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1 Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. -Josef Albers

2 It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. -Jacob Bronowski

3 We think too much about effective methods of teaching and not enough about effective methods of learning. -John Carolus

4 I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand. -Chinese proverb

5 It is supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein

6 Education is a man’s going forward from cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty. -Kenneth G. Johnson

7 I have been maturing as a teacher. New experiences bring new sensitivities and flexibility… -Howard Lester

8 Education…beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of conditions of men – the balance wheel of the social machinery…. It does better than to disarm the poor of their hostility toward the rich; it prevents being poor. -Horace Mann

9 The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be ignited. -Plutarch

10 Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H.G. Wells

11 Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts. -Henry Brooks Adams

12 A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -Thomas Carruthers

13 I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework. -Edith Ann

14 Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live. -Peter Cochrane

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

16 Good writing is rewriting. -Truman Capote

17 The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write write. -Ernest Gaines

18 The problem is to teach ourselves to think, and the writing will take care of itself. -Christopher Mobley

19 By writing quickly we are not brought to write well, but by writing well we are brought to write quickly. -Quintilian

20 The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into new land. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

21 If one corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. -George Orwell

22 The pen is the tongue of the mind. -Miguel de Cervantes

23 I don’t pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about. -Arthur C. Clarke

24 I write to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I don’t want and what I fear. -Joan Didion

25 Curiosity has its own reason for existence. The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein

26 Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. -T.S. Eliot

27 How do I know what I think until I see what I say? -E.M. Forster

28 The human mind is like an umbrella. It functions best when open. -Max Gropius

29 Stupidity is no excuse for not thinking. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

30 The only time I know that something is true is the moment I discover it in the act of writing. -Jean Malaquais

31 We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection. -Anais Nin

32 You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain

33 The brain that doesn’t feed itself, eats itself. -Gore Vidal

34 Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative. -Oscar Wilde

35 Writing is thinking on paper. -William Zinsser

36 If you think of the Internet as a place to “look up stuff” you’re missing the best part.

37 Students learn what they care about, from people they care about and who, they know, care about them.” -Barbara Harrell Carson

38 Merely looking at a stranger’s Twitter or Facebook feed isn’t interesting, because it seems like blather. Follow if for a day, though, and it begins to feel like a short story; follow it for a month, and it’s a novel. NY Times 9-7-09

39 We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own. -Ben Sweetland

40 I touch the future, I teach. -Christa McAuliffe

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