“Life asks us to make measurable progress in reasonable time. That’s why they make those fourth grade chairs so small.”
– Jim Rohn

“Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“It’s never enough to just tell people about some new insight. Rather, you have to get them to experience it in a way that evokes its power and possibility. Instead of pouring knowledge into peoples’ hands, you need to help them grind a new set of eyeglasses so they can see the world in a new way.”
– John Seely Brown

“The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.”
– Anatole France

“Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons.”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt (1942)

“Are we asking our kids to collect dots or connect dots? Because we’re really good at measuring how many dots they collect, how many facts they have memorized, how many boxes they have filled in. But we teach nothing about how to connect those dots.”
– Seth Godin

“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you’d most like not to lose.”
– Neil Gaiman

“Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.”
– Will Rogers

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do something you don’t necessarily want to do, to get a result you would really like to have.”
– Andy Andrews

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.”
– Carl Rogers

“Knowledge–like the sky–is never private property…teaching is the art of sharing.”
– Abraham Joshua Heschel

“Reading well adds to our life—not in the way a tool from the hardware store adds to our life, for a tool does us no good once lost or broken, but in the way a friendship adds to our life, altering us forever.”
― Karen Swallow Prior

“Because we are imperfect souls, our knowledge is imperfect. The history of learning is an adventure in overcoming our errors. There is no sin in being wrong. The sin is in our unwillingness to examine our own beliefs.”
― Neil Postman

“If I can’t give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there.”
– Dorothy De Zouche

“Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.”
– John G. Hibben

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

“The fact of knowing how to read is nothing. The whole point is knowing what to read.”
– Jacques Ellul

“Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”
– B. F. Skinner

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
– John Neal

“Let us cease to consider what, perhaps, may never happen…It is our business to consider what beings like us may perform; each labouring for his own happiness, by promoting within his circle, however narrow, the happiness of others.”
– Samuel Johnson

“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.”
– Mortimer Adler

“The most important thing about education is appetite. Education does not begin with the university, and it certainly ought not to end there. I have seen a lot of people who got cleverer until about 21 or 22 years of age, then seemed to shut down altogether and never made any further progress. Take full advantage of these years when the wisdom of the world is placed at your disposal, but do not spend too much time in buckling on your armour in the tent. The battle is going on in every walk and sphere of life.”
– Winston Churchill

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”
– G.K. Chesterton

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
– Malcolm S. Forbes