Celebrating 18 Years on the Web
TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY ®
Find science on or your birthday

Today in Science History - Quickie Quiz
Who said: “I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.”
more quiz questions >>
Home > Category Index for Science Quotations > Category Index E > Category: Educator

Educator Quotes (4 quotes)

Educators may bring upon themselves unnecessary travail by taking a tactless and unjustifiable position about the relation between scientific and religious narratives. … The point is that profound but contradictory ideas may exist side by side, if they are constructed from different materials and methods and have different purposes. Each tells us something important about where we stand in the universe, and it is foolish to insist that they must despise each other.
In The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School (1995), 107.
Science quotes on:  |  Construct (40)  |  Contradictory (7)  |  Creationism (7)  |  Despise (13)  |  Different (178)  |  Evolution (533)  |  Exist (147)  |  Foolish (21)  |  Idea (577)  |  Important (202)  |  Insist (19)  |  Material (154)  |  Method (230)  |  Narrative (7)  |  Position (75)  |  Profound (58)  |  Purpose (193)  |  Relation (149)  |  Religious (49)  |  Science (2043)  |  Science And Religion (302)  |  Side By Side (2)  |  Tell (110)  |  Travail (4)  |  Universe (683)  |  Unjustifiable (2)  |  Unnecessary (15)

One should guard against inculcating a young man with the idea that success is the aim of life, for a successful man normally receives from his peers an incomparably greater portion than the services he has been able to render them deserve. The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving. The most important motive for study at school, at the university, and in life is the pleasure of working and thereby obtaining results which will serve the community. The most important task for our educators is to awaken and encourage these psychological forces in a young man {or woman}. Such a basis alone can lead to the joy of possessing one of the most precious assets in the world - knowledge or artistic skill.
…...
Science quotes on:  |  Aim (88)  |  Alone (101)  |  Artistic (15)  |  Asset (6)  |  Awaken (15)  |  Basis (89)  |  Capable (49)  |  Community (81)  |  Deserve (28)  |  Encourage (24)  |  Force (249)  |  Give (200)  |  Great (524)  |  Guard (18)  |  Idea (577)  |  Important (202)  |  Incomparable (12)  |  Inculcate (6)  |  Joy (88)  |  Knowledge (1293)  |  Lead (158)  |  Life (1124)  |  Motive (33)  |  Normally (2)  |  Obtain (45)  |  Peer (11)  |  Pleasure (130)  |  Portion (24)  |  Possess (53)  |  Precious (31)  |  Psychological (12)  |  Receive (59)  |  Render (30)  |  Reside (11)  |  Result (376)  |  School (117)  |  Serve (57)  |  Service (64)  |  Skill (65)  |  Study (461)  |  Success (248)  |  Successful (39)  |  Task (83)  |  Thereby (5)  |  University (80)  |  Value (240)  |  Woman (111)  |  Work (626)  |  World (892)  |  Young (98)

Some of my youthful readers are developing wonderful imaginations. This pleases me. Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams—day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain-machinery whizzing—are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization. A prominent educator tells me that fairy tales are of untold value in developing imagination in the young. I believe it.
Opening paragraph of preface, 'To My Readers', The Lost Princess of Oz (1917), 13.
Science quotes on:  |  America (87)  |  Apt (9)  |  Automobile (20)  |  Belief (503)  |  Betterment (4)  |  Brain (209)  |  Child (245)  |  Civilization (174)  |  Christopher Columbus (15)  |  Create (150)  |  Dark Ages (10)  |  Develop (103)  |  Discover (196)  |  Dream (165)  |  Electricity (135)  |  Eye (218)  |  Fairy Tale (7)  |  Foster (4)  |  Benjamin Franklin (90)  |  Imagination (268)  |  Invent (50)  |  Machine (157)  |  Mankind (241)  |  Please (22)  |  Present (174)  |  Prominent (5)  |  Reader (38)  |  Reality (188)  |  State (136)  |  Steam Engine (42)  |  Telephone (23)  |  Untold (6)  |  Value (240)  |  Whiz (2)  |  Woman (111)  |  Wonderful (59)  |  World (892)  |  Young (98)  |  Youth (75)

