Category Archives: Educational Quotes

Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s quotes on education

Here are some of the words said about education by our first Prime Minister, the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, in 1966: Teachers are very important: “In my experience – both as a pupil in school and in universities, and subsequently in … Continue reading

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What is work all about? What are human beings for?

Aung San Suu Kyi described spore’s education system as “workforce-oriented”. She added, “That made me think, what is work all about? What are human beings for? What are human lives about?” (ST, 24/9/2013) : )

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A good reminder for your exams ….

“Mind what you have learned. Save you it can.” – Master Yoda (in the Empire Strikes Back)   : )

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Success is not defined by which schools we enter …

“Success is not defined by which schools we enter. Success is the ability and the willingness to be the best that we can be with the resources that are available to us.” – Muhammad Raimi Rahmat, recent First Class Honours … Continue reading

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Is the hero the student or the tutor?

Well, the answer lies in the following lyrics by Mariah Carey: “And then a hero comes along  With the strength to carry on  And you cast your fears aside  And you know you can survive  So when you feel like … Continue reading

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It’s your fault that you failed.

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Cassius, in Julius Caesar (I, ii, 140-141) : )

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A mission for teachers …

“We who are teachers would have to accommodate ourselves to lives as clerks or functionaries if we did not have in mind a quest for a better state of things for those we teach and for the world we all share. It … Continue reading

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A new mission for schools …

“The 10 jobs projected to be the most in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004. Thus, the new mission of schools must be to prepare students to work at jobs that do not yet exist, creating ideas … Continue reading

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PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS (by Colin Goh & Joyceln Woo)

PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS: How living in New York has illuminated for us the difference between the Singaporean Dream and the Singaporean Plan By Colin Goh & Joyceln Woo Yen Yen Former lawyer turned writer/cartoonist Colin Goh and educator Joyceln … Continue reading

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Quote on Teaching …

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.” John Dewey

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