what you thought before you looked.  Eugene Taurman

Children want to learn to the degree that they are unable to distinguish learning from fun.
They  keep this attitude
until we adults convince them that learning is not fun.  Glenn Doman

The invention of I.Q. has done a great disservice to creativity in education.  Joel Hildebrand

Praise,like gold and diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity.  Samuel  Butler

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom,
while discouragement often nips it in the bud.
 Samuel  Butler

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

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

He who laughs most, learns best.  John Cleese

The aim of education should be to teach us how to think, rather than what to think.
To improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves,
rather than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.  
Bill Beattie

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.   Sir Francis Bacon

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.  Edward Everett

The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers,
but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.  
Anthony Jay

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

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Edith Ann [Lily Tomlin]

All things are difficult before they are easy.  Thomas Fuller

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.

A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Sometimes you have to be silent to be heard.  Stanislaw J. Lec.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain

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

It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.  L. Conway

The only reason I try to meet and know the parents better is because it helps me
to forgive their children. 
 
Life 3/7/65

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.Albert Einstein

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires. 
William Arthur Ward

The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.  Jean Piaget

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him
and let him know that you trust him. 
Booker T. Washington

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning
and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. 
Leo Buscaglia

Once you get people laughing, they're listening.  Herbert Gardner

When you make the finding yourself--even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light
--you will never forget it.
 Carl Sagan

There is no one way.  Tofu Roshi

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth
is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
 Carl Jung

I never learned as much in the classroom as I did staring out a window and imagining things.
Robert Redford

Tiny children want to learn to the degree that they are unable to distinguish learning from fun.
They keep this attitude until we adults convince them that learning is not fun.
Glenn Doman

I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learnt.   Patrick White

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
Mohandas Gandhi

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.  Leonardo da Vinci

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in. 
Rachel Carson

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

Knowledge is like money: To be of value it must circulate,
and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value. 
Louis L'Amour

Praise works with only three types of people: men, women and children.

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is,
and respect for what he may become. 
Louis Pasteur

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.  Sir Francis Bacon

Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it.  
Samuel Johnson

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

 Let early education be a sort of amusement,
you will then better be able to find out the natural bent of the child. 
Plato

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.  Woodrow Wilson

Learning without thought is labor lost. Confucius

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. Immanuel Kantt

 What you see depends on what you thought before you looked.  Eugene Taurmane

 Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.  Chuang-Tzu, philosopher

 Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

 It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning. Claude Bernard

Don't worry that children are never listening to you.
Worry that they are always watching you. 
Robert Fulghum

 All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity
to develop our talent.
 John F. Kennedy

 Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Pete Seeger

 The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
Marva Collins

 Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.  Chinese Proverb

The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity.

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 Franc

Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.  German Proverb

He who learns but does not think, is lost. He who thinks but does not learn, is in great danger.
Confucius

Nothing is overly hard if you divide it into small jobs.  Henry Ford

You cannot open a book without learning something.  Confucius

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

Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.  Rabbinical Saying

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.  Anatole France

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewiste

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.  Bruce Bartone

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.  Buckminster Fuller

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.  Walt Disney

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future.   The learned
usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.  
Eric Hoffer

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.  Albert Einstein

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.  Joseph Addison

All things are difficult before they are easy.  Thomas Fuller

Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say: I have made one human being,
at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day. 
Charles Kingsley

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.  Chinese Proverb

Tiny children want to learn to the degree that they are unable to distinguish learning from fun.
They keep this attitude until we adults convince them that learning is not fun.
Glenn Domanck

To get your ideas across use small words, big ideas, and short sentences.
John Henry Patterson

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

A teacher has two jobs; fill young minds with knowledge, yes, but more important,
give those minds a compass so that that knowledge doesn't go to waste. 
Mr. Holland's Opus

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon.  Anonymous

The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.
Meladee McCarty

Children want the same things we want.
To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted. 
Dr. Seuss

The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.
Marva Collins

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun.
You find the fun and SNAP, the job's a game! " 
Mary Poppins

Learning is the fountain of youth. No matter how old you are, You mustn't stop growing. TAO

