“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela
“You're not lonely when you're teaching, you're not quiet, you're laughing most of the time, you're having a wonderful time interacting with young people. It's the best fun in the world.”
- Mem Fox
“Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.”
- Jules Verne
“In many spheres of human endeavour, from science to business to education to economic policy, good decisions depend on good measurement.”
- Ben Bernanke
“I think of it as a good opportunity to let, in particular, school kids know that this job and other interesting jobs in science and engineering are open to anyone who works hard in school and gets a good education and studies math and science. And that it's not just for a select group of people.”
- Ellen Ochoa
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The fundamental essence of science, which I think we've lost in our education system, is poking something with a stick and seeing what happens. Embrace that process of inquiry.”
- Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
"We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb."
- Bill Bryson
“I think that young Australians ought to be taking language education much more seriously. I mean, you know, every day I'm meeting people with expertise, ability and talent in fields where I want to learn so much more; science, for example.”
- Quentin Bryce
"We are still too close to the birth of the universe to be certain about its death."
- J.D. Bernal
“The notion that every well-educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.”
- Joseph Stiglitz
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
- Isaac Asimov
"Biology loves variation. Biology loves differences. Society hates it"
- Milton Diamond quote.
“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire"
"Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known"
- Carl Sagan
"Teachers affect eternity, no one can tell where their influence stops."
- Henry Brooks Adams
“A scientist worthy of a lab coat should be able to make original discoveries while wearing a clown suit, or give a lecture in a high squeaky voice from inhaling helium. It is written nowhere in the math of probability theory that one may have no fun.”
- Eliezer Yudkowsky
“I can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that the Sun is a star.”
"You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward”.
– Conrad Hall
“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.”