Homeschooling Quotes by Raymond S. Moore, Richard Mitchell, E. M. Forster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mike Bickle, Jan Hunt and many others.
Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system.
Do not use compulsion, but let early education be rather a sort of amusement.
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
Education… has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
Another merit of home is that it preserves the diversity between individuals. If we were all alike, it might be convenient for the bureaucrat and the statistician, but it would be very dull, and would lead to a very unprogressive society.
Let early education be a sort of amusement. You will then be better able to find out the natural bent.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
If the child is left to himself, he will think more and better, if less showily. Let him go and come freely, let him touch real things and combine his impressions for himself.
I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.
The pupil is … ‘schooled‘ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new.
There is no other complex field in our society in which do-it-yourself beats out factory production or market production. Nobody makes his or her own car. But it is still the case that parents can perform the job of educating their children [homeschooling], in many cases better than our present education system.
The home is the first and most effective place to learn the lessons of life: truth, honor, virtue, self control, the value of education, honest work, and the purpose and privilege of life. Nothing can take the place of home in rearing and teaching children, and no other success can compensate for failure in the home.
Knowledge is recognizing what you know and what you don’t.