Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
The state of our educational system is a disgrace to our country. We have an elementary and secondary school system in which close to half of the youngsters never graduate properly. It's a disgrace that there is more illiteracy today than there was 100 years ago.
The object of education is not to fill a man's mind with facts; it is to teach him how to use his mind in thinking.
The most necessary task of civilization is to teach people how to think. It should be the primary purpose of our public schools. The mind of a child is naturally active, it develops through exercise. Give a child plenty of exercise, for body and brain. The trouble with our way of educating is that it does not give elasticity to the mind. It casts the brain into a mold. It insists that the child must accept. It does not encourage original thought or reasoning, and it lays more stress on memory than observation.
By Thomas A. Edison
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life.
Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.