When I give talks I usually spice up my presentations with inspirational quotes. Relevant quotations function for me as a summary, a sort of recapitulation, of an idea, no matter how long or complicated the idea can be. Over the years I was able to collect a good number of quotations on various subjects and themes.
In this post I am sharing with you ten of my most favorite quotes on Teaching and Learning.
- “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” — Paulo Coelho
- “When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” — Maya Angelou
- “There are two types of education… One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” — John Adams
- “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” — Robert Frost
- “The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.” — Elbert Hubbard
- “Experience is a hard teacher because it gives us the test first, the lessons afterwards.” — Vernon Sanders Law
- “True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.” — Nikos Kazantzakis
- “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” — C.S. Lewis
- “Learning is like rowing upstream, if you stop, you go backwards.” — Anonymous
- “We have to start from the ground up and reconsider what education is. In my language, I’d like to see us educate the soul, and not just the mind. The result would be a person who could be in the world creatively, make good friendships, live in a place he loved, do work that is rewarding, and make a contribution to the community. People say that the word “educate” means to “draw out” a person’s potential. But I like the “duc” – part in the middle of it. To be educated is to become a duke, a leader, a person of stature and color, a presence and a character.” — Thomas Moore
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