"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." -Oscar Wilde

"I recognize June by the flowers, now. I used to know it by review tests, and restlessness." -Lisa Asher, unschooled teen

"We're drowning in information and starving for knowledge." -Rutherford Rogers

"You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself." -Galileo

"I do not believe much in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be." -Albert Einstein

"Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind." -Plato

"How could youth better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?" -Henry D. Thoreau

"In the end, the secret to learning is so simple: Think only about whatever you love. Follow it, do it, dream about it...and it will hit you: learning was there all the time, happening by itself." -Grace Llewellyn


  1. Love the Rogers and the Thoreau quote the best. :)

    Have you ever noticed how many non-unschoolers totally agree with quotes like these until you apply them to unschooling? lol