Friday, October 3, 2008

Educational Quote

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.”

-Henry David Thoreau

1 comment:

Marianne said...

Is it possible to forget all our learning? I guess if you no longer have any bias thoughts, and you are not inhibited by what others think or will think of you, your mind will be clear and free to begin to understand and know things differently. "We begin life with an empty canvas. Our experiences and learnings are painted onto that canvas. There are good and bad strokes added as the years go by. We can only start to know and understand when we are able to clear the canvas and start anew." Marianne Dispoto

"One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure."
John W. Gardner

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."
John W. Gardner