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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
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“Only the educated are free.” — Epictetus

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”  — Albert Gyorgyi

“Education is the ability to meet life’s situations.” — Dr. John G. Hibben

"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." -- Colleen Wilcox
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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” — Henry Brooks Adams

“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
— William A. Ward

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” — Jacques Barzun

"Book: A garden carried in a pocket." --Arabian Proverb
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“The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.” — James Bryce

“Books are the compass and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.” — Jesse Lee Bennett

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” — Groucho Marx

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” — Sydney J. Harris

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” — Albert Einstein

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” — Victor Hugo

"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity." -- Aristotle
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“Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.” — Aldous Huxley

“A good book should leave you… slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.” — William Styron

” ‘Tis the good reader that makes the good book.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” — Logan Pearsall Smith

"No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher." -- William Osler
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“The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.” — Northrup Frye

“I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.” — Groucho Marx

“Let books be your dining table,
And you shall be full of delights
Let them be your mattress
And you shall sleep restful nights.”

“My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter.” — Thomas Helm

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.” — Paul Sweeney

"When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes." -- Desiderius Erasmus
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“Beware the man of one book.” — Latin Proverb

“A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocation and privacy.” — Edward P. Morgan

“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” — Chinese Proverb

“No man who worships education has got the best out of education…. Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.” — G.K. Chesterton

“A good book has no ending.” — R.D. Cumming

"If you want to be original, question all truths handed down to you." -- Niles Eldridge
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“A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.”

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” — Will Durant

“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.” — Robert G. Ingersoll

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." -- Walt Disney
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“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” — Malcolm S. Forbes

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” — Robert Frost

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