Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
– William Butler Yeats,
1865-1939, Irish poet
Education is freedom.
– Paulo Freire,
1921-1997, Brazilian educator, philosopher
Education is not preparation for life;
education is life itself.
– John Dewey,
1859-1952, philosopher, psychologist, education reformer
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
– George Washington Carver,
1864-1943, scientist, botanist, educator
Education is an admirable thing,
but it is well to remember from time to time
that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
– Oscar Wilde,
1854-1900, Irish writer, poet
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
– Sydney J. Harris,
Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
– Malcolm Forbes,
1919-1990, publisher, politician
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosityhidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
– Emma Goldman,
1869 – 1940, political activist, writer
Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
– John W. Gardner,
1912-2002, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under President Lyndon Johnson
Education is simply the soul of a society
as it passes from one generation to another.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton,
1874-1936, English writer, theologian, poet, philosopher