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Sunday December 16 2007

I dined the other night with my friends Tim and Helen Evans, and they described the school which they hope that their now very young daughter will in due course be attending.  The school motto, which we all agreed we liked a lot, is:

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

imageThis morning I chanced upon this clutch of Education Quotes, and that motto is number five there.  Plutarch.  Is there a picture of Plutarch, I wondered (i.e. image googled)?  Yes, on the right there.

I also like number four, from Heraclitus:

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

So you see, they had wishy-washy educational progressives like me in ancient times also.

As I said in my first posting here, I am an education blogger not because I already know such things, but because I want to learn about them.