"You teach best what you most need to learn." -- Richard David Bach
A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.
A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.
A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
- John Ciardi
A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don't know and I don't care.
- Richard Pratt, Pacific Computer Weekly, 20 July 1990
"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils." -- (Louis) Hector Berlioz
Academy: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) - The Devil's Dictionary, 1911
An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan
Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
- Nicholas Murray Butler
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Experience is a good school, but the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine
Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
- Jimmy Connors
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
- Aldous Huxley
"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn."
-- John Cotton Dana
"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
-- Henry Brooks Adams
"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
--George Bernard Shaw
"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know."
-- R. Verdi
"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
-- Albert Einstein
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
-- Mark Twain
"Education is not the answer to the question. Education is the means to the answer to all questions."
-- William Allin
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward."
-- Vernon Law
"I may have said the same thing before... But my explanation, I am sure, will always be different."
-- Oscar Wilde
"Anyone can steer the ship when the sea is calm."
-- Publilius Syrus
"The main part of intellectual education is not the acquisition of facts but learning how to make facts live."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune."
-- Jim Rohn
"Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding."
-- Ambrose Bierce
"Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively."
-- R.D. Clyde
"Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."
-- Sir Claus Moser
"In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad."
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." -- Carl Rogers
"A liberally educated person meets new ideas with curiosity and fascination. An illiberally educated person meets new ideas with fear."
-- James B. Stockdale
"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life."
-- Source Unknown
"Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave."
-- Henry Peter Broughan
"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated."
-- Alec Bourne, A Doctor's Creed
"It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it."
-- J. Bronowski, The Ascent of Man
"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself."
-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."
-- Thomas Carruthers
"The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn."
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."
-- Anatole France
"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself."
-- Chinese Proverb
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."
-- C. S. Lewis
"Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it."
-- Sir William Haley
"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think."
-- Anne Sullivan
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
-- Malcolm Forbes -