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Paulo Freire Quotes: "Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."

Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning.




Paulo Freire Quotes: "No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are."

No one is born fully-formed: it is through self-experience in the world that we become what we are.




Paulo Freire Quotes: "Because love is an act of courage, not of fear, love is a commitment to others. No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause--the cause of liberation."

Because love is an act of courage, not of fear, love is a commitment to others. No matter where the oppressed are found, the act of love is commitment to their cause--the cause of liberation.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed"

Dehumanization, although a concrete historical fact, is not a given destiny but the result of an unjust order that engenders violence in the oppressors, which in turn dehumanizes the oppressed




Paulo Freire Quotes: "Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other."

Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students."

Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so."

No one can be authentically human while he prevents others from being so.




Paulo Freire Quotes: "Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress."

Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people--they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "It would be extremely naive to expect the dominant classes to develop a type of education that would enable subordinate classes to perceive social injustices critically."

It would be extremely naive to expect the dominant classes to develop a type of education that would enable subordinate classes to perceive social injustices critically.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information"

Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information



Paulo Freire Quotes: "It doesnt hurt to repeat here the statement, still rejected by many people in spite of its obviousness, that education is a political act."

It doesnt hurt to repeat here the statement, still rejected by many people in spite of its obviousness, that education is a political act.




Paulo Freire Quotes: "Dialogue cannot exist without humility."

Dialogue cannot exist without humility.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "It is only the oppressed who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors."

It is only the oppressed who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it."

Liberation is a praxis: the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "To study is not to consume ideas, but to create and re-create them."

To study is not to consume ideas, but to create and re-create them.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?"

How can the oppressed, as divided, unauthentic beings, participate in developing the pedagogy of their liberation?



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Dialogue cannot exist, however, in the absence of a profound love for the world and its people."

Dialogue cannot exist, however, in the absence of a profound love for the world and its people.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Within the word we find two dimensions-reflection and action. If one is sacrificed even in part, the other immediately suffers. To speak a true word is to transform the world."

Within the word we find two dimensions-reflection and action. If one is sacrificed even in part, the other immediately suffers. To speak a true word is to transform the world.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed"

If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Critical reflection on practice is a requirement of the relationship between theory and practice. Otherwise theory becomes simply "blah, blah, blah, " and practice, pure activism."

Critical reflection on practice is a requirement of the relationship between theory and practice. Otherwise theory becomes simply "blah, blah, blah, " and practice, pure activism.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am."

I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Sometimes a simple, almost insignificant gesture on the part of a teacher can have a profound formative effect on the life of a student."

Sometimes a simple, almost insignificant gesture on the part of a teacher can have a profound formative effect on the life of a student.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "What if we discover that our present way of life is irreconcilable with our vocation to become fully human?"

What if we discover that our present way of life is irreconcilable with our vocation to become fully human?



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Experience teaches us not to assume that the obvious is clearly understood"

Experience teaches us not to assume that the obvious is clearly understood



Paulo Freire Quotes: "One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success."

One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "To speak a true word is to transform the world."

To speak a true word is to transform the world.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence;… to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects."

Any situation in which some men prevent others from engaging in the process of inquiry is one of violence;… to alienate humans from their own decision making is to change them into objects.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage"

Education is an act of love, and thus an act of courage



Paulo Freire Quotes: "The behavior of the oppressed is a prescribed behavior, following as it does the guidelines of the oppressor."

The behavior of the oppressed is a prescribed behavior, following as it does the guidelines of the oppressor.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Every society needs to examine itself in relation to other societies."

Every society needs to examine itself in relation to other societies.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in 'changing the consciousness of the oppressed, not the situation which oppresses them."

Indeed, the interests of the oppressors lie in 'changing the consciousness of the oppressed, not the situation which oppresses them.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people."

The trust of the people in the leaders reflects the confidence of the leaders in the people.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Only through communication can human life hold meaning."

Only through communication can human life hold meaning.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "In order to have the continued opportunity to express their "generosity" the oppressors must perpetuate injustice as well."

In order to have the continued opportunity to express their "generosity" the oppressors must perpetuate injustice as well.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "... studying is a preparation for knowing; it is a patient and impatient exercise on the part of someone whose intent is not to know it all at once but to struggle to meet the timing of knowledge."

... studying is a preparation for knowing; it is a patient and impatient exercise on the part of someone whose intent is not to know it all at once but to struggle to meet the timing of knowledge.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "For people, 'here' signifies not merely a physical space, but also an historical space."

For people, 'here' signifies not merely a physical space, but also an historical space.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Love is an act of courage."

Love is an act of courage.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Attempting to liberate the oppressed without their reflective participation in the act of liberation is to treat them as objects that must be saved from a burning building."

Attempting to liberate the oppressed without their reflective participation in the act of liberation is to treat them as objects that must be saved from a burning building.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "I am an educator who thinks globally."

I am an educator who thinks globally.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Reading is not walking on the words; it's grasping the soul of them."

Reading is not walking on the words; it's grasping the soul of them.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "There is, in fact, no teaching without learning."

There is, in fact, no teaching without learning.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming."

Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students."

Education as the exercise of domination stimulates the credulity of the students.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders."

The oppressors do not favor promoting the community as a whole, but rather selected leaders.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Reflection and action must never be undertaken independently."

Reflection and action must never be undertaken independently.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future."

Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "If it is in speaking their word that people, by naming the world, transform it, dialogue imposes itself as the way by which they achieve significance as human beings."

If it is in speaking their word that people, by naming the world, transform it, dialogue imposes itself as the way by which they achieve significance as human beings.



Paulo Freire Quotes: "I hope at least that the following will endure: my trust in the people, and my faith in men and women, and in the creation of a world in which it will be easier to love"

I hope at least that the following will endure: my trust in the people, and my faith in men and women, and in the creation of a world in which it will be easier to love