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.



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