Famous Quotes (Marc Dastous)


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Marc explains: "This is a glossary of famous quotes that I compiled to go with Jan Dierckx's block Random Quotes (http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=9743) Block.  These quotes are education and inspirational in nature."

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Affects

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry B. Adams


Amuse the mind

Do not train children to learning by force and 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.

Plato


Apply

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then...do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.

Lee Iacocca


Autograph

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

Unknown


Awakening

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein


B

Be nice

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

Thumper's father (Bambi 1942)


Be Ready

I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught.

Sir Winston Churchill


Bigger than ...

Learning to teach is a bigger job than universities, schools, experience, or personal disposition alone can accomplish.

Sharon Feiman-Nemser


Brilliance

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.

Marva Collins


C

Challenge

What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.

Martina Horner


Common sense

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein


D

Dare to teach!

He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

Richard Henry Dann


Destiny?

Poverty, race, ethnicity and immigration status are not in themselves determinative of student achievement. Demography is not destiny ...

Justice Leland DeGrasse -- NY


Discover

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant


Discoverers

A professor can never better distinguish himself in his work than by encouraging a clever pupil, for the true discoverers are among them, as comets amongst the stars.

Linnaeus


Diversity

Good schools, like good societies and good families, celebrate and cherish diversity.

Deborah Meiers


E

Effects

A teacher effects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Adams


Empower

Education is not a form of entertainment, but a means of empowering people to take control of their lives.

Unknown


Empowerment

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.

Aung San Suu Kyi 


Enthusiasm

Nothing is ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Ethics

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

Albert Einstein


Exercise

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.

Jacques Martin Barzun


F

Facts

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alec Bourne


Feelings

They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Anonymous


Fine Print

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

Pete Seeger


Fire

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

William Butler Yeats


G

Grades

If I were asked to enumerate ten educational stupidities, the giving of grades would head the list... If I can't give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there.

Dorothy De Zouche


Greatness

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain


H

Hearts

Your heart is slightly bigger than the average human heart, but that's because you're a teacher.

Aaron Bacall


Honest Abe

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.

Abraham Lincoln


I

Ignorance

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Imitation

The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.

Jiddu Krishnamurti


In the end

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.

Maria Callas


Information

Information cannot replace education.

Earl Kiole


Inspiration

We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how.

Anonymous


Instruction

Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand what he learns and the way he understands it.

Soren Kierkegaard


K

Kids

The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.

Meladee McCarty


L

Learn to think

It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts... it is to teach them to think, if that is possible, and always to think for themselves.

Robert Hutchins


Learning

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.

George Evans


Lessons

You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford


Life

There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.

John Adams


Life Skills

The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert Maynard Hutchins


Love

A word as to the education of the heart. We don't believe that this can be imparted through books; it can only be imparted through the loving touch of the teacher.

Cesar Chavez


M

Manners

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas


Miracles

My heart 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


Moms

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends towards the formation of character.

Hosea Ballou


N

Needs

Children need models rather than critics.

Joseph Joubert


No interference

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education

Mark Twain


Not really hard

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

Albert Einstein

O

One step at a time

Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time.

Linda Shalaway


Opportunity

Your biggest opportunity probably lies under your own feet, in your current job, industry, education, experience or interests.

Brian Tracy


Our role...

As a teacher I feel I have a moral obligation to help the children in my classroom grow toward becoming full human beings and to feel successful. Teaching cognitive skills is not enough...

Jean Medick

 


P

Passion

Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion.

Unknown


Perfection

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle


Pleasure

It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought--that is to be educated.

Edith Hamilton


Prepare

A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure.

Bernard Iddings Bell Chaplain, University of Chicago


Press on

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Calvin Coolidge


Prosperity

If I were asked ... to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of Americans ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women.

Alexis de Tocqueville


Proverb

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

Chinese proverb


Provisions

Education is the best provision for old age.

Aristotle


Q

Questioning

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein


Questions

Education is more than filling a child with facts. It starts with posing questions.

D.T. Max


R

Rational Societies

In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibility anyone could have.

Lee Iacocca


Reading

It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can.

Jane Hamilton


Reality?

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Albert Einstein

Remember

Education is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner


Replace

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes


Responsibility

It is the responsibility of every adult... to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone

Marian Wright Edelman


S

Seeds...

It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.

Linda Conway


Silliness

If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Ludwig Wittgenstein


Sport

Learning is not a spectator sport.

Anonymous


Success

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.

David M. Burns


Superman

Label on a child's Superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.

Unknown


T

Temper, Temper

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Robert Frost


The Best

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

Dan Quayle


The Object

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

Robert Maynard Hutchins


Thought

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

Confucius


Thoughts

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

Aristotle


Tolerance

The highest result of education is tolerance.

Helen Keller


U

Understand

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

Confucious (551 BC - 479 BC)


Understanding

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing


V

Vitality

The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves.

Joseph Campbell


W

Weak?

We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)


Wrong Road?

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn



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