The problem for a writer of a text-book has come now, in fact, to be this—to write a book so neatly trimmed and compacted that no coach, on looking through it, can mark a single passage which the candidate for a minimum pass can safely omit. Some of these text-books I have seen, where the scientific matter has been, like the lady’s waist in the nursery song, compressed “so gent and sma’,” that the thickness barely, if at all, surpasses what is devoted to the publisher’s advertisements. We shall return, I verily believe, to the Compendium of Martianus Capella. The result of all this is that science, in the hands of specialists, soars higher and higher into the light of day, while educators and the educated are left more and more to wander in primeval darkness.
In Presidential Address British Association for the Advancement of Science (1885), Nature, 32, 448. [Martianus Capella, who flourished c.410-320, wrote a compendium of the seven liberal arts. —Webmaster]
Science quotes on:  |  Advertisement (13)  |  Barely (4)  |  Book (257)  |  Candidate (3)  |  Coach (5)  |  Compact (5)  |  Compress (2)  |  Darkness (43)  |  Devote (34)  |  Fact (725)  |  Higher (36)  |  Lady (11)  |  Light (345)  |  Mark (42)  |  Matter (340)  |  Minimum (12)  |  Neat (5)  |  Nursery (4)  |  Omit (7)  |  Pass (91)  |  Passage (20)  |  Primeval (10)  |  Problem (490)  |  Publisher (3)  |  Result (376)  |  Safely (8)  |  Science (2043)  |  Scientific (232)  |  Single (119)  |  Soar (15)  |  Song (27)  |  Specialist (25)  |  Student (201)  |  Surpass (19)  |  Teaching of Mathematics (31)  |  Text-Book (5)  |  Thickness (5)  |  Trim (2)  |  Waist (2)  |  Wander (20)  |  Write (153)  |  Writer (45)


Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
Quotations by: • Albert Einstein • Isaac Newton • Lord Kelvin • Charles Darwin • Srinivasa Ramanujan • Carl Sagan • Florence Nightingale • Thomas Edison • Aristotle • Marie Curie • Benjamin Franklin • Winston Churchill • Galileo Galilei • Sigmund Freud • Robert Bunsen • Louis Pasteur • Theodore Roosevelt • Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan • Leonardo DaVinci • Michio Kaku • Karl Popper • Johann Goethe • Robert Oppenheimer • Charles Kettering  ... (more people)

Quotations about: • Atomic  Bomb • Biology • Chemistry • Deforestation • Engineering • Anatomy • Astronomy • Bacteria • Biochemistry • Botany • Conservation • Dinosaur • Environment • Fractal • Genetics • Geology • History of Science • Invention • Jupiter • Knowledge • Love • Mathematics • Measurement • Medicine • Natural Resource • Organic Chemistry • Physics • Physician • Quantum Theory • Research • Science and Art • Teacher • Technology • Universe • Volcano • Virus • Wind Power • Women Scientists • X-Rays • Youth • Zoology  ... (more topics)
Sitewide search within all Today In Science History pages:
Visit our Science and Scientist Quotations index for more Science Quotes from archaeologists, biologists, chemists, geologists, inventors and inventions, mathematicians, physicists, pioneers in medicine, science events and technology.

Names index: | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Categories index: | 1 | 2 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

- 100 -
Sophie Germain
Gertrude Elion
Ernest Rutherford
James Chadwick
Marcel Proust
William Harvey
Johann Goethe
John Keynes
Carl Gauss
Paul Feyerabend
- 90 -
Antoine Lavoisier
Lise Meitner
Charles Babbage
Ibn Khaldun
Euclid
Ralph Emerson
Robert Bunsen
Frederick Banting
Andre Ampere
Winston Churchill
- 80 -
John Locke
Bronislaw Malinowski
Bible
Thomas Huxley
Alessandro Volta
Erwin Schrodinger
Wilhelm Roentgen
Louis Pasteur
Bertrand Russell
Jean Lamarck
- 70 -
Samuel Morse
John Wheeler
Nicolaus Copernicus
Robert Fulton
Pierre Laplace
Humphry Davy
Thomas Edison
Lord Kelvin
Theodore Roosevelt
Carolus Linnaeus
- 60 -
Francis Galton
Linus Pauling
Immanuel Kant
Martin Fischer
Robert Boyle
Karl Popper
Paul Dirac
Avicenna
James Watson
William Shakespeare
- 50 -
Stephen Hawking
Niels Bohr
Nikola Tesla
Rachel Carson
Max Planck
Henry Adams
Richard Dawkins
Werner Heisenberg
Alfred Wegener
John Dalton
- 40 -
Pierre Fermat
Edward Wilson
Johannes Kepler
Gustave Eiffel
Giordano Bruno
JJ Thomson
Thomas Kuhn
Leonardo DaVinci
Archimedes
David Hume
- 30 -
Andreas Vesalius
Rudolf Virchow
Richard Feynman
James Hutton
Alexander Fleming
Emile Durkheim
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Oppenheimer
Robert Hooke
Charles Kettering
- 20 -
Carl Sagan
James Maxwell
Marie Curie
Rene Descartes
Francis Crick
Hippocrates
Michael Faraday
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Francis Bacon
Galileo Galilei
- 10 -
Aristotle
John Watson
Rosalind Franklin
Michio Kaku
Isaac Asimov
Charles Darwin
Sigmund Freud
Albert Einstein
Florence Nightingale
Isaac Newton



who invites your feedback
Thank you for sharing.
Today in Science History
Sign up for Newsletter
with quiz, quotes and more.