Education is more than filling a child with facts. It starts with posing questions. D.T. Max

If I ran a school, I'd give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers,
for being good parrots. I'd give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes
and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.
 Buckminster Fuller

One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty
until you try. 
Sophocles

Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of the car is separate from the way the car is driven.
Edward De Bono

In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing,
they should also know why and how. 
Harry Wong

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.  Thomas Carruthers

The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn. 
John Lubbocky

What we learn to do, we learn by doing.  Thomas Jefferson

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want
and then advise them to do it. 
Harry S. Truman

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.   B.B. King

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.   Chinese Proverb

Inaction saps the vigor of the mind.  Leonardo da Vinci

It is not good enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.  Rene Descartes

Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach.  Albert Einstein

All things are difficult before they are easy.  John Norley

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington

Good teachers are the ones who can challenge young minds without losing their own.

There is no education like adversity.  Benjamin Disraeli

When schools flourish, all flourishes.  Martin Luther

Never help a child with a task that they feel they can complete themselves.  Maria Montessori

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.  Henri L. Bergson

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder,
he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it,
rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
  Rachel Carson

Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject
which we as a people may be engaged in. 
 Abraham Lincoln

The principal goal of education is to create people who are capable of doing new things,
not simply repeating what other generations have done. 
 Piaget

There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.  Thomas Jefferson

Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.   Amelia Earhart

Only the lesson which is enjoyed can be learned well.   Judah HaNasi, Talmud

Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject
which we as a people may be engaged in.   
Abraham Lincoln

Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.  Chinese Proverb

Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin

The greatest discoveries all start with the question, 'Why?'   Dr. Robert D. Ballard

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.  Albert Einstein

Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service and it must be thought of as a mission.
Dr. Ralph Tyler

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. R. D. Clyde

Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating. C. B. Neblettey

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.  Joseph Joubert

A school:  Building with four walls and tomorrow inside.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

"I cannot" never accomplished anything.  "I will try" has wrought wonders. J. Hawes

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were
to success when they gave up. 
Thomas Edison

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.  James Thurber

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.  Dorothy Parker

Recognition is the greatest motivator.  Gerard C. Eakedale

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced
that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
  Aristotle

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Beatrix Potter

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge,
then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness.
Carl Rogers

Every student can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way.  George Evans

Education is a process of living and not a preparation for future living. John Dewey

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind
as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning. 
Agnes Repplierg

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.  Aristotle

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon. Anonymous

The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.  Joseph Campbell

The wise teacher knows that 55 minutes of work plus 5 minutes laughter
are worth twice as much as 60 minutes of unvaried work. 
Gilbert Highet

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.  Joseph Addison

The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach. Meladee McCarty

It's okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn.
 John Bradshaw

To get your ideas across use small words, big ideas, and short sentences.
 John Henry Patterson

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.  Clay P. Bedford

Learning is not a spectator sport.  Anonymous

In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing,
they should also know why and how.  
Harry K. Wong

The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

You learn something every day if you pay attention.   Ray LeBlond

What we learn to do, we learn by doing.  Thomas Jefferson

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper
or your self confidence. 
Robert Frost

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.  John Wooden

Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.  Dennis P. Kimbro

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him
which he finds it hard to answer 
  Wellington Rollins

How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true
at 40 -- and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
Arthur C. Clarke

In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers
and the rest of us would have to settle for something less. 
Lee Iococca

If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Ignacio Estrada

To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.  Henri Frederic Amiel

The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody,
but be yourself all the time. 
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.  Albert Einstein

He who laughs most, learns best. John Cleese

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge,
and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
 George Bernard Shaw

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
Amos Bronson Alcott

There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.
Thomas Jefferson

We only think when we are confronted with a problem.  John Dewey

A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
Chinese Proverb

I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Edith Ann [Lily Tomlin]

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.  Buckminster Fuller

Children have more need of models than of critics.  Carolyn Coats

It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about thingsAnne Sullivan

If your absence won't make any difference, your presence won't either.

