Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quotes on education

I love reading quotes from men and women who understood the value of taking responsibility for your own learning and life.

An expansion of the quote from Winston Churchill:

Certainly the prolonged education indispensable to the progress of Society is not natural to mankind. It cuts against the grain.

Here's the rest of the thought: A boy would like to follow his father in pursuit of food or prey. He would like to be doing serviceable things so far as his utmost strength allowed. He would like to be earning wages however small to help to keep up the home. He would like to have some leisure of his own to use or misuse as he pleased… . And then perhaps in the evenings a real love of learning would come to those who were worthy—and why try to stuff it into those who are not?—and knowledge and thought would open the “magic casements” of the mind.

by Winston Churchill

Have a happy day everyone!!!


1 comment:

juliecache said...

he had some true words.