Quotes to Educate By
The following quotes resonate as motivators for me. The quotes are timeless and thought provoking. It makes one wonder, “What were the individuals thinking when these quotes happened.” What were the influences behind these quotes? What were the cultural norms at the time? I could go on and on with the though provoking questioning. The lists of sites on the references have many inspirational educational quotes you will find enlightening as I did. Take a look. The quotes could be used as icebreakers or as introduction to a parent meeting or parent activity.
“It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”
This is my favorite proverb by far…………
This old African proverb holds so many truths. The parent has a monumental role in the upbringing of the child yet; the village or community plays a vital role as well. The village is synonymous with community i.e. library (folk lore-oral history), medical facility (shaman, medicine man), etc. Take a look at the current trends and research on community involvement, parental engagement, and school involvement; the community is the VILLAGE! Marschhausen(2014) states, “It takes a village to raise a child” have been widely quoted when examining the partnerships required during the maturation of our youth. Our “village” has never been more necessary than it is today” (para. 1).
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom”
This quote was best said by George Washington Carver, botanist and inventor, in the early 20th century. This quote resonates as “liberating.” An anonymous person defined this quote as, “Education gives us all the knowledge. It’s a key through which we can rule the world. If we are educated, then where ever we go, or whatever we do, we can do it with much confidence and exactness. If we aren't educated, we may be hesitant 2 do or we may not able 2 do things. An educated man enjoys freedom. He can prove his talent through various fields. Thus education is the key which paves us through the doors of freedom” (brainy quotes, 2015).
‘The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”
This is a motivational quote that speaks mounds. The quote tells one the learning process can be hard and enduring. Yet, the gains of knowledge are overwhelmingly rewarding. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher and scientist, quoted this in the 4th century B.C. Amazing and thought provoking present day.
Aristotle. (2015). History. Retrieved on October 11, 2015 from http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-
George Washington Carver. (2015). History. Retrieved October 11, 2015 from
Marschhausen, J. (2014). It takes village to raise a child. .Connected Principals. Retrieved October 11, 2015 from
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