Sir Ken Robinson
“The question is not
“how intelligent are you?”
– it is “how are you intelligent”.
Not “how creative are you”,
but “how are you creative”.
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and
the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors
the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
“Religion is an attitude toward divinity
which is reflected through life.”
“Criticism is something you can
easily avoid by saying nothing, doing
nothing, and being nothing.”
“The beauty of facing Life unprepared is tremendous.
Then Life has a newness, a youth;
then Life has a flow and freshness.
Then Life has so many surprises
boredom never settles in you.”
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
“Freedom can occur only through education.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.”
“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.”
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
“Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.”
Sir Ken Robinson
“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
“Wisdom begins in wonder.”
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”
“Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
William Butler Yeats
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”