27 April, 2008

Some of my Favourite Sayings

On Education ...

** Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds (Plato)

** After you understand about the sun and the stars and the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset (Alfred North Whitehead)

** Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results (John Dewey)

** It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts … it is to teach them to think (Robert Hutchins)

** Only the educated are free (Epictetus)

** It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education (Albert Einstein)

On God ...

** Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of God (St Jerome)

On Life ...

** Those who tell the truth, love you. Those who tell you what you want to hear, love themselves (Mother Angelica)

** Love me when I least deserve it ... because it's then that I most need it (Chinese proverb)

On Parenting ...

** Children learn to smile from their parents (Shinicki Suzuki)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great quotes, Marina!
Louise (now in Hobart)