There is no substitute for hard work.  Thomas Edison

As a child lives today, he will live tomorrow.  John Dewey

I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go into the other room and read a book.
 Groucho Marx

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals.  Marie Curie

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 do know and what you don't.
It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know;
and it's knowing how to use the information you get. 
William Feather

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
Sir Winston Churchill

The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation.  Jack Nicklaus

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht

Knowledge is power, and enthusiasm pulls the switch. Steve Droke

I believe that education is all about being excited about something.
Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. 
Steve Irwin

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind
than in the one they where they sprang up. 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.  James Thurber

The key to everything is patience.
You get the chicken by hatching the egg -- not by smashing it. 
Arnold Glasow

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.  Horace Mann

Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do the listening. 
Larry King

The more we do, the more we can do.  William Hazlitt

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.  Pat Riley

Intelligence is almost useless to the person whose only quality it is.  Alexis Carrel

Not doing more than average is what keeps the average down.  William Winans

There are obviously two educations.  One should teach us how to make a living
and the other how to live. 
James Truslow Adams

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.  Albert Einstein

Sharing what you have is more important than what you have.  Albert M. Wells, Jr.

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Hebrew proverb

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.  Benjamin Franklin

No matter how good teaching may be,
each student must take the responsibility for his own education. 
John Carolus

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.  Albert Einstein

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. Franklin P. Jones

Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.  Dr. W. Edwards Deming

Still I am learning.  Michelangelo Buonarroti

It's good to remember that at any given time some people are not paying attention,
and all other times, no one is. 
Frederick Mosteller

Each person must live their life as a model for others.  Rosa Parks

The more you use your mind, the more you'll have to use.  George A. Dorsey

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. Sir William Osler

Activity is the only road to knowledge.  George Bernard Shaw

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  John Wooden

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

Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.
Alan Lakein

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.  Wilson Mizner

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.  Linus Pauling

Creativity: Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination,
a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil. 
Bernard Baruch

Games lubricate the body and the mind.  Benjamin Franklin

Curiosity is the clay from which all knowledge is formed.  Mark Evanier, "The Sage"

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor
ought to be to set off that spark in one another. 
Kenny Ausubel

Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.
Paul Goodman

On speaking: first, have something to say, second, say it,
third, stop when you have said it, and give it an accurate title. 
John Shaw Billings

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  Sydney J. Harris

They know enough who know how to learn.  Henry Adams

If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.  Marva Collins

The work will teach you how to do it.  Estonian proverb

All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?
Nicholas Johnson

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Tryon Edwards

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.  Thomas Edison

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation.  Chinese saying

The more you teach positive ideas to others, the better you learn them yourself.
Brian Tracy

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Mark Twain

Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set. Unknown

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do. Dale Carnegie

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.  Harvey S. Firestone

The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying,
but also forgetting and then remembering again. 
John Gray, American author

Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction.
Francis Picabia, painter and poet (1879 - 1953)

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil
are located in the same individual. 
Arthur Koestler

A person that learns from their mistakes is smart.
A person that learns from other people's mistakes is smarter.

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.

Praise is a powerful people-builder. Catch individuals doing something right.  Brian Tracy

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.  John Wooden

One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute.
William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943)

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michelangelo

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.  Mark Twain

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.
Winston Churchill

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.  Benjamin Franklin

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.

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. 
Ben Franklin

Using technology can either expand or limit your interaction with students.
It all depends on how you want to use it.

An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Charles F. Kettering

Man can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. Claude Bernard

Let early education be a sort of amusement.
You'll then be better able to find out the natural bent.
 Plato

To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas Edison

You can do anything with children if you only play with them. Otto von Bismarck

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.
Henry David Thoreau

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx

The mind grows by what it feeds on.  J.G. Holland

An education is like a crumbling building
that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions. 
Edith Wharton

The perfection of a clock is not to go fast, but to be accurate.  Luc de Clapiers (1715-1747)

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.  Confucius

Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Albert Einstein

Life is a great big canvas. Throw all the paint you can at it.  Danny Kaye

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success
is knowing how to get along with people.
 Theodore Roosevelt

Establishing lasting peace is the work of education.  Maria Montessori

Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lessons afterwards.

He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius (551-479 BC)

“Always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think."
Christopher Robin to Pooh


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