The Thursday 13 – Why Grandmothers Let Their Little Girls Go Off To School


It is Because…

1. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris

2. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
Author Unknown

3. The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
Ralph W. Sockman

4. What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw

5. Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.
Abbé Dimnet

6. Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

7. Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
Daniel J. Boorstin

8. The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Mandell Creighton

9. 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

10. The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.
Mortimer Adler

11. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Chinese Proverb

12. You learn something every day if you pay attention.
Ray LeBlond

13. Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.
Vernon Howard

Grammy and Abraham Lincoln agree – “I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”


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