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What I am really interested in is the new kind of education which we must develop which moves toward fostering the new kind of human being that we need, the process person, the creative person, the improvising person, the self-trusting person, the courageous person, the autonomous person.
Abraham Maslow

The most fundamental question is: What is education for?
Ken Robinson

Education is the single most important job of the human race.
George Lucas

A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.
Albert Einstein

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

To improve our schools, we have to humanize them and make education personal to every student and teacher in the system. Education is always about relationships. Great teachers are not just instructors and test administrators. They are mentors, coaches, motivators, and lifelong sources of inspiration to their students. Teaching is an art form. Great teachers know they have to cultivate curiosity, passion and creativity in their students.
Ken Robinson

We learn something by doing it. There is no other way.
John Holt

An inventor is simply a person who doesn't take his education too seriously. You see, from the time a person is six years old until he graduates from college he has to take three or four examinations a year. If he flunks once, he is out. But an inventor is almost always failing. He tries and fails maybe a thousand times. It he succeeds once then he's in. These two things are diametrically opposite. We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
Charles F. Kettering

In order to reclaim America's ‘creativity' differentiator, we must be able to provide businesses with a workforce of imaginative employees who will pave the way to a new future. It is time to transform our educational system in America to embrace and nurture creativity as a core value.
Larry R. Thompson

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive and discoverers.
Jean Piaget

Education is the mother of leadership.
Wendell Willkie

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
John Harvey

Human intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education.
Ken Robinson

Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
Chinese Proverb

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes

Let early education be a sort of amusement. You will then be better able to discover the natural bent.
Plato

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

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin

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

There is a brilliant child locked inside every student.
Marva Collins

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Confucius

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Anatole France

Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud

It is my vision that we all will dedicate the next decade to achieve universal literacy and education for all children, especially for girls. More than 145 million of the world's children are deprived of education due to poverty, exploitation, slavery, gender discrimination, religious extremism, and corrupt governments. May Three Cups of Tea be a catalyst to bring the gift of literacy to each of those children who deserves a chance to go to school.
Greg Mortenson

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
Plato

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats



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