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"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
― Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Lady Windermere's Fan
Born in Dublin, writer Oscar Wilde is best known for the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and the play The Importance of Being Earnest, for his witty epigrams, and for his infamous arrest and imprisonment for being gay.
"Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education."
― Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
Baptist minister and social activist, who led the Civil Rights Movement in the US from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination on April 4, 1968.
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
― Aristotle Ancient Greek philosopher (384BCE-322BCE)
Born circa 384 B.C. in Stagira, Greece. When he turned 17, he enrolled in Plato's Academy. In 338, he began tutoring Alexander the Great. In 335, Aristotle founded his own school, the Lyceum, in Athens, where he spent most of the rest of his life studying, teaching and writing. Died in 322 B.C
"By seeking and blundering we learn."
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
In 1773 he provided the Sturm und Drang* movement with its first major drama, and in 1774 with its first novel, The Sorrows of Young Werther, in which he created the prototype of the Romantic hero. In 1775 he arrived at Weimar, where he remained for the rest of his life.
*storm and stress - extremes of emotion were given free expression
"We spend the first year of a child's life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There's something wrong there."
― Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958- )
"TV" Astrophysicist, New Yorker born and raised, hosted NOVA Science Now and appeared on such shows as The Daily Show and Real Time with Bill Maher.
"Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Early and Miscellaneous Letters of J. W. Goethe: Including Letters to His Mother. (Letter to A.F. Oeser, Nov. 9, 1768)
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."
― Derek Bok (1930- )
American lawyer and educator and the former president of Harvard University.
"Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace."
― Confucius (551 BCE-479 BCE)
Confucius was an influential Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure known for his popular aphorisms and for his models of social interaction
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
― H.G. Wells, English Author (1866-1946)
Writer of science-fiction works—including The Time Machine and War of the Worlds—who had a great influence on our vision of the future. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History (1920) which had a considerable impact on the teaching of history in institutions of higher education. He modelled the Outline on the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot.
"It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning."
― Claude Bernard French physiologist (1813-1878)
Historian I. Bernard Cohen of Harvard University called Bernard "one of the greatest of all men of science". He was one of the first to suggest the use of blind experiments to ensure the objectivity of scientific observations. He was the first to define the term milieu intérieur, now known as homeostasis*
* from greek "standing still" - variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable
"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon."
― E.M. Forster English Writer and critic (1879-1970)
His novel Howards End brought him great acclaim, and he went on to publish A Passage to India and A Room With A View, among other literary works. Forster's themes reflect the shift in morals and viewpoints from the Victorian era to the 20th century.
"I don't love studying. I hate studying. I like learning. Learning is beautiful."
― Natalie Portman (1981-)
Born in Israel, she grew up on Long Island, New York, and began modeling at age 11. Her film debut was in The Professional (1994), While continuing her career, Portman earned a degree in psychology from Harvard. She then won the 2010 Best Actress Oscar for her role as a troubled dancer in Black Swan.