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Quotes for the Classroom

26 Feb

There is nothing that I love more than a good quote.  I often use quotes as a way to introduce a lesson or spark a morning check-in.  Enjoy.

Here are a few of my favourites on the topics under the umbrella of literacy!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
Oscar Wilde

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
Stephen King

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
Voltaire

“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
Margaret Fuller

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Frederick Douglass

“Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”

– Edmund Burke

“My bursting heart must find vent at my pen.”
Abigail Adams

“No two persons ever read the same book.”

– Edmund Wilson

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman

“Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.”
Jules Renard

“Half of writing history is hiding the truth.”
Joss Whedon

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
George Orwell, 1984

“The limits of my language means the limits of my world.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein

“It’s only words… unless they’re true.”
David Mamet

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
Albert Einstein

“The more I read, the more I acquire, the more certain I am that I know nothing.”
Voltaire

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”
Socrates

Cool Quotes for Literacy Month

6 Sep

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
― Frederick Douglass

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”
― Frank Serafini

“School made us ‘literate’ but did not teach us to read for pleasure.”
― Ambeth Ocampo

“Comics are a gateway drug to literacy.”
― Art Spiegelman

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.”
― Vera Nazarian

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”
― Kofi Annan

“Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don’t believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it.”
― John Steinbeck

“You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me.”
― Strickland Gillian

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”
― George Washington

“With words at your disposal, you can see more clearly. Finding the words is another step in learning to see.”
― Robin Kimmerer

“Growing Literacy of the Heart and Mind Cultivates the Landscape of a Child’s Future.”
― Clyde Heath

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Sir Richard Steele

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.” Henry David Thoreau

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“If you can read this, thank a teacher.”
– Anonymous teacher

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.”
– B.B. King

“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
– Clay P. Bedford

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
– Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”
– Emilie Buchwald

“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
– Gandhi (1869-1948)

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
– John Locke

“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.”
– John W. Gardner

“To teach is to learn twice.”
– Joseph Joubert

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfilment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy… means far more than learning how to read and write… The aim is to transmit… knowledge and promote social participation.”
– UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany