What Are Some Educational Quotes?


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One example of a quote about education is "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet," by Aristotle. Another example is "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime," by Maimonides.

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The quote by Aristotle indicates the path to getting an education is hard, but the rewards are worth it. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher from the city of Macedonia who lived from 384 to 322 B.C. When Aristotle turned 18, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and stayed there until he was 37. His writings cover subjects such as metaphysics, logic, biology, politics and biology. The first system of Western philosophy is based on Aristotle's writings.

The quote by Maimonides describes how teaching a person to do something is more valuable than doing it for him. The person who learns to do a task on his own no longer relies on someone else to do it and can then teach others. Maimonides was a Sephardic Jewish philosopher and astronomer during the medieval times. He was one of the most influential Torah scholars during this time as well as a well-known physician.

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