"One often learns more from ten days of agony
than from ten years of contentment."
"The worth of a book is to be measured by
what you can carry away from it."
"Learn as if you will live forever.
Live as though you will die tomorrow!"
I hear and I forget.
I see and I believe.
I do and I understand.
"Reading furnishes the mind only with material
for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what
we read ours."
"Education is when you read the instructions. Experience is when you don't!"
" Education is not the accumulation of knowledge, but the ability to find
" Man’s mind stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
" Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -- which he then spends sending his son to college."
-- Bill Vaughan
"Education is not the filling of a pail; it is the
lighting of a fire."
--William Butler Yeats
“What do you own? Really?... Your education. Your force of character. Your family. do you really own the other things? Or do they own you?"
_The Source_ James Mitchner
“Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater.”
“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.”
“Good teaching is 1/4th preparation and 3/4ths theatre.”
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man
who can’t read them.”
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the
set I go into the other room and read a book.”
“Of course, this has its good side as well as its bad one. As we become permanent drunkards by so may separate drinks, so we become saints in the moral, and authorities and experts in the practical and scientific spheres, by so many separate acts and hours of work. Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education, whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working day, he may safely leave the final result to itself.”
--William James, Talks to Teachers
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
“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
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again --and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.”
“I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.”
--Franklin P Adams
“The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one’s mind a pleasant place in which to spend one’s leisure.”
--Sydney J Harris
As the days went past, Jonathan found himself thinking time and again of the Earth from which he had come. If he had known there just a tenth, just a hundredth, of what he knew here, how much more life should have meant! He stood on the sand and fell to wondering of there was a gull back there who might be struggling to break out of his limits, to see the meaning of flight beyond a way of travel to get a breadcrumb from a rowboat. Perhaps there might even have been one made Outcast for speaking his truth in the face of the Flock. And the more Jonathan practiced his kindness lessons, and the more he worked to know the nature of love, the more he wanted to go back to Earth. For in spite of his lonely past, Jonathan Seagull was born to be an instructor, and his one way of demonstrating love was to give something of the truth that he had seen to a gull who asked only a chance to see truth for himself.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
“To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations--such is a pleasure beyond compare.”
"When you read a book, you hold another’s mind in your hands."
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. “
“The entire object of true education, is to make people not merely do the right thing, but to enjoy right things; not merely industrious, but to love industry; not merely learned, but to love knowledge.“
Today a professor in a garden relaxing
Like Plato of old in the academe shade
Spoke out in a manner I never had heard him
And this is one of the things that he said:
Suppose that we state as a tenet of wisdom
That knowledge in not for delight of the mind.
Nor an end in itself, but a packet of treasure
To hold and employ for the good of mankind.
A torch or a candle is barren of meaning
Except it give light to men as they climb,
And thesis and tomes are but impotent jumble
Unless they are tools in the building of time.
We scholars toil on with the zeal of a miner
For nuggets and nuggets and one nugget more,
But scholars are needed to study the uses
Of all the great mass of data and lore.
And truly our tireless and endless researches
Need yoking with man’s daily problems and strife,
For truth and beauty and virtue have value
Confirmed by their uses in practical life. --Anonymous
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