If a good picture can be worth a thousand words, a good aphorism can be worth at least 500

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Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. (Jimi Hendrix)


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. (William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, 1865-1939)

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. (Henri Bergson)

To wonder is humbling, it opens one to learn. (Robert K. Greenleaf)

Only the educated are free. (Epictetus)

Teaching that impacts is not head to head but heart to heart. (Howard G. Hendricks)

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. (Confucius)

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. (Samuel Johnson)

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 Jr.)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Education’s major goal is to create people capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done. (Jean Piaget)

The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.(Marva Collins, US educator)

Global Education

In the 21st Century, “global education” is redundant – if it isn’t global, it isn’t an education. (George B. Forsythe, president of Westminster College)

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. (Marcel Proust)

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. (Augustine)

Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

I can think of no more powerful and far-reaching way to connect experience, learning, and knowledge than through study abroad. (Dr. Maggie Monteverde, Executive Director, Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, CCSA)

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