like colour TV
is all there
in black and white”
Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
Plato (427 BCE-347 BCE)
During exams you are permitted to look down for inspiration and up in exasperation, but you are not permitted to look side to side for information.
Everywhere children are schooled to become masters at answering questions and to remain novices at asking them.
James T. Dillon
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
I have learnt to spell hors d'oeuvres,
Which grates on many people's nerves.
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.
Life seemed to be an educator's practical joke in which you spent the first half learning and the second half learning that everything you learned in the first half was wrong.
Russell Baker (1925-2019)
The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things.
Richard Feynman (1918-1988)
There's a lot of knowledge in universities: the freshmen bring a little in, the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge accumulates.
A. Lawrence Lowell (1856-1943)
We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller (1917-2012)
Yesterday I couldn't spell engineer. Now I are one.
You have the capacity to learn from your mistakes. You'll learn a lot today.