Those who can do.
Those who can't teach.
Those who can't teach train teachers.
Those who can't train teachers write teacher training textbooks.
Source Unknown

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then He made School Boards.
Mark Twain

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.
Maria Montessori

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. . . No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.

Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school.
William Shakespeare

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

Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.
Adolf Hitler

I think my deepest criticism of the educational system at that period [junior high and high school], and that also applies to other periods, is that it's all based upon a distrust of the student. Don't trust him to follow his own leads; guide him; tell him what to do; tell him what he should think; tell him what he should learn. Consequently at the very age when he should be developing adult characteristics of choice and decision making, when he should be trusted on some of those
things, trusted to make mistakes and to learn from those mistakes, he is, instead, regimented and shoved into a curriculum, whether it fits him or not.
Carl Rogers

Of course, Behaviorism "works." So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviorist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances, and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.
W. H. Auden

Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can't tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.
Noam Chomsky

Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them.
Baruch Spinoza

The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
Henry Adams

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Only the educated are free.

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

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell

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

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run. Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

For more than a hundred years much complaint has been made of the unmethodical way in which schools are conducted, but it is only within the last thirty that any serious attempt has been made to find a remedy for this state of things. And with what result? Schools remain exactly as they were.
John Amos Comenius

A teacher who is consistently fair, kindly and honest - whatever his religious convictions - does more moral good in a school than a year of religious assemblies.

Non sine dis animosus infans. An adventurous child, thanks to the Gods.

What does education often do? It makes a straight cut ditch of a free meandering brook.
Henry David Thoreau

The man who sets out to carry a cat by its tail learns something that will always be useful and which never will grow dim or doubtful.
Mark Twain

I know no disease of the soul but ignorance:... a pernicious evil, the darkener of man's life, the disturber of his reason and common confounder of truth.
Ben Jonson

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

First God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Mark Twain

If you strike a child take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

His lack of education is more than compensated for by his keenly developed moral bankruptcy.
Woody Allen

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.
Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends.
Benjamin Disrael

It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
Albert Einstein

Those who trust us educate us.
George Eliot

They teach in academies far too many things, and far too much that is useless.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is because the body is a machine that education is possible. Education is the formation of habits, a superinducing of an artificial organization upon the natural organization of the body.
Thomas H. Huxley

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of  us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
John F. Kennedy

Without education, you're not going anywhere in this world.
Malcolm X

In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done -- men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
Jean Piaget

Let us describe the education of our men. What then is the education to be? Perhaps we could hardly find a better than that which the experience of the past has already discovered, which consists, I believe, in gymnastic, for the body, and music for the mind.

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Carl Rogers

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Whom do I call educated? First, those who manage well the circumstances they encounter day by day. Next, those who are decent and honorable in their intercourse with all men, bearing easily and good naturedly what is offensive in others and being as agreeable and reasonable to their associates as is humanly possible to be... those who hold their pleasures always under control and are not ultimately overcome by their misfortunes... those who are not spoiled by their successes, who do not desert their true selves but hold their ground steadfastly as wise and sober -- minded men.

The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.
Simone Weil

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
Walt Whitman

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

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The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
Amos Bronson Alcott

You can't teach a hunter it's wrong to kill.
Hari Dass Baba

A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.
Walter Bagehot

The schoolmaster is abroad! And I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier infull military array.
Jeremy Bentham

There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in amagic that acts on it through speech.
Allan Bloom

Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark.But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
Fawn M. Brodie

Arrogance, pedantry, and dogmatism... the occupational diseases of those who spend theirlives directing the intellects of the young.
Henry S. Canby

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Thomas Carruthers

First he wrought, and afterward he taught.
Geoffrey Chaucer

A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, andno teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.
Howard Crosby

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana

There is no human reason why a child should not admire and emulate his teacher's ability to do sums, rather than the village bum's ability to whittle sticks and smoke cigarettes. The reason why the child does not is plain enough -- the bum has put himself on an equality with him and the teacher has not.
Floyd Dell

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.
William J. Durant

The real difficulty, the difficulty which has baffled the ages of all times, is rather this: how can we make our teaching so potent in the motional life of man, that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the individual?
Albert Einstein

The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
Mahatma Gandhi

Those who go to college and never get out are called professors.
George Givot

The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.
Elbert Hubbard

To teach is to learn twice.
Joseph Joubert

Why are we never quite at ease in the presence of a schoolmaster? Because we are conscious that he is not quite at his ease in ours. He is awkward, and out of place in the society of his equals. He comes like Gulliver from among his little people, and he cannot fit the stature of his understanding to yours.
Charles Lamb

The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena.In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the      phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.
Maria Montessori

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern.

