Thinking Citizen Blog — Best Education Quotes Ever?
Thinking Citizen Blog — Friday is Education and Education Policy Day
Today’s Topic: Best Education Quotes Ever?
So what are your favorite quotes related to education? Today, a sampler. Experts — please chime in. Correct, elaborate, elucidate.
ALBERT EINSTEIN, GK CHESTERTON, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
1. “Education is what remains when one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” (Albert Einstein)
2. “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” (GK Chesterton)
3. “The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” (Benjamin Franklin)
WB YEATS. CS LEWIS, AMBROSE BIERCE
1. “Education is not the filling of a pale, but the lighting of a fire.” (WB Yeats)
2. “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” (CS Lewis)
3. “Education: that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their own lack of understanding.” (Ambrose Bierce)
CONFUCIUS — doing, repeating, remembering
1. “The Master said, “Is it not a pleasure, having learned something, to try it out at due intervals?” (first line of the Analects)
2. “I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.”
3. “A man is worthy of being a teacher who gets to know what is new by keeping fresh in his mind what he is already familiar with.”
FOOTNOTE — BEST QUOTE EVER? BUT WHO SAID IT?
“Education is the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.” John. Maynard Keynes? Josiah Stamp? Leo Rosten?
For the last four years of posts organized by theme:
Please share the coolest thing you learned in the last week related to education or education policy. Or the coolest thought however half-baked you had. Or the coolest, most important thing you learned in your life related to education or education policy that the rest of us may have missed. Or just some random education-related fact that blew you away.
This is your chance to make some one’s day. Or to cement in your own mind something that you might otherwise forget. Or to think more deeply than otherwise about something that is dear to your heart.