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Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.
Noam Chomsky

Learners who take on substantial obligations to finance their education are unlikely to consider transforming society. When one binds individuals in a system of indebtedness, they cannot manage the expense of reflection.
Authors on Education Quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson Albert Einstein Lyndon B. Johnson Aristotle Narendra Modi Thomas Jefferson Henry David Thoreau John Dewey Mark Twain Plato Mahatma Gandhi Horace Mann Benjamin Franklin B. F. Skinner Ernest L. Boyer John Adams Thomas Huxley Martin Luther Barack Obama James Madison George Bernard Shaw Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Chanakya Winston Churchill Abraham Lincoln Confucius Samuel Johnson John F. Kennedy Henry Ward Beecher Bill Gates Benjamin Disraeli Henry Ford Oscar Wilde
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Maria Montessori

Unlock the child's capacity and you will shape him into a global citizen.
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
Jean Piaget

The primary intention of instruction in the schools should be to produce individuals who are able to innovate, not simply imitate what other generations have accomplished.
Men are built, not born.... Give me the baby, and I'll make it climb and use its hands in constructing buildings of stone or wood.... I'll make it a thief, a gunman or a dope fiend. The possibilities of shaping in any direction are almost endless.
John B. Watson

Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down.
Joseph Stalin

Knowledge is a weapon whose power depends on the wielder, and who it is used to conquer.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

Creative thought surpasses facts; facts are finite, but creative thinking knows no boundaries.
Learning is more than the acquisition of the ability to think; it is the acquisition of many specialized abilities for thinking about a variety of things.
Lev S. Vygotsky

Gaining knowledge entails more than merely attaining the capability to cogitate; it is the attainment of numerous specialized skills for ruminating about a diversity of topics.
The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done-men who are creative, inventive, and discovers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered.
Jean Piaget

It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!

It is of utmost importance to reiterate endlessly that this nation was founded not on religious beliefs, but by followers of Jesus Christ, and not based on doctrines, but on the gospel of Jesus.
Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future.
Maria Montessori

Whoever influences the life of the young one affects the most vulnerable part of a complex system that extends far back into antiquity and ascends towards an eternal future.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell

The entire issue with the world is that individuals of little knowledge and zealots are constantly so sure of themselves, while more enlightened people are so replete with uncertainties.
Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it.
John Henrik Clarke

"Influential individuals cannot permit the people they subjugate to be enlightened, for when one is truly informed, they will not demand authority. They will seize it."
To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
Nicolaus Copernicus

Realizing the bounds of our understanding and being aware of what we are unaware of is genuine erudition.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

The utmost skill of the educator is to arouse enthusiasm in imaginative articulation and understanding.
A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.
B. F. Skinner

'A defeat is not necessarily a blunder, it could just be the most that can be achieved in the conditions. The genuine misstep is to relinquish striving.'
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver

Knowledge is the tool to open the gateway of liberation.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Enlightening the intellect without cultivating the soul is no enlightenment at all.
Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge. Consciousness is becoming aware. It is the perfect vehicle for students. Consciousness-raising is pertinent for power, and be sure that power will not be abusively used, but used for building trust and goodwill domestically and internationally. Tomorrow's world is yours to build.
Yuri Kochiyama

It is not enough to have a good mind.
The main thing is to use it well.
Rene Descartes

It is insufficient to possess a sharp intellect. The essential part is to apply it judiciously.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don't know something, and to learn something new.
Barack Obama

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt

A profound understanding of Scripture is more beneficial than a university degree.
The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way.
Howard Gardner

Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.
John Dewey

Have the learners engage in an activity that necessitates thought; intellectual growth will inevitably follow.
The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.
Seymour Papert

The duty of the teacher is to foster a setting for innovation rather than give pre-prepared knowledge.
One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

The United States will eventually fly the Communist red flag…The American people will hoist it themselves.
Nikita Khrushchev

The United States will eventually wave the Communist red banner…The American populace will lift it up themselves.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

Truths remain regardless of acknowledgement.
I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a student's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a student humanized or de-humanized.
Haim Ginott

In an effective classroom students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how.
Harry Wong

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey

Learning is not prepping for life; learning is life itself.
Knowledge is power." Rather, knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge - broad, deep knowledge - is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life.
Helen Keller

We receive three educations, one from our parents, one from our school-masters, and one from the world. The third contradicts all that the first two teach us.
Baron de Montesquieu

We obtain three types of instruction, one from our guardians, a second from our instructors, and the last from life. The third challenges all that was taught by the first two.
You can't teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.
Seymour Papert

Provide individuals with the resources to locate answers when necessary.
The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom.
Bell Hooks

If you only have a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow

If you possess limited resources, you are likely to view every situation as identical.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein

Only two things are boundless, the cosmos and human foolishness, and I'm uncertain of the former.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X

Learning is the gateway to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who plan for it today.
Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything.
B. F. Skinner

Mold a youngster and I'll fashion him into anything.
The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Carl Rogers

The only truly erudite individual is the one who has mastered the art of self-enlightenment and evolution.
What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn if provided with appropriate prior and current conditions of learning.
Benjamin Bloom

'No matter who you are, almost everyone can acquire knowledge if given the right resources and environment for growth.'
Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.
Leonardo da Vinci

Education is the only thing the mind never tires of, never dreads, and never regrets.
One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Maria Montessori

The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way.'
Grace Hopper

'The most detrimental expression in the language is: 'It's an established practice.'
...a student attains 'higher order thinking' when he no longer believes in right or wrong". "A large part of what we call good teaching is a teacher´s ability to obtain affective objectives by challenging the student's fixed beliefs. ...a large part of what we call teaching is that the teacher should be able to use education to reorganize a child's thoughts, attitudes, and feelings.
Benjamin Bloom

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
B. F. Skinner

Enlightenment persists even after knowledge is forgotten.
The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.
Rene Descartes

The primary source of human blunders is rooted in the preconceptions instilled from a young age.
Education must be increasingly concerned about the fullest development of all children and youth, and it will be the responsibility of the schools to seek learning conditions which will enable each individual to reach the highest level of learning possible.
Benjamin Bloom

Education, in the broadest of truest sense, will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race, regardless of color, regardless of condition.
George Washington Carver

Enlightenment, in the deepest and most genuine sense, will inspire someone to aid all people, without regard to ethnicity, without reference to hue, without consideration of circumstance.
Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, 'We've always done it this way.' I try to fight that. That's why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.
Grace Hopper

Humans tend to resist transformation. They take pleasure in reiterating, 'We've done it this way for years.' I strive to defy this. That is why my wall clock runs in a reverse direction.
The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.
John Glenn

Encourage youthful intellectuals to augment the level of science, mathematics and technological instruction essential for propelling us further into space exploration.