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"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. (via Think Exist.com)"
Tom Bodett

"Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him."
John Locke

"You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
James Lane Allen

"Learning is about more than simply acquiring new knowledge and insights; it is also crucial to unlearn old knowledge that has outlived its relevance. Thus, forgetting is probably at least as important as learning."
Gary Ryan Blair

"The most important outcome of education is to help students become independent of formal education."
Paul Gray

"Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well."
Aristotle

"Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances."
Cesare Pavese

"There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there."
Albert Einstein

"We need to continually look within ourselves. Contemplate our inner being and find our own unique voice and then learn to heed it and we will then have the life experience we deserve."
Dirk Benedict

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
Seneca, Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD.

"The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny... it is the light that guides your way."
Heraclitus (540-480 B.C.)

"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
Herbert Spencer

"A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying that he is wiser today than he was yesterday."
Alexander Pope

"Work bears a particular mark of man and of humanity, the mark of a person operating within a community of persons."
Pope John Paul II

"Teachers are those who use themselves as bridges, over which they invite their students to cross; then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own."
Nikos Kazantzakis

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification."
Martin H. Fischer


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