In teaching others we teach ourselves.

We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.
Robert H. Shaffer

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw

When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket.
Dan Snow

The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned thismorning.
Source Unknown

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox

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The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.
Marcellinus Ammianus

I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is an language I do not understand.
Sir Edward Appleton

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.
Antonin Artaud

A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
Gaston Bachelard

No language is rude that can boast polite writers.
Aubrey Beardsley

The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor,
compressible ad lib.
Robert Burchfield

It is a mass language only in the same sense that its baseball slang is born of baseball players. That is, it is a language which is being molded by writers to do delicate things and yet be within the grasp of superficially educated people. It is not a natural growth, much as its proletarian writers would like to think so. But compared with it at its best, English has reached the Alexandrian stage of formalism and decay.
Raymond Chandler

To have another language is to possess a second soul.

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky

Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.
Joseph Conrad

And who in time knows whither we may vent the treasure of our tongue, to what strange shores this gain of our best glories shall be sent, 't unknowing Nations with our stores? What worlds in the yet unformed Occident may come refined with the accents that are ours?
Samuel Daniel

The individual's whole experience is built upon the plan of his language.
Henri Delacroix

Male supremacy is fused into the language, so that every sentence both heralds and affirms it.
Andrea Dworkin

The words of language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The physical entities which seem to serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images.
Albert Einstein

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
George Eliot

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The language of truth is simple.

Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.
John French

Those who know nothing of foreign languages, knows nothing of their own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Public speaking is done in the public tongue, the national or tribal language; and the language of our tribe is the men's language. Of course women learn it. We're not dumb. If you can tell Margaret Thatcher from Ronald Reagan, or Indira Gandhi from General Somoza, by anything they say, tell me how. This is a man's world, so it talks a man's language.
Ursula K. Le Guin

The proverbial German phenomenon of the verb-at-the-end about which droll tales of absentminded professors who would begin a sentence, ramble on for an entire lecture, and then finish up by rattling off a string of verbs by which their audience, for whom the stack had long since lost its coherence, would be totally nonplussed, are told, is an excellent example of linguistic recursion.
Douglas Hofstadter

Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Grammar protects us against misunderstanding the sound of an uttered name; logic protects us against what we say have double meaning.
Rosenstock Huessy

Language is the pedigree of nations.

I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigrees of nations.
Samuel Johnson

Language is a form of human reason, which has its internal logic of which man knows nothing.
Claude Levi-Strauss

Language is the inventory of human experience.
L. W. Lockhart

Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are "prefabricated" in the sense that we don't coin new ones every time we speak.
David Lodge

There is in every child a painstaking teacher, so skilful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
Maria Montessori

The problems of society will also be the problems of the predominant language of that society. It is the carrier of its perceptions, its attitudes, and its goals, for through it, the seakers absorb entrenched attitudes. The guilt of English then must be recognized and appreciated before its continued use can be advocated.
Njabulo Ndebele

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
George Orwell

I wonder what language truck drivers are using, now that everyone is using theirs?
Sydney Pfizer

When a language creates -- as it does -- a community within the present, it does so only by courtesy of a community between the present and the past.
Christopher Ricks

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the entle.
John Ruskin

Language furnishes the best proof that a law accepted by a community is a thing that is tolerated and not a rule to which all freely consent.
Ferdinand De Saussure

The word of man is the most durable of all material.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it.
George Bernard Shaw

Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing, as the lightning.
Richard Chevenix Trench

How many languages are there in the world? How about 5 billion! Each of us talks, listens, nd thinks in his/her own special language that has been shaped by our culture, experiences, profession, personality, mores and attitudes. The chances of us meeting someone else who talks the exact same language is pretty remote.
Source Unknown

The universal principle of etymology in all languages: words are carried over from bodies and from the properties of bodies to express the things of the mind and spirit. The order of ideas must follow the order of things.
Giambattista Vico

As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests
Gore Vidal

We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
Booker T. Washington

Numbers constitute the only universal language.
Nathanael West

iewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
Walt Whitman

Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
Benjamin Lee Whorf

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
George F. Will

Poetry is the language of feeling.
W. Winter

If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

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