… we remember nothing so well when we are old, as those things which we learned when we were young.
… for though a child have all the gifts of nature at wish, and perfection of memory at will, yet if he have not a special love to learning, he shall never attain to much learning.
Learning is but an adjunct to ourself. (Berowne in Love’s Labour Lost)
Certainly custom is most perfect, when it beginneth in young years: this we call education; which is, in effect, but an early custom.
Studies serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.