Plato 429BC – 347BC
For the object of education is to teach us about beauty.
Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.
Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Wrong education and upbringing produces ugly personalities, whereas a fine upbringing and good education will bring forth superior sense and feeling, as well as nobility and purity of mind.
Carl Sagan 1934 – 1996
When you make the finding yourself, even if you are the last person on earth to see the light, you will never forget it.
Plutarch 46 – 120
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.
Aristotle 384BC – 322BC
All men by nature desire knowledge. Educating the mind, without educating the heart, is no education at all.
Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.
Isaac Asimov 1920 – 1992
Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 – 1827
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
George Carlin 1937 – 2008
Don’t just teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach then to question everything.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Marcus Tullius Cicero 106BC – 43BC
Natural ability without education has oftener raised men to glory and virtue, than education without natural ability.
Galileo 1564 – 1642
You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.
Confucius 551BC – 479BC
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
Harry Houdini 1874 – 1926
My brain is the key that sets my mind free.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know now and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.
Whitney Houston 1963 – 2012
I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be.
Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 – 1986
Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness. That is what we should be interested in, and not in shaping the child according to some idealistic pattern.
Dalai Lama 1935
It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
Harvey MacKay 1932
We start out as pretty creative beings…
Children let their imaginations take them to place they’ve never seen and do things that seem impossible. We encourage it as fun and playtime, but we should celebrate it as the potential for great discovery and accomplishment.
Margaret Mead 1901 – 1978
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
John Muir 1838 – 1914
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010
Adults are the first and foremost teachers of love, peace, truth, tolerance, happiness and spirituality to their children. No school on Earth can ever replace them.
Leonardo de Vinci 1452 – 1519
Learning never exhausts the mind. Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.
Neale Donald Walsch 1943
Build your schools around concepts, not academic subjects: core concepts such as awareness, honesty, responsibility, freedom and diversity in oneness. Teach your children these things and you will have taught them grandly.
When you give your children knowledge, you are telling them what to think. When you give your children wisdom, you do not tell them what to know, or what is true, but rather, how to get to their own truth.
Our first teacher is our own heart.
Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
Human Beings grow best with encouragement and Love. Today, let every word you speak (to yourself and others)
be filled with kindness.
If you can light the spark of curiosity in a child they will often learn without any further assistance.
Life is a school where you learn how to remember what your soul already knows.
Lao Tzu 600BC
I have just three things to teach: Simplicity, Patience, Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.
Nikola Tesla 1856 – 1943
If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.
My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength and inspiration.
I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.