Monday, August 15, 2011

Quotes to Ponder

My building principal shared this list of quotes with our faculty, quotes I want to ponder so I decided to include them here in my blog of educational thought, vision and questions.

A teacher affects eternity:
she/he can never tell where her/his influence stops.
Henry Adams

What nobler employment, or more valuable to the state, than that of the man/woman who instructs the rising generation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life,
those the art of living well.

What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable than teaching?
Harriet Martineau

By learning you will teach;
by teaching you will understand.
Latin Proverb

Education is the mother of leadership.
Wendell L. Willkie

Seldom was any knowledge given to keep, but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
Bishop Hall

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.
Tryon Edwards

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
Ben Sweetland

Grammar speaks; dialectics teach us truth; rhetoric gives colouring to our speech; music sings; arithmetic numbers; geometry weighs and measures;
astronomy teaches us to know the stars.
Latin Maxim

We learn by teaching.
James Howell

Natural ability is by far the best, but many men and women have succeeded in winning high renown by skill that is the fruit of teaching.

Education is the guardian genius of democracy.
It is the only dictator that free women/men recognize,
and the only ruler that free women/men require.
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar

To me, education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.
Muriel Spark

He/She that teaches us anything which we knew not
before is undoubtedly to be reverenced as a master.
Samuel Johnson

I am indebted to my mother/father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander of Macedon

Education is the transmission of civilization.
Will Durant

To teach is to learn twice over.
Joseph Joubert

A master can tell you what he/she expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

Patricia Neal

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