As finals roll around, it can often be hard to remember that education is a wonderful thing. Each of this week’s quotes speaks to the what education really is: rediscovery; awakened joy; the soul of society; a means to transform our view of the world; and a light and a compass to help us find our way in the world.
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If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, the excitement, and the mystery of the world we live in. – Rachel Carson
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. – Albert Einstein
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. – G.K. Chesterton
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. – Sydney J. Harris
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen? I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. “Light! Give me light!” was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour. – Helen Keller