Homeschool Quotes

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Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.

— Roger Lewin

Poetry is so vital to us until school spoils it.

— Russell Baker

In a world that holds books and babies and canyon trails, why should one condemn oneself to live day-in, day-out with people one does not like, and sell oneself to chaperone and correct them?

— Ruth Benedict

Genius is a nuisance, and it is the duty of schools and colleges to abate it by setting genius-traps in its way.

— Samuel Butler

Men learn while they teach.

— Seneca

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century

— Sidney Joseph Perelman

Education costs money, but then so does ignorance.

— Sir Clause Moser

All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.

— Sir Walter Scott

Education would be so much more effective if its purpose were to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they don’t know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it.

— Sir William Haley

A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.

— Smiley Blanton

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

— Socrates

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.

— Socrates

To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.

— Theodore Roosevelt

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

— Theodore Roosevelt

The government is us; we are the government, you and I.

— Theodore Roosevelt

What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books.

— Thomas Carlyle

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than

— Tryon Edwards

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

— Tyron Edwards

If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.

— Tyrone Edwards

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.

— Victor Hugo

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

— Will Durant

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

— William Butler Yeats

The home is the chief school of human virtues.

— William Ellery Channing

It strkes me as singularly inappropriate for a school to use its students for fund-raising. It reminded me of the first time I saw a gypsy mother send her baby out to beg.

— William Hamilton

Love goes toward love, as schoolboys from their books;/ But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.

— William Shakespeare

Our schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education from happening. […] The average American (should be) content with their humble role in life, because they’re not tempted to think about any other role.

— William Torrey Harris, U.S. Commissioner of Education, 1889

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.

— Wilson Mizner

Personally I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

— Winston Churchill
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