Education In America Quotes

Education In America Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, John Cotton Dana, William Arthur Ward, Carl Jung, James Truslow Adams, Nelson Mandela and many others.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Thomas Jefferson
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung
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 the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Abigail Adams
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
Marian Wright Edelman
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.
Abraham Lincoln
More than fifty years ago Sputnik dramatically raised the nation’s awareness of what was lacking in science and math education in America. What we need to wake people up to now is the crisis in imagination and concern for the greater good.
Katherine Paterson
Education in the West, particularly higher education in America, has lost the ability to see the universe from very far away.
Charles Van Doren
I know why the caged bird sings.
Maya Angelou
I think you’d change Alabama fundamentally if in six years someone said, ‘If you want the best education in America, you’ve got to live in Alabama.’ you’d change economic development, change the image of this state, you’d offer these kids an opportunity they otherwise would never have had.
Bob Riley
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
In a global economy where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity – it is a prerequisite.
Barack Obama
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams