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“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” —W.E.B. DuBois

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” —Anatole France

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“A democratic form of government, a democratic way of life, presupposes free public education over a long period; it presupposes also an education for personal responsibility that too often is neglected.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.” —George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.” —Anonymous (Often falsely attributed to Mark Twain.)

“A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.” —Lao Tzu

“A society’s competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.” —Albert Einstein

“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” —Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the USA

“A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.” —John Ciardi, 1916-1986

“Admitting that it is the profession of our sex to teach, we perceive the mother to be first in point of precedence, in degree of power, in the faculty of teaching, and in the department allotted. For in point of precedence she is next to the Creator, in power over her pupil, limitless and without competitor.” —Lydia Howard Sigourney

“All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.” ―Walter Scott

“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” —John F. Kennedy

“All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” —Immanuel Kant

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” —Benjamin Franklin

“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” —Isaiah 54:13

“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” —Ecclesiastes 12:12

“And self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” —Issac Asimov

“And yet where in your history books is the tale/ of the genocide basic to this country’s birth?/ of the preachers who lied?/ how the bill of rights failed.” —Buffy Sainte-Marie

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” —Ephesians 6:4

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” –Albert Einstein

“Anyone who would attempt the task of felling a virgin forest with a penknife would probably feel the same paralysis of despair that the reformer feels when confronted with existing school systems.” —Ellen Key

“Anything that we have to learn to do we learn by the actual doing of it; People become builders by building and instrumentalists by playing instruments. Similarly, we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.” —Aristotle, Ethics

“Anything that we have to learn to do, we learn by the doing of it.” —Aristotle, Ethics

“As wives and mothers, as sisters and daughters, we are deeply responsible for the influence we have on the human race.” —Maria Weston Chapman

“As you teach, you learn.” —Jewish proverb

“Ask the right questions if you’re going to find the right answers.” —Vanessa Redgrave

“Asking kids to meet target on standardized tests is like making them meet a sales quota. Our kids are not commodities.” —K.L. Nielson

“Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” —Plato

“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.” —I Timothy 2:12

“Children have more need of models than critics.” —Joseph Joubert

“Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.” —W.E.B. DuBois

“College is one long vocabulary lesson.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“College isn’t the place to go for ideas.” —Helen Keller, 1880-1968

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” —John F. Kennedy

“Convert schools into places for teaching instead of recitation … If the system continues as it is, the name of teacher should be changed to lesson-hearer.” —Caroline Gilman

“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” —Mark Twain

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” —Aristotle

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” —Confucius

“Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.” —G. M. Trevelyan, 1876-1962, English Social History, 1942

“Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.” —Laurence J. Peter, 1919-1988

“Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.” —Norman Douglas

“Education is learning what you didn’t know you didn’t know.” —George Boas

“Education is not an affair of telling and being told, but an active and constructive process.” —John Dewey

“Education is not filling with a bucket but lighting a fire.” —William Butler Yeats

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” —Socrates

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

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein

“Education, television, the environment are all making us mediocre.” —J. Krishnamurti, Meeting Life: Writings and Talks on Finding Your Path Without Retreating from Society, p. 224

“Educational budget cuts should never cause the cutting of art, dance, drawing, or poetry classes because these constitute the education of value that persists.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Entire ignorance is not so terrible or extreme an evil, and is far from being the greatest of all; too much cleverness and too much learning, accompanied with ill bringing-up, are far more fatal.” —Plato, Protagoras

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” —Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist through the so-called process of education.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Experience is the best teacher.” —Roman proverb

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” —Julius Caesar

“Eyesight is a better witness than hearing.” —Heraclitus

“Figuring out how to think about the problem.” —Albert Einstein, in response to a question about what was most helpful in developing the theory of relativity

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” —Jim Rohn

“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.” —Gail Godwin

“He who neglects the arts when young has lost the past and is dead to the future.” —Sophocles, fragment

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” —Thomas A. Edison

“History teaches us that people have never learnt anything from history.” —Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“How do you convince the upcoming generation that education is the key to success when we are surrounded by poor graduates and rich criminals?” —Robert Mugabe

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” —Socrates

“I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher.” —Gertrude Stein

“I do not dislike teaching when the boys behave themselves.” —Helen Herron Taft

“I do think, as a general rule, that teachers talk too much! A book is a very good institution!–Maria Mitchell

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” —Mark Twain, 1835-1910

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” —Albert Einstein

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” —Confucius

“I know the force women can exert in directing the course of events.” —Helen Gahagan Douglas

