Quotes about Education

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The principal thing you can learn from a professor is how to be a professor - and the chief thing you can learn from, say, a life coach or inspirational speaker is how to become a life coach or inspirational speaker.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Learning is rooted in repetition [...], meaning that the reading of a single text twice is more profitable than reading two different things once, provided of course that said text has some depth of content.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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You never really learn much from hearing yourself speak.

George Clooney

School is practice for future life, practice makes perfect and nobodys perfect, so why practice?

Billie Joe Armstrong

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.

B. B. King

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The only thing I learnt in high school is that people are very violent.

Gerard Way

Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society.

Jean Piaget

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You cannot overestimate the stupidity of your audience. Insist on the obvious and glide nimbly over the esssential.

Ernst Zermelo

The failing of a student to learn is the failing of the teacher to teach.

Kristin Hannah

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From the moment we are born we are presented with absolute facts rather than situated ones. We aren`t taught that distinctions such as young and old or healthy and unhealthy are social constructions and that their meaning depends on context. We are conditioned to learn about and see the world as a set of facts, such as 1 + 1 = 2. The world is far more subtle than such facts allow, and we should have learned that 1 + 1=2 only if we are using the base 10 number system, but that it equals 10 if the number system is base 2, and that 1 + 1 = 1 if we are adding one wad of chewing gum to one wad of chewing gum.

Ellen J. Langer

We`re all born with curiosity, but at some point, school usually manages to knock that out of us. I feel that my main responsibility as a teacher isn`t to convey facts, but to rekindle that lost enthusiasm for asking questions.

Max Tegmark

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No day in which you learn something is a complete loss.

David Eddings

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The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all. It is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry to put down dissent and originality.

Henry Louis Mencken

It`s the inspired student that continues to learn on their own. That`s what separates the real achievers in the world from those who pedal along, finishing assignments.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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The best educators are the ones that inspire their students. That inspiration comes from a passion that teachers have for the subject they`re teaching.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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