We should be careful of the curse of quotes.
A good quote is a dangerous thing, its pithy cleverness can suggest a lot more wisdom than is actually present.
This is a danger much amplified by social media.
A superficial clever-sounding meme can spread like a pandemic before a much wiser nuanced opinion has got its shoes on.
To paraphrase Dan Dennett’s brilliant word deepity*, I call these truthities: “a claim that appears true because it is so brilliantly phrased, but is in fact false or misleading”
On that positive note, I present below a list of quotes that I believe are true, wise and inspiring about the world of learning: