Homeschool Quotes

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Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon — and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own bod

— Mildred & Victor Goertzel

Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.

— Napoleon Hill

One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.

— Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

— Oscar Wilde

A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though awakens your own expectations.

— Patricia Neal

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

— Paul E. Gray

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.

— Paul Karl Feyerabend

The only big ideas I’ve ever had have come from daydreaming, but modern life keeps people from daydreaming. Every moment of the day your mind is being occupied, controlled, by it someone else – at school, at work, watching television.

— Paul MacCready

I’m sure the reason such young nitwits are produced in our schools is because they have no contact with anything of any use in everyday life.

— Petronius

Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement; this will better enable you to find out the natural bent of the child.

— Plato

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

— Plato

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.

— R.S. Ingersoll

You send your child to the schoolmaster, but ’tis the schoolboys who educate him

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The secret of education is respecting the pupil.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

You teach best what you most need to learn.

— Richard David Bach

Learning is finding out what you already know, Doing is demonstrating that you know it, Teaching is reminding others that they know it as well as you do. We are all learners, doers, and teachers.

— Richard David Bach

What did you ask at school today?

— Richard Fenyman

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing

— Richard Feynman

There is only one Education, and it has only one goal: the freedom of the mind. Anything that needs an adjective, be it civics education, or socialist education, or Christian education, or whatever-you-like education, is not education, and it has some dif

— Richard Mitchell

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.

— Robert E. Lee

Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

— Robert Frost

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

— Robert Frost

Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes … different points of view.

— Robert Maynard Hutchins

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.

— Robert Maynard Hutchins

It sometimes seems as though we were trying to combine the ideal of no schools at all with the democratic ideal of schools for everybody by having schools without education.

— Robert Maynard Hutchins

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

— Robert Maynard Hutchins

Show me a man who has enjoyed his school days and I’ll show you a bully and a bore.

— Robert Morely

I said how, and why, young children, were sooner allured by love, than driven by beating, to attain good learning.

— Roger Ascham
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