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When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Graham Bell

We know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because God created it. Alexander Polyakov 

Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe. Galileo

Education should convert the mind into a living fountain and not a reservoir. John M. Mason

The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. Grayson Kirk

The direction of the mind is more important than its progress. Joseph Joubert 

You can lead someone to knowledge, but you can't make him think.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.  Aldous Huxley

Nothing can be accomplished until we take the first step.

Our words and our deeds should speak the same language.

Society is improved one life at a time.

Neglect is all it takes to ruin a life.

Dedication is doing what you said you would do long after the mood you said it in has passed. Sean Davis

One of the biggest deceptions in life comes when someone thinks he knows everything. Chris Teske

You can get knowledge in college, but true wisdom comes from God.

Put it before them briefly so they will
read it, clearly so they will appreciate it,
picturesquely so they will remember it
and, above all, accurately so they will
be guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer

Sow the seeds of truth wherever you
have opportunity. E. G. White

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.  Epictetus

Whatever is good to know is difficult to learn.  Greek Proverb

Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true
 education.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am still learning.  Michelangelo

Education is the best provision for old age.  Aristotle

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.  John Ruskin

A good teacher will lead the horse to water, an excellent teacher will make the horse thirsty first.  Mario Cortes

Books can change the world.

...the test of communication is not what
you as a teacher say, but what your
students say; not what you think, but
what they think; not what you feel, but
what they feel; not what you're doing,
but what they're doing.
Howard G. Hendricks

One new perception, one fresh thought, one act of surrender, one change of heart, one leap of faith, can change your life forever. Robert Holden

Quotations offer one kind of break in what the eye can see, the ear can hear.

Treat personal praise for your accomplishments like you would perfume; sniff it, but don't swallow it.

The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.
 Herbert Spencer

Teaching children to count is not as important as teaching them what counts.

The term Absolute is the opposite of the term Relative.

The only thing that interferes with my
learning is my education.
Albert Einstein

If you have knowledge, let others light
their candles at it.
 Margaret Fuller

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. Theodore Roosevelt

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. Heber Grant

Sometimes one pays most for the
things one gets for nothing.
Albert Einstein

Tis not knowing much, but what is
useful, that makes a wise man.
Thomas Fuller

The mind, the soul, is built up by that upon which it feeds; and it rests with us to determine upon what it shall be fed. E.G. White

Science without religion is lame.
Religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
Walter Lippman

You have not converted a man because
you have silenced him.
John Morley

The best way to educate children is to
spend quality time with them.  
Codrut Magheru

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. Albert Einstein

Don’t believe everything you think. Chris Teske

Every great scientific truth goes through three states: First, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next they say it has been discovered before; lastly they say they always believed it. Louis Agassiz

Absence of proof is not proof of
 William Cowper

A drug can be defined as a chemical that, when injected into an animal, produces a scientific paper. Tony Underwood

In questions of science the authority of
a thousand is not worth the humble
reasoning of a single individual. 

Galileo Galilei

Research is what I'm doing when I
don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher von Braun

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. H.G. Wells

Teach your students to use what talents they have; the woods would be silent if no bird sang except those that sing best.

True education is not forcing of instruction on an unready and unreceptive mind. E.G. White

It is better to stir up a question without
deciding it, than to decide it without
stirring it up.
 Joseph Joubert

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. B.F. Skinner

Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. Bertrand Russell

How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was, By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant. John Abbott

Listen carefully and assume nothing.
Catherine Devrye

… whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8

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