Great Quotations

This page is full of quotations I’ve come across in my research and daily life that I like.

“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.” ~ John Cotton Dana

Passion and inquiry should drive education, for that is what drives imagination and innovation. ~ Adam Bellow (

“When one is building a ship, one does not begin with gathering timber and cutting planks, but rather by arousing in people the yearning for the great wide sea.” ~ Antoine de St. Exupery

“Great teachers have high expectations for their students, but higher expectations for themselves.” ~ Todd Whitaker

“If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns” ~ Rita Dunn

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

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” ~ Clay P. Bedford

Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand. ~ Chinese proverb

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” ~ Dalai Lama

“Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ~ Plato

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain

“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.” ~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

“The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning.” ~ Unknown

“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.” ~ Horace Mann

“I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.” ~ John W. Gardner
 “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”  – Charles Darwin
“I do not teach anyone, I only provide the environment in which they can learn.” – Albert Einstein

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