Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Group Effort.

I'm teaching a Culture class for some International students, and we were discussing various quotes on education. I wanted to share some that I like, and I wanted the students to leave me with some that they have from their own countries or some they've gathered along the way. Here's what we came up with:

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

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't." --Anatole France

"Education would be so much effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and gril should know how much they don't know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. --Sir William Haley

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." --Oliver Wendell Holmes

"You learn something every day if you pay attention." --Ray LeBlond

"Teachers open the door, but you enter by yourself." --Chinese Proverb

"Education is not just the answer to the question. Education is the means to answer all questions." --William Allin

"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live." --Mortimer Adler

"Keep learning until you die."

"If you nap, you will dream; but if you study, you will interpret the dream." --a Taiwanese quote

"Complacency is the enemy of studying." --a Taiwanese quote

"Cleverness depends on hard work. Talent depends on the accumulation of the hard work."

"Learning is like rowing a boat upstream. If you don't try to move further, you decline."

"Education is from birth to death."

Do you have any others that are your favorites? If so, please add to the collection by writing them in a comment! Thanks! :)

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