“I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.” —Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592

“I still say the only education worth anything is self-education. All the rest consists of schoolwork, textbooks, training, aids to help distinguish one fact from another without helping us to tell true values from false.” —Robert Frost

“I tell you and you forget. I show you and you remember. I involve you and you understand.” —Eric Butterworth

“I think schools, as they are now regulated, the hot-beds of vice and folly, and the knowledge of human nature supposedly attained there, merely cunning selfishness.” —Mary Wollstonecraft

“If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.” —R. [Richard] Buckminster Fuller

“If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge.” —Chung Tzu

“In our defense of biology and its mystique, we are blind to the dangers of power. Women as the guardians of children possess great power. They are the molders of their children’s personalities and the arbiters of their development.” —Ann Oakley

“In school, we’re rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question.” —Richard Saul Wurman

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” —Mark Twain, 1835-1910

“In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” —Eric Hoffer

“Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.” —François Marie Arouet Voltaire

“It is better to play than to do nothing.” —Confucius

“It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.” —Epictetus

“It is not a matter of teaching children how to control their emotions. It is rather a matter of teaching people philosophies of living different from the negative philosophies which now produce disordered emotions, and, through teaching these different philosophies, to help them change rather than to control their feelings.” —Albert Ellis

“It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” —Alec Bourne

“It is quite clear then, that a free curiosity has more power to make us learn these things than a terrifying obligation.” —St. Augustine

“It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.” —Claude Bernard

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” —Oscar Wilde

“It isn’t a coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state’s goodness and its concern for our well-being. The real explanation is less flattering. If the government’s propaganda can take root as children grow up, those kids will be no threat to the state apparatus. They’ll fasten the chains to their own ankles.” —Lew Rockwell

“It shouldn’t matter how slowly some children learn as long as we are encouraging them not to stop.” —Robert John Meehan

“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” —Voltaire

“Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.” —Martin Fischer

“Knowledge is an addiction, as drink; knowledge does not bring understanding. Knowledge can be taught, but not wisdom; there must be freedom from knowledge for the coming of wisdom.” —J. Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, First Series, p. 169

“Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is a waste.” —Confucius

“Lessons, however, that enter the soul against its will never grow roots and will never be preserved inside it.” —Plato, The Republic

“Lessons learned from experience are the most lasting.” —Roman proverb

“Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.” —Letty Cottin Pogrebin

“Love of knowledge leads to faultfinding.” —Chung Tzu

“Man is never so authentically himself as when at play.” —Friedrich von Schiller, 1759-1805

“Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education.” —Bertrand Russell paraphrasing Helvetius in History of Western Philosophy

“Most of the teachers have but one object, viz. to draw their salary. I do not think that a teacher should have no salary. But I think they should earn it first and then think of it.” —Sarah Winnemucca

“Much knowledge will corrupt the heart,/When partly understood,/And so the people grow too smart,/But neither wise nor good.” —Lao Tzu from Tao of Lao Tsze, p. 66

“Much learning does not teach a man to have intelligence.” —Heraclitus

“Never memorize something that you can look up.” —Albert Einstein

“Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.” —Anatole France

“Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” —Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900

“Nothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind.” —Woody Allen, Manhattan

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” —Albert Einstein

“One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.” —Knute Rockne

“Our first teacher is our own heart.” —Cheyenne Indian saying

“Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education.” —Aristotle, Politics

“Part of teaching is helping students learn how to tolerate ambiguity, consider possibilities, and ask questions that are unanswerable.” —Sara Lawrence Lightfoot

“People have become educated, but have not yet become human.” —Abdul Sattar Edhi

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” —Dale Carnegie

“Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.” —Gandhi

“Persons of genius are, ex vi termini, more individual than any other people—less capable, consequently, of fitting themselves, without hurtful compression, into any of the small number of moulds which society provides in order to save its members the trouble of forming their character.” ―John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

“Reading ten thousand books is less than journeying ten thousand miles.” —Chinese proverb

“REBT helps people gain unconditional self-acceptance and to believe that they are okay or are good just because they exist and had better be taught to all children in the course of their schooling, from early childhood onward.” —Albert Ellis

“Restrained by custom, and the ridiculous prejudices of the world, we go with the crowd, and it is late in life before we dare to think.” —Frances Brooke

