Quotes on Education And Literacy

literacy is at the heart of sustainable development Kofi Annan

Words are the voice of the heart. Confucius

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status. Ken Robinson

Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens. William J Clinton

On this International Literacy Day, let us recall that literacy for all is an integral part of education for all, and that both are critical for achieving truly sustainable development for all. Kofi Annan

Acquiring literacy is an empowering process, enabling millions to enjoy access to knowledge and information which broadens horizons, increases opportunities and creates alternatives for building a better life. Kofi Annan

we cannot afford to settle for being just average; we must learn as much as we can to be the best that we can. The key word is education - education with maximum effort. Without it, we cannot be in charge of ourselves or anyone else. Bill Cosby

Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship. Kofi Annan

Creating a world that is truly fit for children does not imply simply the absence of war... It means having primary schools nearby that educate children, free of charge... It means building a world fit for children, where every child can grow to adulthood in health, peace and dignity. Carol Bellamy

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read. Marilyn Jager Adams

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. Abraham Lincoln

There is no substitute for books in the life of a child. Mary Ellen Chase

I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp. J K Rowling

Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. William J Clinton

There is considerable evidence that women's education and literacy tend to reduce the mortality rates of children Amartya Sen

Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift. Kate Dicamillo

So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky. William James

Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable. Grace Slick

Education forms the common mind. Alexander Pope

One of the greatest gifts adults can give - to their offspring and to their society - is to read to children. Carl Sagan

I hated school so intensely. It interfered with my freedom Sigrid Undset

For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Kofi Annan

Who besides a degraded rabble would voluntarily present itself to be graded and classified like meat? No wonder school is compulsory. John Taylor Gatto

The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Much that passes for education is not education at all but ritual. The fact is that we are being educated when we know it least. David P. Gardner

"What greater gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?" Marcus Tullius Cicero

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. William Ralph Inge

The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living. Wendell Phillips

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope... Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition... Kofi Annan

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. Kofi Annan

I have not the least doubt that school developed in me nothing but what was evil and left the good untouched. Edvard Grieg

I think there in a great deal to be said for religious education in the sense of teaching about religion and biblical literacy. Both those things, by the way, I suspect will prepare a child to give up religion. If you are taught comparative religion, you are more likely to realise that there are other religions than the one you have been brought up in. And if you are if you are taught to read the bible, I can think of almost nothing more calculated to turn you off religion. Richard Dawkins

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. H L Mencken

That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance. Abraham Lincoln

My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself. George Bernard Shaw

Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential. Kofi Annan

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama

Human intelligence is richer and more dynamic than we have been led to believe by formal academic education. Ken Robinson

I remember that I was never able to get along at school. I was at the foot of the class. Thomas A Edison

One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child. Maria Montessori

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. Angela Carter

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. Thomas Dewar, 1st Baron Dewar

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. Diogenes

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Katherine Paterson

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit. Samuel Johnson

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. Mason Cooley

There is, in fact, no teaching without learning. Paulo Freire

We'll build new ties of trade and of commerce, culture and education that unleash the potential of the Iraqi people. Barack Obama

Together we have come to realize that for most men the right to learn is curtailed by the obligation to attend school. Ivan Illich

All schools, all colleges have two great functions: to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. Mark Twain

Reading and writing don't inevitably go together. You can read without learning a thing about writing, grammar, or spelling, although, you certainly can't learn anything about writing, grammar, or spelling unless you read. Frank Smith

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain

Education and democracy have the same goal: the fullest possible development of human capabilities. Paul Wellstone

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. Abigail Adams

Public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid. Tracy Kidder

Let every sluice of knowledge be opened and set a-flowing. John Adams

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler

People learn more quickly by doing something or seeing something done. Gilbert Highet

You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be I had a Mother who read to me. Strickland Gillilan

We were not taught financial literacy in school. It takes a lot of work and time to change your thinking and to become financially literate. Robert Kiyosaki

It's not computer literacy that we should be working on, but sort of human-literacy. Computers have to become human-literate. Nicholas Negroponte

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Kofi Annan

Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others. Confucius

Education is a human right with immense power to transform Kofi Annan

Teach a child how to think, not what to think. Sidney Sugarman

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and forever. Martin Farquhar Tupper

Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading. Ruth Rendell

Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. Mortimer Adler

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Malcolm Forbes

The aim of education is growth: the aim of growth is more growth John Dewey

It is hard to learn when we think we know something. Peter Block

You fail by default when you live so cautiously you never fail. J K Rowling

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry S Truman

How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. Henry David Thoreau

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. Kofi Annan

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development... For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential. Kofi Annan

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry Ford

I've come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It's my personal approach that creates the climate. It's my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a student's life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a student humanized or de-humanized. Haim Ginott



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