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Quotes on Education by various persona

1. Swami Vivekananda
#. A child teaches itself. But you can help it to go forward in its own way. What you
can do, is not of the positive nature, but of the negative. You can take away the
obstacles, but knowledge comes out of its own nature. Loosen the soil a little, so
that it may come out easily. Put a hedge round it; see that it is not killed by
anything, and there your work stops. You cannot do anything else. The rest is
manifestation from within its own nature.

#. one can teach anybody. The teacher spoils everything by thinking that he is
teaching. Thus Vedanta says that within man is all knowledge -- even in a boy it is
so -- and it requires only an awakening, and that much is the work of a teacher.

#. No one was ever really taught by another; each of us has to teach himself. The
external teacher offers only the suggestion which rouses the internal teacher to
work to understand things.

#. Negative thoughts weaken men. Do you not find that where parents are
constantly taxing their sons to read and write, telling them they will never learn
anything, and calling them fools and so forth, the latter do actually turn out to be
so in many cases? If you speak kind words to boys and encourage them, they are
bound to improve in time.

#. If you can give them positive ideas, people will grow up to be men and learn to
stand on their own legs.

#. In language and literature, in poetry and in arts, in everything we must point out
not the mistakes that people are making in their thoughts and actions, but the way
in which they will gradually be able to do these things better. Pointing out mistakes
wounds a man's feelings.

2. Edison
The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around
wearing overalls looking like hard work.

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when
they gave up.

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are: Hard work, Stick-to-
itiveness, and Common sense.

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

I never did anything by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came
by work.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

3. Einstein
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

4. Sir M Vishveswayiah
The way to build a nation is to build a good citizen. The majority of the citizens should be efficient, of
good character and posses a reasonable high sense of duty

To give real service, you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money.
Hard work performed in a disciplined manner will in most cases keep the worker fit and also prolong his

5. Vikram Sarabhai
we are convinced that if we are to play a meaningful role nationally, and in the community of
nations, we must be second to none in the application of advanced technologies to the real
problems of man and society.

Our national goals involve leap-frogging from a state of economic backwardness and social
disabilities attempting to achieve in a few decades a change which has incidentally taken
centuries in other countries and in other lands. This involves innovative at all levels.
He who can listen to the music in the midst of noise can achieve great things.
No great importance is to be given to mere experience.

6. Sir C V Raman
Success can come to you by courageous Devotion to the task lying in front of you I can assert
with out fear of contradiction that quality of the Indian mind is equal to the quality of any
Teutonic, Nordic, or Anglo-Saxon mind. What we lack is perhaps courage, what we lack is
driving force which takes one anywhere. We have I think, developed an inferiority complex. I
think what is needed in India today is the destruction of that defeatist spirit.

Man of science seeks to resolve the links between art, aesthetics, and the science. The man of
science seeks to resolve [natures] infinite complexities in to a few simple principles or
elements of action which he calls the laws of nature. In doing this , like the exponents of other
forms of art, subjects himself to a rigorous discipline, the rules of which he had laid down for
himself and which he calls logic . Science Is a fusion of mans aesthetic and intellectual
functions devoted to the representations of nature. It is therefore the highest form of creative art.

The true wealth of a nation consists not in the stored- up gold but in the intellectual and physical
strength of its people.

7. Srinivasa Ramanujan

An equation means nothing to me unless it expresses a thought of God.

Rabindranath Tagore

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in
harmony with all existence.

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Robert Frost
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have
to do, whether you like it or not. Thomas Henry Huxley
Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain. John F.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle
There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. John
The secret in education lies in respecting the student. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A man should look for what is and not for what he thinks should be. Albert Einstein
Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself John Dewey
The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch
Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. Leonardo da Vinci
The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in
harmony with all existence. Rabindranath Tagore
Right education should help the student, not only to develop his capacities, but to understand his
own highest interest. J. Krishnamurti