“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
"Education is soul crafting."
- Cornel West
"Education is the ability to meet life's situations."
- Dr. John G. Hibben
"Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service and it must be thought of as a mission."
- Dr. Ralph Tyler
"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."
- Edith Ann (Lilly Tomlin)
"Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere."
- Chinese Proverb
"When our students fail, we, as teachers, too, have failed.”
- Marva Collins
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited.”
“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime."
– Chinese Proverb
“Teachers should guide without dictating, and participate without dominating.”
- C.B. Neblette
“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.”
- Colleen Wilcox
“There is no failure. Only feedback."
- Robert Allen
“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”
– Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
- Robert Frost
“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.”