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Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire

 


Authormisattributed to William Butler Yeats 
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Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.


David Gurteen's comments: I think this quote sums up much of what is wrong with education today though I much prefer the orginal Plutarch wording "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." But it seems Yeats never said it!

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