Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Quote of the day, Oct. 8

October 8, 2017

Mike Krzyzewski, on teaching

“The thing I loved the most—and still love the most about teaching—is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits.”

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Quote of the day, Oct. 5

October 5, 2017

Nikos Kazantzakis, on teaching

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their
own.

Quote of the day, Sept. 28

September 28, 2017

 Isaac Asimov, on censorship

“Any book worth banning is a book worth reading.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 3

September 3, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, on education

“With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 23, 2017

Carl Sagan, on reading

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 10

August 10, 2017

Thomas Paine, on education

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”

Quote of the day, July 23

July 23, 2017

Dorothy L. Sayers, on education

“Has it ever struck you as odd, or unfortunate, that today, when the proportion of literacy is higher than it has ever been, people should have become susceptible to the influence of advertisement and mass propaganda to an extent hitherto unheard of and unimagined? … Have you ever, in listening to a debate among adult and presumably responsible people, been fretted by the extraordinary inability of the average debater to speak to the question, or to meet and refute the arguments of speakers on the other side? … And when you think of this, and think that most of our public affairs are settled by debates and committees, have you ever felt a certain sinking of the heart? … Is not the great defect of our education today—a defect traceable through all the disquieting symptoms of trouble that I have mentioned—that although we often succeed in teaching our pupils ‘subjects,’ we fail lamentably on the whole in teaching them how to think: they learn everything, except the art of learning.”

Quote of the day, May 22

May 22, 2017

Jerry Rice, on what motivated him

“My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn’t want to let them down.”

Quote of the day, May 18

May 18, 2017

H.L. Mencken, on education (from The American Mercury, 1924)

“The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.”

Quote of the day, April 6

April 7, 2017

Albert Einstein, on the imagination

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”