352 – “You can lead a person to knowledge, but you can’t make them think.”




305 – “And in that year [1928], I think I learned far more than I taught. The greatest lesson was this one. Nothing at all matters more than trained intelligence. It is the key to success in life, but is the key to meaning in life. And that is true for a nation, too. Our greatest national resource probably is not even listed in your textbooks. Our greatest resource is the skill, the vision, and the wisdom of our people.”

–Lyndon Johnson, 36th President of the United States

250 – “Teachers are on the front lines with young people to help them understand that they can be part of a positive change for a better future.”

Roger Brooks [For the full message, see the link in the source]

“The new education must teach the individual how to classify and reclassify information, how to evaluate its veracity, how to change categories when necessary, how to move from the concrete to the abstract and back, how to look at problems from a new direction—how to teach himself. Tomorrow’s illiterate will not be the man who can’t read; he will be the man who has not learned how to learn.“

Herbert Gerjuoy [Often misattributed to Alvin Toffler, see source note]