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A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th president of the U.S.

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

Socrates (BC 469-BC 399) Greek philosopher of Athens

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.

Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers who are afraid of the principal, principals who are afraid of the school board, school boards who are afraid of the parents, parents who are afraid of the children, and children who are afraid of nobody.

Unknown Source


Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Abigail Adams (1744-1818) First Lady of the United States.