Famous Quotes on Education
"When I was
a boy on the Mississippi River there was a proposition in a township there
to discontinue public schools because they were too expensive. An old
farmer spoke up and said if they stopped building the schools they would
not save anything, because every time a school was closed a jail had to
"Education's purpose is
to replace an empty mind with an open one."
"Children need all school
workers. A person is not 'just' a janitor, not 'just' a custodian. Janitors
can see children when [teachers] don't see them, and bus drivers recognize
that children who are disruptive on the bus are likely to be disorderly
in the classroom. They're partners in education. We need each other to
make this work."
"The dream begins, most
of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and
leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick
"What greater gift can
we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?"
"I like to think that the
greatest success of any life is that moment when a teacher touches a child's
heart and it is never again the same.... Everything America is or ever
hopes to be depends upon what happens in our school's classrooms."
"Education is the transmission
of civilization. Civilization is not inherited; it has to be learned again
by each new generation."
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