“School are what over a million children in the USA are being kept out of in favor of home-schooling.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is prison for the young.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is the place where the propaganda of your society is instilled into you.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is what needs to be a whole-brain experience, but what is only a left-brained experience.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where all parents are obligated to find out what the hidden curriculum is, e.g., politically correct principles.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where drills and petty skills replace learning and understanding.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where female ways of understanding and learning dominate as female instructors dominate—all of which results in males being turned off to school and being seen as a problem needing drug solutions by female teachers.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where knowledge passes for intelligence.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where life skills are ignored in favor of memorizing false histories.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where parents can dump their children cheaper than at daycare.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where problem-solving is not taught except in the most limited sense.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where questioning either makes you look like a fool or a rebel instead of an intelligent tester.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where teachers ask questions that only they can have the correct answer for in order to boost their petty egos.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where test performance is more important than understanding.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where the teachers must have seen the movie Fahrenheit 451 and believed it to be a prophecy since they are focused on memorizing rather than understanding.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where they are always behind the times, e.g., computer science is not yet a core course.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where they are still trying to turn people into talking books despite the fact that we can now all own books and look up facts for ourselves.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where they love voodoo emotions so never teach against them.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where they reinforce the self-esteem trap.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where they ruin the most fun thing in the world after creativity, learning, by making it just another ego trip, just another way to rate yourself and others.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where thinking is despised in favor of memorizing lies and silly facts.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where thought is to be constricted, carved, channeled, and controlled—never set free.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where we can keep out prayer but not violence or guns.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where we send our children to have women complete the destruction begun by their mother.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you are brainwashed into believing what your government finds it convenient for you to believe, e.g., in the USA the historical atrocities committed against the Native Americans, the Mexicans, and the Philipinos are at best glanced over in USA history classes.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you are taught anything but ‘how’ to think.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you are trained to put up with nonsense so that you might fit into society and the work world.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you go to get a piece of paper to prove you can do what you have never done.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you go to get a piece of paper to prove you can do what no one will believe you can do otherwise.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you learn that a career is boring and just a way to make money.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you learn that work is not fun.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you learn to choose easy tasks so you can perform better.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you learn to hate learning.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where you should learn how to locate, verify, sort, correlate, compare, process, analyze, and test information for its reliability and validity–but where you are only force-fed false facts.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“School is where your creativity and individuality is stifled in the name of the common good.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Schooling is what happens inside the walls of the school, some of which is educational. Education happens everywhere, and it happens from the moment a child is born–and some people say before–until a person dies.” —Sara Lawrence Lightfoot

“Schools are what are run by bribes (positive reinforcement) and threats (natural consequences).” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Schools could be great if teachers were taught to be great coaches instead of drill instructors.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Schools is where the Socratic method of inquiry is unknown.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Skepticism is as much the result of knowledge, as knowledge is of skepticism. To be content with what we at present know, is, for the most part, to shut our ears against conviction; since, from the very gradual character of our education, we must continually forget, and emancipate ourselves from, knowledge previously acquired; we must set aside old notions and embrace fresh ones; and, as we learn, we must be daily unlearning something which it has cost us no small labour and anxiety to acquire.”―Homer, The Iliad

“Skilled labor teaches something not to be found in books or in colleges.” —Harriet Robinson

“Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.” —George Francis Train (falsely attributed to Plato)

“Teach your children to put God first and to soothe themselves and you are a successful parent.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Teaching is more difficult than learning because what teaching calls for is this: to let learn. The real teacher, in fact, lets nothing else be learned than learning. His conduct, therefore, often produces the impression that we properly learn nothing from him, if by ‘learning’ we now suddenly understand merely the procurement of useful information.” —Martin Heidegger, 1889-1976, German philosopher

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Tell me, I’ll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me and I’ll understand.” —Chinese proverb

“That which we are, we shall teach, not voluntarily, but involuntarily. Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened. Character teaches over our head.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.” —Russell Green

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” —B.B. King

“The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but not what to see.” —Alexandra K. Trenfor

“The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.” —G. K. Chesterton

“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” —Plato

“The doer alone learneth.” —Friedrich Nietzsche

“The fact that education has become known as a ‘woman’s field’ stems at least in part from the identification of childcare and child-rearing as woman’s work.” —Carol Polowy

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The fundamental upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.” —Arthur Schopenhauer

“The greatest danger of traditional education is that learning may remain purely verbal.” —Mirra Komarovsky

“The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” —Eric Hoffer

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” —Alvin Toffler

“The learning of many things teacheth not understanding.” —Heraclitus

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. “ —William Arthur Ward

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.” —Voltaire

“The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” —Plato, 427 BC-347 BC

“The most elusive knowledge of all is self-knowledge and it is usually acquired laboriously through experience outside the classroom.” —Mirra Komarovsky

