Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Theme Series: 16 Quotes on Education

Education has been, and is close to my heart as a retired teacher. For most people, there is always an opportunity for learning and teaching.

Here is a select list of quotes exploring the nature of education:

- In education there should be no class distinction. ~ Confucius

- Only the educated are free. ~ Epictetus

- A mind is a fire to be kindled, not a vessel to be filled. ~ Plutarch

- Education is the transmission of civilization. ~ Will and Ariel Durant

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

- The best thing for being to learn something. ~ T.H. White

- Nine tenths of education is encouragement. ~ Anatole France

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

Selected by quoteflections.

- The highest result of education is tolerance. ~ Helen Keller

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

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

- A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

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

- Education costs money, but then so does ignorance. ~ Claus Moser

- Education is the most important weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela

...Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilization, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every school. ~ Yehudi Menuhin

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