The Never-ending Sea of Knowledge-Famous Quotes about teachers


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Knowledge is the light of the world and education, its power! Higher, Intermediate or University level, education, today, is provided to all, irrespective of gender, religion, and caste. If not higher, at least some level of education has the power to lead you to your latent capability and intellect. Even popular personalities including, scholars, authors, etc., have opined on the worth and value of education and knowledge. Let's throw some light on those priceless thoughts:-

â??I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.â?Â 
â?? Maya Angelou

â??Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.â?Â 
â?? Walter Cronkite

â??Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.â?Â 
â?? Robert Frost

â??The past has no power over the present moment.â?Â 
â?? Eckhart Tolle

â??Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.â?Â 
â?? Margaret Mead

â??The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then â?? to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.â?Â 
â?? T.H. White, The Once and Future King

â??The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.â?Â 
â?? Thomas Paine, A Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal on the Affairs of North America

â??It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.â?Â 
â?? Confucius

â??Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.â?Â 
â?? Steven Spielberg

â??Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.â?Â 
â?? Mark Twain

â??If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.â?Â 
â?? Frank Zappa

â??Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.â?Â 
â?? Martin Luther King Jr.

â??Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.â?Â 
â?? Aristotle

â??Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself â?? educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.â?Â 
â?? Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

â??Marriage can wait, education cannot.â?Â 
â?? Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

â??I am not a teacher, but an awakener.â?Â 
â?? Robert Frost

â??The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.â?Â 
â?? C.S. Lewis

â??Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.â?Â 
â?? Plato

â??The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.â?Â 
â?? Plutarch

â??[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.â?Â 
â?? Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

â??Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.â?Â 
â?? E.M. Forster

â??Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.â?Â 
â?? Leonardo da Vinci

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

â??Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. â?Â 
â?? Jane Austen

â??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 called truth.â?
- Dan Rather

â??[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.â?Â 
â?? Jim Henson,

â??You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.â?Â 
â?? Galileo Galilei

â??Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.â?Â 
â?? Jiddu Krishnamurti

â??When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. Thatâ??s if you want to teach them to think.â?Â 
â?? Bertrand Russell

â??It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.â?Â 

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