Back to school!

The Quote Garden has a number of back to school quotes. Here are a couple of quotes that I thought
were either funny or completely true. I believe we all can relate or agree to at least one of these

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The
great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~Henry Brooks Adams

Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later. ~Dana Stewart

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. ~Winston Churchill

The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we
continue to live. ~Mortimer Adler

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem.
That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.
~Thomas Szasz

When the student is ready, the master appears. ~Buddhist Proverb

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. ~Mohammed

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ~Chinese Proverb

Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. ~Daniel J. Boorstin, Democracy
and Its Discontents

Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves. ~Abbé Dimnet,
Art of Thinking, 1928

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave
school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong
desire to know it. ~William Haley

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption
of homework formerly eaten by the dog. ~Doug Larson

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

You can get all A’s and still flunk life. ~Walker Percy

There are three good reasons to be a teacher – June, July, and August. ~Author Unknown

As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools. ~Author Unknown

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums
would be filled with mothers. ~Edgar W. Howe

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at
work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you. ~Erma Bombeck

Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It
would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken. ~Bill Dodds

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