Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceQuotations · 1 decade ago

please name a few educational quotes and their quoter Please?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    'No problem can be solved by the same consciousness that created it. We need to see the world anew.' Albert Einstein

    'Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting the different results' Albert Einstein.

    'Some people would rather die than think'. Bertrand Russell

    'If we always do what we've always done, we will get what we've always got.' Adam Urbanski

    'One can never consent to creep when one feels the compulsion to soar'. Helen Keller

    'Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.' Oliver Wendell Holmes Jnr

    'Ten geographers who think the world is flat will tend to reinforce each others errors….Only a sailor can set them straight'. John Ralston Saul, 'Voltaire's Bastards'.

    'The faithful witness, like…Socrates, Voltaire, and Swift and Christ himself, is at his best when he is questioning and clarifying and avoiding the specialists obsession with solution. He betrays society when he is silent…He is true to himself and to people when his clarity causes disquiet.' John Ralston Saul 'Voltaire's Bastards'

    'Anecdotes, personal stories, reminiscences, like biblical parables, are the medium through which faith is restored. Stories are a form of poetry, and give us a saving image to personally relate to.' Peter Block Business Philosopher

    'Wordsmiths who serve established power…castrate the public imagination by subjecting language to a complexity which renders it private. Elitism is always their aim.' John Ralston Paul, 'Voltaire's Bastards.'

    'It is today we must create the world of the future.' Eleanor Roosevelt

    'The human mind treats a new idea the way a body treats a strange problem it rejects it.' Sir Peter Medawar

    'Some folks are wise, some are otherwise'. Tobies George Smollett

    To arrive at the simplest truth requires years of contemplation.' Isaac Newton

    'Those who do nothing are never wrong.' Theodore de Bouville

    'The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there.' From the Go -Between

    'We are natural mind changing entities until we are 10 or so. But as we get older…then it is very hard to change our minds'. Howard Gardner

    'Fundamentalism is a kind of decision not to change your mind about something…Many of us is fundamentalists…because it worked pretty well for us.' Howard Gardner

    'Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail'. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    'The world by and large has to be reinvented.' Charles Handy in 'Beyond Certainty'.

    'There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.' Frederico Fellini Film Director

    'Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge'. Winston Churchill

    'There is nothing as useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.' Peter Drucker Business Philosopher.

    'Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present.' Peter Drucker

    'I believe that revolutionary chaos may yet crystallize into new life forms.' M Gorbachev

    'Chaos breeds life, where order breeds habit,' Henry Brooks US Historian

    'Is anybody alive out there?' Bruce Springsteen to the crowd.

    'It is impossible to soar like an eagle if you are surrounded by turkeys' Anon

    'Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey the laws too well.' Ralph Waldo Emerson

    'Complexity creates confusion, simplicity focus.' Edward de Bono

    'To simplify you have to clarify. Simplification is the new competitive advantage' Jack Trout 'Simplicity'

    'Our life is frittered away by detail.. simplicity simplicity, simplicity.' Henry Thoreau

    'We need to be the authors of our own life.' Peter Senge

    'We have banished our artists to the fringe of society and tell them to eat cake. It is our artists who choose freedom over safety and use their talents to question and confront the culture.' Peter Block, Philosopher

    'We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming'. Verner von Braun

    'First define, then refine'. Bill Guild NZ Pioneer teacher

    'Everything of importance has been said by someone who didn't invent it.' Alfred North Whitehead.

    'How has the world of the child changed in the last 150 years?' … the answer is. 'It's hard to imagine any way in which it hasn't changed….they're' immersed in all kinds of stuff that was unheard of 150years ago, and yet if you look at schools today versus 100 years ago, they are more similar than dissimilar'. Peter Senge

    ''Educating the masses was intended only to improve the relationship between the top and the bottom of society. Not for changing the nature of the relationship.' John Ralston Paul 'Voltaire's Bastards.'

    'The conduct of schools, based upon a new order of conception, is so much more difficult than is the management of schools which walk the beaten path.' John Dewey

    'Much educational change is akin to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic'. Anon

    Being on tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.' Karl 'The Great' Wallenda

    'A pessimist is a person who looks both ways before crossing a one way road.' L Peters

    Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.' Les Brown

    In the end we will have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.' Vincent van Gogh

    'It is difficult to know what a fish talk about but you can be sure it isn't about water'.