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” —Aristotle

“The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.” —Bishop Mandell Creighton

“The only function of a school is to make self-education easier; failing that, it does nothing.” —Issac Asimov

“The only real ill-doing is the deprivation of knowledge.” —Plato, Protagoras

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” —Albert Einstein

“The Pedant despises the most elaborate Undertaking, unless it appears in the World with Greek and Latin Motto’s; a Man that would please him, must pore an Age over musty Authors, until his Brains are as worm-eaten as the Books he reads, and his Conversation fit for nobody else.” —Mary Davys

“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” —Abraham Lincoln

“The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.” —Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, Out of My Later Years

“The power of rulers as against the human beings whose beliefs and aspirations they seek to control by scientific propaganda, especially education.” —Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy

“The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” —Thomas Sowell

“The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” —Sydney D. Harris

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” —Aristotle

“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” —Maximilien Robespierre

“The trained mind is a rich mind.” —Robert Kiyosaki

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards; and curiosity itself can be vivid and wholesome only in proportion as the mind is contented and happy.” —Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

“There are three questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: is it right or wrong? is it true or false? is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought to help us to answer these questions.” —John Lubbock

“There is no influence so powerful as that of the mother, but next in rank in efficacy is that of the schoolmaster.” —Sarah Josepha Hale

“There is, on the whole, nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school. To begin with, it is a prison. But it is in some respects more cruel than a prison.” —George Bernard Shaw

“They are called finishing-schools and the name tells accurately what they are. They finish everything.” —Olive Schreiner

“Those who pursue an education but stop short of studying philosophy are like the suitors of Penelope; they found it easier to woo the maidservants than to marry the mistress.” —Aristippus of Cyrene

“Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.” —Henry Ford

“Thinking is never so easy as when one follows a plow up a furrow and down a furrow.” —Selma Lagerlöf

“Those who can’t do teach.” —Anonymous

“Those who cannot teach, teach teachers.” —Anonymous

“Those who cannot train, train trainers.” —Anonymous

“Time will teach more than all our thoughts.” —Benjamin Disraeli

“To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.” —Mary Pettibone Poole, A Glass Eye at a Keyhole, 1938

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” —Socrates

“We are all born scientists until we hit junior high school, then it is crushed out of us. All of a sudden we have to memorize useless facts, figures that don’t amount to anything.” —Michio Kaku

“We learn by doing.” —Aristotle

“We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling. Thus, it was no small anomaly of your growing up that while you were the most indulged generation, you were also in many ways the most abandoned to your own meager devices by those into whose safe-keeping you had been given.” —Midge Decter

“We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.”―Walter Scott

“We will no longer be lead only by that half of the population whose socialization, through toys, games, values and expectations, sanctions violence as the final assertion of manhood, synonymous with nationhood.” —Wilma Scott Heide

“We’ve found that 98 percent of the knowledge and social skills children acquire, they acquire from their dads.” —Claudette Dupuis (world-renowned psychiatrist and mother of three commenting on results of a 17-year study in France)

“Well-bred English people never have imagination.” —Dorothy L. Sayers

“What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.” —Sigmund Freud

“What experience and history teach is this—that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.” —G. W. F. Hegel, 1770-1831, Philosophy of History, introduction

“What is the greatest destroyer of scientists know to science? The greatest destroyer is junior high school.” —Michio Kaku

“What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?” —Harriet Martineau

“What we call learning is only a process of recollection.” —Plato

“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” —Aristotle

“Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?” —T. S. Eliot

“While we teach, we learn.” —Seneca

“Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.” —Heraclitus

“Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?” —Diogenes of Sinope, fragment

“Willie had left school after the ninth grade. He said there was really nothing more they could teach him. He knew how to read and write and reason. And from here on in, it was all propaganda. He was not free to read the books that were important to him, not to some rusty-minded teacher.” —Gloria Naylor

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” —Albert Einstein

“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” —Luke 11:52

“Women are the real architects of society.” —Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Writing is a trail of breadcrumbs that interpreters eat to erase the trail.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You can be educated beyond sense into verbal realities. Hence, the common criticism heard from the self-educated about the school-educated being without common sense.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.” —Galileo

“You never exist quite so much as when you are not thinking.” —Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

“Your teacher can open the door, but you must enter yourself.” —Chinese proverb

“Zen teaches nothing; it merely enables us to wake up and become aware. It does not teach, it points.” —D.T. Suzuki

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  3. Speaking words to explain something often reduces the meanings that it might express.
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