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The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods. Such methods are designed to help average teachers approximate the performance of good teachers.

- M. Mead

 

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

- Robert Frost

 

Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher.

- Parker J. Palmer   

 

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

- Benjamin Franklin

 

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

- John Dewey   

 

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson   

 

Home is the place where boys and girls first learn how to limit their wishes, abide by rules, and consider the rights and needs of others.

- Sidonie Gruenberg   

 

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   

 

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.

- Marian Wright Edelman   

 

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

- Albert Einstein   

 

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is to be educated.

- Edith Hamilton   

 

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

- Daniel J. Boorstin   

 

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. - attributed in error

- Mark Twain

 

Remember that our nation's first great leaders were also our first great scholars.

- John F. Kennedy   

 

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

- Henry Brooks Adams   

 

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.

- Winston Churchill   

 

Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.

- Thomas Jefferson   

 

Education: a debt due from present to future generations.

- George Peabody   

 

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

- Beatrix Potter   

 

The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education

- John Dewey

 

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

- Abraham Lincoln

 

Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck.

- Buddha   

 

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

- H. G. Wells   

 

A Nation's best defense is an educated citizenry.

- Thomas Jefferson   

 

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.

-Aristotle

 

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.

- Jacques Barzun   

 

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. 

- Mark Twain