Some of My Favorite Quotes on Education

Our duty as educators is to keep our students in love with the world, ultimately for their entire lives. – Dianne McGaunn

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. – C.S. Lewis

…For even the wisest can learn incalculably much from children. – Rudolf Steiner

Teach. If necessary, use words. – adapted from St. Francis

Help your children become human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human. – An excerpt of a letter written by a Holocaust survivor to educators, published in “Teacher and Child” by Dr. Haim Ginott, child psychologist and author

No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.- James Comer

It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them. – Leo F. Buscaglia

If I had influence with the good fairy…I should ask that her gifts to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things artificial, the alienation from the source of our strength. – Rachel Carson

We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education. – Martin Luther King

Educating the mind without educating the heart is like no education at all. – Aristotle

The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education. – Rudolf Steiner

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. ― Albert Einstein

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