Mrs. Zider's First Grade Class...

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Educational Quotes

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

--William Butler Yeats


"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

--Benjamin Franklin


"A teacher affects eternity."

--Henry Adams


"Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.


"A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary." 

--Thomas Carruthers


"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself." 

--Chinese Proverb


"Whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right!" 

--Henry Ford


“We must be the change we seek in the world.”



"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."

--Anne Sullivan


"If you can dream it, you can do it."
--Walt Disney

"If your plan is for one year, plant rice;
If your plan is for ten years, plant trees;
If your plan is for a hundred years,
Educate children."

-- Confucius


"It takes a whole village to raise a child.'"

--African saying


"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


"Yesterday's history,
Tomorrow's a mystery,
Today is a gift,
That's why we call it the present."



"If you promise not to believe everything your child

says happens at this school, I’ll promise not to

believe everything he says happens at home."

--Note to students’ parents from an English schoolmaster


"Get your facts first, and then you can distort 'em as much as you please."

--Mark Twain


"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?" 

--Albert Einstein


 "There are three ways to teach a child. The first by example. The second is by example. The third is by example."

 --Albert Schweitzer


"Genius without education is like silver in a mine." 

--Benjamin Franklin


"We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today."

--Stacia Tauscher


"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."

--Yogi Bera


"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

--Will Rogers


"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."

--Henry Ford


"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less."

--Lee Iacocca

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

--Mahatma Ghandi

"...from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn."

--Eagle Chief (Letakots-Lesa)

Pawnee Leader

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."


"They 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.) **

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