"Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire."
--William Butler Yeats
"An investment in knowledge pays the best
"A teacher affects eternity."
"Intelligence plus character--that is the
goal of true education."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A teacher is one who makes himself
"Teachers open the door, but you must
enter by yourself."
"Whether you think you can, or think you
“We must be the change we seek in the
"My heart is singing for joy this morning.
A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little
pupil’s mind, and behold, all things are changed."
"If you can dream it, you can do it."
"If your plan is for one year, plant rice;
If your plan is for ten
years, plant trees;
If your plan is for a
"It takes a whole village to raise a
"Education is the key to unlock the golden
door of freedom."
--George Washington Carver
"The whole world opened to me when I
learned to read."
--Mary McLeod Bethune
Tomorrow's a mystery,
Today is a gift,
That's why we call it the
"If you promise not to believe everything
says happens at this school, I’ll promise
believe everything he says happens at
--Note to students’ parents from an
"Get your facts first, and then you can
distort 'em as much as you please."
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you
reap, but by the seeds you plant."
--Robert Louis Stevenson
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it
would not be called research, would it?"
are three ways to teach a child. The first by example. The second is by
example. The third is by example."
"Genius without education is like silver
in a mine."
"We worry about what a child will be
tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."
"The only things children wear out faster
than shoes are parents and teachers."
"You got to be careful if you don't know
where you're going, because you might not get there."
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different
"The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires."
--William Arthur Ward
"Knowledge comes; but wisdom lingers."
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether
at twenty or eight. Anyone who keeps learning stays young."
"In a completely rational society, the
best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for
"There is more to life than increasing its
"...from the stars and the sun and the
moon should man learn."
--Eagle Chief (Letakots-Lesa)
"In all things of nature there is
something of the marvelous."
may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel."
--Carl W. Buechner
**(Thanks to Mrs. Smith's web
site/1st/TN for many of the above quotes.) **