Parents and teachers! In need of some InSPiration? Here are our education quotes of the week.
A library is like an island in the middle of a vast sea of ignorance, particularly if the library is very tall and the surrounding area has been flooded.
Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)
You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
A bully can only make you feel bad about yourself if you let them.
David Walliams, Mr Stink
All you can do in this life is follow your dreams. Otherwise you’re just wasting your time.
David Walliams, Gangsta Granny
The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.
J. K. Rowling
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King