The germ of an idea doesn't make the sculpture that stands
up... so the next stage is hard work.
'Nature of Insight'
All learning begins when our comfortable ideas turn out to
There are two reasons why people learn; one because someone
said you can't and the other because someone said you can.
Howard Wilson, Retired NZ Principal
education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it
accumulates in the form of inert facts.
The learner's attitude is thus an essential factor to
determine the direction of his learning, whether he shall learn to
do or not learn to do.
Kilpatrick, Prof of Education 1917
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit
I suppose it is because nearly all children go to
school nowadays, and have things arranged for them, that they seem
so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.
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