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William Butler Yeats Quotes

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Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

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When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
- William Butler Yeats

The highest result of education is tolerance.
- Helen Keller

Nothing is more important in our national life
than the welfare of our children.
- Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946)

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

 

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

The giving of love is an education in itself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
- Albert Einstein

Education is not the answer to the question.
Education is the means to the answer to all questions.
- William Allin

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
- Mark Twain

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge
and the dissemination of truth.
- John F. Kennedy

The philosophy of the school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

The most important outcome of education
is to help students become independent of formal education.
- Paul E. Gray

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

The highest result of education is tolerance.
Long ago men fought and died for their faith;
but it took ages to teach them the other kind of courage, -
the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren
and their rights of conscience.
- Helen Keller

Where the press is free and every man
is able to read, all is safe.
- Thomas Jefferson

Most people's historical perspective
begins with the day of their birth.
- Rush Limbaugh

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people ...
They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
- Thomas Jefferson

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim G. Ginott

College isn't the place to go for ideas.
- Helen Keller

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

All that is valuable in human society
depends upon the opportunity for development
accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the new economy, information, education,
and motivation are everything.
- William J. Clinton

Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela

Education is not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

The task of the modern educator
is not to cut down jungles,
but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
- Edward Everett

No part of the education of a politician is more indispensable
than the fighting of elections.
- Winston Churchill

Education is what remains after one has forgotten
what one has learned in school.
- Albert Einstein

Education is a method whereby
one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter
than our progress in education.
The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money,
than circumstances, than failures, than success,
than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill.
It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past ...
we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the string we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
And so it is with you ...
we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Charles Swindoll

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness,
the general mind must be strengthened by education.
- Thomas Jefferson

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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

If the children are untaught,
their ignorance and vices will in future life
cost us much dearer in their consequences
than it would have done in their
correction by a good education.
- Thomas Jefferson

Purity of personal life is the one indispensable condition
for building up a sound education.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is an organic whole. The basic problems of the people -
poverty, ignorance, disease and civic inertia - interlock.
To address one problem, we must address all.
Hence our emphasis on an integrated program
of livelihood, education, health and self-government.
- Jimmy Yen

Anyone who knows history, particularly
the history of Europe, will, I think,
recognize that the domination
of education or of government
by any one particular religious faith
is never a happy arrangement for the people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion
will legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power to do so,
and will follow it by suppressing opposition,
subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young,
and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.
- Robert Heinlein

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, but to live by them.
- John F. Kennedy

Giving is the highest expression of our power.
- Vivian Greene

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The highest revelation is that God is in every man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The highest possible stage in moral culture
is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Reverence for life is the highest court of appeal.
- Albert Schweitzer

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

The highest God and the innermost God is one God.
- Ernest Holmes

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

There comes that mysterious meeting in life
when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be,
igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
- Rusty Berkus

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard


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