Quotes of the week

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It is time for another post with inspirational quotes.
This time Id like to focus on something I find very
useful: education.
School may have been – or still be – boring, a killer
of creativity or downright awful for you.
But education is still important because it opens the
mind and expands it. And if your years in school
were bad or boring you can still educate yourself
now.
Anyways, here is some wisdom and inspiration
from the people who have walked before us.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he
already knows.
Epictetus
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it
seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in
and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her
way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-
line, and you waited with beating heart for
something to happen? I was like that ship before my
education began, only I was without compass or
sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the
harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the
wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone
on me in that very hour.
Helen Keller
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to
see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if
you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he
will continue the learning process as long as he
lives.
Clay P. Bedford
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your
right to be wrong, because then you will lose the
ability to learn new things and move forward with
your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind
perfectionism.
David M. Burns
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where
his influence stops.
Henry B Adams
Keep away from people who try to belittle your
ambitions. Small people always do that, but the
really great make you feel that you, too, can
become great.
Mark Twain
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is
not to learn, but to unlearn.
Gloria Steinem
Children have never been very good at listening to
their elders, but they have never failed to imitate
them.
James Baldwin
Education is a progressive discovery of our own
ignorance.
Will Durant
The difference between school and life? In school,
you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life,
you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett
Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may
remember; involve me and I’ll understand.
Chinese proverb
If someone is going down the wrong road, he
doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he
needs is education to turn him around.
Jim Rohn
People learn something every day, and a lot of
times it’s that what they learned the day before was
wrong.
Bill Vaughan
Education cost money, but then so does ignorance.
Claus Moser
What sculpture is to a block of marble
education is to the human soul.
Joseph Addison
Education makes a people easy to lead
but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible
to enslave.
Peter Brougham
Do not train children to learning by force and
harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses
their minds, so that you may be better able to
discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the
genius of each.
Plato
It is in fact a part of the function of education to help
us escape, not from our own time — for we are
bound by that — but from the intellectual and
emotional limitations of our time.
T.S. Eliot
If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent
would ever get done.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can
take it away from you.
B.B. King

Mukesh Jha

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