    'We can make the trains run on time but if they are not going where we want them to go, why bother?' Neil Postman

    'The development of a tree depends on where it is planted.' Edward Joyner Yale Univ. School

    'We each create our world by what we choose to notice, creating a world of distinction that makes sense to us. We then 'see' the world through the self we have created.' Margaret Wheatley and Kellner Rogers

    Unlike puppets we have the possibility of stopping in our movements, looking up and perceiving the machinery by which we have been moved. In this act lies the first steps towards freedom.' Peter Berger Sociologist

    'It is always the minorities who aren't part of a mainstream who define what the limits…of the majority are going to be.' Rose Elizabeth Bird, US Chief Justice, California

    'The East contemplated the forest the West counted the trees…the mind that knows that trees and the forest is a new mind.' Marilyn Ferguson

    Bureaucracies are beautiful mechanisms for the evasion of responsibilities and guilt.' Warren Bennis Leadership expert

    ' I know of no other safe depository of the ultimate power of society but the people themselves and if we think ( the people) not enlightened enough to exercise that control with a wholesome discretion the remedy is not to take it from them , but to inform their discretion by education'. Thomas Jefferson 1820

    'A little revolution now and then is a good thing.' Thomas Jefferson

    'Slow down you are going too fast'. Simon and Garfunkle

    'The world is crazier and more of it than we think, incorrigibly plural.' Louis MacNeice Author

    'You may feel like a voice in the wilderness, but it is your voice we are waiting to hear…you are the determining factor.' Neale Donald Walsh Author

    'Courage is the first of human virtues because it makes all others possible.' Aristotle

    'Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live there.' Sioux Indian saying

    'Everything important is already known, the only thing is to rediscover it.' Anon

    'Every reform was once private opinion.' Ralph Waldo Emerson

    'Those of us who are old can afford to live dangerously. We have less to lose.' Maggie Kuhn Grey Panthers

    'Age is compulsory, wisdom is optional'. Anon

    'The most potent force for change …is the growing recognition of millions of adults that there own impoverishment came from a large measure, from their schooling.' Aquarian Conspiracy.

    'Some of us are just less damaged than others.' ( by schooling) Buckminster Fuller

    'An impressive proportion of great, original thinkers were educated at home…stimulated (and) born up by high expectations' Aquarian Conspiracy

    'Home is the first school for us all, a school with no fixed curriculum, no quality control, no examinations, no teacher training' Charles Handy

    'When the spirit of people is strong focused and vibrant, wonderful things happen'. Harrison Owen

    'Present thinking people kill the future.' Ken Blanchard ,Business Consultant

    'If you can change your mind, you can change the world.' Joey Reimer Creativity Guru

    'When I was young I thought that people at the top really understood what the hell was happening…now I know they don't know.' David Mahoney

    'The first people had the questions, and they were free. The second people had answers, and they became enslaved.' Wind Eagle Modern Indian Medicine Woman

    'I imagine a school system that recognizes learning is natural, that a love of learning is normal, and that real learning is passionate learning. A school curriculum that values questions above answers…creativity above fact regurgitation…individuality above conformity.. and excellence above standardized performance….. And we mus

  • 1 decade ago

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Chinese Proverb

    The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterward Anatole France

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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

    Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly. Thomas H. Huxley

  • 1 decade ago

    "There is a brilliant child locked inside every student." Marva Collins

    "The important thing is not to stop questioning." Albert Einstein

    "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." George Washington Carver

    "The whole world opened to me when I learned to read." Mary McLeod Bethune

    "My hear is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mild, and behold, all things are changed." Anne Sullivan

    "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire."

    - W B Yeats

    "When my first wife & I began the school, we had one main idea: to make the school fit the child - instead of making the child fit the school." A S Neill

    "Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by wise and courageous elders in the community."

    - Claire Aumonier

    "It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack & ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing & searching can be promoted by means of coercion & a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe that it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry, especially if the food, handed out under such coercion, were to be selected accordingly." Albert Einstein

    "At the desk where I sit, I have learned one great truth. The answer for all our national problems - the answer for all the problems of the world - come to a single word. That word is "education." Lyndon B. Johnson

    "The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." Robert Maynard Hutchins

    "Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence." Unknown

    "Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives." Willa A. Foster

    "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Ronald E. Osborn

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  • 1 decade ago

    Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.”

    William Butler Yea

    “Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.”

    Albert Einstein

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    Nelson Mandela

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  • Sassy
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    1 decade ago is a great place to start. Search by topic and you find tons of educational quotes that range from inspirtational to satirical to silly.

    My personal fave is Mark Twain's musing, "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."

  • MS S
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    For What? Education? Why?

  • 1 decade ago

    There are myriad websites of quotations about education and just about everything else. Google's the place to start looking.

  • 1 decade ago

    A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

    Source(s): Alexander Pope
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