Proverbs and Sayings about Education – Part II

“You must be the change you want to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi. Also somewhat similar quote: “Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” By Madeline Bridges from Belmont University.

Motivational speaker Dr. Alan Zimmerman is credited with the following quote: “Some people dream of accomplishments while others stay awake and do them. Maybe analogous to the Russian proverb perhaps oft quoted during the Great Patriotic War: “One man cannot be a warrior on a battlefield.”

Kazakhstan suffered much during the Second World War, the following quote “Who has never tasted bitterness, knows not what sweetness is.” Another quote more hopeful about travelling abroad: “The world is a book, and the person who stays at home reads but one page.” This quote was either coined from Shakespeare or St. Augustine, I would guess the latter since he lived before Shakespeare did. Great quote in any case and I guess I have read several pages with my travels to different countries over the past 30 years.

Those quotes which concerned teaching and learning, a topic near and dear to my heart, is the famous one attributed to Socrates who admitted: “I know only that I know nothing.” Another by Joseph Joubert is: “To teach is to learn twice.”

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