Monday, August 11, 2008

Quotable Quotes of Note about Education

For many of you, the time is fast approaching for the dawn of the school year. In honor of this momentous occasion, I will be posting some quotes about education and learning over the next several days. Enjoy the following quotes:

Nelson Mandela
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

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

Maria Mitchell
Study as if you were going to live forever; live as if you were going to die tomorrow.

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

Albert Einstein
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.

Anatole France
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards


Starr said...

I love those!! Especially the one by Albert Einstein! That's why I adore leaves room for discovery. No boring education around our house! Learning should be fun, don't ya think!?
Love you,

koinonia community said...

I agree 100%! Most of our creative minds through history did not receive a 'standard' education! They were not 'well rounded' individuals, but were given opportunities to develop their genius in areas for which they had a passion.