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#1 of 8 Old 08-02-2006, 02:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My sister and I would like to start a casual unschooling group in our area. We plan to hang fliers in the health food store, etc. I want a great quote about unschooling or just about children learning independantly to include on it. If you know of one, please share. Thanks!
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One of my favourites:

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the
lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats


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I just stumbled upon a few the other day, though I really love the one Miranda posted.

"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
-Isaac Asimov

"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
-Albert Einstein

"What we learn with pleasure we never forget."
-Alfred Mercier

"What we want to see is the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child."
-George Bernard Shaw

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My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself. -- George Bernard Shaw

"Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so study without a
liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in."
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“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”-Eartha Kitt

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”-Albert Einstein
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I love them all! Please keep them coming!
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I haven't double-checked these to make sure they're right (and until a few minutes ago, I didn't even know who George Santayana and George Herbert were), but here are a few I like:

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
-Albert Einstein

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
-Mark Twain

Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
-Oscar Wilde

Books are good enough in their way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for life.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
-George Santayana

A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning.
-George Herbert, 1640

My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school.
-Margaret Mead

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
-Issac Asimov

You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
-Galileo

Next to the right to life itself, the most fundamental of all human rights is the right to control our own minds and thoughts.
-John Holt
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"When the schooling never starts, the learning never ends."
-Mary Gold

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I don't know who said it, but a friend has a bumper sticker that says,

"Living is learning is unschooling."
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