Plutarch Quote Mug: “The Mind is a Fire....”

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“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, it is a fire to be kindled.” This famous quote from Greek Platonist and educator Plutarch is as timely today as when it was written 2000 years ago. At a time when education is increasingly commodified, packaged, and automated as a mere service, how important it is to insist on what every real educator knows: education is a form of alchemy, in which minds are coaxed into glowing life.

If this message speaks to you, you can speak it every day to others on this beautiful mug. Crafted in China and printed in the United States, it features a 16th century portrait of Plutarch, together with the quote above emblazoned in deep blue lettering. It is durable, lead-free, and dishwasher safe.

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