“Education could be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.”
– William Haley

“Some things you just have to do every day. Eating seven apples on night instead of one a day just isn’t going to get the job done.”
– Jim Rohn

“The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education.”
– Paul E. Gray

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”
– Ben Sweetland

“Teachers who inspire know that teaching is like cultivating a garden, and those who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.”
– Anonymous

“Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.”
– Haim Ginott

“I’ve always tried to be aware of what I say in my films, because all of us who make motion pictures are teachers–teachers with very loud voices.”
– George Lucas

“Do not forget, the reason opportunity is often missed is that it usually comes disguised as hard work.”
– Anonymous

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and highest responsibility anyone can have.”
– Lee Iacocca

“A teacher’s constant task is to take a roomful of live wires and see to it that they’re grounded.”
– E.C. McKenzie

“The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the person it takes to achieve them.”

– Jim Rohn

“The vast accumulation of knowledge—or at least information…[has] been responsible for an equally vast ignorance. When there is so much to be known, when there are so many fields of knowledge in which the same words are used with different meanings, when every one knows a little about a great many things, it becomes increasingly difficult for anyone to know whether he knows what he is talking about or not. And when we do not know, or when we do not know enough, we tend always to substitute emotions for thoughts.”

– T.S. Eliot

“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.”

– Carl Jung

“A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search for truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.”
– Lewis Mumford

“All genuine learning is active, not passive. It involves the use of the mind, not just the memory. It is a process of discovery in which the student is the main agent, not the teacher.”
– Mortimer Adler

“No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.”
– Charles Kendall Adams

“Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.”
– Jordan Peterson

“All of life is the study of attention; where your attention goes, your life follows.”
– Jiddu Krishnamurti

“We must remember that we cannot insulate our children from the uncertainties of the world in which we live or from the impact of the problems which confront us all. What we can do and what we must do is to equip them to meet these problems, to do their part in the total effort, and to build up those inner resources of character which are the main strength of the American people.”
– Harry Truman

“They say the dead can’t speak, but they can!…They still send us messages—about love and courage and death! That’s what history is, and science, and art. That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!”
– Connie Willis

“I think there is no sense in forming an opinion when there is no evidence to form it on. If you build a person without any bones in him he may look fair enough to the eye, but he will be limber and cannot stand up; and I consider that evidence is the bones of an opinion.”

– Mark Twain

“People might dislike education, but everyone likes learning.”

– Seth Godin

“Our job as teachers is not to ‘prepare’ kids for something; our job is to help kids learn to prepare themselves for anything.”

– A.J. Juliani

“Attention is the rarest and purist form of generosity.”

– Simone Weil

“Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.”

– Thomas Mann

” Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.”
– Chinese Proverb

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