On education

1. Much have I learned from my teachers, more from my colleagues, but most from my students.

2. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

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

4. The chief function of body is to carry the brain around.

5. He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who doesn't ask remains a fool forever.

6. Life is like a piano, what you get out of it depends on how you play it.

7. Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you to make a living; the other helps you make a life.

8. There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.

9. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

10. If everybody's thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking.

11. There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.

12. For every person wishing to teach, there are thirty not wanting to be taught.

13. What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

14. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.

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Несколько лет назад неожиданно заметила, что ум и начитанность - далеко не одно и то же, и поразилась, насколько явно это различие проявляется в людях.

Вот несколько цитат в этой связи:

  • It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. (Alec Bourne)
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)
  • Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. (B. F. Skinner)
  • The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. (Herbert Spencer)
  • She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life. (John Mason Brown)

И ещё парочка на тему того, что за образованием вовсе не обязательно идти в учебное заведение:

  • Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't. (L. L. Henderson)
  • College isn't the place to go for ideas. (Helen Keller)