Aristotle lived from 384 BC to 322 BC. A Greek philosopher, he was a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Below are eight beliefs he held concerning education. It is not surprising that his teachings are still studied 2400 years later.
- All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
- Education is the best provision for old age.
- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
- The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
- The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.