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The most important part of teaching is to teach what it is to know.

Author: Simone Weil (1910-1943)

Profession: French Philosopher, Mystic

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God... and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.

Author: Orson F. Whitney

Profession:

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

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Education, we see, is not merely gaining knowledge or skills helpful toward productive work, though certainly that is a part of it. Rather it is a replenishment and an expansion of the natural thirst of the mind and soul. Learning is a gradual process of growth, each step building upon the other. It is a process whereby the learner organizes and integrates not only facts but attitudes and values. The Lord has told us that we must open our minds and our hearts to learn. There is a Chinese proverb: Wisdom is as the moon rises, perceptible not in progress but in result. As our knowledge is converted to wisdom, the door to opportunity is unlocked.

Author: Barbara W. Winder

Profession:

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the worlds work, and the power to appreciate life.

Author: Brigham Young (1801-1877)

Profession: American Mormon Leader

Our attitude towards ourselves should be ''to be satiable in learning'' and towards others ''to be tireless in teaching.''

Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)

Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State