“Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” —Zen Proverb
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a nation.” —Nelson Mandela
“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” —Chinese Proverb
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” —William Arthur Ward
“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” —Benjamin Franklin
“There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.” —James Truslow Adams
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” —William Butler Yeats
“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly.” —Arnold Edinborough
“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” —Abigail Adams
“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.” —James Dewar
“The mind is like the stomach. It is not how much you put into it that counts, but how much it digests.” —A.J. Nock
“The best thing parents can do for their children is to love each other.”
“If he is indeed wise, the teacher does not bid you enter the house of wisdom, but rather he leads you to the threshold of your own mind.” —Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.” —Nietzsche
“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” —Confucius
“If you think that education is expensive, try ignorance.” —Derek Botz
“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not remains a fools for life.” —Chinese proverb
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.” —Albert Einsten
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” —Plutarch
“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” —William James
“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love, but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward, nor tarries with yesterday.”
“When inquiry is suppressed by previous knowledge, or by the authority and experience of another, then learning becomes mere imitation, and imitation causes a human being to repeat what is learned without experiencing it.” —J. Krishnamurti
“Children need models rather than critics.”
“It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning.” —Claude Bernard
“The way to make learning a lesson a celebration, instead of a cause for regret, is to ask … How can I put this to use today?”