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If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?

Maria Montessori (1870-1952) Italian educator.

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.

Education is not received. It is achieved.

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A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.

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Only the educated are free.

Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.


Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.

Horace Mann (1796-1859) U.S. educator.

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.

Marcus Tulius Cicero (106-43 BC) Writer, politician and great roman orator.

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) American author.

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.

Henri Frédéric Amiel (1821-1881) Swiss writer.