Education Quotes to Inspire

These education quotes will give you all the reasons to realize the importance of education, learning, and teachers in your life.

Best Education Quotes

When one teaches, two learn.
Robert Half

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.

Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted.
Dr. Seuss

One must be a student before one can be a teacher.
Chinese Proverb

One never learns to understand truly anything but what one loves.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller

A very little key will open a very heavy door.
Charles Dickens

Upon the subject of education … I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.
Abraham Lincoln

He who opens a school door closes a prison.
Victor Hugo

Knowledge, which is acquired under compulsion, obtains no hold on the mind.

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Education Sayings

Children have more need of models than of critics.
Carolyn Coats

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
John F. Kennedy

By learning, you will teach; by teaching, you will learn.
Latin Proverb

The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you make the finding yourself–even if you are the last person on Earth to see the light–you will never forget it.
Carl Sagan

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Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams

Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.
Chinese Proverb

Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

Teaching is the highest form of understanding.

Learning is a treasure that accompanies its owner everywhere.
Chinese Proverb

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child.
George Santayana

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation.
Chinese Proverb

My idea of education is to unsettle the minds of the young and inflame their intellects.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
Edward Everett

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Education Sayings

What we learn to do, we learn by doing.
Thomas Jefferson

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.
Robert Maynard Hutchins

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Leo Tolstoy

Example isn’t another way to teach; it is the only way to teach.
Albert Einstein

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.
Beatrix Potter

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Quotes on Education

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need the motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Jim Rohn

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

What sculpture is to a block of marble
education is to the human soul.
Joseph Addison

Education makes a people easy to lead
but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Peter Brougham

Nelson Mandela Education Quote

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela

Smart Kids Quotations

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris

No man who worships education has got the best out of education. Without a gentle contempt for education, no man’s education is complete.
G.K. Chesterton

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Educational Sayings

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think than what to think — rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.
Bill Beattie

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
Alexander Pope

All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.
Martin H. Fischer

Maria Montessori Quotes

To stimulate life, leaving it then free to develop, to unfold, herein lies the first task of the teacher.

Education is not something which the teacher does …it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist.

Never help a child with a task that they feel they can complete themselves.

Quotes on Schools

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Chinese Proverb

To see things in the seed, that is genius.
Lao Tzu

It is in fact, a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.
T.S. Eliot

Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing; the rest is mere sheep-herding.
Ezra Pound

Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett

You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.
Clay P. Bedford

Famous Education Quotes

Where are gone those older spirits in education who knew and taught boldly that school is an apprenticeship, and a hard one, for a life harder yet? And that prayer is necessary not to escape burdens but for strength, the better to carry them?
Martin H. Fischer

A man is never too old to learn.
Chinese Proverb

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees – if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Proverb

Every person of learning is finally his own teacher.
Thomas Paine

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however, measured or far away.

Learning Quotations

The more you use your mind, the more you’ll have to use.
George A. Dorsey

My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching but prevented me from being educated to an extent that infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself.
George Bernard Shaw

To encourage literature and the arts is a duty that every good citizen owes to his country.
George Washington

The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Victor Hugo

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end, you lose at the other. It’s like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won’t fatten the dog.
Mark Twain

Educational Quotes

One learns by doing a thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
John Cotton Dana

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey

Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Baldwin

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost

My grandmother wanted me to have an education. That’s why she kept me out of school.
Margaret Mead

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis

A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image but to develop students who can create their own image.

On Teachers

I cannot teach anybody anything; I can only make them think.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann

It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it.
Finley Peter Dunne

History of humanity is a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
Chinese Proverb

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Quote about Education

Education is learning what you didn’t know, even know you didn’t know.
Daniel Boorstin

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm S. Forbes

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Albert Einstein

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
David M. Burns

Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
Sir Winston Churchill

I learned most, not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me.
St. Augustine

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw

The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
Herbert Spencer

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become.
Louis Pasteur

Quotes on Learning

Education is soul crafting.
Cornel West

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
Henry Ford

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain — and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Japanese Proverb

Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward.
George Weah

The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.

For Teachers

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
B.B. King

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn but to unlearn.
Gloria Steinem

Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.

I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
Albert Einstein

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Chinese Proverb

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov

Quotes on Teaching

We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself.
Lord Alexander

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
Frederick Douglass

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
Solomon Ortiz

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
Ignacio Estrada

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward

The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.
Alexandra K. Trenfor

Education is understanding relationships.
George Washington Carver

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Educate Quotes

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams

Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
Joyce Meyer

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
Charles Kuralt

People seldom see the halting and painful steps at which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan

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What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Karl A. Menninger

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein

They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it.
Nicholas Sparks

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers.
Helen Keller

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.’
Dan Rather

School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.
Ivan Illich

Funny Quotations on Education

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
Pete Seeger

It takes ten years to grow trees but a hundred years to rear people.
Chinese Proverb

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
Mark Twain

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx

People learn something every day, and a lot of times, it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.
Bill Vaughan

I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
Groucho Marx

Motivational Education Quotes

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Change is the end result of all true learning.
Leo Buscaglia

Man’s mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
Steve Irwin

The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes

Being a student is easy. Learning requires actual work.
William Crawford

Inspirational Quotes

Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.
Carl Rogers

Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.

I am still learning.

Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.
Marian Wright Edelman

Education And Learning

The roots of education& are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X

Nine-tenths of education is encouragement.
Anatole France

Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners.
John Holt

Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.
Brigham Young

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
Jim Rohn

Wisdom of Education

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein

Spoonfeeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
E. M. Forster

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

Power of Education

Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King

Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Kofi Annan

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
B.B. King

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver

A good education is a foundation for a better future.
Elizabeth Warren

The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.
Malala Yousafzai

The Importance of Education

Education has become an integral part of human life – something as important as food, shelter, and clothes. Education helps you evolve. It helps you think rationally and improves your position in life and society.

An educated person can lead a healthier lifestyle, make his own decisions independently, follow ethical values, contribute to society’s growth, and make his community a safer and better place.

Philosophers, leaders, and men of science have always emphasized the importance of education in society. Education removes all limitations and opens your mind to new possibilities and a better world. It is education that carves out a sculpture out of a stone.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.

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