Famous Quotes

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

I have never let schooling interfere with my education. - Mark Twain

Childhood is not preparation for adulthood - it is a part of life. - AS Neill

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. - Oscar Wilde

Great spirits have always been violently oppressed by mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education. - Sir Walter Scott

I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas. - Agatha Christie

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education. - Bertrand Russell

School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need society as it is. - Ivan Illich

School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible. - EM Forster

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

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

I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me. - St Augustine

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

Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. - Plato

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

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

Those who know how to think need no teachers. - Mahatma Gandhi

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