Learning, Teaching and Being Well-Educated

  1. Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. William A. Ward
  2. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Buddhist proverb
  3. Experience teaches only the teachable. Aldous Huxley
  4. To teach is to learn twice. Joseph Joubert
  5. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains.The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. William Arthur Ward
  6. The chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things. G.K. Chesterton
  7. If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others. Tryon Edwards
  8. I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think. Socrates
  9. A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. Thomas Carruthers
  10. I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand. Confucius
  11. Education is what you get from reading the small print. Experience is what you get from not reading it. Carl Albert
  12. Learn to unlearn. Benjamin Disraeli
  13. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Sydney J. Harris
  14. An education isn’t how much you’ve committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t know. William Feather
  15. The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. John Powell
  16. There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. Frank A. Clark
  17. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. Benjamin Disraeli
  18. Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned – not to see what is not. Maria Mitchell
  19. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Derek Bok
  20. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
  21. We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown. Claude Bernard
  22. For the unlearned, old age is winter; for the learned, it is the season of the harvest. Hasidic Proverb
  23. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. Confucius
  24. It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. Jacob Bronowski
  25. When the teacher stops learning, he relinquishes the right to teach. Chinese proverb
  26. It is what you learn after you know it all that counts. John Wooden
  27. If you ask the wrong question, you are going to get the wrong answer. Unknown
  28. Questions focus our thinking. Ask empowering questions like What’s good about this? What’s not perfect about it yet? What am I going to do next time? How can I do this and have fun doing it? Charles Connolly
  29. It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think. Henri Frederic Amiel
  30. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle
  31. It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Mark Twain
  32. The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcom Forbes

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