"A soul that is sick, humble and subservient…is not capable of absorbing wisdom, particularly when subjected to arrogant and cruel masters." ~~ Huke HaTorah
"Once an error is learned, it is hard to unlearn. " ~~ Talmud, Bava Batra 21a
"Study is worth as much as ritual sacrifice." ~~ (adapted from) Talmud, Menahot 110a
"Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel. " ~~ Bella Abzug
"A pupil receives but a fifth of the reward that accrues to the teacher." ~~ Midrash, Sons of Songs R.
"Good manners mean more than learning." ~~ Tanna Deve Eliyahu R.
"Move to a place where there is learning; you can’t expect learning to move to you." ~~ Sayings of the Fathers, 4:20
"The talk of the child in the street is that of his father or mother at home." ~~ Talmud, Sotah
"Reviewing a lesson a hundred times cannot be compared with reviewing it a hundred and one times." ~~ Hillel
"G-d enabled the Jewish people to live as sovereigns in the Holy land, the place of our forefathers – the land promised to the Jews by G-d. This reality places a special burden and privilege upon Israel’s citizens and its government, to preserve the Jewish integrity of the country. Its educational system must be founded and inspired by Jewish values and the Jewish tradition so that its citizens grow to be proud keepers of their Jewish heritage." ~~ Rebbe Menachem Schneerson
"The highest task of education is training for duty." ~~ Berthold Auerbach
"Teachers may not accept remuneration for teaching Torah, but may for teaching punctuation marks and accents." ~~ Johanan b. Nappaha