Quotes for Teachers: Education is the kindling of a flame…


 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” 

This quote is commonly misattributed to Socrates.  However, it seems to be a variant of a saying by Plutarch: “The understanding is not a vessel which must be filled, but firewood, which needs to be kindled; and love of learning and love of truth are what should kindle it.”

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