Danielle Degelman

Education Quotes

About Teachers:

“The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”  ~Kahlil Gibran

“What a teacher is, is more important than what is taught.”  ~Karl Menninger

“He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.”  ~John Cotton Dana

“A teacher affects eternity; he/she can never tell where his/her influence stops.”  ~Henry Brooks Adams

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.”  ~Lily Tomlin

“A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his/her own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.”  ~unknown

About Teaching:

“You cannot teach anyone anything. You can only help them to discover.”  ~Galileo Galilei

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.”  ~Chinese proverb

“Teaching is the highest form of understanding.”  ~Aristotle

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless.”  ~Mother Teresa

About Learners:

“The kids in our classroom are infinitely more significant than the subject matter we teach.”  ~Meladee McCarty

“There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.”  ~Marva Collins

“We are by nature, observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s not what is poured into a student, but what is planted.”  ~Linda Conway

About Learning:

“Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do. We are all learners, doers, and teachers.”  ~Richard Bach

“Learning is a place where paradise can be created.”  ~Bell Hooks

“Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.”  ~Les Brown

“Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”  ~Napoleon Hill

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners…looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing…and not moving toward excellence.”  ~Denis Waitley

About Schools:

“Real improvement in our schools is not simply a matter of spending more, it is a matter of expecting more.”  ~George Bush

“If the school sends out children with a desire for knowledge and some idea of how to acquire and use it, it will have done its work.”  ~Richard Livingstone

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  ~Albert Einstein

“When schools flourish, all flourishes.”  ~Martin Luther

About Society:

“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation.”  ~John F. Kennedy

“The earth doesn’t move every time, but when it does…what a RUSH!”  ~Cameron Beatty

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”  ~Chinese proverb

“Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child’s world, and thus, a world event.”  ~Gaston Bachelard

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"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength of the nation." -- John F. Kennedy

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