— Ken Robinson, Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up
„The secret of sound education is to get each pupil to learn for himself, instead of instructing him by driving knowledge into him on a stereotyped system.“
— Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941
— Michel Foucault, The Foucault Reader: An Introduction to Foucault's Thought
„Of all the knowledge that we can ever obtain, the knowledge of God, and the knowledge of ourselves, are the most important.“
— Jonathan Edwards, A careful & strict inquiry into the modern prevailing notions of that freedom of the will, which is supposed to be essential to moral agency, virtue & vice, reward & punishment, praise & blame...
„Dr. Watson's summary list of Sherlock Holmes's strengths and weaknesses:
"1. Knowledge of Literature: Nil.
2. Knowledge of Philosophy: Nil.
3. Knowledge of Astronomy: Nil.
4. Knowledge of Politics: Feeble.
5. Knowledge of Botany: Variable. Well up in belladonna, opium, and poisons generally. Knows nothing of practical gardening.
6. Knowledge of Geology: Practical but limited. Tells at a glance different soils from each other. After walks has shown me splashes upon his trousers, and told me by their colour and consistence in what part of London he had received them.
7. Knowledge of Chemistry: Profound.
8. Knowledge of Anatomy: Accurate but unsystematic.
9. Knowledge of Sensational Literature: Immense. He appears to know every detail of every horror perpetrated in the century.
10. Plays the violin well.
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
12. Has a good practical knowledge of British law.“
— Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet
— Arnold Schwarzenegger, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
„Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice! It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.“
— William Jennings Bryan United States Secretary of State 1860 - 1925
— Meister Eckhart German theologian 1260 - 1328
„For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942