Special Education Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old special education quotes, special education sayings, and special education proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond. Jim Jeffords
For those with learning disabilities, today's tools for differentiation no longer hold the stigma they used to nor highlight disabilities, but provide opportunities to find success in the classroom. Sharon LePage Plante
In special education, there's too much emphasis placed on the deficit and not enough on the strength. Temple Grandin
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge
The secret in education lies in respecting the student. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No child left behind requires states and school districts to ensure that all students are learning and are reaching their highest potential. Special education students should not be left out of these accountability. Dianne Feinstein
If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. Herbert Spencer
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who'll decide where to go. Dr. Seuss
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstein
Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. John W. Gardner
A good special education teacher is hard to find and even harder to hang on to. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
It is different than in special education where you have no alternative. For the gifted, it is an issue that is not absolutely required. Arthur Allen
Generally speaking, and not in all instances, those schools that have higher percentages of students receiving special education services are going to tend to do less well on the tests. It's the nature of an education disability that it makes it more difficult for you to learn in some respect or another. David Ernst
Without question, a diagnosis of an attention deficit disorder does not necessarily equate to a need for special education. James Whittemore
When you judge someone based on a diagnosis, you miss out on their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness. Sevenly
The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. Sidney Harris
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela
We can teach our children to flap their wings, but conditions have to be just right for them to fly Annie Campbell
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or in the same way. John Evans
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. Plato
What most people don't know is that most Special Education teachers are really angels disguised as extraordinary humans. Joe Martin
The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power. Alfred Adler
Great education is a combination of a supporting environment, dedicated teachers and students who take joy in learning. Hermann J Steinherr
Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. Bob Beauprez
The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. Robert M Hutchins
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Xunzi
One of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself. C. S. Lewis