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 of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.
Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
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.
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.
Education in the West, particularly higher education in America, has lost the ability to see the universe from very far away.
I know why the caged bird sings.
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.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
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