Famous Quotes – Learn Something

“The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn . . . “is to learn something.  That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder in your veins, . . . you may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds.  There is only one thing for it then—to learn.  Learn why the world wags and what wags it.  That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.  Learning is the thing for you.”

—T.H. White, The Once and Future King

Quoted in Parker J. Palmer.  The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. John Wiley & Sons, 2007 (a book I highly recommend).
Thanks to Byron Davies


Education is not filling a pail, but lighting a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Famous Quotes – Famous Sayings – Education

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to
govern but impossible to enslave.

Baron Henry Peter Brougham

Labor Day Quotes

Blast from the past:

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft …and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
– Werner von Braun

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Quotes

Labor Day Sayings

New Labor Day Quotes for 2007:

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
– Victor Hugo

The labor movement has been a great institution. It has created what Americans are most proud of, and that’s the greatest middle class in the world … You have to adapt and find ways to be successful. We’ve been very slow to do that.
– Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union.

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
– Bill Cosby

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
– Menander (342 BC – 291 BC)